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sE Electronics RNR1 Rupert Neve Active Ribbon Microphone

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Meet the RNR1 - The First Microphone from Rupert Neve

With custom transformers and discrete circuitry from the man behind the recording industry as we know it, the RNR1 hears more than any other ribbon on the planet.

Ribbon microphones are commonly praised for their detailed high quality 'natural' sound, but contain fragile components and a high-frequency roll-off inherent in their design, which had never been dealt with until Rupert Neve - the father of the recording console - decided to make a microphone.

With the RNR1, two custom Rupert Neve-designed transformers form the buffer between the ribbon and the outside world. The circuitry between those transformers helps maintain the ultra-wide frequency response, compensating for the ribbon's natural predisposition to roll it off, and thus high-frequency content is preserved.

After experimenting with ribbon materials available from all corners of the world, the design team landed on the 2.5m aluminum ribbon used in the RNR1, striking the perfect balance of flexibility and stiffness needed for this microphone's exceptional performance.

The precision-machined and scalloped edges don't just look vibrant and dramatic, they have also been custom-designed to provide the ribbon with an acoustically ideal setting for the best possible frequency response. Each microphone is finished in matte black to remain unobtrusive, even under harsh stage or studio lighting.

Custom Shock Mount
The RNR1 includes a custom-designed and easy-to-use shock mount, which is essential in use to reduce the unwanted effects of vibration or knocks to the supporting microphone stand.

• Expertly designed casing provides superior durability and sound
• Sleek and unnoticable matte-black finish
• Ultra-wide frequency response (20 Hz - 25 kHz)
• Classic ribbon-mic warmth with superior transient response

In the Box:
- RNR1 Active Ribbon Microphone
- Custom shock mount
- Thread adapter
- Soft draw-string bag and custom-fit foam-lined wooden box
- User manual

Acoustic Operating Principle: Electrodynamic pressure gradient with active electronics
Generating Element: Hand-tensioned 2.5μm aluminum ribbon
Directional Pattern: Figure-8
Frequency Range: 20 Hz - 25 kHz
Impedance: 200 Ohms
Sensitivity: 22.39 mV/Pa (-33 dB)
Max SPL: 135 dB (0.5% THD @ 1kHz)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 76 dB
Self Noise: 18 dB(A)
Low Cut Filter Switch: 100 Hz
Matching Connectors: XLR3F
Power requirement: 48V phantom
Weight: 860g / 30.34oz
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