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FAT HEAD II Stereo Pair Microphone Blumlein Package

Upgrade to the FAT HEAD II now in a stereo package including the Blumlein Bar

FAT HEAD IIs shown with included Blumlein barFAT HEAD II stereo pair blumlein shown in case

The Cascade FAT HEAD offers the natural and open sound associated with the finest ribbon microphones. You will find that when recording acoustic guitars, guitar cabinets, vocals, drum over-heads, and countless other types of instruments, the ribbon microphone will produce the warmth that is vital to today's digital recording environment. We firmly believe you will also agree that this microphone will make a great addition to your collection.

We inspect the audio and build quality of each and every Cascade microphone before it leaves our shop, once you try'll be a believer.

FAT HEAD II Upgrades: Polished nickel grill, neck and nut with a larger body, plus a heavy-duty premium shockmount. Sonically the same as the standard FAT HEAD.

Richard Thompson
Congratulations to Richard on being voted one of the top 20 best guitar players of all time.
(RollingStone Magazine)
Here's Richard using a FAT HEAD II to mic-up his guitar on his latest tour "ELECTRIC".
(Photo courtesy of Ken Levy)

Garrin Benfield recording with a FAT HEAD II

Available color options

Available Color Options


Choose Color and Transformer Option




  • Type: Ribbon (velocity) Microphone
  • Ribbon type & Dimensions: 99% Pure aluminum, 2.5 micron, 1 3/4" (L) X 3/16" (W)
  • Polar pattern: Figure 8 Symmetrical design
  • Sensitivity: -56 db +/- 2 dB (0 dB=1V/Pa)
  • Frequency response: See PDF below
  • Output Impedance: <=200 Ohms
  • Recommended load impedance: >1000 Ohms
  • Max.SPL (1% THD @1000 Hz): 135 dB
  • Connector: 3-Pin male XLR
  • Size: Diameter: 3" (O.D. grill), overall length 7 3/4", 1 3/4" (O.D. body)


  • FAT HEAD II Stereo Pair Microphones
  • Aluminum case
  • Blumlein Stereo Adaptor Bar
  • 2 Premium suspension shockmounts
  • 2 Drawcord cloth storage pouches
  • 2 Micro-fiber cleaning cloths
  • Specifications and typical measurement report


 Frequency Response and Polar Pattern:

The Basics of Blumlein Recording

With Stock Transformer

With Lundahl Transformer




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Upgrade Transformer Option

Optional Lundahl transformer available

 White paper: LL2912 Transformer



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