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Cascade Microphones Fat Head Ribbon Microphone (Black / Gold)

You Pay: $175.00
Product Highlights
  • Scoop Grill Design
  • Figure 8 Polar Pattern
  • High Sensitivity & Detail

The Cascade Microphones Fat Head Ribbon Microphone is cost effective yet versatile enough to handle any vocal or instrument recording, and live sound application. The Fat Head features a hand-tuned ribbon element that incorporates the 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. The Fat Head ships with a shockmount, wood box and an aluminum case.

Scoop grill design with flat and spherical sides
Hand-tuned ribbon element
True figure 8 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
Transducer Ribbon (velocity) Microphone
99% Pure aluminum, 2.5 micron
Polar Pattern Symmetrical Figure 8
Frequency Response 30 - 18kHz (3dB)
Maximum Input Sound Level (1% THD@1,000Hz): 165dB
Impedance Output Impedance: < / = 200 Ohms
Recommended load impedance: > 1000 Ohms
Power Requirements None
Output Connectors 3-Pin male XLR
Dimensions (LxDiameter) 6.50 x 3" (16.51 x 7.62cm)
Cascade Microphones Fat Head Ribbon Microphone (Black / Gold)
  • Premium Suspension Shockmount
  • Deluxe Oil Stained Wood Box
  • Aluminum Case
  • Micro-fiber Cleaning Cloth
  • Specifications and Typical Measurement Report
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty
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    Cascade MicrophonesFat Head Ribbon Microphone (Black / Gold)
     
    4.5

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (3)
      • Professional recording (3)

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      5.0

      The Best Microphone Value

      By Joe

      from Ossining New York

      Comments about Cascade Microphones Fat Head Ribbon Microphone (Black / Gold):

      This is a warm, full bodied ribbon mic and for the money you won't find a better sound. I put the fathead between a drum kit and a guitar amp, and the result was a full, clear and warm mono recording. It needed nothing else. You'll want a preamp with this one, as the output is low.

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      5.0

      Cascade Fat Head Ribbon Mic

      By grandtoobah

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portable Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Cascade Microphones Fat Head Ribbon Microphone (Black / Gold):

        I have been using this microphone to record audition tapes for Orchestras. I have been using a zoom H4N as a pre-amp and recording directly into garage band. The set up is not ideal but the quality of the mic is not hidden. I have been recording in a very big room, not too wet, and the mic does a good job picking up both the core of my sound and the reverberant room sound. I look forward to using it in different settings with a better pre-amp and recording software.

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        5.0

        Very Impressed

        By Cameron the Great

        from Maine

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Cascade Microphones Fat Head Ribbon Microphone (Black / Gold):

          The Fat Head is an absolute dynamo. I used it once on acoustic guitar and haven't stopped using it since. Sounds great on just about everything you put in front of it. It does have darker sound than say a small diaphragm condenser, so I wouldn't recommend it as an overhead mic.

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          4.0

          Full Sound

          By Slogger

          from Annapolis, MD

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use
          • Impressed with the case

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording

            Comments about Cascade Microphones Fat Head Ribbon Microphone (Black / Gold):

            I've been using it so far to mic my guitar amp and really like the sound I'm getting. It's rich and full and when used in combination with some other mics(sm-57)gives a great a balanced sound.

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            3.0

            Nice mic [...]

            By That Other Guy

            from Central Colorado

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about Cascade Microphones Fat Head Ribbon Microphone (Black / Gold):

              I use the mic to amplify an acoustic guitar. I want a nice warm tone and I want the tone to be essentially the same as the unmic'ed tone only louder. This is pretty much what I get. [...]

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              5.0

              I love this microphone

              By Quashie

              from New York, NY

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Warm sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Cascade Microphones Fat Head Ribbon Microphone (Black / Gold):

                I used the Fat Head to record my latest composition, a Jazz acoustic guitar duet. The sound was very warm, like you would expect from vintage equipment. I have not found anything not to like about this microphone yet.

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