sE Electronics RNT Rupert Neve Signature Series Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

sE Electronics RNT Rupert Neve Signature Series Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

sE Electronics RNT Rupert Neve Signature Series Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

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Product Highlights

  • 1" True Condenser Capsule
  • Transformers from Rupert Neve Designs
  • Nine Selectable Polar Patterns
  • Omni, Cardioid, Figure-8 & Variable
  • Hand-Selected ECC82 Tube
  • Fully Discrete Class-A Electronics
  • Two HP Filters, -12 / 0 / +12 dB Gain
  • Custom Shockmount
  • Includes Power Supply & 8-Pin XLR Cable
  • Wooden Microphone Box, Flight Case
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  • 1Description

Developed in close collaboration with pioneering designer Rupert Neve, the flagship sE Electronics RNT is a large-diaphragm, multi-pattern tube condenser microphone, which promises to bring the larger-than-life sounds of classic studio tube microphones into the modern age, capturing vocals and instruments with enhanced depth and sonic clarity.

The RNT microphone features a handcrafted, gold-sputtered, 1" true-condenser, dual-diaphragm capsule, individually tuned in the company's factory to deliver a natural sound. The first active stage includes a hand-selected, low-noise ECC82 tube housed within the microphone chassis and optimized for driving the mic's first custom-made Rupert Neve Designs output transformer. The microphone's all-metal construction provides efficient rejection of electrical interference and noise, and its high-quality finish offers protection against damage from normal use or aging.

The floor box (power supply) houses a second, custom-made Rupert Neve Designs output transformer, built around the same custom op-amps used in Rupert Neve Designs' flagship 5088 recording console, and known for its pristine transparency and large headroom. The box features a nine-position polar pattern switch, which enables you to choose between omnidirectional, cardioid, figure-8, or positions in-between to optimize the pickup of the desired sound source while controlling ambient sound and minimizing unwanted signal bleed.

The Microphone utilizes fully discrete, Class-A electronics throughout both of its active stages. It offers three switchable stages of active gain with 24 dB of extended dynamic range, ideal for recording delicate ambiences or close-miking loud instruments and voices. Two switchable, active low-cut filters at 40 and 80 Hz help reduce unwanted rumble or compensate for proximity effect.

The RNT includes an 8-pin cable to connect the mic to the floor box, a custom shockmount, a wooden microphone box, and a flight case.

RNT Microphone

Handcrafted, Gold-Sputtered 1" True Condenser Capsule
  • sE's flagship capsule with refined electrode design delivers a natural sound
  • Handcrafted and individually tuned in the company's factory
Nine Selectable Polar Patterns
  • Precisely-tuned dual-diaphragm capsule design with omnidirectional, cardioid, and figure-8 polar patterns, plus three steps between each
  • Allows you to choose the perfect setting for every application
  • Minimize unwanted signal bleed with ease
Hand-Selected ECC82 Tube & Custom Rupert Neve Designs Audio Transformer
  • Each microphone-grade tube is carefully selected and pre-tested in house
  • Produce vivid realism and depth in recordings
  • Unique tube circuit design optimized for driving the mic's custom-built Rupert Neve Designs first output transformer
Handcrafted Metal Housing with Premium Finish
  • All-metal construction built with highest attention to detail
  • Efficient rejection of electrical interference and noise
  • High-quality finish ensures a great look for many years

Floor Box (Power Supply)

Second Custom-Built Rupert Neve Designs Audio Transformer
  • Transformer designed for sweet, musical performance and flawless isolation
  • Provides the legendary sonic character of Rupert Neve's transformers
Custom-Made, Discrete Class-A Rupert Neve Designs Amplification
  • Delivers the sonic character and performance expected from one of the world's most prized recording equipment
  • Utilizes the same operational amplifiers found in Rupert Neve Designs' flagship 5088 console
  • Discrete op-amps ensure large headroom, ultra-wide bandwidth, and zero crossover distortion
Active Gain Stage with Three Switchable Levels
  • Provides 24 dB of extended dynamic range for a wide range of applications (-12 / 0 / +12 dB)
  • Discrete Rupert Neve Designs op-amp cards ensure pristine performance
  • Suitable for every type of recording from capturing delicate ambience to close-miking loud instruments and voices
Two Switchable Active Low-Cut Filters
  • Switchable 80 and 40 Hz low-cut filters
  • Reduce unwanted rumble or foot-fall noise, or compensate for proximity effect
UPC: 819032011027
In the Box
sE Electronics RNT Rupert Neve Signature Series Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone
  • RNT Microphone
  • RNT Floor Box (Power Supply)
  • 8-Pin Cable (To Connect Mic to Floor Box)
  • IEC Power Cable
  • Wooden Microphone Box
  • Flight Case
  • sE Logo Sticker
  • Limited 4-Year Warranty, Extends to 5 Years by Registering through sE Electronics Website
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    sE Electronics RNT specs

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    Sound Field Mono
    Transducer Condenser
    Diaphragm 1" / 25.40 mm (Condenser)
    Tube Yes

    12AU7 (ECC82)

    Polar Pattern Cardioid, Figure-8, Omnidirectional

    3 additional steps between each of the main patterns for a total of 9 polar patterns

    Pattern Selection Switched
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio 76 dB 
    Equivalent Noise Level 18 dB A-Weighted
    Maximum SPL 151 dB SPL
    Pad -12 dB
    Impedance 30 Ohms
    Load Impedance 2 kOhms
    Sensitivity 16 mV/Pa
    Low-Cut Filter 12 dB/Octave @ 40 Hz
    12 dB/Octave @ 80 Hz
    Dynamic Range 133 dB
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Length 9.45" / 240 mm
    Diameter 2.44" / 62 mm
    Weight 34.9 oz / 989 g

    PSU Weight: 8.6 lb / 3.9 kg

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