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Jan.19, 2016

Fat Head Ribbon mic - view from repair bench

One of the most affordable and good sounding ribbons on the market.The main problem I see is it's "Fat Head, Skinny Neck". The magnet assembly and grill weigh more than the rest of mic, but it's designed to be held by two tiny ( less than 2mm size) screws/rivets. You can clear see people try to "secure" it by applying epoxy, but it'll never hold...

Frequent failure is torn ribbon, can be easy fixed/replaced. Two red painted screws are holding ribbon in place and provide electrical contact with PCB.There's no internal shockmount, but it's provided externally. If you are tech savy and careful- it's a good deal. But still WTF with that skinny neck?!

 

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