looking at adding ths mic to the studio

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Kaos is only a form of insanity
Member Since: Feb 03, 2005

What do you guys make of this, it caught my eye and I have heard some good things about it


Is a good mic and worth the torment of going through a heated bidding war???

Cheers Then

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Since: Feb 07, 2005

Apr 02, 2008 11:58 am

[quote]Reslo RBT Ribbon, bidirectional.


The Mayfair-based Reslo company produced many versions of the RB ribbon microphone in the 1960s. A VBT broadcast version was also made. The transformer mounted in the cylindrical stem provides matching and Low (White plug dot), Mid (Green or Blue plug dot) and High (Red, yellow, orange plug dot) impedance variants exist - some also have switchable impedance. The ribbon is positioned to the rear of the microphone and the shells can be removed to allow various "acoustic filter" pads to be fitted. These modify both frequency and polar response to a degree. Twin mounts and stereo pairs have been made.


Famous ‘John Lennon vocal microphone’.[/quote]

Watch out for the connection type. It may be a European standard type which is to say it may "look" like an XLR but is smaller. The adapter cables can be expensive. Also, you should be aware that ribbons take huge amout of gain. Hopefully you have lots of headroom on your pre-amp or some other way to make up some gain.

Sounds cool enough and the price seems right. Looks cool too.


Czar of Turd Polish
Since: Jun 20, 2006

Apr 02, 2008 12:11 pm

That just plain looks cool.

Kaos is only a form of insanity
Since: Feb 03, 2005

Apr 02, 2008 11:41 pm

BH - The cable comes with it, so hopefully I shouldn't have a problem there. From what I understand it is actually coming from a Pro or semi pro Studio. For the preamp, I have the ubiquous Blue Tube, but am also looking at a purchasing a higher end unit (more money I have to earn!!)

Cpt- Indeed it does!!!!!!!!!

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Apr 04, 2008 08:10 pm

Ya, you really need to be careful with a Ribbon. Look it over very carefully, or ask if there is any sagging on the ribbon. It should be a corrugated type ribbon which were pretty durable but could easily get distorted and then the sound would be bunk.

Otherwise, it will give a kind of warm old school sound.

And ya, the seems a pretty cheap price on that unit for sure.

Ne'er ate 'er
Since: Apr 05, 2006

Apr 04, 2008 11:02 pm

That is a cool mic. If it actually works, that's a bonus. Grab it if it's genuine, and you can afford it. If it's the real deal, it will have a unique sound that you may eventually have a need for!

I want it too.

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