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Cascade X-15 Stereo Single Element Ribbon Microphone

by Cascade
£510.00 inc. vat
£425.00 ex. vat
In Stock

Cascade X-15 Stereo Single Element Ribbon Microphone

The Cascade X-15 Stereo ribbon microphone houses two separate matched ribbon motors that are positioned one above the other. The elements are offset 90 degrees and are configured in the Blumlein setup. Stereo separation is superb and off-axis coloration is minimal. Add in the excellent sensitivity and frequency response range the X-15 is ready for the big leagues. The fit and finish are of top quality and includes a premium suspension shockmount, thick padded vinyl pouch and an upgraded aluminum case. A 5-pin cable is included, the cable connects to a metal splitter box where two separate XLR connectors give access the to upper and lower ribbon motors.

Legendary symmetrical ribbon design is incorporated into the X-15, Unlike most ribbon motors designed today with an offset ribbon element the new Cascade X-15 houses two hand-tuned ribbon elements that incorporate the legendary symmetrical ribbon design. This design offers a true figure 8 pattern. The corrugated aluminum membrane itself is positioned in the center from front to back, thus producing a balanced audio input signal to both sides of the ribbon assembly.

Cascade X-15 Specifications

  • Type: Stereo Ribbon (velocity) Microphone
  • Ribbon type & Dimensions:99% Pure aluminum, 2 X 2.5 micron, 1 3/4" (L) X 3/16" (W)
  • Polar pattern: Figure 8)
  • Sensitivity: -51.7 dB +/- 2 dB (2.6 mV/Pa)
  • Frequency response: 30 to -18,000 Hz (+/- 3dB)
  • Output Impedance: <=200 Ohms
  • Recommended load impedance: >1000 Ohms
  • Max.SPL (1% THD @1000 Hz): 145 dB
  • Connector: Heavy gauge 5-Pin male XLR
  • XLR Pin-out: Lower Ribbon, Pin 1 Hot, Pin 2 Cold, Upper Ribbon, Pin 4 Hot, Pin 5 cold, Pin 3 ground

Cascade X-15 Includes

  • Specifications and measurements from Cross-Spectrum Labs
  • Premium Suspension mount
  • Wind filter
  • 30ft. 5-Pin XLR cable
  • Metal splitter box
  • Thick padded vinyl pouch
  • Upgrade aluminum case
  • Micro-fiber cleaning cloth