The RCA 44 is a classic ribbon microphone that is made for use in the recording studio. The look and design of this microphone is one that has been copied a great deal over the years and has been seen on all sorts of talk shows. The mic isn't meant for use outside of the recording studio (unless as a prop) and has an attached XLR cable as well as a swivel mount.
I've been using the RCA 44 ribbon microphone on and off for about three or four years and it is one of the coolest overall ribbon microphones that I have used. It can be described as an overall great microphone that will reproduce your tone quite clearly and accurately. If I am looking for a realistic sound from vocals, drums, or any other application, this is the type of microphone that I am looking for and if I have access to it, I will always try the RCA 44. I am a huge fan of ribbon microphones in general as I love the way a great one sounds and it is a sound that is impossible to reproduce without a microphone like this one. The price of the RCA 44 is pretty reasonable if you can find one in the average price range used, as of course these are no longer made. I would absolutely recommend this to both professional and home studio owners, as this is a classic microphone that is great in any setting. Those who are after a high end ribbon microphone know that you will have to pay a bit as they aren't cheaply made, but also isn't incredibly expensive like other types of high end mics. If you're looking for a top tier ribbon mic, it doesn't get too much better than the RCA 44.