May 17, 2021

All things Ribbon - Mics and Tweeters

All things Ribbon - Mics and Tweeters

Everything Old Is New Again

In the early 1920s, Drs. Walter H. Schottky and Erwin Gerlach co-invented the first ribbon microphone. By turning the ribbon circuit in the opposite direction, they also invented the first ribbon loudspeaker. 

This week we take a look at how far this technology has come in terms of fidelity and reliability. 

Andrew has got his hands on the Sure KSM353, and George pulls out an old "Lip Mic" for a listen. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Glass, Robbo takes the Ribbon Tweeters in Adam Audio's A7x studio monitors for a run. 

Here are the details:

Coles Lip Mic..

Sure KSM353:

Adam Audio A7x:

Thanks for the gear to play with in this episode go to:

Jandz (SM7b and KSM 353):

Federal Audio (A7x):

The Pro Audio Suite has kindly been supplied with gear from RØDE microphones. We would like to thank them for their involvement with our show, and their generosity. You can see the complete list of their gear here.

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