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Apex Electronics APEX205
Ribbon Microphone, Compact


The microphone is the first, and arguably the most important link the signal chain.
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The microphone is the first, and arguably the most important link the signal chain. In the world where digital recording is now the most common recording media, it is more important than ever that you choose a microphone that is able to capture every subtle nuance of your source material.

The compact Apex205 has been designed with todays direct to drive digital recording systems in mind. Its classic ribbon element delivers a warm tone and the most natural sound reproduction available from virtually any style of studio microphone.

The active element of a ribbon microphone is a very thin corrugated aluminum ribbon mounted under low tension between the poles of a strong magnet. The low-tension 2-inch long, 2-micron thick aluminum ribbon used in the Apex205 offers audio reproduction with smooth, natural extended low and high frequency response, yet handles extremely fast transients accurately. Although ribbon microphones are by their nature extremely fragile, the Apex205 can handle high sound pressure levels approaching 165dB range.

The asymmetrical figure-8 pickup pattern has an extended sweet spot on the rear face of the microphone allowing the recording to accurately reproduce the natural space and ambient reverberation of a good sounding live room.

The integrated yoke mic stand mount and internal shock mount assembly protects the fragile ribbon element during use.


  • Type: Large Element Ribbon Microphone
  • Ribbon Type: Pure aluminum
  • Dimensions: 2 microns thick, 50mm (L) x 5mm (W)
  • Polar Pattern: Asymmetrical Figure-8
  • Sensitivity: -55dB
  • Frequency Response: 40 to 18,000Hz (+/- 3dB)
  • Impedance:  < 200 Ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance: < 1000 Ohms
  • Max SPL (1% THD @1kHz): 160dB
  • Equivalent noise level: 17dB
  • S/N ratio: 70dB
  • Dimensions (Dia. x Length): 2" x 6.5"
  • Net Weight: 31 oz

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