ribbon microphone


noun

a microphone that utilizes a metal ribbon suspended in a magnetic field.

Origin of ribbon microphone

First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for ribbon microphone

ribbon microphone

noun

a type of microphone in which the conductor is a thin ribbon of aluminium alloy moving perpendicularly in a magnetic field. It is strongly directional and can be used to reduce unwanted side noise
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