Top 10 Ribbon Microphones
for May 2022

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Cascade Microphones 98-G-A FAT HEAD Ribbon Microphone, Brown Body/Gold Grill

Cascade Microphones 98-G-A FAT HEAD Ribbon Microphone

Brown Body/Gold Grill

by Cascade Microphones
What We like

Leatherette Pouch

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Product Features

  • Molded Flight Case
  • Mic Clip
  • Brown Body/ Gold Grill
  • Includes FAT HEAD Ribbon Microphone

Molded flight case Includes fat head ribbon microphone Brown body/ gold grill Mic clip

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9.6
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Golden Age Project R1 Active MKIII Active Ribbon Microphone

Golden Age Project R1 Active MKIII Active Ribbon Microphone

by Golden Age Project
What We like

Switchable -10db pad and 100hz low cut filter

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Product Features

  • It raises the level and isolates the ribbon and gain make-up transformer from the outside world
  • Unmatched natural & musical sound of a classical ribbon microphone combined with the constent sound quality offered by addition of active electronics
  • A Bipolar/FET descrete low-noise amplifier with a low impedance transformer less output stage, powered by standard 48V phantom power
  • The typical large and mellow ribbon sound quality with a very smooth top end and an extended low end
  • Removable microphone cable and padded case included

Unmatched natural & musical sound of a classical ribbon microphone combined with the constent sound quality offered by addition of active electronics The typical large and mellow ribbon sound quality with a very smooth top end and an extended low end Removable microphone cable and padded case included A bipolar/fet descrete low-noise amplifier with a low impedance transformer less output stage, powered by standard 48v phantom power It raises the level and isolates the ribbon and gain make-up transformer from the outside world

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9.1
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MXL Ribbon Microphone, XLR Connector, Chrome/Gold (MXLR77)

MXL Ribbon Microphone

XLR Connector, Chrome/Gold (MXLR77)

by Marshall Electronics
What We like

Figure 8 polar pattern for outstanding side rejection and precise directivity

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Product Features

  • Classic body design with gold and chrome metal finish
  • Smooth transient response and stunning realism
  • High SPL handles electric guitar, horns and percussion

Smooth transient response and stunning realism High spl handles electric guitar, horns and percussion Classic body design with gold and chrome metal finish

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9
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Royer R-10 Ribbon Microphone

Royer Corporation Royer R-10 Ribbon Microphone

by Royer
What We like

Dynamic Ribbon Microphone with Figure-8 Polar Pattern

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8.9
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Golden Age Project R1 Tube Active Active Ribbon Microphone

Golden Age Project R1 Tube Active Active Ribbon Microphone

by Golden Age Project
What We like

12AX7 Buffer Amp

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Product Features

  • Active Tube Ribbon Mic with Figure-8 Polar Pattern

Active tube ribbon mic with figure-8 polar pattern

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8.8
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Beyerdynamic M160 Double Ribbon Microphone - Hypercardioid

Beyerdynamic M160 Double Ribbon Microphone

Hypercardioid

by beyerdynamic
What We like

Compact and rugged design

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Product Features

  • Unique double ribbon microphone transducer with hypercardioid polar pattern
  • Excellent transparency and transient response
  • Warm and natural sound.Microphone Frequency Response:40 - 18,000 Hz
  • Extended frequency response

Unique double ribbon microphone transducer with hypercardioid polar pattern Warm and natural sound.microphone frequency response:40 - 18,000 hz Excellent transparency and transient response Extended frequency response

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7.4
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Stagg Ribbon Microphone (SRM70)

Stagg Ribbon Microphone (SRM70)

by Stagg
What We like

Perfect for vocals and a wide range of instruments, on the stage or in the studio

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Product Features

  • Shock mount included
  • A classic ribbon microphone featuring vivid, natural sound and quick transient response
  • Sensitivity: - 52 dB +/- 2 dB (0 dB = 1 V / Pa at 1 kHz) - Frequency response: 20 Hz to 18 kHz - Output impedance: 350 ohms +/- 20 % (at 1 kHz) - Maximum sound pressure level: 148 dB (at 1 kHz ? 1 % THD)
  • Polar pattern: Figure-8 - Ribbon: Pure aluminium

Sensitivity: - 52 db +/- 2 db (0 db = 1 v / pa at 1 khz) - frequency response: 20 hz to 18 khz - output impedance: 350 ohms +/- 20 % (at 1 khz) - maximum sound pressure level: 148 db (at 1 khz ? 1 % thd) Shock mount included A classic ribbon microphone featuring vivid, natural sound and quick transient response Polar pattern: figure-8 - ribbon: pure aluminium

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7.4
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sE Electronics - VR2 Voodoo Active Ribbon Microphone with Shockmount and Case

sE Electronics

VR2 Voodoo Active Ribbon Microphone with Shockmount and Case

by SE Electronics
What We like

Impedance-200 ohms

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Product Features

  • Frequency Range- 20hz to 18khz
  • Sensitivity- 10mV/Pa
  • Self noise- 19db
  • 2.5 um aluminum ribbon

Self noise- 19db 2.5 um aluminum ribbon Frequency range- 20hz to 18khz Sensitivity- 10mv/pa

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7.4
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Audio-Technica AT4081 Phantom-Powered Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone

Audio-Technica AT4081 Phantom-Powered Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone

by audio-technica
What We like

Innovative dual ribbon construction for increased sensitivity

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Product Features

  • Extremely powerful N50 neodymium magnets for high output level
  • Low profile stick design maximizes placement options
  • Smooth, warm and natural sound tuned for instrument reproduction
  • Audio Technical ribbon design with 18 patents pending including proprietary Micro Linear ribbon imprint for superior durability

Audio technical ribbon design with 18 patents pending including proprietary micro linear ribbon imprint for superior durability Smooth, warm and natural sound tuned for instrument reproduction Extremely powerful n50 neodymium magnets for high output level Low profile stick design maximizes placement options

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7.4
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Golden Age Project R1 ST Vintage Style Stereo Ribbon Microphone

Golden Age Project R1 ST Vintage Style Stereo Ribbon Microphone

by Golden Age Project
What We like

Shockmount

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Product Features

  • Left/Right Splitter Box
  • Stereo Ribbon Microphone with Blumlein Configuration
  • 2 Transport Cases

Stereo ribbon microphone with blumlein configuration Left/right splitter box 2 transport cases

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