Mesanovic Microphones Model 2 Ribbon Microphone

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The Mesanovic Microphones Model 2 Ribbon Microphone delivers a wide open top-end, perfectly sculpted mid-range, and tight yet thunderous lows. Chances are, all of the refinements that you've ever wanted to hear in a ribbon microphone, you'll find in the Mesanovic Model 2 and their other ribbon microphones.

The Mesanovic Microphones Model 2 is a ribbon microphone that pushes modern ribbon microphone design to its limits. The Model 2 is a passive ribbon that is completely handcrafted in Detroit, Michigan.

In the Model 2, Mesanovic used the same ribbon dimension found in their Model 1, but made some significant changes. The ribbon motor features an even shorter front to back path length as well as custom designed resonator plates. These features give the Model 2 an incredibly extended high frequency response, while retaining classic ribbon mid-range and a rich, low end that reaches flat out to 20 Hz. You can hear the high frequency "air" in this microphone, something not common in ribbons. The Model 2 features a custom made toroidal transformer. This transformer provides extremely low distortion, low noise, incredible high frequency detail, and a 3D like sound. The microphone's slim body (1.25 inches in diameter) allows it to be used with most third party shockmounts and allows for quick and easy set up.

The Mesanovic Microphones Model 2 sounds great on all sources. Its smooth, flat extended response makes it an excellent choice on vocals, guitar amps, drums, strings, brass, piano, and much more. We recommend using this mic on sources where you would usually not reach for a ribbon, we guarantee you won't be disappointed. Like the Model 1, the Model 2 also delivers an amazingly quick transient response.

Mesanovic Microphones Model 2 Ribbon Microphone Features

  • The most extended high end frequency response of any ribbon
  • Classic ribbon smoothness with an open and transparent low end
  • All original design delivering unique sonic character
  • Slim compact design allows for easy set up
  • Low noise, low distortion, exceptional detail, and 3D like sound
  • 100% handcrafted in Detroit, MI

Mesanovic Microphones Model 2 Ribbon Microphone Specifications

  • Directional Pattern: Bidirectional
  • Frequency Range: 20-20 kHz and beyond
  • Sensitivity: -53.2 dB (2.2 mV/Pa)
  • Noise Floor: <17 dBA
  • Max SPL: 140dB SPL
  • Ribbon Element:
    • Material: Pure Aluminum
    • Thickness: 1.8 microns
    • Length: 2 in
    • Width: 0.23 in
  • Dimensions:
    • Height: 7.4 in
    • Diameter: 1.25 in
    • Weight: 215 g

Mesanovic Microphones Model 2 Ribbon Microphone Includes

  • Model 2 Ribbon Microphone
  • Shock Mount Mic Clip
  • Protective Pouch
  • Wooden Case
  • Lifetime Warranty

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  • 5

    i trite this mic its excellent for acoustic guitar and steel guitar i recommend

What We Think


The Mesanovic Microphones Model 2 Ribbon Microphone is not just another shade of an already great color. There really is a range addressed by this microphone which we haven't heard covered by the other great ribbon mics. We love ribbons because of their ability to 'hear like we do.' Also, they bring the music forward via the mids. However, we also struggle with them due to their finicky impedance relationships and their proclivity for the lower mids sometimes sounding wooly and a bit bulbous. Enter the Mesanovic Model 2; this mic really seems to fix all of that (maybe not the special feeding and care requirements where impedance matching comes in to play). In fact, the Model 2 goes deeper into the lows than any other ribbon that we've heard, trims excess buildup in the lower mids, and exhibits a clear top-end, all at once! So, we'd definitely call the Model 2 a 'full range' microphone. Our recommended mic preamp for the Model 2 is any one of the offerings from Millennia Media. For my tests, we used the Millennia HV-35P Portable Microphone Preamp. For pairs, you might consider the HV-37, the HV-32P, or jump to the classic HV-3C with the DC Input Option installed for ribbon mic use. Remember: ribbon mics perform best when you view the mic / preamp relationship as a SYSTEM. And Millennia Media preamps with their Ribbon Mic mode on the HV-35, HV37, and HV-32P offerings, and DC options for the HV-3C/D models really bring out a depth and linearity not normally found in most preamps. They are low noise and really allow the Mesanovic mics to breathe and strut their stuff. We really cannot say enough good about these mics and we feel that every ribbon mic enthusiast NEEDS a pair of them. They're really different and really, really special. And we're confident you'll feel the same way once you try them.

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