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Mesanovic Model 2 Passive Ribbon Mic - Stainless Steel
The Mesanovic Microphones Model 2 - Stainless Steel is a ribbon microphone that pushes modern design to its limits. The Model 2 is a passive ribbon that is completely handcrafted in Detroit, Michigan. It features a 1.8 micron thick, 2-inch long pure aluminum ribbon. The ribbon motor was designed to have a very short front to back path length as well as custom resonator plates. These features give the Model 2 an incredibly extended high-frequency response, while retaining classic ribbon midrange and a rich, low end that reaches flat out to 20 Hz. You can hear the high frequency "air" in this microphone, something not common in ribbons. The Model 2 features Mesanovic's unique in-house wound toroidal transformer. This transformer provides extremely low distortion, low noise, incredible high-frequency detail, and a 3D like sound. The microphone's slim body (1.25 inches in diameter) allows it to be used with most third-party shock mounts and allows for quick and easy setup.
The Model 2 sounds great on all sources. Its smooth, flat extended response makes it an excellent choice on vocals, guitar amps, drums, strings, brass, piano, and much more. It is recommended using this mic on sources where you would usually not reach for a ribbon - you won't be disappointed. Like the Model 1, the Model 2 also delivers an amazingly quick transient response.
Mesanovic offer a lifetime warranty with their microphones because they are certain they are built for years of use. The microphone ships with a cherry wood case, mount clip, and protective pouch.
- The most extended high end frequency response of any ribbon
- Classic ribbon smoothness with an open and transparent low end
- All-original design delivering unique sonic character
- All stainless steel construction
- Low noise, low distortion, exceptional detail, and 3D like sound
- 100% handcrafted in Detroit, MI
Reviews and Testimonials
"The Mesanovic Model 2 is a very fine microphone that stands comparison with any capacitor or dynamic that I can think of. Its performance is exemplary by any standards, making it suitable for almost all studio situations."
"A very fine microphone whose sonic capabilities demonstrate just how good a modern ribbon designs can be. Highly recommended."
"Big, smooth, warm and highly detailed overall sound."
- Sound on Sound, February, 2016
"I love the Model 2 on brass and drum room mics. The top end is warm and not brittle at all. It was great to record a trumpet legend on this microphone. The results were incredible..."
- Todd Fairall, Grammy Award Winning Engineer & Producer (Common, The Roots, The Clark Sisters, Bob Seger, Mary J. Blige)
"I used the Model 2 on trombone for Kem's latest album with great results. A very clear, warm, wonderful sounding microphone."
- Eric Morgeson, Grammy Nominated Engineer & Producer (Kem, Aretha Franklin, Ron Isley, Fred Hammond)
"The Model 2 is very popular on electric guitar and users hear the bright top end that cuts through nicely in a track. Gotta love that!"
- Rolff Zwiep, Blackbird Studio Manager, Nashville, TN
"The Model 2 sounded exactly as I hoped - open, honest and all around perfect for what I asked it to do. On electric and acoustic guitars, as a room mic for drums and even a vocal.. All in all a great microphone.."
- Vance Powell, Grammy Award Winning Engineer & Producer (Jack White, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather, Buddy Guy, Kings of Leon)
"When I started to use the Model 2, I used it mainly as a room mic on drums, it worked fantastic for this. By now I use it on a variety of sources, like electric guitars, acoustic instruments, percussion etc.. It's a nice open mic with a very natural sound."
- Michael Wagener, Producer, Recording & Mix Engineer (Mötley Crüe, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Skid Row, Alice Cooper, Dokken)
“The Model 2 is exactly what I’ve been looking for in a ribbon mic - balanced and open with great depth and top end clarity. It gives me what I need every time I use it. I love it on drum overheads, acoustic guitar, and electric guitar.”
- Al Sutton, Producer & Engineer (Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker, Pop Evil, Hank Williams Jr.)
"My experience with the Model 2S stereo ribbon mic was absolutely mind-blowing the first time I used it as an overhead on my drum kit. In fact, there was no need for anything else but the 2S to capture the entire kit!"
- Nir Z, World-renowned Studio Session Drummer (Genesis, John Mayer, Blake Shelton, Jason Mraz, Chris Cornell)
|Package Contents||Model 2 microphone, cherry wood case, mount clip, and protective pouch|
|Unit Weight||340 g|
|Tube or Solid State||Solid State|
|Polar Pattern||Bi-Directional / Figure-Eight|
|Number of Microphones||Single Microphone|
|Frequency Range||20 Hz - 20 kHz|
|Sensitivity||53.2 dBV/Pa (2.2 mV)|
|Max. SPL||140 dB SPL|
|Analog or Digital||Analog|
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