Golden Age Project R2 MKII Passive Ribbon Mic

$152.50 (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.

  • Unique Vintage-Style Ribbon Microphone
  • Fast & Natural Transient Reproduction
  • Shorter Ribbon Results In A Darker Tone
  • Figure-8 Polar Pattern & High SPL Capability
  • Complete With Wooden Storage Box

Golden Age Project R2 MKII Passive Ribbon Mic

Details
The Golden Age Project R2 Passive Ribbon Mic is a high-quality and affordable studio microphone with a unique ribbon construction. The R2 Ribbon Mic features a shorter and narrow ribbon, resulting in a darker sound with the higher-range rolled off earlier for a unique, atmospheric tone. This vintage-style ribbon microphone is brought to the modern-era with a wide pickup pattern, made using the finest materials and components. The result is exceptional audio fidelity and a highly unique tonal character that is great for horns, electric guitars and more. The full-bodied mellow-like sound provides a fast and natural transient reproduction with an extremely high SPL capability of 137 dB SPL for maximum flexibility.

Product Ref: 105013

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Unique Vintage-Style Ribbon Microphone

The Golden Age Project R2 MKII Passive Ribbon Mic combines vintage-style sound and design with modern day technology to produce this highly unique ribbon microphone. At the heart of the microphone is a slimline ribbon element. This ribbon is smaller and narrower compared to conventional ribbon microphones, resulting a darker and moodier tone. The result is ultra-realistic sound reproduction, with a fast and natural transient response, resulting in optimal audio fidelity. Its vintage-style sound and overtones, are reminiscent of retro ribbon microphones from the late 70s and early 80s. It includes a figure-8 polar pattern for wider sweet spots on the front and the rear of the capsule, whilst providing side rejection for optimised performance.

Darker Tonal Character

The internal ribbon measures at 42mm in length and 2.5 micron thick, constructed from aluminium foil. The shorter design results in a darker and more atmospheric sound, with the microphone rolling off higher frequencies earlier. It is suited to a range of recording applications, ideal for clean and distorted electric guitar signals. It is also suitable for recording brass instruments, vocal and variety of other sound sources. The internal shock mount helps to provide maximum stability for the capsule, resulting in minimal structure borne noise and improved audio fidelity. The microphone itself was created using the finest materials, ensuring the best possible audio performance every time.

Design & Accessories

The vintage-style design is reminiscent of older ribbon microphones form the late 70s and 80s, recreating that retro aesthetic in great detail. The large diaphragm design ensures you capture every nuance of your performance, coupled with the extended frequency range for impressive sonic accuracy. It can be used with any standard mixer or microphone preamp, and can be used with a high-pass filter on either units. The pure aluminium construction is not only robust but helps to improve its lifespan. Additionally, the microphone comes complete with a wooden box with a padded interior for storing and transporting your microphone with maximum protection.

Features

  • The unmatched natural and musical sound of a classical ribbon microphone.
  • 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.
  • A high SPL capability, 137dB SPL (1% THD @ 1000 Hz) and a good sensitivity for a ribbon mic of this type
  • A Figure-8 directional pattern for wide sweet spots both in the front and in the back of the microphone
  • Zero side spots for improved audio performance
  • A 42mm long ribbon made of 2.5 microns thick aluminium foil.
  • Smaller ribbon results in a darker tone with high-end rolled off earlier
  • An internal shock mount for the ribbon and magnet assembly
  • Manufactured of the finest materials for a great performance and long-term reliability
  • The R2 can be used with any standard mixer or preamp, preferably with a balanced input

Specifications

  • Type: Large ribbon geometry, pure aluminium, 2,5um thick, 42 x 5mm size.
  • Polar Pattern: Figure 8
  • Frequency Response: 30Hz - 18kHz +/- 3dB
  • Sensitivity: -50dB (0dB=1V/Pa) @1kHz
  • Maximum SPL (<1% THD @1kHz): 137 dB
  • Output Impedance: 250 ohm
  • Recommended Load Impedance: > 1.2 kOhm
  • Dimensions: 76x166 mm
  • Weight: 350 g

For more information on the R2 MKII Passive Ribbon Microphone please refer to the PDF above.