Golden Age Project R1 Tube Mic

$365.00 (excluding VAT)

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Estimated delivery: 2nd - 4th October

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

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Estimated delivery: 2nd - 4th October

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

2 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

Once the product is delivered, you have 30 days to decide that you definitely want to keep it. If you decide it is not suitable for any reason, you can return it back to us for replacement or full refund, including standard delivery charges.

All Products are new unless stated, and include a minimum of 2 years warranty.

Some items are only eligible for money back guarantee if they are returned to us unused and sealed in the original packaging, and in the case of software, unregistered. These items include:

  • Software
  • CDs & DVDs
  • In-ear Monitors
  • Earplugs and Ear Protection
  • Mouthpieces, Reeds etc… for Woodwind and Brass instruments
  • Mouth / Lip Care Products

We are unable to accept returns of any custom made items designed to work together as a unique package, such as computer system built to a customer’s personal specifications. Exceptions may only be possible with prior agreement of the vendor, and may be subject to a cancellation fee.

  • Low-Noise 12AX7 Tube Amplifier & 50mm Ribbon
  • Smooth Top-End & Extended Low End Response
  • Fast & Natural Transient Reproduction
  • Ideal For Strings, Drums, Vocals and More
  • Complete With Hard Aluminium Carry Case & Detachable Cable

Golden Age Project R1 Tube Mic

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The Golden Age R1 Tube Mic is a highly versatile studio microphone, bridging the gap between old-school vintage tone and modern technology. The R1 Tube Mic combines a classic ribbon transducer with a tube based buffer amplifier and two transformers. The result is a warm yet well-rounded sound that provides a smooth high end and a pronounced low end. The dual transformers help to generate overtones to add to the signal?s character. The fast and natural transient reproduction results in optimal audio fidelity, capturing every subtle nuance from your source audio. The figure-8 polar pattern and ultra-high SPL capability makes it ideal for a range of recording applications, from strings to vocals and everything in-between.

Product Ref: 105011

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Premium-Grade Tube/Ribbon Microphone

The Golden Age R1 Tube Mic combines the best of both worlds for a truly unique vintage-style tone, with exceptional audio fidelity. At the heart of the microphone is a trilogy of premium-grade components including classic ribbon transducers with a tube-based buffer amplifier and dual transformers. The result is a highly unique tonal character which can be used for a variety of recording applications. The low-noise tube amplifier is designed to isolate the ribbon and gain make-up transformer from outside noise for optimal audio fidelity.

Variety Of Recording Applications

With the microphone being jam-packed with premium-grade components, the R1 Tube Mic is highly versatile and suited to recording a variety of audio sources. Its ultra-high SPL capability of 165 dB SPL, and the high-sensitivity ribbon, make it similar to a condenser microphone. This allows the mic to handle a variety of recording applications from strings and acoustic instruments to orchestras, choral groups and even live sound applications. The core of the microphone is comprised of a 50mm long ribbon comprised of 2 micron-thick aluminium foil. The internal shock mount is designed for the ribbon and magnet assembly.

Design & Construction

The Golden Age R1 Tube Mic not only includes vintage-style components but employs a vintage finish and design, reminiscent of classic tube microphones from the late 70s and early 80s. The microphone comes complete with a dedicated power supply for optimised audio performance and added reliability. It also comes complete with a removable microphone cable for added convenience. Also part of the contents is a robust aluminium flight case, designed to accommodate your microphone and accessories, keeping them protected while on the move on or not in use. It can be used a wide range of mixers and preamps, preferably with a balanced input.

Features

  • The unmatched natural and musical sound of a classical ribbon microphone combined with the consistent sound quality offered by the addition of active electronics
  • A low-noise 12AX7 tube amplifier that isolates the ribbon and gain make-up transformer from the outside world
  • A stunning realism with the feeling of “being-there”.
  • The typical large and mellow ribbon sound quality with a very smooth top end and an extended low end
  • A fast and life-like transient reproduction.
  • An ultra-high SPL capability, 165 dB SPL (1 THD @ 1000Hz) and a very high sensitivity for a ribbon microphone, similar to many condenser microphones.
  • A Figure-8 directional pattern for wide sweet spots both in the front and in the back of the microphone. Zero spots towards the sides.
  • A 50 mm long ribbon made of 2 microns thick aluminium foil
  • An internal shock mount for the ribbon and magnet assembly
  • A removable microphone cable and a nice aluminium flight case
  • Manufactured of the finest materials for a great performance and long-term reliability.
  • The R1 Tube Active can be used with any standard mixer or preamp, preferably with a balanced input

Specifications

  • Type: Large ribbon geometry, pure aluminium, 2 um thick, 50 x 5 mm size with active electronics
  • Polar Pattern: Figure 8
  • Frequency Response: 30 Hz – 18 kHz +/- 3 dB
  • Sensitivity: -40 dB (0 dB = 1V/Pa) @ 1 kHz
  • Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted per IEC 268-4): < 16 dB typical.
  • Maximum SPL (< 1 THD @ 1 kHz): 165 dB
  • Output Impedance: 200 ohm, balanced
  • Recommended Load Impedance: > 1000 Ohms.
  • Dimensions: 69x185 mm.
  • Weight: 1 500 g

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