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Cascade - FAT HEAD II Blumlein (Pair) - Single Element Ribbon Microphone w/ Blumlein Adapter

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Cascade Microphones - FAT HEAD II Blumlein (Pair) - Single Element Ribbon Microphone w/ Blumlein Adapter
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Legendary symmetrical ribbon design is incorporated into the FAT HEAD II

Unlike most ribbon motors designed today with an offset ribbon element the new Cascade FAT HEAD II houses a hand-tuned ribbon element that incorporates the legendary symmetrical ribbon design. This design offers a true figure 8 pattern. The corrugated aluminum membrane itself is positioned in the center from front to back, thus producing a balanced audio input signal to both sides of the ribbon assembly. This design is very useful when executing a mid-side or Blumlein recording set-up and also great for live stage use.

The FAT HEAD II offers a unique Radian Grill Design

The Cascade FAT HEAD offers the natural and open sound associated with the finest ribbon microphones. You will find that when recording acoustic guitars, guitar cabinets, vocals, drum over-heads, and countless other types of instruments, the ribbon microphone will produce the warmth that is vital to today's digital recording environment. We firmly believe you will also agree that this microphone will make a great addition to your collection.

Cascade inspects the audio and built quality of each and every Cascade microphone before it leaves our shop, once you try one...you'll be a believer.

FAT HEAD II vs. FAT HEAD: FAT HEAD II offers a Polished nickel grill, neck and nut with a larger body, plus a heavy-duty premium shockmount. Sonically the same as the standard FAT HEAD.

Specifications:

  • Type: Ribbon (velocity) Microphone
  • Ribbon type & Dimensions: 99% Pure aluminum, 2.5 micron, 1 3/4" (L) X 3/16" (W)
  • Polar pattern: Figure 8 Symmetrical
  • Sensitivity: -56 db +/- 2 dB (0 dB=1V/Pa)
  • Frequency response: 30 to -18,000 Hz (+/- 3dB)
  • Output Impedance: <=200 Ohms
  • Recommended load impedance: >1000 Ohms
  • Max.SPL (1% THD @1000 Hz): 165 dB
  • Connector: 3-Pin male XLR
  • Size: Diameter: 3" (O.D. grill), overall length 7 3/4", 1 3/4" (O.D. body)

Detailed Frequency Response and Polar Pattern Measurements

Includes:

  • FAT HEAD II Stereo Pair Microphones
  • Aluminum case
  • Blumlein Stereo Adaptor Bar
  • 2 Premium suspension shockmounts
  • 2 Drawcord cloth storage pouches
  • 2 Micro-fiber cleaning cloths
  • Specifications and typical measurement report


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FAT HEAD II Blumlein (Pair) - Single Element Ribbon w/ Blumlein Adptr. $399.00

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Cascade FAT HEAD II Blumlein (Pair)
The FATHEAD II is available with a Brown body and Gold grill, Black body and Silver grill or a Black body and Gold grill.
The FATHEAD II is available with a Brown body and Gold grill, Black body and Silver grill or a Black body and Gold grill. (click to enlarge)

Cascade Microphones - FAT HEAD II Blumlein (Pair) - Single Element Ribbon Microphone w/ Blumlein Adapter
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Brown body w/gold grill and nut
Brown body w/gold grill and nut (click to enlarge)

Cascade Microphones - FAT HEAD II Blumlein (Pair) - Single Element Ribbon Microphone w/ Blumlein Adapter
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