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National CE-501 Ribbon / Dynamic Microphone
Here’s a rare National CE-501 Ribbon / Dynamic Microphone from the 1960’s! This Japanese ribbon microphone uses both a ribbon element and dynamic element, similar to the American DR330/1/2 with a dynamic element pointed upwards underneath the ribbon motor. The combination of a ribbon / dynamic element adds the warmth of the ribbon with the bright characteristics of a dynamic element (I’m honestly not sure why more companies didn’t do this!). Overall, this microphone has a balanced sound with a generous amount of high end that translates well on drums, guitar amps, vocals, and more. If you’ve been looking for a unique microphone that doesn’t come up for sale often, this is the one for you! Grab this rare CE-501 Dynamic / Ribbon microphone from National!
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