FHX Ribbon Microphone
The FHX is a comprehensively modified Cascade Fathead microphone.
We've replaced the original ribbon motor with our FHX motor, designed and built in the US. As compared to the original motor, the FHX motor's ribbon is longer, thinner, better tensioned, better corrugated. Further, the FHX motor has a shorter audio path around the ribbon, which helps open up the high frequencies without using a resonator plate to artificially boost the top end.
We've replaced the transformer with a toroidal design -- not a bobbin type, such as is found in most modified Fathead microphones. Toroidal transformers deliver superior imaging.
DIY price: $449 for the FHX kit, plus $129 for the Fathead BE.