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Ocean Way Audio Features New RM1 Ribbon Mic at AES

New Microphone Designed by Cliff Henricksen
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— New microphone designed by Cliff Henricksen —

Ocean Way Audio (OWA), a leading manufacturer of high-bandwidth reference monitors for the audiophile and professional audio market sectors, will be featuring the new RM1 Ribbon Mic at AES 139th International Convention in NYC. This Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone, designed by Cliff Henricksen, Director of New Technology, is receiving acclaim from recording artists nationwide. It is among the first models introduced under the brand name “Cliff Mics,” (www.cliffmics.com), brought to market through Ocean Way Audio’s growing dealer network.

The mic features the greatest magnetic force ever available in a Ribbon Mic. The super-quiet 48V phantom first stage preamp has been designed with all discrete audiophile circuitry. The output level is comparable to the quietest condenser mics, and the high-intensity NeO-powered magnet super-circuit delivers 6dB more level. Unlike most ribbon mics, the RM1 works with any modern preamp equipped with phantom power drawing about 8mA (4mA per side).

Allen Sides, OWA founder and CEO, comments, “The RM1 is a completely unique Ribbon Mic, with amazing performance like no other. The secret is Cliff’s unique design that optimizes the physical structure around the ribbon. We invite you to listen at our AES booth, #337.”

Rick Plushner, OWA President, adds, “The addition of Cliff Mics is part of our strategic business plan to develop proprietary Ocean Way-branded products in other categories that will help ensure the long-term expansion of the Ocean Way Audio brand.”

About Ocean Way Recording and Allen Sides
Allen Sides, the GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer, producer and mixer who founded Ocean Way Recording, developed these renowned speaker systems. His studios and his Ocean Way Monitoring Systems have since helped artists like The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Eminem, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Radiohead, to name a few, create milestone music recordings. His famed Ocean Way Monitoring Systems can now be custom tailored and installed in commercial recording facilities, private studios, home theaters and a variety of other critical listening environments.

Mr. Sides designed and built Ocean Way Studios Hollywood, Ocean Way Studios Nashville, Ocean Way Studio St. Barth’s at Eden Rock and Record One Studios Sherman Oaks. Together, these constitute the most award-winning and successful music studios in the world. Mr. Sides has also personally recorded over 1,000 albums, many of which have become audiophile classics. Albums recorded in Mr. Sides’ studios have sold hundreds of millions of copies. Mr. Sides brings a new dimension and understanding to what is possible in high-end speaker design, and the Impact is the realization of this experience.