the t.bone Retro Tube II

Professional Large Diaphragm Tube Microphone

  • Retro bottle design housing and modern elastic suspension
  • 35 mm Dual diaphragm
  • Tube preamp
  • Nine selectable polar patterns incl.: Omnidirectional, cardioid and figure-8
  • Switchable high-pass filter
  • Switchable 10 dB pad
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 3.6 mV / Pa @ 1000 Hz (cardioid)
  • Impedance: 75 Ohm
  • Equivalent noise level: 16.3 dB (A-weighted)
  • SPL: 150dB
  • Incl. power supply and 7-pin XLR connector cable (10 m), case, wooden microphone box , shock mount and cable
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Further Information

Tube Yes
Switchable Polar Pattern Yes
Omnidirectional Yes
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 Yes
Low Cut No
Pad Yes
shockmount included Yes
USB Microphone No

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Dr. MJ, 03.07.2019
First thing what I did was smashing with hammer that china tube inside and replacing it with Tesla-JJ gold pinned ECC81. Then magic happened. I will use this mic until the end of the music. For this money, works well on everything when you have good human ears and knowledge.
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T.Bone Reto Tube II Microphone.
MacLoud, 22.01.2014
The first unit arrived quickly but the power supply did not turn on. A quick call to Thomann and a returns postal certificate was issued.
The goods were refunded promptly.
A second unit was ordered and also arrived quickly and all worked fine this time.
The case is good quality. The microphone mount is amongst the most solid that we have seen.
The mic is quite heavy and we would recommend a really good, heavy mic stand to support it.
The three polar patterns all work as designed and all sound fine. The mic is not noisy and exhibits good response all round, with no unnatural over emphasis on any particular frequency range.
A very good value, inexpensive valve microphone. The same mic, re-badged, is available from many other places but expect to pay at least £100 to £200 more.
Great value for the price.
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Great in premisse but not in execution
Arnaut, 15.10.2020
The sound is great and the features are great for the price.
I've had to return it once because of issues with the pre amp which got quickly resolved.
The one issue that remains is that there is a LOT of noise and humming.
Which is the main reason why I never even really use the microphone
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Impressive!!
Jimbo52, 07.03.2016
Had this mic for a few years now. It's served me well as my main vocal mic and occasional M/S side mic when recording.

I have compared this with some industry standard recording microphones and it held its own for a fraction of the price. I tested it at the side of a Neumann U87, an AKG C414 and an Audio Technicha 4050. Out of all of those it was the warmest (because it's a tube mic) but also was fairly low noise.

Overall a brilliant, cheaper alternative for home vocal recording.
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