American hand-built active stereo ribbon microphone with extended high frequency.
The Mesanovic Microphones Model 2AS is an active version of the superb Model 2S stereo ribbon microphone.
The Mesanovic Microphones Model 2AS boasts the same motor structure and custom designed resonator plates as the Model 2S and delivers a stunningly detailed and 3D like sound.
Furthermore, the Model 2AS uses custom, hand-wound toroidal transformers, perfectly matched to the ribbon elements to provide optimal performance and high output. Indeed the Model 2AS is 13dB louder than its passive counterpart as well as an impressive low self-noise.
As a result, the Model 2AS will work perfectly with any mic preamp, from those found on entry-level audio interfaces to high-quality dedicated pres.
This stereo ribbon microphone provides an open and transparent sound and works wonders on orchestral and choral recordings thanks to its low self-noise and high output level. It shines particularly on string sections, horns, piano, acoustic guitars and more. Its uniform polar pattern and superb off-axis response make it ideal for use in either Blumlein or Mid/Side configuration, providing outstanding phase-coherent stereo recordings.
The Model 2AS comes with heavy-duty waterproof case, shock mount, protective pouch and a 30-foot 5-ppin XLR female to dual 3-pin XLR male breakout cable. It also includes a lifetime warranty on parts and free re-ribboning within two years.
Mesanovic Microphones Model 2AS Main Features:
An all-original one of a kind ribbon motor construction providing an extremely wide and balanced frequency response (20-20kHz and beyond)
Custom, in-house wound, toroidal transformer and active electronics
Provides outstanding phase-coherent stereo recordings every time
Ideal for orchestral and choral recordings, overheads, room, string sections, horn sections, piano, acoustic guitar, and more
High output level with optimal impedance matching and extremely low self-noise
Open, transparent, natural sound with incredible depth and detail
Lifetime warranty on parts and a two-year ribbon replacement warranty
Completely handcrafted in Detroit, MI