B-Team Audio has teamed up with musician/engineer/manufacturer, Mark Pirro, as a full service dealer for Placid Audio's professional and unique microphones. We are proud to support Mark's endeavor as a entrepreneur and US manufacturer. It is hard to come by a US made, hand built microphone (or anything for that matter) these days, and we are proud to have found one! Check out the samples, or schedule a demo in our studio if you are in the Miami area.
We will ship worldwide so please contact us for more details if you are overseas.
The Copperphone, unlike full range high fidelity microphones, operates within a limited bandwidth of frequencies which lends a nostalgic quality to the signal. Some might compare the sound to an AM radio or a telephone (please listen to the sound samples provided). The sound is achieved through a combination of vintage telecommunications components and a mechanical filtering effect. The microphone’s element is rear ported into a hollow resonant chamber. As sound passes through the diaphragm and into the hollow chamber, upper mid range frequencies are accentuated while low and high frequencies are reduced. An everyday example of this mechanical filtering effect can be demonstrated by pressing a paper towel tube up to your mouth and talking into it.