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ART Pro Audio Premium Active Ribbon Studio Microphone

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Overview

The ART AR5 has been engineered to deliver incredibly open and natural sounding recordings available only from a classic ribbon microphone with the added advantages available only in a true active ribbon mic design.

Classic ribbon diaphragm design delivers the warmest and most natural sound reproduction available from virtually any style of studio microphone. With incredibly fast and accurate transient response and stunning realism, the ART AR5 ribbon element is ideal for todays direct to digital recordings.

What sets the AR5 apart from a standard passive ribbon microphone design is the integrated active preamp module that allows the classic ribbon tone to be realized with the added advantages of increased output with more stable frequency and dynamic response when the microphone is used with various differing input channel strips or preamps.

Please Note - unlike standard ribbon microphones, the AR5 is active and requires phantom power to operate.

Although ribbon microphones are by their nature extremely fragile, the AR5 can handle high sound pressure levels approaching 150dB range. The low-tension 2-micron aluminum ribbons offer audio reproduction with smooth, natural extended low and high frequency response.

The asymmetrical figure-8 pickup pattern has an extended sweet spot on the rear face of the microphone allowing the recording to accurately reproduce the natural space and ambient reverberation of a good sounding live room.

The microphone's precision-tooled body and dent resistant stainless-steel wire-mesh windscreen offer unmatched long term reliability. The included shock-mount virtually eliminates vibration and handling noise, while at the same time safely securing the microphone in any position needed during the recording process. Aluminium carry case included.

Features:

• Dual Ribbon Construction for Added Sensitivity
• Integrated Active Electronics for Improved Stability and Increased Output
• Compact Design
• Removable Shockmount

Specifications:

Type:Active Ribbon
Polar Pattern:Figure-8
Frequency Response: 20Hz to 18kHz
MAX SPL: 150dB (1kHz @ 1%THD)
S/N Ratio:69dB (1kHz@1kPa)
Open Circuit Sensitivity:-42dB (7.9mV) 1v@1Pa
Noise:25dB SPL
Impedance: 100 ohms
Recommended Load Impedance: 1000 ohms
Power Requirement: 48v Phantom Power 3.0mA Typical
Dimensions: 1.1" x 6.9" (28mm x 174.5mm)

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Closest StoreKanata, Ontario
I play guitar and bass guitar. Lately I have an interest in recording from the speaker cabinets from the amplifier, instead of using pedals and cab-sims to an audio interface (which i also do sometimes... it's complicated) I got this mic to pair with a SM57, for doing that dual-mic on a speaker. I am very happy with the quality of sound I have been able to get from this mic.
Posted by Travis Hein on Feb 27, 2020
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Vintage vibe for cheap0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton (Whyte Ave.), Alberta
Well appointed kit. Shockmount is sturdy, travel case is a nice touch. Thick and warm mids, plenty of low end and fairly rolled off high frequencies. I’ve got three of these that see frequent rotation on electric guitars, vocals, mono room, kick drum and overheads. When you need thickness and vibe, these will give you that “classic” sound. And cheap to boot!
Posted by anonymous on Jan 11, 2020
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Great first ribbon mic for your mic locker1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMarkham, Ontario
This mic is excellent! It makes a great first ribbon mic as it is active, so it needs less preamp gain, and it can handle high SPL levels from sources like guitar amps. It blends well with a dynamic mic for this purpose too. The overall tone is fairly dark, with lots of bottom. Very natural sounding.
Posted by Jason on May 12, 2018
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This is a great microphone5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
This mic sounds great on electric and acoustic guitars. It has a full-bodied sound, with a nice rolloff of the top end (just what you'd expect from a ribbon). The active electronics inside the mic require phantom power to run, and it acts similar to a condenser mic when setting gain (you don't need to crank your preamp as you would with a passive ribbon). I really love how this mic responds to EQ as well. This is generally one of my go to mics when it comes to guitar, though I can't wait to try it out on other sources. The only downside to this mic is that there is a bit more Self-Noise than I would like in the form of hiss. It's not noticeable when the signal is quiet, but turned up a bit louder and you can hear a slight bit of noise. I recommend this to anyone, especially considering the price!
Posted by Willie on Apr 19, 2016
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