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Cascade Microphones Fat Head II Ribbon Microphone Pair with Blumlein Bar (Brown/Gold)

You Pay: $399.00
Product Highlights
  • Stereo Matched Pair
  • Premium Shock Mounts
  • Radian Grille Design
  • Figure-8 Polar Pattern
  • High Sensitivity & Detail
  • Blumlein Bar Included

These Cascade Microphones Fat Head II Ribbon Microphones are sold as a matched stereo pair and are versatile enough to handle any vocal or instrument recording, and live sound applications. The Fat Head II features a hand-tuned ribbon element that incorporates Cascade's legendary symmetrical ribbon design in order to achieve a true symmetrical figure-8 polar pattern. Its frequency and sensitivity response deliver pristine audio results and the element's design is very useful when executing a mid-side or Blumlein recording. This pair ships with a Blumlein bar, a pair of premium shock mounts, a microfiber cleaning cloth, and an aluminum case.

Stereo matched pair
Unique polished radian grill design
Hand-tuned ribbon element
True figure-8 polar pattern
Balanced audio input signal to both sides of the ribbon assembly
Suited for guitar cabinets, drum over-heads, vocal, piano, horns, strings and more
Includes Blumlein bar, premium shock mounts, a microfiber cleaning cloth, and an aluminum case
Transducer 99% Pure Aluminum 2.5 micron Velocity Ribbon
Polar Pattern Symmetrical Figure-8
Frequency Response 30Hz - 18kHz
Maximum Input Sound Level 165dB
Power Requirements None
Output Connectors 3-Pin XLR Male
Dimensions (LxDiameter) 7.75 x 3" (197 x 76mm)
Cascade Microphones Fat Head II Ribbon Microphone Pair with Blumlein Bar (Brown/Gold)
  • Blumlein Bar
  • 2 x Premium Suspension Shock Mounts
  • Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • Aluminum Case
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty
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    Cascade MicrophonesFat Head II Ribbon Microphone Pair with Blumlein Bar (Brown/Gold)
     
    4.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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      5.0

      Luscious Sound

      By RocketRod

      from Cerritos CA

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            Comments about Cascade Microphones Fat Head II Ribbon Microphone Pair with Blumlein Bar (Brown/Gold):

            I love the warm rich sound of these mics ( I use them with a cloud lifter to boost db)

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            4.0

            Great Product for the price

            By ShogunProd

            from Switzerland

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • A Little Bit Dark

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Cascade Microphones Fat Head II Ribbon Microphone Pair with Blumlein Bar (Brown/Gold):

            On Overheads or on guitars.

            It's a good product just a bit dark. But with a little EQ everything works fine

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            4.0

            FAT SOUNDS FROM FAT HEAD II RIBBON

            By teX-MAN

            from Waco, Texas

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

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              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Cascade Microphones Fat Head II Ribbon Microphone Pair with Blumlein Bar (Brown/Gold):

              WOW! First let me say, I purchased the Cascade Fat Head IIs for the purpose of recording 'live" concert and choral groups. I've used them on guitar amps and drums too. For the concert band and choral groups, it sounded great. Warm with a little bit of self distortion using the Blumlein Bar in X/Y, the recordings came out great. I ran 4 sets of mics in different miking techniques. I used a matched pair of MXL 603S in ORTF, matched pair of OKTAVA MK-012-01s in NOS, a pair of AKG 414s in M/S, then the pair of Cascade Fat Head IIs in X/Y using the Blumlein Bar. These are my go-to mics and the techniques they sound best in. Hands down, the Cascade mics sounded best in the last few 'live' recordings we did A/B'ing the tracks with the same performances. Lots of depth and warmth straight to recording without any type of enhancements. The brass instruments didn't sound spitty, and the woodwinds still cut through without making your ears bleed. The reason I didn't give it 5 stars, is that it's extremely warm, it may appear muddy sounding compared to the M/S technique with the AKGs which all the Band/Choir Directors chose as their second favorite. But the depth you got from the Cascade set up made up for the missing high end. We record for 10 hours almost straight through, first time I had less ear fatigue, than using the ORTF, NOS, or M/S methods and the respective mics I've listed. Guitars and Drums sounded great in our studio. Still needed a condenser mic to capture some highs, but its low self distortion and added warmth to those instruments made EQ-ing very simple and minimal. Fastest guitar tones I've ever recorded. I used the Fat Head as a room mic on the Drums to for added depth, sounded pretty good. I highly recommend these mics and the price isn't bad either.

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              5.0

              Great mics

              By MarchingBear

              from NYC

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use

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                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Cascade Microphones Fat Head II Ribbon Microphone Pair with Blumlein Bar (Brown/Gold):

                The mics were larger than I thought. They come in nice suitcase that protects them well. They sound great! Very nuanced and noise free.

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