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Cascade - FAT HEAD II - Single Element Ribbon Microphone

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NOW includes a Premium Shockmount

New Super-Wide Radian Grill Design

Legendary Symmetrical Ribbon Design

Cascade Ribbon Microphones Feature Center-Field Technology and "Balanced Audio Input" similar to the ribbon design that was used in the legendary RCA Type 44-BX.

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.

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. 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 Upgrades: 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 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

Rob Fraboni - Grammy (tm) Award Winning Producer:

"The Cascade Fathead II microphone is very impressive. I used it on my session on a saxophone and a Hammond B3. I couldn't have been more pleased with the round fullness on the bottom and it's smooth silky highs. It was great on the B-3 and really special on the horn. It has all the desirable qualities of a vintage RCA 44BX without the gain and noise floor problems. I'm looking forward to trying it on vocals and brass."

Rob Fraboni is a Grammy(tm) award winning producer whose production credits include The Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Richards, and who has engineered The Beach Boys, The Band and many other modern and classic artist.


Available with Swedish Made Lundahl LL2912 Transformer


Lundahl LL 2912 Data Sheet
Quality aspects of Lundahl Transformers

Available with American Made Cinemag CM-9888 Transformer

The FATHEAD II is available with a Brown body and Gold grill, Black body and Silver grill or a Black body and Gold grill.


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FAT HEAD II - Single Element Ribbon $229.00

FAT HEAD II (Cinemag) - Single Element Ribbon w/ Cinemag CM9888 Transformer $379.00

FAT HEAD II (Lundahl) - Single Element Ribbon w/ Lundahl LL2912 Transformer $379.00

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Cascade FAT HEAD II
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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)

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