RESLO RBT ORIGINAL
VINTAGE CASE, CUSTOM MODERN PERFORMANCE MIC
A beautiful vintage mic which will always
be associated with The Beatles. Original features: a brushed alloy
body and adjustable "hinged" rectangular head. Modified with a top quality dynamic insert, with
high spec transformer balanced XLR connector.
Original period microphone casing
Modern high quality vocal neodymium microphone capsule
Rugged housing with low handling noise
Fully functioning theatrical prop
Transducer type . . . . . . . . . . . Dynamic moving coil
Operating principle . . . . . . . . . Pressure gradient
Frequency response . . . . . . . 50 - 16500 Hz
Polar pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cardioid
Nominal impedance. . . . . . . . . 600 Ohms
Sensitivity. . .......... . . . . . . . .. -75dB ±3dB @ 1kHz / 1m
Weight w/out cable. . . . . . . . . 240g
Approximate year of manufacture 1959.
This was originally designed as a microphone for recording. The ribbon was
very sensitive and easily damaged by loud singing or blowing into the
microphone. However, close-up vocal use was made possible by inserting felt
"acoustic correction pads" into the head. The felt pad gave a degree of bass
reduction and protection for the ribbon. An additional yellow fabric insert
at the rear of the head altered the pick up characteristic from Figure of 8
to single side making it less susceptible to feedback and more suitable for
Other variations of the RB included:
RBH with an impedance switch - 30 Ohms or Hi-Z
RB/T with a die cast tubular mounting containing the line transformer and
RB/TS as above but longer to accommodate a sliding on/off switch.
RB/W with an oval die cast mounting containing the transformer and
connection socket with separate ½" tapped hole for stand mounting.
RB/WS as above but with a rotary on/off switch in the stand mounting
RBS alternative impedance choice 30-50 and 1000 Ohms.
RBY alternative impedance choice 30-50 and 10000 Ohms.