Ribbon microphones are known for their rich, warm sound and have been used to capture some of the most legendary recordings in history. The MXL R77 is a stunning ribbon microphone in a custom gold and chrome finish that delivers natural sound and realism to both vocal and instrument recordings. The 1.8 micron aluminum ribbon and figure-8 pickup pattern extend the "sweet spot" with a wider pickup pattern. The R77 has more extended upper-range sensitivity than other ribbon mics making it a terrific choice when additional clarity is needed. Included is a premium 25' Mogami cable to insure pristine quality and a protective velvet-lined wooden box. If you've never experienced using a ribbon microphone, the R77 is certain to expand your horizons.