The Cascade Microphones Fat Head Ribbon Microphone Pair & ART Pro MPAII is an exclusive for B&H customers. The kit pairs stereo matched Fat Head ribbon microphones with the dual-channel ART MPAII preamplifier, as well as a pair of XLR microphone cables. The Fat Head microphone pair includes a Blumlien stereo mounting bar for achieving quality stereo recordings. Also included are shockmounts and a storage / road case.
Cascade Microphones FAT HEAD Ribbon Microphone (Brown Body and Gold Grill, Stock Transformer)
These FAT HEAD Ribbon Microphones from Cascade Microphones are sold as a stereo matched pair and are 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.
Stereo matched pair
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
ART PRO MPA II - Microphone Preamplifier
The Pro MPA II from ART is a 2-channel microphone preamplifier that delivers a total of 70dB of gain, and can operate in either stereo or dual-mono mode. Perfect for any sized studio, production facility, or live sound environment, the preamp provides variable input impedance, and a dual-tube gain stage with selectable plate voltages (high or normal).
The unit has the ability to process a mid/side microphone set-up, and can also function as a dual-channel DI box using the 2 front panel instrument inputs. Two backlit VU meters display output level, while multi-colored LED arrays provide a visual reference of tube gain for each channel. The Pro MPA II is rack mountable and housed in a sturdy, 2U steel chassis.
Tube based gain stage with selectable plate voltages
Instrument input on front panel with automatic input selection
Selectable Stereo/Dual operation of output controls
Variable low-cut filter per channel
Switchable +48V phantom power per channel
Supports Mid/Side miking technique
Large, dual, back-lit VU meters
Phase reverse per channel
Switchable for either +4dBu or -10dBV output
2 x Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 15' (4.6 m), Black
The Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable (15') is a studio-quality cable for connecting mics to mixers, preamps, audio interfaces and recorders; or to be used in any other application where XLR connectivity is required. The cable is engineered to be both quiet and durable, and is well-suited for critical recording and broadcast situations.
Studio Elite 4000 Series cables are made from 24 AWG OFC copper wire that's wrapped with PE insulation and a conductive PVC inner shield. A cotton-yarn inner layer helps reduce electrostatic and microphonic noise. A 98% braided outer shield makes the cable resistant to EMI and RFI noise. The Neutrix XX silver connectors provide a high level of connectivity, and all the solder connections are shrink-wrapped for protection.
98% braided shield offers protection from EMI and RFI noise.
Twin-conductive PVC inner shielding provides 100% coverage of the core conductor. It helps keep the cable's signal from radiating and affecting nearby cables, and also helps prevent external EMI from penetrating to the cable's core.
24 AWG oxygen-free stranded copper inner core provides the best possible conductivity.
Cotton yarn reduces electrostatic and microphonic noise.
All solder points shrink-wrapped for protection.
Neutrik XX silver connectors offer high conductivity.