Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone
The original ShinyBox 46 was an affordable long-geometry passive ribbon microphone.
The 46 [has] high output for a ribbon microphone, and has a frequency response that has a rise in the high end and low end when compared to other ribbon microphones. In many applications, this presents you with a “ready to mix” sound. The smaller body dimension [than the ShinyBox 23] exhibits less proximity effect.
The ribbon is approximately 2 inches in length, making it a “long ribbon / short path” style motor. It is capable of handling very high SPL.
It was available in three configurations:
|ShinyBox 46||Stock (presumably Chinese) output transformer.||$150|
|ShinyBox 46C||Cinemag output transformer.||$250|
|ShinyBox 46L||Lundahl output transformer.||$325|
All models include an L-shaped metal mounting bracket, a canvas bag, and a flight case that holds the mic vertically to help prevent ribbon damage.
ShinyBox offers a hand-matching service for customers wishing to purchase a matched pair.
The Shinybox 46 is also known as: 46L, 46C.
The mic was released in 2005.
|Pickup Patterns||Pads & Filters|
(30 - 18,000)
|Low tension, 2 inch, 2 micron aluminum ribbon||200 Ohms (Low)||Max SPL: 165 dB
|1230g (43.39oz)||185mm (7.28'')||69mm (2.72'')||
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