Big, Fat Ribbon Mic Sound -- Courtesy of Cascade Microphones
Bring classic warmth and presence to your recordings with Cascade Microphones' Fat Head II. Keep this rock-solid ribbon microphone within reach when capturing anything from acoustic guitars, pianos, strings, and other instruments to guitar cabinets, vocals, and drum overheads.
Versatile Mic for Studio or Stage
Cascade's Fat Head II ribbon mic gets its balanced, superior sound from a Swedish-made Lundahl LL2913 transformer. Its sensitivity and 30 to 18 kHz frequency range are especially versatile for capturing the magic of live-sound applications. As with other microphones in the Cascade lineup, the Fat Head II's ribbon element is hand tuned for precise performance and a naturally open sound. Sonically the same as the original Fat Head, the Fat Head II has been upgraded with a reinforced neck and grille, a gold-plated XLR connector, and a larger brass body that helps protect the mic from RF noise.
Check out this video of the Cascade Fat Head II in action:
True Figure-8 Pattern
Almost all ribbon mics offer a figure-8 bidirectional pickup pattern, meaning that they pick up sound from the front and back, not the sides. Accordingly, the Fat Head II is live on both the front and rear end, making it perfect for recording two sources side by side. Try tracking a duet with two singers, horn players or string players on either side of the mic. Or simply place acoustic foam at the rear of the mic, and use one side of the figure-8 pattern to get extreme isolation on your source. You can also use a figure-8 mic as the "side" microphone in a middle-side configuration.
Upgraded Design for Even Cooler Cascade Style
A step up from its predecessor, the Fat Head II sports an upgraded polished nickel grill, neck and nut with a larger body. Keep the mic looking like new with the included micro-fiber cleaning cloth and storage pouch, and lock it up in its aluminum case when not in use.
- Ribbon microphone
- Figure-8 polar pattern -- great for capturing duets, vocal/guitar combinations, drum overheads, and more
- Lundahl LL2913 transformer
- Aluminum 2.5 micron ribbon element
- Sensitivity: -56 dB +/- 2 dB (0 dB = 1V/Pa)
- Frequency response: 30 to 18 kHz
- Output impedance: <= 200 Ohms
- Recommended load impedance: >1,000 Ohms
- Maximum SPL (1% THD @1,000 Hz): 165 dB
- 3-pin male XLR connector
- Ships with aluminum case, drawcord cloth storage pouch, and micro-fiber cleaning cloth
NOTE: Shockmount NOT included.
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