SE RUPERT TUBE MIC
April 17, 2015
sE Electronics has teamed up with Rupert Neve to produce the RNT large-diaphragm tube microphone. The mic features a three-position high-pass filter and nine-step polar pattern dial going from figure-eight to omni and everything in between. It has a high-voltage tube circuit within the microphone itself and Rupert Neve’s input is evident with the floor box containing a discrete, class-A amplifier circuit using the same custom op-amps as Rupert Neve Designs’ 5088 analogue mixing console. There are also two of Rupert’s custom transformers and a custom mic capsule designed by sE to provide extreme headroom (153dB) and high-bandwidth frequency response. The ample headroom means there’s no need for a pad, but the amplifier circuit in the floor box has three gain settings of -12dB, 0dB (flat), and +12dB. The RNT will go for US$3495.