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The R1 MKII from Golden Age Project is a ribbon microphone that offers characteristic ribbon performance. It gives you the smooth high end and extended lows that make ribbon mics so popular with recording engineers and producers.
Outfitted with a ribbon that's 50mm long and 2 microns thick, the R1 MKII provides fast and life-like transient response, and can handle extremely high sound pressure levels—up to 160 dB SPL.
As is typical for a ribbon mic, it has a figure-8 polar pattern, which means it picks up primarily from the front and rear of the capsule and rejects sounds coming from the sides. You can use this to your advantage in the studio to help minimize bleed when two or more sources are recording in the same room. The R1 MKII is well-suited for electric guitar, vocals, strings, horns, acoustic instruments, orchestras, choral groups, and many live-sound applications.
The R1 MKII comes with a soft transport case and an XLR mic cable.
Offers the natural and musical sound of a classic ribbon microphone
Ultra-realistic reproduction, with smooth highs and extended low end
Provides the characteristic large-and-mellow ribbon-mic sound quality, featuring a very smooth top end and an extended low end
Fast and life-like transient response
An very high SPL capability, 160 dB SPL (1% THD @ 1000 Hz)
Very good sensitivity for a ribbon microphone
The Figure-8 polar pattern offers wide sweet spots both in the front and in the back of the microphone, and rejection on the sides
A ribbon that's 50 mm long and made of 2-micron-thick aluminum foil
An internal shock mount for the ribbon and magnet assembly
Comes with a soft transport case and an XLR mic cable
Manufactured from the finest materials for great performance and long-term reliability
Can be used with any standard mixer or preamp, preferably one with a balanced input