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Golden Age Project

GOL-R1TubeActive

Golden Age Project R 1 Tube Active - Active Ribbon Microphone with Tube Electronics

The R 1 series of ribbon microphones from Golden Age Project are all active models, and are a little more durable than there passive companions. The R 1 Tube Active has a valve based power supply and a very unique tone! The R1 Tube Active offers the unique and natural sound that has been available in classical microphones like the RCA 44 and 77 that are still used to make high quality recordings today after almost 70 years. On top of that, the active tube circuitry gives you that special tube intimacy, warmth and sparkle. It also raises the output level considerably to be similar to that of many condenser microphones. This has the good effect that one does not need special high gain microphone preamps when using the R1 Tube Active on quiet sound sources.


    • Golden Age Project R 1 Tube Active PRODUCT FEATURES:

      The R 1 TUBE ACTIVE is like a missing link of true old-school vintage recording in that it combines three vintage elements:
      - A classic ribbon transducer.
      - Two transformers.
      - A tube buffer amplifier.

      You might think that a ribbon, transformers and a tube amplifying stage will make the signal too smooth?
      It´s true that the sound of the R1 Tube Active is truly warm and fat, but the combination of the tube stage and the transformers will generate overtones that makes the signal come alive.

      If you are into mics, if instant no-need-to-mix good-sounding recording is your thing, if you are looking for a unique yet versatile mic, this is it!
    • Golden Age Project R 1 Tube Active TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

      Type: Large ribbon geometry, pure aluminium, 2 um thick, 50 x 5 mm size with active electronics.
      Polar pattern: Figure 8
      Frequency response:
      30 Hz – 18 kHz +/- 3 dB
      Sensitivity: -40 dB (0 dB = 1V/Pa) @ 1 kHz.
      Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted per IEC 268-4): < 16 dB typical.
      Maximum SPL (<1% THD @ 1 kHz): 165 dB.
      Output impedance: 200 ohm, balanced.
      Recommended load impedance: > 1000 Ohms.
      Dimensions: 69x185 mm. Weight: 1500g.
      Please note: Specifications can be changed at any time without notice.

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