Mesanovic Microphones Model 2S Ribbon Microphone
The Mesanovic Microphones Model 2S Ribbon Microphone is a passive stereo ribbon microphone which builds upon the ribbon motor found in the Model 2, but in a convenient stereo configuration. The Model 2S delivers a wide open top-end stereo spread, perfectly sculpted mid-range, and tight yet thunderous lows. Chances are, all of the refinements that you've ever wanted to hear in a stereo ribbon, you'll find in the Mesanovic Model 2S Stereo Ribbon Microphone and their other microphone offerings.
The Mesanovic Microphones Model 2S uses two matched ribbon motors angled at 90 degrees to each other to create a Blumlein configuration. It uses the same motors and transformers found in our Model 2. The motors feature a very short front to back path length along with our custom designed resonator plates. These features give the Model 2S the same unique sonic character found in our Model 2: an incredibly extended and detailed high end, classic smooth ribbon midrange, an open and transparent low end, and an amazingly quick transient response. A custom designed toroidal transformer provides extremely low distortion, low noise, and 3D like sound.
The Mesanovic Microphones Model 2S captures stunning stereo recordings with ease. Whether you are using the Model 2S in a Blumlein or M-S stereo configuration, the microphone's uniform polar frequency response and excellent off-axis frequency response will provide you with outstanding phase coherent stereo recordings. Solid phase compatibility between the two channels of the Model 2S also allows the user to combine the two channels into a mono recording without any phase artifacts. The microphones slim body and simple isolation mount make it easier than ever to position. Its matte black anodized finish also helps to reduce visibility in live recording situations.
The beauty of the Mesanovic Microphones Model 2S is its ability to capture incredible 3D like recordings that will make you feel like you are in the room with the performers. Its beautifully balanced and extended frequency response greatly reduces the need for post equalization. The Model 2S shines on orchestral and choral recordings. It will have you hearing drum overheads and room recordings like never before. The Model 2S will easily become your favorite on string sections, horn sections, piano, acoustic guitar, and so much more.
Mesanovic Microphones Model 2S Ribbon Microphone Features
- Identical transformer and ribbon motor construction as the Model 2 delivers the same unique sonic character
- Provides outstanding phase coherent stereo recordings every time
- Incredibly easy to set up and capture perfect stereo recordings
- Ideal for orchestral and choral recordings, overheads, room, string sections, horn sections, piano, acoustic guitar, and more
- Slim design and unobtrusive black finish
- 100% handcrafted in Detroit, MI
Mesanovic Microphones Model 2S Ribbon Microphone Specifications
- Directional Pattern: Dual Figure 8
- 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:
- Dual ribbons orientated at 90 degrees
- Material: Pure Aluminum
- Thickness: 1.8 microns
- Length: 2 in
- Width: 0.23 in
- Height: 11.6 in
- Diameter: 1.25 in
- Weight: 340g
Mesanovic Microphones Model 2S Ribbon Microphone Includes
- Mesanovic Model 2S Ribbon Microphone
- Isolation Mount
- Protective Pouch
- Carry Case
- 5-pin XLR to Dual 3-pin XLR Mic Cable
- Lifetime Warranty
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What We Think
The Mesanovic Microphones Model 2S Ribbon Microphone is not just another shade of an already great color. There really is a range addressed by this microphone which I 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 2S; 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 2S goes deeper into the lows than any other ribbon that I've heard, trims excess buildup in the lower mids, and exhibits a clear top-end, all at once! So, I'd definitely call the Model 2S a 'full range' microphone. My recommended mic preamp for the Model 2 is any one of the offerings from Millennia Media. For my tests, I 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. I really cannot say enough good about these mics and I feel that every ribbon mic enthusiast NEEDS a pair of them. They're really different and really, really special. And I'm confident you'll feel the same way once you try them."
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