San Francisco, CA (October 20, 2006)–At the recent AES Convention, Telefunken | USA introduced the company’s first ribbon microphone, the RM-5C, designed by Jerry Silvia and David Browning of Silvia Classics Microphones.
Pictured with the new RM-5C are (l-r): Telefunken | USA CEO Toni Fishman with Jerry Silvia and David Browning of Silvia Classics Microphones. Photo by David Goggin.Utilizing “cutting-edge magnetic materials” and innovative acoustic design, the output characteristics of the RM-5C are better suited to modern recording techniques than previous ribbon mics. A highly directional cardioid pickup pattern, elevated output levels and wider frequency response results in an advanced ribbon microphone that matches well with any high quality mic preamp.
Ribbon microphones are legendary for their characteristic sound, quite different from condenser or dynamic mics. A typical ribbon microphone has a “softer” quality which lends itself especially well to brass, but is also applicable for vocals, acoustic guitar, drum overheads, cymbals, percussion instruments and other signal sources that can sometimes seem strident through more commonly used transducers.
The Telefunken | USA RM-5C is physically inspired by the classic RCA BK5, but is not a copy of the well-known microphone. Using the original mid-20th Century design as a starting point, the innovative team at Silvia Classics and Telefunken | USA has updated the older ribbon design utilizing advanced materials and modern technological developments.
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