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Cascade Microphones FAT HEAD II Active/Passive Ribbon Microphone (Silver)

B&H # CA99APS MFR # 99-APS
Cascade Microphones FAT HEAD II Active/Passive Ribbon Microphone (Silver)

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  • Switchable Active and Passive Modes
  • Active Electronics For Extra Output Gain
  • Passive Mode for Higher Gain Preamps
  • N50 Neodymium Magnets For High Output
  • Extended Frequency Response
  • High Sensitivity and Low Self-Noise
  • Intended For Wide Range of Instruments
  • Active Mode Adds 25db of Gain
  • Ribbon Resistant to Phantom Power Damage
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The FAT HEAD II Active/Passive Ribbon Microphone from Cascade Microphones is a switchable active/passive ribbon mic that is equipped with switchable active and passive modes. In active mode the mic utilizes phantom-powered active electronics to provide stable impedance and higher output for compatibility with a wider variety of microphone preamplifiers. This mode employs a low noise differential amplifier circuit designed for high gain while keeping the noise level low. The circuit is optimized to preserve the tone of the active/passive ribbon mic by choosing operating conditions and electronic components that minimize tonal alterations. The passive mode in turn provides the option for use with higher-gain preamps, where extra gain is not needed from the microphone. For both studio and live-stage miking, the FAT HEAD II is designed for use on a wide range of instruments such as guitar cabs, vocals, strings, horns drum overheads, orchestras and more.

Phantom-powered active electronics provide stable impedance and higher output
Passive mode provides the option for use with a higher-gain preamps
Extremely powerful N50 neodymium magnets for high output level
Figure 8 polar pattern
High sensitivity and low self-noise
This microphone is designed for use on a wide range of instruments such as guitar cabs, vocals, strings, horns drum overheads, orchestras and more. For both studio and live-stage settings
Active or Passive mode is easily toggled by a switch on the mic. Active electronics are designed, manufactured and fitted in the USA
ACTIVE/PASSIVE switch is mounted internally and the active gain stage is bypassed using gold contacts
Additional 25db of gain will be added to the signal path in active mode
Ribbon element is resistant to damage by phantom power
Frequency Response 60HZ to 15,000Hz +/- 3dbs, active
60HZ to 13,000Hz +/- 3dbs, passive
Maximum SPL 135 SPL
Polar Pattern Figure 8
Sensitivity -39dBv +/- 2 dB (0 dB=1V/Pa, active
-56 db +/- 2 dB (0 dB=1V/Pa, passive
Power Requirement 48 Volt Phantom Power for active mode only
Cascade Microphones FAT HEAD II Active/Passive Ribbon Microphone (Silver)
  • Aluminum Case
  • Shockmount
  • Padded Storage Bag
  • Drawcord Cloth Storage Pouch
  • Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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