SE Electronics RN17-U, Small Diaphragm Microphone with Changeable Capsule, Designed with Mr. Rupert Neve, redefines the capabilities of an SDC.

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SE Electronics RN17-U, Small Diaphragm Microphone with Changeable Capsule, Designed with Mr. Rupert Neve, redefines the capabilities of an SDC.

The SE Electronics RN17-U is the first pencil microphone with a large-scale, hand-wound, ultra high performance transformer, the second of the SE / Rupert Neve collaboration, work on the SE Electronics RN17-U began with a discussion between Rupert and Siwei Zou on the merits and problems of small diaphragm condenser.

THE SMALL DIAPHRAGM

The SE Electronics RN17-U has a 15mm diaphragm and its the world's smallest production  gold-sputtered diaphragm, the transient response of the SE Electronics RN17-U is unparalled. Even the SE Electronics RN17-U has a small capsule it can reacts extremely quickly, and it therefore adept at picing up the most delicate of high-frequency content.

THE MASSIVE TRANSFORMER

Made obvious by the unusual chassis shape, the SE Electronics RN17-U transformer is substantially larger than the norm. This full-scale transformer was custom-designed by Rupert Neve specifically for this microphone - and nobody has been designing audio transformers longer (or better) than Rupert Neve.

With an audio transformer of this magnitude, the SE Electronics RN17-U is able to put out 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 never before achieved with a small-capsule microphone.

MATTE BLACK FINISH

The matte black finish minimizes the level of visual attention drawn to the microphone when used on stage or in the studio, allowing it to blend into the background.

ADDITIONAL CAPSULES

The SE Electronics RN17-U ships standard with a cardioid capsule, but an omnidirectional capsule is also available for purchase separately.

CUSTOM SHOCK MOUNT

Every SE Electronics RN17 includes a custom-designed, sturdy, protective, and easy-to-use shock mount, which is essential to reducing the unwanted effects of vibration or knocks to the supporting microphone stand.

SE Electronics RN17-U Main Features

  • Rupert Neve Designed Transformer
  • 17mm Mylar Capsule
  • Includes Cardioid Capsule
  • High Definition and Headroom

Capsule Type: Hand-Crafted True Condenser

Diaphragm: 17.2mm Gold/Mylar

Directional Pattern: Cardioid (omnidirectional capsule available separately)

Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz

Impedance: 200 Ohms

Sensitivity: 5.96 mV/Pa (-44.5dB)

Sensitivity (Figure-8): 2.51 mV/Pa (-52dB)

Max SPL: 131 dB (0.5% THD @ 1kHz)

Signal to Noise Ratio: 76 dB

Self Noise: 18 dB(A) (cardioid), 15 dB(A) (omni)

Matching Connectors: XLR3F

Power requirement: 48V phantom

Weight: 320g / 11.32oz

Diameter: 44 mm (transformer), 17mm (capsule)

Length: 200 mm

 

Stereo Bar (Matched Stereo Pair Only)

Weight: 245 g / 8.64 oz

Dimensions: 300 x 25 mm

Max. width between mic mounts: 276 mm

Min. width between mic mounts: 58 mm