The Knuckle Head Short Ribbon Microphone with Distressed Antique Copper Finish from Cascade Microphones is a passive ribbon microphone that combines the acoustic components of the Fat Head ribbon mic with a shockmounted headbasket design reminiscent of early broadcast microphones. The ribbon motor uses Neodymium magnets surrounding a 2.2-micron corrugated aluminum ribbon measuring 5mm x 45mm. The ribbon is mounted symmetrically within the magnetic gap, designed so the front and back of the mic produces the same voicing. The ribbon motor and headbasket are suspended within a 6-inch diameter metal hoop by eight springs. The output transformer is located within the cylindrical shaft below the shockmount hoop.