The RE-154 is a ribbon motor intended for DIY ribbon microphone projects. The ribbon motor is available either fully assembled (hand made in Europe) or as a parts kit. It is manufactured and distributed by DIY Audio Components.
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- Measures 72 mm (2.83″) x 21 mm (0.83″) x 6 mm (0.28″)
- Pure aluminum ribbon
- Approx. 40Hz-16kHz frequency response
- Can be paired with Edcor, Cinemag, or Lundahl transformers
- $39 for DIY kit
- $59 pre-assembled
Adjusted Cost: From $89
DIY Audio Components’ website puts together this estimate for the cheapest mic possible using their ribbon: $59 for the RE-154 + $24 for the Edcor transformer + $6 for the XLR jack. Of course, this estimate does not include the microphone body.
For more information, visit DIY Audio Components’ website.