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Golden Age Project R1 Active MKIII Active Ribbon Microphone

Active ribbon microphone providing the warmth of a ribbon and the stability of a FET buffer amplifier featuring a sound that is clean and clear, yet warm and punchy
MFR# R1ACTIVEMK3

Product Description

The Golden Age Project R1 Active MKIII Active Ribbon Microphone is a very cool mic that combines the best of two worlds; the warmth of a ribbon and the stability of a FET buffer amplifier. This means that you can use the R1 Active MKIII with long cables and virtually any pre-amp featuring 48V phantom power.

A clean and clear sound, yet warm and punchy is what the R1 Active MKIII will deliver in most cases. We love it on drums, as an ambience mic or in pairs for O.H. pickup, but it sounds great on most instruments.

The R1 Active MKIII is in fact a very versatile mic even suitable for some sensitive vocal recording! And even more so now when the MKIII version includes switches for low cut and 10 dB pad.

Features:

  • The unmatched natural and musical sound of a classical ribbon microphone combined with the consistent sound quality offered by the addition of active electronics
  • A FET / Bipolar discrete low-noise current amplifier, powered by standard 48V phantom power, that iso- lates the ribbon and gain make-up transformer from the outside world
  • 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
  • Fast and life-like transient reproduction
  • Ultra-high SPL capability, 160 dB SPL (1% THD @ 1000 Hz) and a very high sensitivity for a ribbon microphone, similar to many condenser microphones
  • A Figure-8 directional pattern for wide sweet spots both in the front and in the back of the microphone; Zero spots towards the sides
  • A 50 mm long ribbon made of 2 microns thick aluminum foil
  • An internal shock mount for the ribbon and magnet assembly
  • A removable microphone cable and a nice aluminum flight case
  • Manufactured of the nest materials for a great performance and long-term reliability
  • The R1 Active can be used with any standard mixer or preamp with a balanced input that can supply 48V phantom power

Product Specifications

Condition New
Length 7.3 in
Diameter 2.7 in
Unit Weight 3.2 lb
Tube or Solid State Solid State
Transducer Type Ribbon
Polar Pattern Bi-Directional / Figure-Eight
Number of Microphones Single Microphone
Impedance 200 ohms
Frequency Range 30 Hz - 18 kHz
Sensitivity -42 dBV/Pa (7.9 mV)
Max. SPL 160 dB
Analog or Digital Analog

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By Ray S on August 9, 2022

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