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APEX 205
APEX 205
List Price: $129.99
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Product Code: 7489

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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: 15 | Write a review!

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
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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A hand written "Thank You" from Front End! April 23, 2013
Reviewer: Steve Xavier from Escondido, CA United States  
The Apex 205 mics are perfect if you want to get your hands dirty. There's not much QC going on. My two mics, only 13 numbers away in S/N were completely different. No low end in one, different output levels, etc. After  retentioning the ribbons and properly dressing the wires, these things are up and running! Later I will replace the ribbons and transformers, but as of now I am quite happy with these with stock parts.

Note that because of the QC, you may need to get in there and bring everything up to speed, but after that, these are great ribbons to have.

Also, Front End supplied free mic cables, which works well when you buy new mics. And of course, the hand written "Thank You" they sent me was the extra mile. Four stars for the mic, since I had to fix it, and five for Front End for carrying it for so cheap and still being able to give you more free stuff.

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