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Cascade Microphones FAT HEAD BE - Ribbon Microphone (Lundahl Transformer)

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Cascade Microphones FAT HEAD BE - Ribbon Microphone (Lundahl Transformer)

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  • Hand-Tuned Ribbon Element
  • Figure 8 Polar Pattern
  • 135dB SPL

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The FAT HEAD BE (Bare Essential) from Cascade Microphones features a symmetrical ribbon design with the corrugated aluminum membrane positioned in the center from front to back, producing a balanced audio input signal to both sides of the ribbon assembly. This design is especially useful when working with a mid-side or Blumlein recording set-up and is also applicable to live stage use.

The microphone is well suited for recording guitar cabinets, or used as drum over-heads, and for capturing vocal, piano, horns, strings, etc., with a warm, full bodied signature. This BE version includes an identical FAT HEAD microphone as found in other packages aside from the upgraded clear and transparent Lundhal output transformer, and also dispenses with the aluminum case, wood box and premium shock mount to lower the cost of admission. The microphone ships with a rubberized microphone stand clip and a vinyl pouch.

Hand-tuned ribbon element
True figure 8 pattern
Lundahl output transformer
Balanced audio input signal to both sides of the ribbon assembly
Suited for guitar cabinets, drum over-heads, vocal, piano, horns, strings and more
Type Ribbon (velocity)
Ribbon 99% pure aluminum
2.5 micron
1.75 x 0.19" (45 x 5 mm)
Polar Pattern Figure 8 symmetrical design
Sensitivity -56 dB, +/-2.0 dB (0 dB = 1V/Pa)
Output Impedance <200Ω
Recommended Load Impedance >1kΩ
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) 135 dB @ 1% THD @ 1 kHz
Connector 3-pin male XLR
Size Grill Diameter: 3.0" (76 mm)
Body Diameter: 1.0" (25 mm)
Overall Length: 6.5" (165 mm)
Cascade Microphones FAT HEAD BE - Ribbon Microphone (Lundahl Transformer)
  • Microphone Clip
  • Vinyl Pouch
  • Five (5) Year Limited Warranty Parts and Labor
  • One (1) Year Limited Warranty on Ribbon
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