Up for consideration is a new CASCADE Victor figure-8 ribbon mic, upgraded with the AMI TR42 boutique transformer. This is a Cathedral Guitar exclusive -- as we are the only dealer for whom Cascade installs the AMI TR42 transformer upgrade, which catapults this mic up several notches, allowing it to compete with mics costing 3-4x as much. So here is a great chance to get this wonderful ribbon mic for a very modest investment!!!
HI -RES PHOTOS:
HERE for 1270 DPI Hi-Res photos of the upgraded Victor, and
HERE is official info from the Cascade website, and HERE is some additional info from Recording Hacks.
Ribbon mics are smooth-sounding mics that excell when the predominant frequency detail is in the low-mid region: acoustic guitar, cello, bass, voice, etc. The Figure 8 response pattern is perfect for capturing the natural detail of the source, as well as the depth and space of the room. Ribbons are also very useful for using the mic's natural EQ roll-off curve to tame the occasional harsh higher frequences that sometimes appear with bowed string instruments, acoustic guitars, screechy sopranos, non-professional players, etc. A VERY useful mic to have around for several different situations.
* Fig-8 Polar Patterns:
* AMI TR42 Xformer
* Long Ribbon Design
* 135 dB Max SPL
* Internal Shockmount
* Integral Stand Mount
* Extended HF Response
* Connector: XLR
* Assembled in USA
* Mic Pouch + Case
* 5-Year Warranty
VICTOR SOUND FILES
Here are 20 MP3 clips for the AMI upgraded Victor, in a large room using a Audient Black mic pre and a Sony PCM D1 Flash Recorder:
ES-446 / LEE JACKSON AMP
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
CATHEDRAL HARP GUITAR
1 | 2
1 | 2 | 3
VOCAL+GUITAR w/ 1 MIC
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
CASCADE / AMI CUSTOMERS
"I record guitar amps nearly every day and I choose the Cascade / AMI Fat Head over
all of the other ribbon mics in my locker. They give me incredible creamy
highs, punchy lows and a killer tight midrange that I demand."
-- David Percefull guitarist/producer/engineer Owner, yellow DOG Studios
AMI, Inc. is becoming world-renowned for making audio transformers the old
fashioned way. Using vintage winding machines, AMI designed their TR42 ribbon mic output transformer with the same construction techniques used on
historic Neumann U47 tube mic transformers. The result is a
transformer that provides enhanced clarity and dimension throughout the
Many of today's top high-end mics use AMI transformers.
SHIPPING & TERMS
USA shipping is $15.00 via FedEx Ground, with tracking, Insurance
and Signature Confirmation. Satisfaction Guaranteed, with a 3-day
return, buyer pays shipping, so please ask questions first. This auction is for a new Cascade / AMI Victor mic, mic pouch, and flight case.
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