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sE Electronics RN17 Pencil Condenser Microphone Matched Pair
Two factory-matched sE RN17 with cardioid capsules
The sE Rupert Neve RN17 Stereo Pair contains two factory-matched sE RN17, two factory-matched cardioid capsules, two custom shock mounts and a premium flight case with an additional eight canisters to hold the optional supercardioid, omni, hypercardioid and figure-eight capsules.
Featuring extended high-frequency performance, coupled with a warm, deep low end, this mic is simply revolutionary. For all acoustic instruments, drums overheads, orchestral recording and many other unique applications, the RN17 is the new gold standard!
The second product of the sE/Rupert Neve collaboration, work on the RN17 began with a discussion between Rupert and Siwei Zou on the merits and problems of small-diaphragm condensers.
According to Siwei, "The SDC's problem is that they have a very clear sound - the SPL is high, but the sound is very cold, not like with a large diaphragm. The quality of the transformer can make the sound much, much better - but with a small transformer, nobody can do it."
"Rupert told me, 'I want THIS transformer.' I said, 'That transformer is too big. This is a small-capsule microphone. Impossible.' He said, 'I want the impossible to be possible.'"
THE SMALL DIAPHRAGM
With a 15mm diaphragm (the world's smallest production gold-sputtered diaphragm), the transient response of the RN17 is unparalleled. Such a small capsule reacts extremely quickly, and is therefore adept at picking up the most delicate of high-frequency content. However, a tiny diaphragm usually results in a lack of low-frequency response. How to counter this?
THE MASSIVE TRANSFORMER
Made obvious by the unusual chassis shape, the RN17's transformer is substantially larger than the norm. This full-scale transformer was custom-designed by Rupert Neve specifically for this microphone - and nobody has been designing audio transformers longer (or better) than Rupert Neve.
With an audio transformer of this magnitude, the RN17 is able to put out astonishing clarity across ALL frequencies - not just the highs. The midrange is detailed and forward, the lows are full and accurate, and the whole microphone has a balance and headroom never before achieved with a small-capsule microphone.
- Two matched sE RN17 microphones
- Two matched cardioid capsules
- Two shock mounts
- Premium flight case
|Package Contents||Two RN17 mics, shock mounts, stereo mounting bar, flight case, wooden box, mic pouches|
|Unit Weight||0.71 lb|
|Tube or Solid State||Solid State|
|Polar Pattern||Bi-Directional / Figure-Eight, Cardioid, Hyper-Cardioid, Omni-Directional|
|Number of Microphones||Stereo Pair|
|Frequency Range||20 Hz - 20 kHz|
|Sensitivity||-44.5 dBV/Pa (5.96 mV)|
|Max. SPL||131 dB|
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