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Fat Head II

The newly designed Fat Head II

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Fat Head II Details

"Over the past decade, Cascade Microphones has played a significant role in the “ribbon revolution,” offering quality ribbon mics at affordable prices. Continuing with that tradition, we are excited to announce the newly designed Fat Head II short ribbon microphone. If you already loved the original Fat Head II, fear not! Our new version uses the same 2.5 micron ribbon as its predecessor, so you can expect the same warm and “fat” sound as before.

We redesigned the Fat Head II with both form factor and durability in mind. Its new brass body helps protect the microphone from stray RF noise and is larger than its predecessor for easier handling. Also incorporated into the new model is a reinforced neck and grill assembly along with upgraded plating on its hardware. It now also offers a gold-plated XLR connector. With these changes, the Fat Head II is more at home than ever in both project and professional studios, as well as live on stage.

Fat Head II Stereo Pairs include an upgraded basket-style shockmount and the Blumlein stereo bar is now silk screened with mounting indicators.

We are now offering the Fat Head II exclusively with a Lundahl LL2913 transformer, which is mounted on a through-hole circuit board. Each microphone is carefully assembled and tested at our headquarters in Olympia, Washington. The Fat Head II remains an excellent choice for guitar cabinets, vocals, horns, strings, drum overheads… we love to use them on just about everything! The new Cascade Fat Head II: shipping out as soon as April, 2016!"

Suggested Applications

  • Ribbon Microphone Application Uses - Drums Icon Drums
  • Ribbon Microphone Application Uses - Guitar Icon Electric/Acoustic Guitar
  • Ribbon Microphone Application Uses - Strings Icon Stringed Instruments
  • Ribbon Microphone Application Uses - Horns Icon Horn Instruments
  • Ribbon Microphone Application Uses - Banjo Icon Banjo/Mandolin/Dobro

Reviews

"Ribbon microphones are known for their "natural" sound quality, and the Fathead II is no exception in that regard. There is a nice "open" quality to the sound, and the attack transients are extremely detailed and crisp, with none of the lag and smear you typically get with most dynamic mikes..."

Harmony Central
By Phil O'Keefe / September 19, 2011

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  • Type
  • Ribbon (velocity) Microphone
  • Ribbon Details
  • 99% Pure aluminum, 2.5 micron, 1 3/4" (L) X 3/16" (W)
  • Polar Patterns
  • Figure 8 Symmetrical design
  • Sensitivity
  • -56 db +/- 2 dB (0 dB=1V/Pa)
  • Output Impedance
  • <=200 Ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance
  • >1000 Ohms
  • Max SPL (1% THD @1000 Hz)
  • 135 dB
  • Connector
  • Gold platted 3-Pin male XLR
  • Size
  • Diameter 3" (O.D. grill), overall length 7 3/4", 1 3/4" (O.D. body)

Standard Includes

  • FAT HEAD II Ribbon Microphone
  • Mic Clip
  • Leatherette Pouch
  • Polypropylene Travel Case

Deluxe Includes

  • FAT HEAD II Ribbon Microphone
  • Deluxe Shockmount
  • Leatherette Pouch
  • Aluminum Case