Cascade Microphones FAT HEAD II Ribbon Microphone (Brown/Gold)

Cascade Microphones FAT HEAD II Ribbon Microphone (Brown/Gold)

Cascade Microphones FAT HEAD II Ribbon Microphone (Brown/Gold)

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Cascade Microphones FAT HEAD II Ribbon Microphone (Brown/Gold)

Cascade Microphones FAT HEAD II Ribbon Microphone (Brown/Gold)

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  • Lundahl LL2913 Transformer
  • 2.5 Micron Ribbon
  • Figure-8 Polar Pattern
  • High Sensitivity & Detail

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The FAT HEAD II Ribbon Microphone from Cascade Microphones is versatile enough to handle any vocal or instrument recording, or live sound application. The FAT HEAD II 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.

Lundahl LL2913 Transformer
2.5 Micron Ribbon
Unique polished radian-grille design
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: 608766969779
In the Box
Cascade Microphones FAT HEAD II Ribbon Microphone (Brown/Gold)
  • Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • Drawcord Cloth Storage Pouch
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty on Microphone
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on Ribbon Capsule
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    Analog Performance
    Transducer Ribbon
    Polar Pattern Figure-8
    Frequency Range 25 Hz to 16 kHz
    Maximum SPL 135 dB SPL
    THD 1%
    Impedance 200 Ohms
    Load Impedance 1000 Ohms
    Sensitivity -54 dB
    -56 dB
    -58 dB
    General
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Operating Voltage Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Length 7.75" / 196.85 mm
    Diameter 3" / 76.20 mm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.5 x 11.5 x 5.8"
    FAT HEAD II Ribbon Microphone (Brown/Gold) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from a great ribbon for the money so far I used the fat head for acoustic guitar, electric guitar cab and vocals. It provides a warm and natural sound I could not achieve with my condensers or my sm57. the highs are open but not harsh, I wouldn't count on it to pierce through a dense mix on vocals, but for folk rock kind of stuff it's beautiful. On acoustic I used it as the mid mic in a mid\side configuration with a 414 as side, I had to pull out a little around 200hz, loved the warmth and openness it provided. can't wait to give it a try on some brass. It's surprisingly heavy and feels serious.
    Date published: 2015-01-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely warm sound Since obtaining this microphone, I have used it to mic up two different guitar amplifiers to good effect. Overall, the sound is warm and the bass response becomes more pronounced the closer it is placed to the grille cloth. Positioning the mic around six inches away produces a more balanced and useable sound IMHO. I have yet to try this mic with a Cloudlifter, which I believe should, when used in conjunction with the Fat Head II, yield a better, hotter signal.
    Date published: 2018-01-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Mic! Does a really good job at capturing the guitar tones you hear from the amp. With a little EQ you can make it sound like the room if thats what you are after.
    Date published: 2016-02-25
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