sE Electronics RNR1

The world's first mic from Mr. Rupert Neve.
  • All of the benefits of a ribbon microphone with none of the sonic drawbacks
  • Generating element: 2.5-micron aluminum ribbon
  • Polar pattern: Figure 8
RRP: $2,699.00
SKU
578041R
Contact Us For Price

sE Electronics RNR1, 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.

THE TRANSFORMERS

Nobody knows audio transformers better than Rupert Neve, and ribbon mics require more transformer attention than any other. This is because the transformer that couples the ribbon to the output needs to accomplish a fairly massive impedance conversion.

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.

THE RIBBON

During the RNR1's development, a full year was spent working on crafting a ribbon element that would provide the extended response that Mr. Neve demanded.

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

THE SHAPE

As with many sE microphones, the RNR1 has an unusual and bold design aesthetic, with the form following the function.

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.

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.


Key features:

  • All of the benefits of a ribbon microphone with none of the sonic drawbacks
  • Generating element: 2.5-micron aluminum ribbon
  • Polar pattern: Figure 8
  • Frequency response: 20Hz-25KHz
  • Sensitivity: -32dB (referenced 1v/pa +/-1dB)
  • Equivalent noise level: 15dB (A weighted)
  • Output impedance: 200 Ohms balanced
  • Rated load impedance: 1000 Ohms
  • Max SPL: Over 135dB
  • Requires +48V phantom power

Specifications

Specifications
Brand sE Electronics
Gross Shipping Weight - Volumetric (kgs) 1.0000
Polar Pattern Figure-8
Connector XLR
Phantom Power Required Yes
UPC 850426001491
Have any questions?  Contact Us