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Cascade Microphones
Fat Head BE Ribbon Mic (GREY/SILVER)

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Item: N13-2943

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Fat Head BE Ribbon Mic (GREY/SILVER)
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The Fat Head BE (Bare Essentials) from Cascade Microphones features a symmetrical ribbon design with the corrugated aluminum membrane positioned in the center from front to back, producing a balanced audio input signal to both sides of the ribbon assembly. This design is especially useful when working with a mid-side or Blumlein recording set-up and is also applicable to live stage use.

The microphone is well suited for recording guitar cabinets, or used as drum over-heads, and for capturing vocal, piano, horns, strings, etc., with a "warm", full bodied signature. This stock transformer BE version includes an identical FAT HEAD microphone as found in other packages, but dispenses with the aluminum case, wood box and premium shock mount to lower the cost of admission. The microphone ships with a rubberized microphone stand clip and a vinyl pouch.


  • Hand-tuned ribbon element
  • True figure 8 pattern
  • Stock output transformer
  • Balanced audio input signal to both sides of the ribbon assembly
  • Suited for guitar cabinets, drum over-heads, vocal, piano, horns, strings and more

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  • Type: Ribbon (velocity)
  • Ribbon: 99% pure aluminum
  • 2.5 micron
  • 1.75 x 0.19" (45 x 5 mm)
  • Polar Pattern: Figure 8 symmetrical design
  • Sensitivity: -56 dB, +/-2.0 dB (0 dB = 1V/Pa)
  • Output Impedance: <200Ω
  • Recommended Load Impedance: >1kΩ
  • Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL): 135 dB @ 1% THD @ 1 kHz
  • Connector: 3-pin male XLR
  • Size: Grill Diameter: 3.0" (76 mm)
  • Body Diameter: 1.0" (25 mm)
  • Overall Length: 6.5" (165 mm)

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