Oktava ML-17 Cardioid Ribbon microphone
Soviet era cardioid ribbon microphone, this is a more compact evolution of the ML11, which itself was heavily inspired by the RCA KU3a design.
This example has been completely stripped, cleaned and re-built here at the Xaudia. It has new ribbon, new cable and new grill cloths. The bottom bell and grills have been refinished. The toroidal transformer is original.
Everything in perfect working order. Please see the pictures for cosmetic condition
Cardioid ribbon mics have a lower proximity effect than figure-8 models.
Output impedance is 250 ohms.