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ART AR5 Active Ribbon Microphone

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ART AR5 Active Ribbon Microphone
Key Features
  • Dual-Ribbon Construction
  • Integrated Active Electronics
  • Compact Design
  • Improved Stability & Increased Output
The AR5 Active Ribbon Microphone from ART features an active preamp module, a figure-8 pickup pattern, and is powered by 48V phantom power. It delivers the classic ribbon tone with an increased output, a more stable frequency, and a better dynamic response that can be used with various differing-input channel strips or preamps for live stage, recording studios, and more.
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ART AR5 Overview

The AR5 Active Ribbon Microphone from ART features an active preamp module, a figure-8 pickup pattern, and is powered by 48V phantom power. It delivers the classic ribbon tone with an increased output, a more stable frequency, and a better dynamic response that can be used with various differing-input channel strips or preamps for live stage, recording studios, and more.

The AR5 can handle high sound-pressure levels approaching a 150 db range. The low-tension 2-micron aluminum ribbons offer audio reproduction with smooth, natural, extended low- and high-frequency responses. It is built with a precision-tooled body and dent-resistant, stainless-steel wire-mesh windscreen that offers long-term reliability.

Furthermore, the included shockmount virtually eliminates vibration and handling noise, while at the same time safely secures the microphone in any position needed during the recording process. An aluminum carry case is also included.

UPC: 840402040521

ART AR5 Specs

Microphone
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
CapsuleRibbon
Polar PatternFigure-8
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 18 kHz
Maximum SPL150 dB SPL RMS
Impedance100 Ohms
Load Impedance1000 Ohms
Sensitivity-42 dB at 1
Signal-to-Noise Ratio69 dB A-Weighted
THD1%
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin
Power
Operating Voltage48 V
Physical
Dimensionsø: 1.1 x L: 6.9" / ø: 27.94 x L: 175.3 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.8 x 8 x 4"

ART AR5 Reviews

Great value.

By Tom
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-15

This is a great value for a high-quality ribbon mic, which is more durable than the usual high priced ribbon mics. The only detraction is the shock mount which doesn't allow for the mic to be easily fastened, in and out.

Yup, it sounds good!

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-01-14

I took a chance on this mic as there's not a lot of reviews on it out there. I'm kinda an ART fanboy, so I figured this mic would be alright. It is! I use it for electric and acoustic guitars and find it to be rich and smooth, like a ribbon mic should be! I find it to be low noise and very balanced. With the right placement (not too close) I didn't even need to eq it! Not having to worry about using my cloud lifter is a plus as well, the active circuit works very well at boosting the signal. Also, it comes with a sturdy aluminum case, shock mount, and velvet pouch. One thing - the shock mount is a little not great - the only thing that holds the mic in is a little thumb screw that pushes a piece of felt into the mic body. It does come loose after a couple of hours. Overall, this mic stands it's own again other cheap ribbon mics very well! I have a cascade fathead and an Se X1r, and this one sounds just as good! And is about $70 cheaper! Way to go, ART!

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