ribbon microphone

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ribbon microphone

[′rib·ən ′mī·krə‚fōn]
(engineering acoustics)
A microphone whose electric output results from the motion of a thin metal ribbon mounted between the poles of a permanent magnet and driven directly by sound waves; it is velocity-actuated if open to sound waves on both sides, and pressure-actuated if open to sound waves on only one side.