sE Electronics VR1 Passive Ribbon Microphone - Mint, Open Box

  • Our Price
  • $350.95
  • Regular price MSRP: $499.00


Solve Your Set Up Struggles With The Easy To Use sE Electronics VR1 Passive Ribbon Microphone

The VR1, a passive ribbon to bring out the bite and edge from your guitar cabs with no muddy highs. The VR ribbon microphones from sE mark a new era for ribbon mic technology. Until the VR Series, the only ribbon mic in the world to perform across 20Hz-20kHz was our own Rupert Neve collaboration, the RNR1. This was achieved using state-of-the-art custom transformers and a Rupert Neve-designed circuit to reveal HF usually absent. With the VR mics, full frequency response is achieved using a clever mechanical device designed by Siwei Zou, the company CEO, and a hand-tensioned ribbon constructed by our highly specialized technicians in sE's capsule room.

The result is a superbly detailed, open and natural recording of acoustic instruments and guitar cabs. The VR's ability to perform - coupled with the unique look - have already made them a secret weapon for top musicians and engineers worldwide.


  • Electronics: Passive 
  • Generating Element: Hand-tensioned 2.5 micro m aluminum ribbon
  • Directional Pattern: Figure-8
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz - 18 kHz
  • Impedance: 300 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 1.78 mV/Pa (-55 dB)
  • Max SPL: 135 dB (0.5% THD @ 1kHz)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 75 dB
  • Self Noise: 19 dB(A)
  • Matching Connectors: XLR3F
  • Power requirement: N/A (phantom-protected)
  • Weight: 230g / 8.11oz

Manufacturer: SE ELECTRONICS
Model: VR1
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
SKU: I435376-GA2-5
UPC: 850426001736