Classic ribbon microphones are known for their characteristic sound, quite different from condenser or dynamic mics. A typical ribbon microphone has a "softer" quality which lends itself especially well to brass, but is also applicable to vocals, acoustic guitar, drum overheads, percussion instruments, and other signal sources that can sometimes seem strident through more commonly used transducers. Fortunately, Telefunken | USA's RM-5C, is NOT your typical ribbon microphone.
Designed by renowned ribbon microphone specialists Jerry Silvia & David Browning, the RM-5C represents a technical breakthrough in ribbon microphone construction. The highly directional cardioid pickup pattern, improved output level, and wider frequency response is achieved through optimal acoustic design and use of cutting edge magnetic materials. The result is a mic with a frequency response from 30 to 18,000 Hz and an output impedance that matches well with any high quality microphone preamplifier, making the RM-5C better suited to modern recording techniques than any previous ribbon microphone. Sonically, the RM-5C is more aggressive sounding than any previous ribbon. Its top end is open and extended, but never harsh. Its low end is solid and robust, but never bulbous. However, the RM-5C still retains the smoothness that classic ribbons are known for, while exhibiting some slightly radical (but welcome) changes.
The RM-5C is physically inspired by the classic RCA BK5, but is not a copy of that legendary microphone. Using the original microphone as a starting point, the innovative team at Silvia Classics has both esthetically and technically updated the older ribbon design, with an exceptionally successful result.
We at Telefunken | USA are proud to have been chosen as the exclusive worldwide distributor for this fine microphone and are certain that studio professionals will find it to be a wonderful addition to their microphone selection. Telefunken | USA's RM-5C comes complete with a wooden mic box, shock mount, wind screen, and a fully transferable 10 year warranty.
Type : Electrodynamic Pressure Gradient
Capsule : N/A
Frequency Range : 30Hz/18kHz
Polar Pattern : Cardioid
Sensitivity : -51 dB (O dB =1V/Pa @1KHz)
Impedance : 250 ohms
SPL : 160 dB @ .5% THD @1KHz
Non Linear Distortion :
Equivalent Noise : 18 dB (a-weighted)
Tube Type : N/A
Power Requirments : N/A
Weight : 18.2 oz (516g)
Size : 1.75" (44.45 mm) Diam. x 7.625" (193 mm) L