Cascade Microphones Knuckle Head
Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone
The Knuckle Head is a passive ribbon microphone that combines the acoustic components of the successful Fat Head ribbon with a shockmounted headbasket design reminiscent of early broadcast microphones.
The ribbon motor uses Neodymium magnets surrounding a 2.2-micron corrugated aluminum ribbon measuring 5mm x 45mm. The ribbon is mounted symmetrically within the magnetic gap, making the Knuckle Head suitable as the “mid” mic in a MS setup — the front and back of the mic should produce the same sound.
According to Cascade, the Knuckle Head ribbon, at 2.2 microns, is slightly thinner than the Fat Head ribbon (2.5 microns), and although otherwise the same in size and corrugation, creates a slightly brighter sound with less of a bump at 400Hz than the Fat Head.
The Knuckle Head ships with a micro-fiber cleaning cloth and a mic clip in a padded aluminum flight case. It will be available in either of two finishes, with an optional Lundahl 2912 or Cinemag CM-9888 transformer upgrade:
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(2011 Introductory prices shown)
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The mic was released in 2011.
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(1.6 mV/Pa; 60 - 8,000 Hz)
| Length: 45mm
Gauge: 2.2 microns
|200 Ohms (Low)||Max SPL: 165 dB
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