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APEX 205
APEX 205
 
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APEX 205 Ribbon Microphone

The Apex 205 has been designed with today's direct-to-drive digital recording systems in mind. Its classic ribbon element delivers a warm tone and the most natural sound reproduction available from virtually any style of studio microphone.

APEX 205 Ribbon Microphone Details

The microphone is the first, and arguably the most important link the signal chain. In the world where digital recording is now the most common recording media, it is more important than ever that you choose a microphone that is able to capture every subtle nuance of your source material.

The compact Apex 205 has been designed with today's direct-to-drive digital recording systems in mind. Its classic ribbon element delivers a warm tone and the most natural sound reproduction available from virtually any style of studio microphone.

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.

The integrated yoke mic stand mount and internal shock mount assembly protects the fragile ribbon element during use. Includes a padded carry bag for storage.

APEX 205 Ribbon Microphone Specifications

  • Type : Large Element Ribbon Microphone
  • Ribbon Type : Pure aluminum
  • Dimensions : 2 microns thick, 50mm (L) x 5mm (W)
  • Polar Pattern : Asymmetrical Figure-8
  • Sensitivity : -55dB
  • Frequency Response : 40 to 18,000Hz (+/- 3dB)
  • Impedance : < 200 Ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance : < 1000 Ohms
  • Max SPL (1% THD @1kHz) : 160dB
  • Equivalent noise level : 17dB
  • S/N ratio : 70dB
  • Diameter : 2inches / 50.5mm
  • Length : 6.5 inches / 170mm
  • Net Weight : 31 oz / 870g
  • Warranty : 1 Year Limited

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Average Customer Review 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 21 | Write a review!

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Good sounding ribbon mic September 12, 2016
Reviewer: Jim Cavalcante from New York, NY United States  
This mic sounds very good for the price. It's kind of dark sounding in a good way with tight bass response very happy with this purchase.

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Great mic... Amazing service February 15, 2016
Reviewer: b goodkin from studio city, CA United States  
Couldn't be happier with the mic; however, I was really blown away by front end's service and extras...  A nice long mic cable... A pop screen!  I mean for a budget mic I got all this extra stuff??

Awesome!

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Apex 205 December 15, 2015
Reviewer: Rob from KY  
I gave this an excellent rating because for the price it is a great value. With some very cheap modding (some of it free requiring time only) it can rival mic's that cost many times more. It is a microphone afterall. Why should a mic' cost thousands of dollars. The technology is old and there is not much to a ribbon microphone. Buy smart and read reviews. Google is your friend. God bless.

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Great Service November 20, 2015
Reviewer: Curtis McCormick from Philadelphia, PA United States  
Item arrived when and as promised, works perfectly. I'm very happy and will glady buy from Front End Audio again in the future.

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As advertised and quikly shipped. October 22, 2015
Reviewer: Edward Graham from Port Richey, FL United States  
So far I have not done any extensive testing so I will reserve my review till another time.

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