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Chinese ribbon microphone buyer’s guide

Saturday, November 1st, 2008 | by Michael Joly

There are dozens of inexpensive made-in-China ribbon mics on the market from nearly as many sellers. But if you lift the hood on all those mics you’ll see there are only three basic designs underneath — and within each motor type, all the mics will sound nearly the same. Here’s your shopping guide for Chinese ribbon mics.

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phantom power kills ribbon microphones, truth vs. fiction

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008 | by matthew mcglynn

Show me a guy with a ribbon mic, and I’ll show you a guy who’s afraid of phantom power. The two go hand-in-hand, as if the mere presence of phantom power could cook all the ribbons in the studio, whether they’re wired or not. But that sounds less like phantom power than like ghosts in […]

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