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Amperite RBHK
Made: c.1940
Manufacturer: Amperite Corporatoon
Type: Ribbon velocity bi-directional

The RBHK was a popular microphone for vocalists in New York City during the big band era. It featured an “acoustic compensator” - a sliding shutter adjusted how
much sound reached the rear of the normally bi-directional ribbon element. Being locally made in New York City, Amperite ribbon microphones were the mics of choice in the New York club and ballroom scene during the big band era.

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