Xaudia Frankenphone ribbon mic

Here is a nice Frankenphone ribbon mic that I put together from spare parts ….

The mic body was salvaged from a broken SE condenser mic, repainted with some nice hammer finish paint and given one of our shiny brass nameplates.

The ribbon motor frame was an unidentified part that was found in an old Reslo mic, but fitted with new neodynium magnets to give a good strong magnetic field. And the transformer was, of course, wound here at Xaudia.

Ribbon motor with new magnets, and transformer

The microphone is rather nice sounding, with a full bottom, big proximity effect and a and good top end response too, for a ribbon. We’ll be putting it through its paces with Silent Fears at the weekend, along with some other new toys.