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sE's VR1 Is Your New "Secret Weapon" Ribbon Microphone
The VR1 is 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 sE's 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, sE's own CEO, and a hand-tensioned ribbon constructed by 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 VR1's ability to perform - coupled with it's unique look - has already made it a secret weapon for top musicians and engineers worldwide.
This VR1 microphone comes in the limited "Vintage Edition" styling, recalling the classic and nostalgic aesthetics of European microphones from the 50's and 60's, and further adding to it's distinctive appearance.
- Electronics: Passive
- Generating Element: Hand-tensioned 2.5µm 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)
- Length: 33mm (1.30")
- Width: 19.5mm (0.77")
- Height: 127mm (5.00")
- Weight: 230g / 8.11oz
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
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