The SF-24 stereo ribbon microphone is a phantom powered version of our popular SF-12 stereo ribbon microphone. It combines the SF-12's high quality audio performance, outstanding stereo separation and imaging with our exclusive active electronics system for ribbon microphones. The SF-24's output of -38 dB is a full 14 dB more sensitive than our non-powered SF-12, putting its sensitivity on par with that of phantom powered condenser microphones. The unique electronics and custom designed FET's used in the SF-24 allow for ultra-quiet operation, with self-noise of lower than 18 dB.
Like an SF-12, the SF-24 is actually two matched ribbon microphones placed one above the other in a coincident pair, each aimed 45 degrees from center in the classic Blumlein configuration. The magnet/pole piece structure of each ribbon transducer delivers a wide, uniform frequency response with no substantial peaks or dips, and the 1.8-micron ribbons produce superb transient response. Frequency response is excellent regardless of the angle of sound striking the ribbons and off-axis coloration is negligible.
The SF-24's extension cable comes with a Y adapter that splits into separate 3-pin male XLR connectors labeled "Upper" and "Lower" for the upper and lower capsules of the microphone (when held vertically).
Acoustic Operating Principle: Electrodynamic pressure gradient with active electronics
Polar Pattern: Crossed figure-8's
Generating Element: 1.8-micron aluminum ribbon
Frequency Response: 40-15,000 Hz ± 2dB
Sensitivity: -38 dB (re. 1v/pa ±1dB)
Self-Noise: < 18 dB
Output Impedance: 200 Ohms
Rated Load Impedance: 1K-Ohm
Maximum SPL: >130dB
Output Connector: Male XLR 5 pin (stereo
Power Requirements: 48-Volt Phantom Only
Supply Current: 4 mA per channel
Dimensions: 270mm X 39mm (base) X 25mm (top) (10 5/8" X 1.5" X 1")
Weight: 583 grams (20.5 oz)
Finish: Optical Black, 18K Gold (optional)