Drawing on some of the technology in the VR1 and VR2 ribbon mics, the X1 R is a vintage-modern hybrid that provides all the inherent smoothness of a hand-crafted ribbon mic, but with more versatility, durability, and ease of use than the delicate ribbons of yesteryear.
The X1 R brings the magic of traditional ribbon mics into the modern age with a tough construction that can handle any SPL. This is a ribbon you can take on the road. The sE X1 R ribbon microphone is a high performance passive ribbon from sE Electronics. The sE Electronics X1 R is suited to a variety of recording applications including guitar cabs, overhead drums, brass, woodwind, strings, commercial broadcast and voice-over.
This state of the art ribbon element enclosed by top-grade Neodymium magnets boasts some of sE Electronics' latest ribbon microphone technologies. Combining their traditional ribbon technology with some of the mechanical elements of the VR1/VR2 microphone HF (High Frequency) extension technology brings you a classic sounding ribbon mic with a gentle HF lift.
The X1 R doesn't quite offer the full-frequency response performance of the VR1, VR2, or the widely acclaimed Rupert Neve Signature Series RNR1 - but its hybrid old and new ribbon technology gives you all the natural beauty of the ribbon sound, while providing more versatility and ease of use.
sE Electronics X1 R Features
- Vintage-modern hybrid
- As smooth as a hand-crafted ribbon mic, with more versatility, durability, and ease of use
- High performance passive ribbon element enclosed by neodymium magnets
- Classic-sounding ribbon mic with a gentle HF lift
- X1 R ribbon microphone1
- Mic clip1
- Transducer TypeRibbon
- Polar PatternFigure-8
- Frequency Range20 Hz - 16 kHz
- Output Impedance200 Ohms
- Sensitivity1.78 mV/Pa (-55dB)
- Max SPL135 dB (0.5% THD @ 1kHz)
- Signal to noise ratio71 dB
- Self noise23 dB(A)
- Matching connectorsXLR3F
- Weight17.99 oz (510 g)