Originally Posted by qbert1
I have a modified ML52 (Lundahl transformer and physical modifications from a Tape Op issue a while back). It's interesting, but currently it doesn't get a whole lot of use. It has a dark character that gets a lot of the lower midrange detail. Mine doesn't handle the loud spl's well, another might do better. The housing material and cage rings badly. Rather good on trumpet (minus the spl issue). Not bad on saxophone and other sources but with all the modifications, there's probably better options that wouldn't cost as much time or effort. If your like me though, the modifications are have the fun.
I also have a APEX 210 Ribbon (modified with a Cinemag transformer and removal of protective screening) that seems to do a better job at most things. Though I won't be giving up the ML52 any time soon.
Thanks for this information!
Had bought an aktiv riboon mic and a Lundahl transformer, so can you tell me where i put the transformer? I think to put it before the XLR out ?
Your thread inspired me to upgrade my new ribbon!
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