The active element of a ribbon microphone is a very thin corrugated aluminum ribbon mounted under low tension between the poles of a strong magnet. The low-tension 2-inch long, 2-micron thick aluminum ribbon used in the Apex205 offers audio reproduction with smooth, natural extended low and high frequency response, yet handles extremely fast transients accurately. Although ribbon microphones are by their nature extremely fragile, the Apex205 can handle high sound pressure levels approaching 165dB range.
The asymmetrical figure-8 pickup pattern has an extended sweet spot on the rear face of the microphone allowing the recording to accurately reproduce the natural space and ambient reverberation of a good sounding live room.
|Type:||Large Element Ribbon|
|Ribbon Type:||Pure Aluminum (2 Microns)|
|Frequency Response:||40Hz - 18kHz|
|Sensitivity:||-55dB (0dB = 1V/Pa)|
|Dimensions:||6.5 x 2 in / 170 x 50.5 mm|
|Weight:||19 oz / 545 g|