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Cascade - FAT HEAD II LIVE - 5-Micron Ribbon Microphone

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Cascade Microphones - FAT HEAD II LIVE - 5-Micron Ribbon Microphone
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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 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. 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.

Michael Britt (lead guitar, background vocals) Lonestar:

"I was using one of the other brand name ribbons on my touring rig, I was told to try the new Cascade 5 micron, it is absolutely stunning. I'll never go back to the other one."

Specifications:

  • Type: Ribbon (velocity) Microphone
  • Ribbon type & Dimensions: 99% Pure aluminum, 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 5 Live Ribbon Microphone
  • Aluminum case
  • Deluxe oil stained wood box
  • Premium suspension shockmount
  • Drawcord cloth storage pouch
  • Micro-fiber cleaning cloth
  • Specifications and typical measurement report

Available with Swedish Made Lundahl LL2912 Transformer


Lundahl LL 2912 Data Sheet
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Available with American Made Cinemag CM-9888 Transformer


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Model+ Description Price  
FAT HEAD II LIVE Black Body/Gold Grill - Single Short Ribbon w/5-Micron Ribbon w/ Scoop Grill [99-5] $229.00  Add to Cart  

FAT HEAD II LIVE Black Body/Gold Grill (Cinemag) - w/ Cinemag CM-9888 Transformer Single Short Ribbon w/5-Micron Ribbon w/ Scoop Grill [99-5C] $379.00  Add to Cart  

FAT HEAD II LIVE Black Body/Gold Grill (Lundahl) - w/ Lundahl LL2912 Transformer Single Short Ribbon w/5-Micron Ribbon w/ Scoop Grill [99-5L] $379.00  Add to Cart  

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