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Ocean Park Audio Labs Cyclops

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  • MSRP: $1,695


Cyclops Documentation

BidirectionalOcean Park Audio Labs Cyclops

Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone

The Cyclops is an original, US-made ribbon microphone from Ocean Park Audio Labs founder Peter Alton. It is a passive ribbon with a natural bidirectional pickup pattern.

The mic’s design was inspired by the Rauland Univel and Duovel, the American DR 330, and Geloso ribbon mics whose iconic looks are prized by collectors.

Each microphone is completely handmade. The body is machined from polished aluminum and Delrin (acetyl resin plastic). A built-in yoke mount saves the need for external mic clips; the mic’s angle within the yoke can be adjusted via a pair of bright red thumbscrew knobs.

OPAL ribbon motor prototypeThe ribbon motor incorporates a 2.25'' (57mm) length of corrugated 1.8-micron aluminum and twin 52mm Neodymium magnets. Pictured at right is a prototype ribbon motor similar to the one developed for the Cyclops.

Full acoustic test data and a review of this mic are forthcoming.

Peter Alton

When you buy one of my microphones, you get a carefully hand-crafted work of art.

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The mic was released in 2009.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Bidirectional (n/a mV/Pa; n/a)
Ribbon Construction Impedance SPL/Noise
1.8-micron, 57mm aluminum ribbon n/a
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
450g (15.87oz) 178mm (7.01'') 52mm (2.05'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications

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