RCA BK-5B MI-11010 (Vintage) Ribbon Microphone
Current favorite electric guitar and snare mic. Takes high SPL with a nice pointed bandwidth. Pronounced mids with fast dark transients.
Uniaxial Microphone is a dependable, high- quality ribbon instrument possessing an improved unidirectional characteristic, A unique feature of the BK-5A is a blast filter consisting of two separate cloth layers supported by perforated metal screens. The filters reduce damage to the microphone from gun blasts and other loud noises encountered in broadcast programming. In addition, the transformer is exceptionally well shielded against stray magnetic fields and can perform satisfactorily in high hum fields. As further protection for the sensitive vibrating ribbon, a wind screen is available for use with the instrument. Its use is recommended if the instrument is to be used outdoors.