He discusses several vintage models in his collection, including RCA KU3, Coles, Melodium 42Bs and a nice mention of our upgraded Reslo Beeb ribbon microphones. Here are Marc’s words about the Reslos.
“Speaking of Xaudia and vintage European ribbons, I also have two pairs of Reslo RBT/H 30-50 ohms Hi-Z miniature ribbon mics. Unlike the huge and super heavy Melodium, the Reslo is smaller than most dynamic mics. The Beatles (and many other bands from that era) used them as vocal mics live, giving them a bit of a cult following. Rather than on vocals, I have found that they work beautifully on string quartets—explains why I have 4 of them.
I had them equipped with the Xaudia Beeb Upgrade, which brings them back to 1961 BBC specs. The mod consists of swapping the transformer, converting the output from 50Ω to 300Ω, and reversing the motor assembly so the ribbon is closer to the front. This upgrade yields an extra 10dB of clean gain and reduces the noise of the mic, which is why these work great on strings!
Besides many lush and beautiful string quartets, I’ve also used them to re- cord the Dither Quartet—four electric guitar players who are very particular about their amp sound—and they loved these mics!“