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sE Electronics RNT

Large-diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone with 9 Polar Patterns, 2 Highpass Filters, and Custom Rupert Neve Transformers
Product Highlights
  • Engineered for sweet, musical performance and bulletproof isolation
  • Hand-crafted, gold-sputtered 1" true-condenser capsule
  • 9 selectable polar patterns
  • Hand-selected ECC82 tube and custom Rupert Neve Designs audio transformers
  • Microphone-grade tube is carefully selected and pretested
  • Enhances your recordings with stunning realism and depth
  • Unique tube circuit design optimized for driving the first custom-made transformer
  • Custom-made, discrete Class A Rupert Neve Designs amplification
  • Utilizes the same op-amps found in Rupert Neve Designs' flagship 5088 console
  • Discrete op-amps ensure quality without compromise: enormous headroom, ultra-wide bandwidth, and zero crossover distortion
  • A second custom-built Rupert Neve Designs audio transformer in the Floor Box
  • Hand-crafted metal housing with premium finish
  • All-metal construction built with extreme attention to detail
  • Efficient rejection of electrical interference and noise
  • Active gain stage with three switchable levels
  • Provides 24dB of extended dynamic range for a wide range of applications
  • Discrete Rupert Neve Designs op-amp cards ensure pristine performance
  • 2 switchable active highpass filters to reduce rumble or compensate for proximity effect

  • Overview
  • Tech Specs

Developed in close collaboration with pioneering designer Rupert Neve, the flagship sE Electronics RNT is a large-diaphragm, multi-pattern tube condenser microphone, which promises to bring the larger-than-life sounds of classic studio tube microphones into the modern age, capturing vocals and instruments with enhanced depth and sonic clarity.

The RNT microphone features a handcrafted, gold-sputtered, 1" true-condenser, dual-diaphragm capsule, individually tuned in the company's factory to deliver a natural sound. The first active stage includes a hand-selected, low-noise ECC82 tube housed within the microphone chassis and optimized for driving the mic's first custom-made Rupert Neve Designs output transformer. The microphone's all-metal construction provides efficient rejection of electrical interference and noise, and its high-quality finish offers protection against damage from normal use or aging.

The floor box (power supply) houses a second, custom-made Rupert Neve Designs output transformer, built around the same custom op-amps used in Rupert Neve Designs' flagship 5088 recording console, and known for its pristine transparency and large headroom. The box features a nine-position polar pattern switch, which enables you to choose between omnidirectional, cardioid, figure-8, or positions in-between to optimize the pickup of the desired sound source while controlling ambient sound and minimizing unwanted signal bleed.

The Microphone utilizes fully discrete, Class-A electronics throughout both of its active stages. It offers three switchable stages of active gain with 24 dB of extended dynamic range, ideal for recording delicate ambiences or close-miking loud instruments and voices. Two switchable, active low-cut filters at 40 and 80 Hz help reduce unwanted rumble or compensate for proximity effect.

The RNT includes an 8-pin cable to connect the mic to the floor box, a custom shockmount, a wooden microphone box, and a flight case.

Price: Upon Request

Capsule Handcrafted 1" diaphragm true condenser
Tube Complement 1x 12AU7/ECC82
Polar Patterns 9 (omni, cardioid, figure-8, plus 3 steps between each)
Frequency range 20 Hz - 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity 16 mV/Pa (-36 dB)
Gain -12 / 0 / +12 dB, switchable
Max SPL 151 dB
Equivalent Noise Level -18 dB(A)
Dynamic Range 133 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio 76 dB
Low Cut Filter 40 / 80 Hz, 12 dB/oct, switchable
Electrical Impedance 30 Ohms
Recommended Load Impedance >2k Ohms
Connectivity 3-pin male XLR connector (floor box)

Price: Upon Request

Microphone Dimensions
  • Diameter: 62 mm (2.44 in.)
  • Length: 240 mm (9.45 in.)

Microphone Weight
  • 989 g (34.90 oz.)

Floor Box Dimensions
  • 356 x 135 x 100 mm (14.02 x 5.31 x 3.94 in.)

Floor Box Weight
  • 3,905 g (137.79 oz.)