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Cascade Microphones X-15 Stereo Short Ribbon Microphone (with Lundahl LL2912 Transformers)

Capture a wide stereo field on piano, drum overheads, rich room ambiances, and more, with the Blumlein pattern intrinsic to Cascade's X-15 Stereo Ribbon. Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The Cascade Microphones X-15 Stereo ribbon microphone houses two separate matched ribbon motors that are positioned one above the other. The elements are offset 90 degrees and are configured in the Blumlein setup. Stereo separation is superb and off-axis coloration is minimal. Add in the excellent sensitivity and frequency response range the X-15 is ready for the big leagues. The fit and finish are of top quality and includes a premium suspension shockmount, thick padded vinyl pouch and an upgraded aluminum case. A 5-pin cable is included, the cable connects to a metal splitter box where two separate XLR connectors give access the to upper and lower ribbon motors.

Legendary Symmetrical Ribbon Design

Unlike most ribbon motors designed today with an offset ribbon element the Cascade X-15 houses two hand-tuned ribbon elements that incorporate 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.

Includes:

- X-15 Stereo Ribbon Microphone
- Aluminum case
- Premium suspension shockmount
- Thick padded vinyl pouch
- Wind filter
- 20ft. 5-Pin XLR cable
- Splitter cable for left right channels
- Micro-fiber cleaning cloth
- Specifications and typical measurement report
- Lundahl LL2912 Transformers

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Cascade Microphones products.
- 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 design
- Sensitivity: -51.7 dB +/- 2 dB (2.6 mV/Pa)
- Frequency response: 30 - 18,000 Hz (+/- 3dB)
- Output Impedance: <= 200 Ohms
- Recommended load impedance: >1000 Ohms
- Max.SPL (1% THD @1000 Hz): 145 dB
- Connector: Heavy gauge 5-Pin male XLR
- Size: Diameter: 1 1/4" (O.D. grill), overall length 9 1/2", 1" (O.D. body)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 7 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 16 x 12 x 5 in
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