The NOS Audio Panther MK2 active ribbon microphone mates a passive ribbon transducer and transformer with a discrete active circuit. The result is a new kind of ribbon sound with clear highs, open sounding mids, and low noise that sounds great with ANY microphone preamp. If you've ever wanted the smoothness of a ribbon with extended high-end, the Panther MK2 is for you.
Most passive ribbon microphones become loaded down when used with microphone preamps that aren't specifically meant for ribbon microphones. The result is a loss in high frequencies and output that sounds blanketed. The very best passive ribbon microphones use extremely high-end transformers to combat this effect but that raises their prices exponentially.
The Panther MK2's active circuit provides the best of both worlds. The transistor circuit has been tuned to make the transformer always see a proper load, no matter what microphone preamp is being used. At the same time, the circuit provides a boost in output and a lower noise floor. The result is a microphone that performs and sounds like the very best passive ribbon microphones at a significantly lower price. Also, its high sensitivity allows it to sound great on a wide variety of voices and instruments. If you believe that ribbon microphones can only sound good on electric guitars or drums, the Panther MK2 will surprise you with its versatility.
Stereo Matched Pairs have been computer matched to ensure quality and consistency when recording. Each Stereo Matched Pair comes in its own wooden box.
The NOS Audio NOS Booster is the discrete active circuit from the Panther MK2 in an external box, allowing you to gain the same extended frequency response and output boost with any passive ribbon or dynamic microphone.
- Active phantom powered discrete circuit for high output and low impedance
- Passive transformer before active circuitry to retain the classic ribbon sound
- 135dB SPL Handling
- High (35dB) Sensitivity
- No distortion up to maximum SPL rating
- Low self noise
- Figure-8 pickup pattern with equal sensitivity from the front or back