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Ocean Way Audio RM1-B Bi-Directional Ribbon Microphone

Reimagined bi-directional ribbon recording microphone with ultra-low noise and true high-fidelity sound

Product Description

With dozens of Ocean Way RM1 mics now in use for symphonic recording and vocals, the Ocean Way Audio RM1-B is a reimagined, no-compromise bi-directional ribbon mic with unprecedented low noise and true high-fidelity tone. A variety of refinements make it easier to use and sonically prettier, especially in the upper octave.


  • Greatest magnetic force ever available in a ribbon mic
  • High intensity NeO-powered magnet super-circuit delivers 6 dB more level
  • Super-audiophile 1st stage preamp with all discrete circuit
  • Output level comparable to quietest condenser mics
  • Completely natural unaffected sound with full bandwidth in both directions
  • Ultra-low noise phantom-powered pre-amplification with out level of 36 dB, 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Redesigned outer perimeter "clad" in archival stainless steel
  • New knurled cylinder knobs provide superior hand-torque
  • Laser-etched jet-black lettering against stainless steel
  • Packaged in waterproof, airtight "Pelican" case for safe transport and storage

Product Specifications

Condition New
Length 6 in
Diameter 3 in
Unit Weight 7.5 lb
Tube or Solid State Solid State
Transducer Type Ribbon
Polar Pattern Bi-Directional / Figure-Eight
Number of Microphones Single Microphone
Frequency Range 20 Hz - 20 kHz

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This mic lives up to the hype. The sound is natural and does not change from soft to loud. Excels on voices. Recording close (as in a foot, perhaps) has a nice "bing crosby" bottom that never gets in the way of the mids. Top end is, as advertised, extended and natural. Sibilance is almost always under control. It does not sound like any other mic in my locker. I have two desires of the current design: 1) The output, despite being actively driven, is pretty low compared to condenser. For example, my hottest condenser would be a Pearlman TM1. A 12" folk voice might well be recorded at 40dB of gain. The RM1-B might well require 54dB. Otherwise, I will not part with mic for a very long time.

By Rustyd100 on July 27, 2020

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