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Cascade FatHeadII Short Ribbon Mic with Lundahl Transformer

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The Cascade Fat Head II Short Ribbon Microphone with Lundahl Transformer offers the natural and open sound associated with the finest ribbon microphones. You will find that when recording acoustic guitars, guitar cabinets, vocals, drum over-heads, and countless other types of instruments, the ribbon microphone will produce the warmth that is vital to today's digital recording environment. We firmly believe you will also agree that this microphone will make a great addition to your collection.

Cascade inspects the audio and built quality of each and every microphone before it leaves their shop, once you try'll be a believer.

Cascade Microphones Fat Head II Ribbon Microphone Includes:
  • FAT HEAD II Ribbon Microphone
  • Polypropylene flight case
  • Mic Clip
  • Leatherette Pouch
Over the past decade, Cascade Microphones has played a significant role in the “ribbon revolution,” offering quality ribbon mics at affordable prices. Continuing with that tradition, we are excited to announce the newly designed Fat Head II short ribbon microphone. If you already loved the original Fat Head II, fear not! Our new version uses the same 2.5 micron ribbon as its predecessor, so you can expect the same warm and “fat” sound as before.

We redesigned the Fat Head II with both form factor and durability in mind. Its new brass body helps protect the microphone from stray RF noise and is larger than its predecessor for easier handling. Also incorporated into the new model is a reinforced neck and grill assembly along with upgraded plating on its hardware. It now also offers a gold-plated XLR connector. With these changes, the Fat Head II is more at home than ever in both project and professional studios, as well as live on stage.

We are now offering the Fat Head II exclusively with a Lundahl LL2913 transformer, which is mounted on a through-hole circuit board. Each microphone is carefully assembled and tested at our headquarters in Olympia, Washington. The Fat Head II remains an excellent choice for guitar cabinets, vocals, horns, strings, drum overheads… we love to use them on just about everything!

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Product Specifications

Cascade Fat Head II Short Ribbon Mic with Lundahl Transformer Specifications:
  • Type: Ribbon (velocity) Microphone
  • Ribbon type and Dimensions: 99% Pure aluminum, 2.5 micron, 1 3/4 inch (L) X 3/16 inch (W)
  • Polar pattern: Figure 8 Symmetrical design
  • Sensitivity: -56 db +/- 2 dB (0 dB=1V/Pa)
  • Frequency response: 30 - 18,000 Hz (+/- 3dB)
  • Output Impedance: <=200 ohms
  • Recommended load impedance: >1000 ohms
  • Max.SPL (1% THD @1000 Hz): 135 dB
  • Connector: 3-Pin male XLR
  • Size: Diameter: 3 inch (O.D. grill), overall length 7 3/4 inch, 1 3/4 inch (O.D. body)

Customer Reviews

Review: Tommy Vargas Submitted: 5/25/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Pair this with a 57 for electric guitars, blend and you need almost no eq in the mix. Great on percussion and string instruments as well.

Review: Steven Thom Submitted: 2/12/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.



I love this thing

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As a professional producer, this mike is a great addition to my collection of studio mikes, fantastic for many sound sources, and easy for new engineers to get great recordings out of. Do yourself a favor and pull the trigger on this jem.

Review: Michael Benshish Submitted: 11/26/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.



Outstanding mic for trumpet

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I purchased this mic for one distinct purpose: to record solo trumpet. The Fat Head II lived up to its reputation as an excellent choice for this application, with a stellar midrange response and not even a hint of "brittleness" in the high end. The recordings sit very well in the mix with little to no eq. Definitely a budget alternative to the pricier ribbon mics on the market, but with few trade-offs. It's a particularly good value if your use is targeted toward very specific applications....certainly not a "desert island mic" that would be a good choice across the board, but a definite go-to for trumpet, harmonica, and any other sounds that can benefit from its specific characteristics.


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