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Golden Age Project R1 MK2

Ribbon Microphone

  • Passive with transformer
  • Directional characteristic: Figure 8
  • Frequency range: 30 - 18000 Hz +/- 3 dB
  • Sensitivity: -52 dB (0 dB=1V/Pa) @ 1 kHz
  • Maximum SPL (<1% THD @ 1kHz): 160 dB
  • Output impedance: 600 Ohm sym
  • Recommended load impedance: > 3 kOhm
  • Dimensions: 69 x 185 mm
  • Weight: 1.4 kg
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Ribbon for low price

Slim, 05.05.2015
I must say, I do not have any other ribbon mics. That's the one. Wanted to know what the fuzz about ribbon was and I have been using one for over 2 years, bought the second one few months ago - now I have a pair!

It needs quite a lot of gain to make it heard on quiet instruments/vocals. And do not recommend it on solo or really quiet acustic recording, because the hiss (noise) level will be too evident. (maybe special preamp for ribbon helps?) But as you use it on louder instruments and loud vocals in fuller mixes, it does the trick! It takes very high sound pressure levels, no problem with guitar cabs. This ribbon sounds woody and compressed, it has upper-mid crispyness, if i may use such pseudo-acustical phrases. But the frequency response ends at 18kHz. I've used it for recording drum room (and whole band room), works great (figure-8 is good for room on any mic), it sound compressed even before using compressor. And now I have a pair of them and use them quite often for drum overheads. But be aware of pointing them more accurately than ordinary cardioid overhead mics, figure-8 is pointy polar pattern.
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For the money - exceptional

Luke H., 15.05.2013
Don't get me wrong its not quite a Royer, but if you want a decent, smooth ribbon sound (and you have a decent quiet pre) this is a really good mic for my money. Adds something different compared to the plethora of similar bright sounding condensers out there. Recommended.
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