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Shinybox 46U

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  • MSRP: $425


46U Documentation

BidirectionalShinybox 46U

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.

46UThe 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
Bidirectional (n/a mV/Pa; 30 - 18,000 Hz)
Ribbon Construction Impedance SPL/Noise
Low-tension, 2” aluminum ribbon n/a
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
500g (17.64oz) 173mm (6.81'') 55mm (2.17'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications

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