Apex Electronics 205 by mahasandi
Now I modded the transformer on my pair, and as usual you gain a little better output and high and low frequency extension.
It is not a bad mic stock but the mod is worth it and very easy to do and a search of gearslutz .
OK well maybe its not a good mic stock is much fairer to say, but it has lots of potential
I have found that these mics sound great on elec gtr amps.
A bit noisy for quiet acoustic.
For drums better have a good sounding room the figure 8 picks up alot.
In a good room nice sound for overheads in a small rook it picks up the boxy mids of such an acoustic
All in all for the price and if your not already with a ribbon mic for guitar amp, its a no brainer.
Now I also tightened the ribbon element on both mics and while it is possible to ruin the element these mics are usually out of tension have alot of slack and its easy to tighten them.
APEX 205 Ribbon Microphone Specifications
Type : Large Element Ribbon Microphone
Ribbon Type : Pure aluminum
Dimensions : 2 microns thick, 50mm (L) x 5mm (W)
Polar Pattern : Asymmetrical Figure-8
Sensitivity : -55dB
Frequency Response : 40 to 18,000Hz (+/- 3dB)
Impedance : < 200 Ohms
Recommended Load Impedance : < 1000 Ohms
Max SPL (1% THD @1kHz) : 160dB
Equivalent noise level : 17dB
S/N ratio : 70dB