Cascade Microphones KNUCKLE HEAD


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The Knuckle Head is a passive ribbon microphone that combines the acoustic components of the successful Fat Head ribbon with a shockmounted headbasket design reminiscent of early broadcast microphones.

w/ Black Body/Polished Nickel Grill

w/ Lundahl LL2912 Transformer Single Short Ribbon

w/ Radian Grill

The ribbon motor uses Neodymium magnets surrounding a 2.2-micron corrugated aluminum ribbon measuring 5mm x 45mm. The ribbon is mounted symmetrically within the magnetic gap, making the Knuckle Head suitable as the “mid” mic in a MS setup — the front and back of the mic should produce the same sound.

The ribbon motor and headbasket are suspended within a 6-inch diameter metal hoop by eight springs. The output transformer is located within the cylindrical shaft below the shockmount hoop.

Type: Ribbon (velocity) Microphone
Ribbon type & Dimensions: 99% Pure aluminum, 2.2 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): 165 dB
Connector: 3-Pin male XLR
Size: Diameter: O.D. grill:3″, O.D. ring:6″, O.D. body:7/8″, Overall length:10″

KNUCKLE HEAD ribbon microphone
Aluminum case
Premium adjustable mounting clip
Micro-fiber cleaning cloth
Specifications and typical measurement report