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This Cadenza Vintage Ribbon Microphone was manufactured in the 1950's in England. It is a sturdy, retro appearing mike. The ribbon is reported to be longer than other similar microphones of the era and a "new conception of magnet and ribbon arrangement" resulted in superior frequency response and sensitivity.  The ribbon is original (I believe) and is advertized as 1 micron in thickness.  I've read that this mike is "a secret weapon for guitar cabs". My experience has been limited to acoustic guitar and voice for which I have been pleased.

The condition of the mike is good with some minor surface wear and scratches. It comes with it's original cable and shock-mount. The cable is a 1/4 inch male and as such is un-balanced. I do not have a case for this nor is there a stand included.


      The condition of this item is:

        Tested Functioning Restored Physical Restored Electrical Silk Damaged Rusted Threads Worn Cable Bad / Absent Screws Missing Some superficial Scratche Been Dropped Smoke Free NOS Element Intact Mint Self Noise High Sounds Great Used on Drums Logo intact Very Rare Vintage Dual impedence. A new conception of ribbon magnet arrangement. The ribbon itself is 4 times the area usually employed thus providing increased sensitivity.


      The accessories for this item are:

        Original Case Power Supply Original Papers Stand Included Wind Screen Tuschel XLR OEM Cable Set Original Box OEM Boom Mount OEM Stand Inc OEM Shock Mount OEM Lanyard


      The specfications of this item are:

        Figure Eight Ribbon/Velocity

        Frequency: 50-12000 cps
        Impedance: 30 and 80 ohms
        Weight and Height: 1 lb 3.7 oz / 7.75 inches
        Capsule: Ribbon-Velocity
        Year Manufactured: 1950s
        Sensitivity: Very Sensitive due to a very long/thin ribbon


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