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Ribbon microphones have long been revered for their natural and smooth sound character. They excel at capturing midrange detail with a pleasant intimacy, effortlessly integrating into any mix. In the past, their delicacy was a concern, but advancements in materials have addressed this issue. However, one inherent drawback of ribbon mics is the high-frequency roll-off, a characteristic that had never been effectively resolved until Rupert Neve, the pioneer of recording consoles, decided to create a microphone.
Rupert Neve's expertise in audio transformers is unmatched, and ribbon mics demand special attention in this regard. The RNR1 incorporates two custom-designed transformers by Rupert Neve, serving as the buffer between the ribbon and the outside world. The circuitry between these transformers ensures an ultra-wide frequency response, compensating for the natural roll-off of the ribbon and preserving high-frequency content.
During the development of the RNR1, an entire year was dedicated to crafting a ribbon element that would meet Mr. Neve's demanding standards. After experimenting with ribbon materials from around the world, the design team settled on a 2.5-micron aluminum ribbon, striking the perfect balance of flexibility and stiffness for exceptional performance.
The RNR1's unique and bold design aesthetic is a signature feature shared by many sE microphones, where form follows function. The precision-machined and scalloped edges not only create a visually striking appearance but also provide an acoustically ideal setting for the ribbon, optimizing its frequency response.
With its matte black finish, the RNR1 remains discreet and unobtrusive, blending seamlessly into any stage or studio environment without drawing unnecessary attention to itself.
To ensure optimal performance and mitigate unwanted vibrations or knocks, the RNR1 comes with a custom-designed shock mount. This essential accessory reduces the effects of vibration and ensures a stable and reliable microphone placement.
In summary, the sE Electronics Rupert Neve RNR1 is a groundbreaking ribbon microphone that combines the mastery of Rupert Neve's custom transformers, discrete circuitry, and innovative design. Its unparalleled performance and extended frequency response overcome the limitations of traditional ribbon microphones. The RNR1 stands as a testament to Mr. Neve's commitment to sonic excellence and provides artists and engineers with a tool that captures sound with unparalleled accuracy and musicality.
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