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Mesanovic Microphones

Mesanovic are a manufacturer of hand built ribbon microphones. Our company is located just outside of Detroit, MI and was founded by Deni Mesanovic in 2013. Mesanovic prides themselves in building ribbon microphones of the highest quality, using the best materials available, and hand crafting every component in our facility. Our love for music, production, engineering, and professional audio equipment can be seen in the beautiful hand built ribbon microphones we create. Each one of their microphones receives incredible care during manufacturing and is tested thoroughly to comply with industry leading tolerances. Deni listens to every single microphone to ensure a flawless sound before they are packaged and shipped.

All aspects of their microphones are designed by Deni himself. They use the highest quality metals, magnets, pure aluminum ribbon, and high quality U.S.A. made transformers. The microphones are built using the highest quality tools available and made to withstand the test of time.

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The Model 2AS

Active Stereo Ribbon Microphone

The Model 2AS is an active version of the Model 2S stereo ribbon microphone. The Model 2AS utilizes the same design features found in the Model 2S and offers the same unique sonic character. The microphone contains our signature motor structure and custom designed resonator plates to provide the incredibly extended, detailed, and 3D like response found in our Model 2, 2S, and 2A.

The Model 2AS's high output is provided by custom, in house wound, toroidal transformers. These high turn ratio transformers are perfectly matched to the Model 2AS's ribbon elements to provide optimal performance. The phantom powered electronics work as an impedance buffer and provide no additional gain or coloration to the sound. The result of this ideal impedance matching is 13 dB more output than the Model 2S and extremely low self-noise.

With its high output level, the Model 2AS will work perfectly with any preamplifier. Whether you are using an entry-level interface or a high end dedicated preamp, the Model 2AS will deliver stunning results. The Model 2AS shines on orchestral and choral recordings where low noise and high output is needed and is ideal for string sections, horn sections, piano, acoustic guitar, and so much more.

Whether you are using the Model 2AS in a Blumlein or M-S stereo configuration, the microphone's uniform polar frequency response and excellent off-axis frequency response will provide you with outstanding phase coherent stereo recordings. Solid phase compatibility between the two channels of the Model 2AS also allows the user to combine the two channels into a mono recording without any phase artifacts.

Features:
- An all-original one of a kind ribbon motor construction providing an extremely wide and balanced frequency response (20-20kHz and beyond)
- Custom, in house wound, toroidal transformer and active electronics
- Provides outstanding phase coherent stereo recordings every time
- Ideal for orchestral and choral recordings, overheads, room, string sections, horn sections, piano, acoustic guitar, and more
- High output level with optimal impedance matching and extremely low self-noise
- Open, transparent, natural sound with incredible depth and detail
- Lifetime warranty on parts and a two year ribbon replacement warranty
- Completely handcrafted in Detroit, MI

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Specifications:
Directional Pattern: Bidirectional
Frequency Range: 20-20kHz and beyond
Sensitivity: -40.2 dB (9.8 mV/Pa)
Self Noise: 11 dB(A)
Max SPL: 140 dB SPL
Output Impedance: 170 Ohms
Height: 12.8 inches

Diameter: 1.25 in (top), 1.73 in (base)
Weight: 425 g
Ribbon Element: Dual ribbons orientated at 90 degrees
-Material: Pure Aluminum
-Thickness: 1.8 microns
-Length: 2 in
-Width: 0.23 in





The Model 2A

The ultimate active ribbon microphone

The Model 2A is an active version of the Model 2 ribbon microphone. The Model 2A utilizes the same design features found in the Model 2 and offers the same unique sonic character. The microphone contains our signature motor structure and custom designed resonator plates to provide the incredibly extended, detailed, and 3D like response found in our Model 2.

The Model 2A's high output is provided by a custom, in house wound, toroidal transformer. This high turn ratio transformer is perfectly matched to the Model 2A's ribbon to provide optimal performance. The phantom powered electronics work as an impedance buffer and provide no additional gain or coloration to the sound. The result of this ideal impedance matching is 13 dB more output than the Model 2 and extremely low self-noise.

With its high output level, the Model 2A will work perfectly with any preamplifier. Whether you are using an entry-level interface or a high end dedicated preamp, the Model 2A will deliver stunning results. The Model 2A excels on quieter sources such as acoustic guitar, vocals, strings, and piano - yet still delivers beautifully on louder sources like guitar amps and drum overheads. The Model 2A also shines on location recordings of choirs and orchestras where low noise and high output is needed.

The Model 2A is covered by a lifetime parts warranty and a free re-ribboning for the original owner within two years of purchase. The microphone ships with a plastic molded case, isolation mount, and protective pouch.

Specifications:
Directional Pattern:
Bidirectional
Frequency Range: 20-20kHz and beyond
Sensitivity: -40.2 dB (9.8 mV/Pa)
Noise Floor: 11 dB(A)
Max SPL: 140dB SPL
Output Impedance: 170 Ohms
‚ÄčRibbon Element:
Material: Pure Aluminum
Thickness: 1.8 microns
Length: 2 in
Width: 0.23 in

Dimensions:
Height: 7.4 in
Diameter: 1.25 in
Weight: 230g






The Model 2S

Passive Stereo Ribbon Microphone

The Model 2S is a passive stereo ribbon microphone utilizing the same design features found in the Model 2. The Model 2S uses two matched ribbon motors angled at 90 degrees to each other to create a Blumlein configuration. It uses the same motors and transformers found in our Model 2. The motors feature a very short front to back path length along with our custom designed resonator plates. These features give the Model 2S the same unique sonic character found in our Model 2: an incredibly extended and detailed high end, classic smooth ribbon midrange, an open and transparent low end, and an amazingly quick transient response. A custom designed toroidal transformer provides extremely low distortion, low noise, and 3D like sound. 

Specifications:
Directional Pattern:
Dual Figure 8
Frequency Range: 20-20 kHz and beyond
Sensitivity: -53.2 dB (2.2 mV/Pa)
Noise Floor: <17 dBA
Max SPL: 140dB SPL
Ribbon Element: Dual ribbons orientated at 90 degrees
Material: Pure Aluminum
Thickness: 1.8 microns
Length: 2 in
Width: 0.23 in

Dimensions:
Height: 11.6 in
Diameter: 1.25 in
Weight: 340g






The Model 2

Ribbon Microphone with extended high frequency response

The Model 2 sounds great on all sources. Its smooth, flat extended response makes it an excellent choice on vocals, guitar amps, drums, strings, brass, piano, and much more. We recommend using this mic on sources where you would usually not reach for a ribbon, we guarantee you won't be disappointed. Like the Model 1, the Model 2 also delivers an amazingly quick transient response.

Specifications:
Directional Pattern:
Bidirectional
Frequency Range:
20-20 kHz and beyond
Sensitivity:
-53.2 dB (2.2 mV/Pa)
Noise Floor:
<17 dBA
Max SPL:
140dB SPL
Ribbon Element:
Material:
Pure Aluminum
Thickness:
1.8 microns
Length:
2 in
Width:
0.23 in

Dimensions:
Height: 7.4 in
Diameter: 1.25 in
Weight: 215 g