Telefunken Ships RM-5C Ribbon Mic
Telefunken|USA is now shipping the RM-5C, the company’s first ribbon microphone. The mic was designed by Jerry Silvia and David Browning of Silvia Classic Microphones in Santa Cruz, CA.
Telefunken claims the RM-5C’s directional pickup pattern, improved output level and reportedly wider frequency response are achieved through acoustic design and magnetic materials. The result is a cardioid microphone that is said to possess a frequency response from 30 to 18,000 Hz.
The RM-5C is physically inspired by the classic RCA BK5, but is not a copy of the well-known microphone. According to the company, the RM-5C lends itself well to brass, but is also applicable for vocals, acoustic guitar, drum overheads, cymbals, percussion instruments, and other signal sources that can sometimes seem harsh.
More information on the Telefunken RM-5C.