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Golden Age Project R1 active Mk3

Golden Age Project R1 active Mk3
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item number 289347
sales unit 1 piece
available since July 2012
sales rank 4570
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sales rank 4570 at thomann.de 6 in this category (Details)

Golden Age Project R1 active Mk3, ribbon microphone active, Type: Large ribbon geometry, pure aluminium, 2 um thick, 50 x 5 mm size, Polar pattern: Figure 8, Frequency response: 30 - 18000 Hz +/- 3 dB, Sensitivity: -40 dB (0 dB=1V/Pa) @ 1kHz, Equivalent Noise Level (a-weighted per IEC 268-4): <17 dB typical, Maximum SPL (<1% THD @ 1kHz): 150 dB, Output impedance: 50 Ohms, bal­anced, Recommended load impedance: > 1000 Ohms, Current sonsumption: 4mA, Dimensions: 69x185 mm, Weight: 850 g

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A go-to mic for certain male and female vocals, tons of 'vibe'

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I'm very pleased with this microphone. I've found it to suit a wide variety of voices and sources (Male vox, female vox, guitar, violin, ukulele, harmonica, double bass). It hasn't worked well with various saxophones, which was a surprise. It's often the first mic I try on vocalists as it's got a lovely silky-smooth top end, and I've found it's less sensitive to dynamics, so it needs less compression and EQ than the more usual large diaphragm condensers. It definitely has it's own retro, less-hifi sound, which I happen to love. Loads of vibe, plus it looks great, the clients are always impressed. It can be a little awkward to position, due to the location of the cable, though. I think it's a bargain.

Amazing microphone

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The sound I get from this microphone is really good. I have been using it with vocals and acoustic guitars. For vocals it seems that almost no eq:ing is necessary and the sound is very natural. Very much worth the price, I highly recommend this microphone.

Lovely warm ribbon sound at an accessible price

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This mic gives a beautiful warm sound, with detailed lows and the typical ribbon mic subtle roll-off on the top end. Have used on male vocals and on a guitar cab with excellent results. Don't be expecting quite as much detail as a certain £1000 Royer ribbon mic, but for this price you're 110% getting your money's worth.

I'm using through Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 pres.

Only gave 4 stars for features as the sleeve that it comes with for storage / protection wouldn't help the mic survive any knocks in transit, however it is good for hanging the mic off a hook when not in use, as ribbons have to be stored upright to prevent the ribbon from sagging.

If you're unsure whether to press the 'order' button, do it!

Noisy microphone

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The level of background noise was simply unacceptable. This was my first ribbon so perhaps I've been spoiled by condensers.

Funny vintage look warm sound

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Big warm sound, extreme look. I am using it for electric and acoustic guitars, drums, and !!!! Vocals !!! too

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