Xaudia XM10 Ribbon microphone
I occasionally get asked about the discontinued XM10 model, usually when one comes up on the second hand market, and so here is a little bit about them. I don’t have any sound clips of the XM10 and it was never sent out for review.
The XM10 was intended to be our budget offering, with the ribbons and transformers made and fitted here at Xaudia, but the bodies made overseas. The transformer is similar to that in the BM9, but the ribbon is a little narrower. It has a big bottom end with a large proximity effect.
In the end we only produced a small run of perhaps 20 or 30 of the XM10 in 2017 to 2018.
They were excellent at the price point, but in a way not very different from, say, a fully upgraded SE ribbon or something of that class. These were discontinued as all of our resources were funnelled into starting Extinct Audio as a new business and producing the BM9 family of microphones.
FWIW the Extinct Audio BM9 is simply in another class altogether and holds its own against Coles, Royer, Samar and anything else you care to mention. We designed every part from scratch and almost everything is made in the UK to the highest standard.