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Cascade Microphones FAT HEAD Ribbon Microphone (Brown Body and Gold Grill, Stock Transformer)

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Cascade Microphones FAT HEAD Ribbon Microphone (Brown Body and Gold Grill, Stock Transformer)
Key Features
  • Stock Transformer
  • Figure-8 Polar Pattern
  • High Sensitivity & Detail
The FAT HEAD Ribbon Microphone from Cascade Microphones is 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. The FAT HEAD ships with a mic clip, a leatherette pouch, and a molded flight case.
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Cascade Microphones Fat Head Overview

The FAT HEAD Ribbon Microphone from Cascade Microphones is 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. The FAT HEAD ships with a mic clip, a leatherette pouch, and a molded flight case.

Stock Transformer
Hand-tuned ribbon element
True figure-8 pattern
Balanced audio-input signal to both sides of the ribbon assembly
Suited for guitar cabinets, drum overheads, vocals, piano, horns, strings and more
UPC: 608766969816

Cascade Microphones Fat Head Specs

Microphone
CapsuleRibbon
Polar PatternFigure-8
Performance
Frequency Range25 Hz to 16 kHz
Maximum SPL135 dB SPL
Impedance200 Ohms
Load Impedance1000 Ohms
Sensitivity-54 dB
-56 dB
-58 dB
THD1%
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin
Physical
Dimensionsø: 3 x L: 6.5" / ø: 76.2 x L: 165.1 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.18 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.6 x 8.3 x 4.05"

Cascade Microphones Fat Head Reviews

Church musicians' friend

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-05

This mic gives a much better and accurate reproduction of a voice trained to be heard in un-miked settings than the results I have been obtaining with a similarly priced condenser mic. I'm very pleased with the quality and accuracy of the sound. Thanks to Cascade for producing this great microphone!

Killer sound!

By Jason
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-02-13

For the money you can't beat the Fathead. When I tried it for the first time I had to crank my Digital MPA almost all the way up to get a good signal for mid/side recording which kind of bummed me out. The MPA has 60dB of gain for the digital output which is what I'm using and 70dB for the analog but I needed more for mid/side. Then I found the Cloudlifter(another $ but worth every cent)The Cloudlifter gives you 20 to 25dB more CLEAN gain via phantom power and life is now very good for recording with any low output mic. Do some research about ribbon and other low output mics and check out the Cloudlifter.

The Best Microphone Value

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2013-12-03

This is a warm, full bodied ribbon mic and for the money you won't find a better sound. I put the fathead between a drum kit and a guitar amp, and the result was a full, clear and warm mono recording. It needed nothing else. You'll want a preamp with this one, as the output is low.

Great ribbon mic for great price!!

By Colekg
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2013-03-20

This mic has proven to be a great purchase. I have used it for vocals, trumpet, bass clarinet, and percussion. It's versatility and overall great sound makes it my most often used mic. If I had the budget I would get two!

Excellent ribbon mic

By Chad
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-10-02

I bought this Cascade Fathead ribbon mic to use along with an Ear Trumpet Lab Louise condenser mic for recording our old-time string band. I am blown away by the sound quality of our recordings. We sit in a semi-circle and have the Fathead approx. 18 inch from the center instrument and the ETL condenser mic about an arm length behind the Fathead. Our recordings now have a nice full sound and I’m not having to EQ anything, just a bit of compression to tighten up the overall sound. I would buy again and definitely recommend for mixing acoustic instruments.

Fantastic

By Ryan
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-03-05

Wide range if capability, amazingly warm and rich sound, highly sensitive and packing punch. Beautiful might I add.

Beautiful microphone

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-11-13

This is an awesome microphone. It has such a vintage sound. Very warm . I recommend this microphone to anyone high-end for low-budget recording engineers . And BNH is the best place to get it . their very helpful and fast.

New Favorite for Electric Guitar live sound

By Guitar Tone Chaser
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-06-23

I started down the ribbon mic road looking for a less harsh, fuller, more natural sounding tone than I was getting from SM57s, e609, your typical dynamic mic. I started with a large ribbon (MXL 860) mic and it blew my mind. A little too much bass so I had to EQ the 100hz and below out of it, but still really awesome. Could have stopped there, but hey, I love gear. I had read that short ribbon mics have less of that boomy bottom end effect (similar to how a 57 goes through proximity effect the closer it gets to the speaker). The Fathead seemed to fit the bill perfectly. And it is awesome. It is a nicely warm, mid-range balanced, with perfect taming of the highs that a 57 will kill you with. Finally a mic that sounds BETTER through the headphones than my Marshall head & Vintage 30 cabinet sounds in the room. Seriously, place this mic in the right place (on axis with dust cap, offset from center 1/2 your speaker dust cap width), and you will prefer the sound through your IEMs. Packaging was awesome, cool boxes, etc, but who cares. I'm in it for the mic quality and this has quality sound in spades. I would trade every SM57 in my inventory for just one of these.

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do I need to have 48v phantom power on to use my ...

do I need to have 48v phantom power on to use my Fat Head mic ?
Asked by: John J
No you will be using the included transformer which supplies the necessary power to the microphone.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2020-04-09
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