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BidirectionalApex Electronics 210

Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone

The Apex 210 is a passive ribbon microphone with a figure-of-8 pickup pattern. Apex describes the mic’s bidirectionality as “asymmetrical,” with 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.”

Like other “long ribbon / short path” Chinese ribbon mics, the 210 has a ribbon motor that appears to have been modeled after the AEA R84. It is a 55mm, 2-micron thick corrugated aluminum ribbon suspended between Neodymium magnets in an hourglass-shaped yoke.

The mic has an integrated XLR cable and ships with an integrated yoke mount in an aluminum case. The mic should be stored with the ribbon in a vertical position, to help prevent ribbon sag.

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Specifications

Frequency Response - BidirectionalClick Graph to Compare!
210 Bidirectional Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Bidirectional (1.7 mV/Pa; 30 - 18,000 Hz)
Ribbon Construction Impedance SPL/Noise
Pure aluminum, 50x5mm, 2 micron ribbon 200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 165 dB
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
870g (30.69oz) 180mm (7.09'') 69mm (2.72'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications

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