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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 of 5 | Total Reviews: 16 | Write a review!

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awesome service thanks August 14, 2015
Reviewer: Mike Weston from Auckland, Auckland New Zealand  
Really  competitive price - unbeatable actually. Delivery was very quick (I am in New Zealand) and I totally appreciate the extra trouble taken to pack a fragile ribbon mike in an oversized box surrounded by air bags.
Definitely a return customer

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Great Mic June 16, 2014
Reviewer: Bobby  
Mic sounds great. Quick delivery, great price & free mic cable.

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Excellent Purchase - Excellent Service July 23, 2013
Reviewer: Daniel Loerke from Ponte Vedra Beach, FL United States  
I highly recommend FrontEnd Audio to anyone. The item that I purchased was boxed and out the door the same day. It was exactly as described and arrived in excellent condition. Kudo's!!!

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Great Service Great Product July 2, 2013
Reviewer: BRYAN USINGER from EAST. STROUDSBURG, PA United States  
Classic ribbon tone is what I wanted, expected & got!! Great mic. Used it on a thin Vocal and got a great super warm, meaty take. Watch the proximity effect though, it can get boomy. Great results on guitar/bass cabs.

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Great Mic, Awesome service! April 27, 2013
Reviewer: Nikki Johns from Milwaukee, WI United States  
Product was what I wanted, when I needed it, and Ryan was GREAT to talk to. I needed a decent ribbon mic to tame a harsh guitar amp, and the Apex 205 did just that! Works on vocals and acoustic gtr as well. Ryan is  Knowledgeable, and personable and fun to talk gear with as well! The price was excellent and  got some extras as well. Will order again,  as soon as I need some new gear!

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