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Groove Tubes VELO 8 Ribbon Mic
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The name 'VELO' is derived from 'velocity', since all ribbon mics were classically known as 'velocity microphones' early on, while the '8' is for the...Click To Read More About This Product
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A ribbon mic that is versatile, smooth, yet robust.
The name 'VELO' is derived from 'velocity', since all ribbon mics were classically known as 'velocity microphones' early on, while the '8' is for the VELO 8's figure-8 polar response. The category of velocity mics is very special to GT, with the great respect we have for the historically superb ribbons as well as the excellent new designs that have been introduced in recent years. The VELO 8, however, brings together the most modern technologies along with classic ribbon design, all at a price that studios and musicians can afford."
The Groove Tubes VELO 8 is a velocity (ribbon) type studio microphone that features a large (2" x .25") ribbon element. The VELO 8's dynamic design is activated using Neodymium, a rare Earth magnetic that offers maximum sensitivity output and wider response compared to standard dynamic microphones. It offers a velvet-smooth response that ribbon mic lovers will immediately appreciate.
Engineers and producers will feel comfortable using the GT VELO 8 on virtually any vocal and instrument source, and like the classic ribbon mics, VELO 8 is particularly great for smoothing out the rough edges on sources such as horns, guitars and brassy vocalists. Operating in a figure-8 polar pattern, it's an excellent choice for ensemble recording as well. GT's VELO 8 includes both a hard mount and a new GT SM4-PF3 shock mount with attached pop filter for ease of setup in any miking application. The microphone itself is protected by a custom designed moisture resistant aluminum storage case.
Classic ribbon mic sound for vocals, horns, guitars, ensemble
singers, pianos, string sections, and much more
Rare Earth Neodymium magnet for hotter signal output than
most classic and modern ribbons
Special GT-designed pre-tensioned field interchangeable ribbon
assembly for easy replacement if ribbon becomes damaged
Custom-wound Cinemag transformer
Selectable impedance control (75 or 300 ohms)
Satin finished stainless steel body
Includes HM-1 hard mount, SM-4 special custom shock mount, PF-3 magnetic-mounting pop filter, moisture resistant aluminum storage case, additional pre-tensioned, field interchangeable ribbon assembly
Operating Principle: Electro-dynamic pressure gradient
Polar Pattern: Fig-8
Generating Element: 2.5 micron corrugated aluminum ribbon
(Pre-tensioned Field Interchangeable
Ribbon Dimension: 0.10" x 2.10" (2.50mm x 53.14mm)
Magnetics: Rare Earth Neodymium
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 16kHz ±3db
Sensitivity: -50dBV Re. 1V/Pa
Output Impedance: 200 Ohms
Rated Load Impedance: 1500 Ohms
Maximum SPL: 138dB @ 0.5% THD
Output Connector: XLR
Polarity: Pin 2 hot for positive pressure (front of mic)
Dimensions: 8-1/4" long (20.5cm), 1-7/8" (4.7cm) max. dia.
Weight: 1.3 lbs. (590g), mic only