Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone
The 46U is a third-generation passive ribbon microphone, built by hand by ShinyBox founder Jon Ulrigg. Like its immediate precessor, the Shinybox 46MX, the 46U is a long-geometry, low-tension ribbon design; unlike the 46MX, the 46U incorporates a new, custom-wound output transformer, as well as numerous other improvements developed by Ulrigg.
The ribbon gauge, tension, and crimping style are matched to the output transformer; according to Ulrigg, each of the models in the “46” product line uses a subtly customized ribbon, to best suit the sonic qualities of their respective transformers.
The 46U ships in a foam-lined aluminum flightcase and includes an elastic shockmount and a padded, zippered storage pouch.
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The mic was released in 2010.
|Pickup Patterns||Pads & Filters|
(n/a mV/Pa; 30 - 18,000 Hz)
|Low-tension, 2” aluminum ribbon||n/a|
|500g (17.64oz)||173mm (6.81'')||55mm (2.17'')||
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