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sE Electronics RN17 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
sE Electronics RN17 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

sE Electronics RN17 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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MSRP: $1,499.00
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A Rupert Neve and sE Electronics collaboration, the RN17 small diaphragm microphone offers the benefits of small diaphragm design without the drawbacks.

The second product of the sE / Rupert Neve collaboration, work on the RN17 began with a discussion between Rupert and Siwei Zou on the merits and problems of small-diaphragm condensers. They decided on a 15mm diaphragm (the world's smallest production gold-sputtered diaphragm), giving the RN17 unparalleled transient response. Such a small capsule reacts extremely quickly, and is therefore adept at picking up the most delicate of high-frequency content.

Tiny diaphragms usually result in a lack of low frequency response. To counter this the RN17's transformer is substantially larger than normal, allowing the RN17 to produce astonishing clarity across all frequencies - not just the highs. The midrange is detailed and forward, the lows are full and accurate, and the whole microphone has a balance and headroom unlike any other small-capusle microphone.

sE Electronics RN17 Features

  • Second microphone of the sE/Rupert Neve collaboration
  • 15mm gold-sputtered diaphragm
  • Unparalleled transient response
  • Large transformer captures the low and midrange frequencies often left out by small diaphragm mics
  • Cardioid polar pattern
  • Matte black finish
  • RN17 small diaphragm condenser microphone1
  • Custom shock mount1
  • Transducer TypeCondenser
  • Polar PatternCardioid
  • Frequency Range20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Output Impedance200 ohms
  • Sensitivity5.96 mV/Pa (-44.5dB)
  • Sensitivity (Figure-8)2.51 mV/Pa (-52dB)
  • Max. SPL131 dB (0.5% THD @ 1kHz)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio76 dB
  • Self Noise18 dB(A)
  • Matching ConnectorsXLR3F
  • Power Requirement48V phantom
  • Dimensions1.73" diameter x 7.87" length
  • Weight11.32 oz

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