Robert from AZ. They use some modern ingenuity to add new functionality to superb classic designs and produce them in a cost-effective way which allows them to be both optimized and affordable. ABOUT US. They are available to offer you personalized product advice any time you need it. And with its high sensitivity (for a ribbon), it's … Unlike vintage ribbons, the R1 Active MKII features ultra-high 165dB SPL handling, which means you can use it on loud sources without trepidation. The result is natural, musical ribbon sound with the consistency afforded by active electronics. Zero spots towards the sides. To learn more about our cookie policy, please check our Privacy Policy. A removable microphone cable and a nice aluminium ight case. ABOUT US. An ultra-high SPL capability, 165 dB SPL (1% THD @ 1000Hz) and a very high sensitivity for a ribbon micro- phone, similar to many condenser microphones. 2. An internal shock mount for the ribbon and magnet assembly. With its budget-friendly price tag, a pair of these versatile ribbons is perfect for stereo applications such as drum overheads. Active Ribbon Microphone with Tube Electronics. Its fast transient response makes it a great choice for drums, acoustic and electric guitar, and piano. , Active Tube Ribbon Mic with Figure-8 Polar Pattern and 12AX7 Buffer Amp. A 50 mm long ribbon made of 2 microns thick aluminium foil. Fortunately, this small, family-owned Swedish company makes gear the same way it was made back in the day — at an amazingly gentle price. 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. Music background: Trumpet performance degree, former pro player, 31 years as a recording engineer, producer and composer. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer will get back to you shortly. Golden Age R1 Active MKIII delivers a classic ribbon sound with smooth highs and extended low end. Sweetwater's Sales Engineers are regarded as the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the music industry, with extensive music backgrounds and intense training on the latest products and technologies. Golden Age R1 Tube Active ribbon microphone combines a classic ribbon transducer with two transformers and a tube buffer amp. This used item has been thoroughly checked out by our experts to make sure it is in perfect working condition. Its fast transient response makes it a great choice for drums, acoustic and electric guitar, and piano. Learn More. Golden Age Project is a Swedish company with almost 20 years of experience in the high-end audio field. Exclusive deals, delivered straight to your inbox. - Two transformers. It's the ribbon mic you've been waiting for. Copyright 2018 Golden Age Project | All Rights Reserved |. Inspired by original designs, Golden Age uses modern technology to re-create that lush, opulent sound, making it surprisingly affordable. We then re-sealed it in its original packaging with all factory included accessories and owner's manual. Buying music gear can be complicated, but your Sweetwater Sales Engineer is here to help. The R1 Tube Active can be used with any standard mixer or preamp, prefer- ably with a balanced input. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Hand selected from all across the globe, each brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the world of music gear. About This Listing. And with its high sensitivity (for a ribbon), it's awesome for capturing sensitive vocal performances. From outboard equipment to condenser, dynamic, and ribbon mics; you can outfit your entire studio with vintage-inspired Golden Age gear without exceeding your budget. Golden Age Project is a Swedish company with almost 20 years of experience in the high-end audio field. The unmatched natural and musical sound of a classical ribbon microphone combined with the consistent sound quality offered by the addition of active electronics. Golden Age R1 Tube Active ribbon microphone combines a classic ribbon transducer with two transformers and a tube buffer amp. 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. microphones. The R1 Active can be used with any standard mixer or preamp with a balanced input that can supply 48V phantom power. A fast and life-like transient reproduction. A low-noise 12AX7 tube amplifier that isolates the ribbon and gain make-up transformer from the outside world. I could go on and on, most important thing is the R1 is just a beautiful mic with a 5 star rating at a really fair price. 3 new from $229.99 3 used from $219.61. A stunning realism with the feeling of “being-there”. You might think that a ribbon, transformers and a tube amplifying stage will make the signal too smooth? Fat, warm, punchy, and authoritative; this is the sound heard on countless hits for nigh unto half a century. Questions about the Golden Age Project R1 Tube Active Ribbon Microphone? Manual. Our Sales Engineers are a world-class team of music gear experts whose sole job is to provide you with helpful advice and unparalleled service completely free of charge.