Cascade Microphones Fat Head II Ribbon Microphone

- 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: -56 db +/- 2 dB (0 dB=1V/Pa)
- Frequency response: 30 - 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)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Black and Silver, with Lundahl LL2913 Transformer
Shipping Weight: 2.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 11 x 8 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 99-BL
Brown and Gold, with Lundahl LL2913 Transformer
Shipping Weight: 2.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 11 x 9 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 99-GL

Cascade Fat Head II Ribbon Microphone

The Cascade FAT HEAD II with Lundahl LL2913 Transformer 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 Microphones inspect 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.

Version II Upgrades:

Polished nickel grill, neck and nut with a larger body. Sonically the same as the standard FAT HEAD.

Package Includes:

- FAT HEAD II Ribbon Microphone
- Molded Flight Case
- Mic Clip
- Leatherette Pouch

NOTE: Shockmount NOT included.
(1 ratings)
Submitted August 8, 2014 by davis stilllson in chapel hill, NC
"Cascade Fat Head II w"
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Opened the box and wow, first thing I noticed is the packaging.. Comes in a smart aluminum hard shell case which foam lined to protect the Mic and shockmount.. The mic is in its own wooden box.. When I opened the box, ok I had my second WOW! This mic is not only gorgeous, it is very solidly constructed and it is much larger than I imagined.. Enough on the eye candy, Later today, I set it up in front of my Alvarez acoustic guitar and recorded my first cut with no EQ and just set the mic about 10 inches in front of the sound hole.. not very scientific I know but just the same I got a gorgeous sound with no EQ on playback.. I heard bass response from my Alvarez I had never knew existed.. and the harmonics just rang out so pure.. Then it was time to do some real world work, and with the help of my engineer, we cut a VO for a video I am working on.. once again, no EQ in or out and my voice over was full and also had plenty of clarity, a must in a voice over.. I will likely buy another soon! Get one or you just have to blame yourself for buying a Neumann U 87 for mega cash.. when you can get this kind of sound for under $500.
Musical Background:
I have been playing acoustic guitar since 1967. Helped to form Lloyd St. Studios and was
Musical Style:
folk rock and alternative
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