Extinct Audio ‘Black Ops’ Ribbon microphone

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

$798.47 ($665.39+VAT)

“The Black Ops mic is stellar. The muted proximity effect is indeed helpful and the Black Ops’ midrange character is different from the standard BM9, making it a different, but great-sounding, beast.” (Scott Evans, Tape Op magazine)

Supplied with hard-tail mount and box.

89 in stock

Description

This is a ruggedised version of our popular BM9 ribbon microphone, with a 2.5 micrometer ribbon, designed to withstand higher sound pressure volumes found close up in front of guitar amps and other louder instruments. It has a black label and grills to distinguish it from the standard BM9.

The transformer has iron-rich laminations to take a higher signal level before saturation, and a lower inductance to compensate for the bass proximity effect. This gives a flatter, detailed response when working within a few inches of the sound source.

Mechanical parts carry a lifetime warranty to the original owner. Ribbons are warrantied for 1 year from date of purchase, but with care should last many years.

Technical specs:

  • Output impedance = 250 ohms at 1KHz
  • Directional Pattern: True figure-8
  • Transducer Element: 2.5 micrometer aluminum ribbon
  • Frequency range: <30 Hz – 15 kHz @ ±3dB
  • Maximum SPL: 135dB @ 20 Hz
  • Proximity effect: Medium
  • Electronics: Passive. No power required
  • Output transformer*: Custom iron-rich transformer with mu-metal shielding
  • Output Connector: XLR3, Pin 2= +ve, Pin 3 = -ve, Pin 1 = Ground
  • Weight: 355g (microphone only)
  • Made in Yorkshire, UK.*

*We use transformer laminations from Germany and bobbins from the USA.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 25 × 15 × 10 cm

2 reviews for Extinct Audio ‘Black Ops’ Ribbon microphone

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nigel Pepper

    “I want at least 6 of them now!” Nigel Pepper, FOH engineer, Snow Patrol

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Scott Evans

    “The Black Ops mic is stellar. The muted proximity effect is indeed helpful and the Black Ops’ midrange character is different from the standard BM9, making it a different, but great-sounding beast.” Scott Evans, antisleep.com

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