ART AR5 Active Ribbon Microphone

ART AR5 Active Ribbon Microphone

ART AR5 Active Ribbon Microphone

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ART AR5 Active Ribbon Microphone

ART AR5 Active Ribbon Microphone

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Product Highlights

  • Dual-Ribbon Construction
  • Integrated Active Electronics
  • Compact Design
  • Improved Stability & Increased Output
  • Removable Shockmount
  • Includes Aluminum Carry Case
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ART AR5 overview

  • 1Description

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
In the Box
ART AR5 Active Ribbon Microphone
  • Shockmount
  • Aluminum Carry Case
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    ART AR5 specs

    Analog Performance
    Sound Field Mono
    Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
    Transducer Ribbon
    Polar Pattern Figure-8
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 18 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio 69 dB A-Weighted
    Maximum SPL 150 dB SPL RMS
    THD 1%
    Impedance 100 Ohms
    Load Impedance 1000 Ohms
    Sensitivity -42 dB at 1
    General
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Operating Voltage 48 V
    Length 6.9" / 175.26 mm
    Diameter 1.1" / 27.94 mm
    Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.8 x 8.0 x 4.0"

    ART AR5 reviews

    AR5 Active Ribbon Microphone is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yup, it sounds good! 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!
    Date published: 2017-01-14
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