Extinct Audio BM9 Studio Ribbon Microphone

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

£599.00 Price inc. taxes based on your location if applicable.

“My favourite ribbon mic of all time.” Martin Mitchell

“It sounds wonderful. Looks fantastic too!” Russell Pay

“Seriously vibey and also beautifully detailed” Boris Sass

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Description

Designed to be equally at home in front of a guitar amp or a orchestra, the Extinct Audio BM9 brings you the best combination of vintage tone and modern utility. The BM9 is a versatile, low noise ribbon microphone, with strong output, rich bass and clear, detailed top end.

The BM9 is made entirely in the UK*. Metal parts are machined and plated in England, and the transformers and assembly are performed at our facility in York.

Quality control is paramount with ribbon microphones, which is why every ribbon is fitted and tuned by Dr. Stewart Tavener, who has worked on thousands of vintage microphones.

The BM9 is supplied with a solid wood box.

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:

  • Pickup pattern – True figure 8
  • Impedance – 300 ohms at 1 Khz.
  • Other impedances from 30 ohms to 600 ohms available as custom order
  • Weight – 355 grams. (microphone only)
  • High-nickel custom transformer with mu-metal shielding

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

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 25 x 15 x 10 cm

5 reviews for Extinct Audio BM9 Studio Ribbon Microphone

  1. Martin Mitchell

    …a superb, hand built, ribbon microphone, in the finest tradition of Yorkshire craftsmanship and engineering. It produces an extraordinary level of fine detail. The low end is rich and full. It is a joy to work with…. I still can’t help going ‘Oooo shiny’ every time I open the lid of the box!

    Read the full review of the BM9 at Martin Mitchell’s microphone blog.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jamie

    “These are really great. Their tone sits between a 4038 and a Royer 122 and they have a lovely bass tip up. Slightly more pronounced we think than a 4038 at a given distance.”
    Jamie Neale, Real World Studios, UK

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Neil Innes

    “I am really, really impressed with how good they are. I have a bunch of large ribbon 1950’s RCA 44 type mics and they stand up to them no problem and actually in a lot of ways are better. They have that large ribbon sound. Very natural, great highs and lows and everything in between.”
    Neil Innes, ATA Records, Leeds, UK

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Innovation Station Music

    I must spread the good word about these newly released ribbon mics — just got a matched pair of the Extinct Audio BM9s (nicknamed “The Viking”) -direct from the UK. They absolutely SLAY on piano – seemingly adding 2 feet (and a suboctave) to my Baldwin Grand. Huge but tight bass, with a clear and extended top end…not honky or nasal in the mids. Low noise (even through a 1073 with no Cloudlifter!), with lots of headroom. Can’t wait to try these on drums. These will deliver a big, warm, vintage-y sound on pretty much everything I throw at them. Oh, forgot to mention the cool retro design and gorgeous presentation in solid wood box with personal thank you note from Extinct Audio.
    Dave, Innovation Station Music, Annadale, Virginia, USA
    http://www.innovationstationmusic.com

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Russel Pay

    The bottom end on these mics is rich and deep with a clear top end just like you promised. I really like it’s smaller size for a ribbon mic which makes it great for combining with other mics and getting close to source on acoustic instruments without crowding the performer. Great value for money.
    Russell Pay, London, UK

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