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Apex787 Active Ribbon Microphone

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Apex787 Active Ribbon Microphone

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Apex787 Active Ribbon Microphone
Apex787 Active Ribbon Microphone
Sale Price: $199.00 CDN
Original Price: $289.00 CDN
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Overview
The Apex787 delivers natural tone and the stunning realism of classic vintage ribbon microphones, with the advantages of an increased overall output and more consistent frequency response when used with various mixers and microphone preamps.

The integrated active electronics of the Apex787 deliver higher output that a classic ribbon design, rivalling the levels of any side address studio condenser microphone. Unlike a dynamic ribbon mic design, the Apex787s overall tone is less affected by the variable impedance of the input channel or preamp

This innovative design makes the Apex787 the ideal solution for any critical recording where the tone of a ribbon microphone is preferred, but the reliability, output and performance of a condenser microphone is required.

The asymmetrical figure-8 pickup pattern has an extended sweet spot on the rear face of the microphone allowing the recording to accurately reproduce the natural space and ambient reverberation of a good sounding live room.

The microphones chassis is precision-tooled aluminum alloy with a dent resistant stainless-steel wire-mesh windscreen. The included shock-mount virtually eliminates vibration and handling noise, while at the same time safely securing the microphone in any position needed during the recording process.

The Apex787 includes a vintage yoke-style microphone standmount and ships in aluminum carry case.

Features
• Active Ribbon Microphone
• Wide Figure-8 Polar Pattern
• Classic Ribbon Tone with Increased Output and Added Impedance Stability
• Integrated Yoke Style Stand Mount
• Requires Phantom Power to Operate

Specifications:
Type:Active Ribbon
Polar Pattern:Figure-8
Frequency Response:20Hz -18kHz
Sensitivity:-39dB (7.9 mv) dB re 1V at 1 Pa
Max input sound level:150dB SPL, 1kHz at 1% T.H.D.
Signal-to-noise ratio:72dB, 1kHz at 1Pa
Impedance:100 ohms
Phantom power requirements:48V DC, 3.0 mA typical
Output connectors: 3-pin XLR-M
Finish:Black Powdercoat with Black Chrome Accents
Dimensions (in) 3.9 x 8.6 (including yoke)
Dimensions (mm)100 x 215 (including yoke)

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Apex 787 Crapped out on me on way less then 100 decibels 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Toronto (Danforth), Ontario
Sound is quite nice on vocals, acoustic guitar and electric guitar cab for a short time. Used it for apx for 3 months. After my 2nd sessions of electric guitar cab at a low-moderate level all i hear is a low level rumble and distortion, unusable, not sure to get it fixed or if there is some sort of warranty but the SPL rating is rather high 150db to me and i emailed Apex before using on electric guitar cabs, my first reply from Mike Holman from Yorkville Sound was,"Even a 100W guitar amp can't put out much more than 120dB max" so it wasn't too loud and sounded pretty good 3"away from the speaker grill cloth, the next day Mike emailed me back saying "leave some space between mic and speaker" So i recorded at 6" but i was getting room reflections, reverberations at this point and didn't sound all too good but went with it. Not until after my recording could start to hear some low thuds and distortion in the playback recording which sucked because i was doing a video, comparison of speakers re and re of a few speakers and all my session audio was now unusable. back to square 1, SM57 and re record everything.
Posted by Dave Chisholm on Oct 18, 2021
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Very noisy 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Kanata, Ontario
Unfortunately, this ended up being so noisy as to be unusable for me on acoustic instruments. I tried it with preamps in an RME Babyface Pro FS, which has 76 DB of quite clean gain. I tried many different levels and distances, and while the mic sound itself is kind of OK, it hisses like a 90's video camera mic. The A/B tests with other mics made it sound like a toy rather than a professional tool, and when used on more than one track caused the hiss to build up. It seemed like a good price, and I really wanted to like it.
Posted by Andrew on Sep 25, 2021
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Good 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Nice on vocals, accordion. Smooth, dark.
Posted by Sam on May 17, 2021
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Value should be 6-stars 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Toronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
Absolutely fantastic microphone. Beyond impressive for an Apex microphone.
Posted by Nick Lobodycz on Aug 5, 2020
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Apex787 Active Ribbon Microphone 9 of 9 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Abbotsford, British Columbia
This microphone far exceeded my expectations. My specialty is master recording the solo nylon string guitar. A lot more difficult than you think. I have Neuman mics and other notable work horses. This mic plugged into Pre 73 works for me. The Apex787 is priced most reasonably and it does the job most effectively for me. I will be purchasing more units. Eric Siwik Siwik Productions
Posted by Eric Siwik on Jul 9, 2016
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