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The X-15 Stereo ribbon microphone houses two separate matched ribbon motors that are positioned one above the other. The elements are offset 90 degrees and are configured in the Blumlein setup. Stereo separation is superb and off-axis coloration is minimal. Add in the excellent sensitivity and frequency response range the X-15 is ready for the big leagues. The fit and finish are of top quality and includes a premium suspension shockmount, thick padded vinyl pouch and an upgraded aluminum case. A 5-pin cable is included, the cable connects to a metal splitter box where two separate XLR connectors give access the to upper and lower ribbon motors.Legendary symmetrical ribbon design is incorporated into the X-15Unlike most ribbon motors designed today with an offset ribbon element the new Cascade X-15 houses two hand-tuned ribbon elements that incorporate the legendary symmetrical ribbon design. This design offers a true figure 8 pattern. The corrugated aluminum membrane itself is positioned in the center from front to back, thus producing a balanced audio input signal to both sides of the ribbon assembly.Cascade X-15 Specifications 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: -51.7 dB +/- 2*dB (2.6 mV/Pa) Frequency response: 30 - 18,000 Hz (+/- 3dB) Output Impedance: <=200 Ohms Recommended load impedance: >1000 Ohms Max.SPL (1% THD @1000 Hz): 145 dB Connector: Heavy gauge 5-Pin male XLR Size: Diameter: 1 1/4\" (O.D. grill), overall length 9 1/2\", 1\" (O.D. body) Cascade X-15 Includes X-15 Stereo Ribbon Microphone Aluminum case Premium suspension shockmount Thick padded vinyl pouch Wind filter 20ft. 5-Pin XLR cable Splitter cable for left right channels Micro-fiber cleaning cloth Specifications and typical measurement report

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Drum Mic Madness!!!!

...is a fun one. In no particular order : M-Audio Sputnik, AKG C414B-ULS, MXL V69ME, Gefell M71S, Apex 205MJ, Cascade X-15, Neumann KM84, AKG C451E/CK1, Gefell 692/M70, Neumann U87, Cascade Fathead II, GrooveTubes AM62 (A few of the mics are tried in different positions with different polar patterns.) HI REZ WAV http://www.mindseyeprod.com/wpdrumshootout/wp06overheads/OH01SpacedCard.wav http://www.mindseyeprod.com/wpdrumshootout/wp06overheads/OH02SpacedCardHPF.wav http://www.mindseyeprod.com/wpdrumshootout/wp06overheads/OH03SpacedCard.wav http://www.mindseyeprod.com/wpdrumshootout/wp06overheads/OH04SpacedCard.wav http://www.mindseyeprod.com/wpdrumshootout/wp06overheads/OH05SpacedCard.wav http://www.mindseyeprod.com/wpdrumshootout/wp06overheads/OH06OverheadBlumlein.wav http://www.mindseyeprod.com/wpdrumshootout/wp06overheads/OH07SpacedCard.wav http://www.mindseyeprod.com/wpdrumshootout/wp06overheads/OH08SpacedFig8.wav http://www.mindseyeprod.com/wpdrumshootout/wp06overheads/OH09SpacedFig8HPF.wav http://www.mindseyeprod.com/wpdrumshootout/wp06overheads/OH10SpacedCard.wav http://www.mindseyeprod.com/wpdrumshootout/wp06overheads/OH11FrontBlumlein.wav http://www.mindseyeprod.com/wpdrumshootout/wp06overheads/OH12SpacedFig8.wav http://www.mindseyeprod.com/wpdrumshootout/wp06overheads/OH13RearBlumlein.wav http://www.mindseyeprod.com/wpdrumshootout/wp06overheads/OH14MonoCard.wav http://www.mindseyeprod.com/wpdrumshootout/wp06overheads/OH15MonoCard.wav http://www.mindseyeprod.com/wpdrumshootout/wp06overheads/OH16MonoFig8.wav LO REZ...

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Triton Audio FetHead VS Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter

I have two FetHeads for my Cascade X-15 and have used it from time to time, though I liked the mic on my drum set better straight to Millenia Media 3D-HV. But it definitely diminishes the noise level and gives more focus on classical guitar. But, inspired through reading this thread (man, many thanks to...

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Cascade X-15 noisy compared to other ribbons?

...how much more noisy the X-15 in your context. I routinely use the Stellar RM7 which is identical to the Cascade X-15. Most times I have it connected through a FetHead that feeds a Midas MR18 channel set at 35dB gain. Other times, I use the RM7 directly at 55dB gain. ...

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