the t.bone RB 500

Ribbon Microphone

  • Very warm, natural sound
  • Figure 8 characteristic
  • 2” Aluminium ribbon (strength: 2 µm)
  • Frequency range: 30 - 18.000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: -60 dB /1mV/PA (0dB = 1V/PA @ 1 kHz)
  • Maximum SPL: 148 dB
  • Delivery incl. U bracket and padded carrying bag
  • XLR cable attached to the microphone
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Dark Ribbon

Chris Q., 10.04.2018
This is my second set of ribbons, and I was definitely surprised at the difference! My first pair were the RM700's, and these are considerably darker. This is great for giving a very mellow and bass-heavy quality to instruments - definitely good to pair with a brighter mic for vocals or amps or for ambient mic'ing of drums or electric guitar.

The main detractors are the built in cable, which while chunky is obviously an issue for the mic's longevity. It also makes placement clunky, which is annoying for fine adjustments to the angle of the mic.
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Amazing Microphones

PaulieW, 18.09.2017
I have been recording at home for 25 years and been through so many different set ups and microphones from sdc's at the cheaper end of the market (Rode NT5, Oktava etc) and LDC's (Rode NT1a, SE X1, SP B1, SM7). I have been searching for a nice warm sound on acoustic guitar that really makes you feel the instrument and is not harsh on the ears. Well, these tbone ribbon mics remove any harshness from an accoustic guitar and add a lovely midrange you just dont get on any of the cheaper mics I have ever used. There is no real clarity untill you turn up the eq on the treble end of the spectrum but all of a sudden the recording just comes alive. They take eq very well. I normally position the mic to the side about a foot away to the right of my guitar pointing at the soundhole. You do need a lot of clean gain to get the most out of these mics but using a triton fethead or cloudlifter is the best way forward here. Adding some reverb on to the recording, cut the low bass and magic! absolutely best mic I have ever bought for the price. good solid mic, good quality build and great sound. The case is a bit naff but for this price would rather have a great mic and cheap case!. Cant recommend them enough.
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