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sE Electronics RNT Tube Microphone

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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$2,499.00
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1500000189322   POS #:113988760
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The RNT is the third microphone in the collaboration between sE Electronics and Rupert Neve Designs, founded by the legendary audio designer Mr. Rupert Neve. Much like the RNR1 Active Ribbon and RN17 Small-Diaphragm Condenser, the RNT is something truly special, developed over several years of careful listening and measurement by Mr. Rupert Neve, M...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
$2,499.00
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Overview

The RNT is the third microphone in the collaboration between sE Electronics and Rupert Neve Designs, founded by the legendary audio designer Mr. Rupert Neve. Much like the RNR1 Active Ribbon and RN17 Small-Diaphragm Condenser, the RNT is something truly special, developed over several years of careful listening and measurement by Mr. Rupert Neve, Mr. Siwei Zou, and the engineering teams from both Rupert Neve Designs and sE Electronics. All in all, the RNT brings the larger-than-life sounds of classic tube mics into the modern age with greater depth and clarity than ever before.

The RNT utilizes fully discrete, Class-A electronics throughout both of its active stages. The first stage is tube-based, with a hand-selected, low-noise ECC82 tube within the microphone chassis, and implementing a custom-built Rupert Neve Designs output transformer. The second stage is within the floor box – which also controls polar pattern, filter and gain switching – and is built around the same custom op-amps used in Rupert Neve Designs’ flagship 5088 recording console, known worldwide for its unrivaled transparency and headroom. This second stage is also coupled with a second custom-made Rupert Neve Designs output transformer.

The custom handcrafted large-diaphragm true condenser capsule is sE’s finest capsule yet, born from years of rigorous testing and listening, and developed and constructed by hand in sE’s own factory. The Class-A electronics and switchable gain ensure a massive dynamic range, with high sound pressure level (SPL) handling capability and extremely low-noise components, and the switchable low-cut filters eliminate rumble or footfall noise, and can also compensate for an excess of bass frequencies caused by the proximity effect. This enables the RNT to close-mic many instruments including electric guitar speaker cabinets, brass instruments and drums. Lastly, the 9-position polar pattern switch allows for omnidirectional, cardioid, and figure-eight pickup patterns - and several positions in between each – for precise tailoring of the balance between direct and ambient sound when recording with the RNT. Reliable operation is ensured by the sturdy all-metal design, robust construction, and high-quality manufacturing standards. A high-quality metal case is also included.

Features

  • Hand-crafted, gold-sputtered 1-inch true condenser capsule
  • Nine selectable polar patterns
  • Hand-selected ECC82 tube and custom Rupert Neve Designs audio transformer
  • Custom-made, discrete Class-A Rupert Neve Designs amplification
  • In the floor box: a second custom-built Rupert Neve Designs audio transformer
  • Hand-crafted metal housing with premium finish
  • Active gain stage with three switchable levels
  • Two switchable active low-cut filters
Specifications
Audio
  • Analog or digital: Analog
Pattern and Type
  • Capsule: Large Diaphragm Condenser
  • Polar pattern: Switchable
  • Type: Not specified
  • Switches: Polar Pattern, HPF, Gain
  • Phantom power required: No
Size and Weight
  • Diameter: 2.44 in.
  • Length: 9.45 in.
  • Weight: 34.90 oz.
Included Accessories
  • Case: Yes
  • Clip: No
  • Shockmount: Yes
  • Power supply: Yes
  • Cable: Yes
  • Stand: No
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  • Repair costs covered for up to five years from date of purchase
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