Collaboration between sE Electronics and Rupert Neve Designs
A new flagship tube microphone delivering the pristine, musical sonic character & uncompromising performance of the world's most prized recording equipment.
The RNT is the third microphone in the collaboration between sE Electronics and Rupert Neve Designs, founded by the legendary audio designer Mr. Rupert Neve.
Much like the RNR1 and RN17 before it, the RNT is something truly special, developed over many years of careful listening and measurement by Mr. Rupert Neve, Mr. Siwei Zou, and the engineering teams from both Rupert Neve Designs and sE Electronics.
All in all, this new flagship tube microphone brings the larger-than-life sounds of classic studio microphones into the modern age with greater depth and clarity than ever before.
The RNT utilizes fully discrete, Class-A electronics throughout both of its active stages.
The first stage is tube-based, with a hand-selected, low-noise ECC82 tube within the microphone chassis, and implementing a custom-built Rupert Neve Designs output transformer.
The second stage is within the floor box – which controls polar pattern, filter and gain switching – and is also coupled with a second custom-made Rupert Neve Designs output transformer.
This second stage is is built around the same custom op-amps used in Rupert Neve Designs’ flagship 5088 recording console, known worldwide for its unrivaled transparency and headroom.
The custom handcrafted large-diaphragm true condenser capsule is the finest capsule sE has ever made, born from years of rigorous testing and listening, and developed and constructed by hand in sE’s own factory.
Massive dynamic range
The Class-A electronics and switchable gain ensure a massive dynamic range, with high sound pressure level (SPL) handling capability and extremely low-noise components, and the switchable low-cut filters eliminate rumble or footfall noise, and can also compensate for an excess of bass frequencies caused by the proximity effect. This enables the RNT to close-mic many instruments including electric guitar speaker cabinets, brass instruments and drums.
Lastly, the 9-position polar pattern switch allows for omnidirectional, cardioid, and figure-eight pickup patterns (plus several positions in between each) for precise tailoring of the balance between direct and ambient sound when recording with the RNT.
INSIDE THE MICROPHONE
HAND-CRAFTED, GOLD-SPUTTERED 1" TRUE CONDENSER CAPSULE
The finest and most complex capsule sE has ever built
Hand-crafted and individually tuned in our very own factory
Refined electrode design delivers supremely natural sound quality
NINE SELECTABLE POLAR PATTERNS
Precisely-tuned dual-diaphragm capsule design allows you to choose the perfect setting for every application
Minimize unwanted signal bleed with ease
HAND-SELECTED ECC82 TUBE & CUSTOM RUPERT NEVE DESIGNS AUDIO TRANSFORMER
Each microphone-grade tube is carefully selected and pretested in-house
Allows for stunning realism and depth in recordings
Unique tube circuit design optimized for driving the first custom-made transformer
HAND-CRAFTED METAL HOUSING WITH PREMIUM FINISH
All-metal construction built with highest attention to detail
Efficient rejection of any electrical interference and noise
High quality finish ensures a great look for many years
WHAT'S IN THE BOX
RNT Floor Box (Power Supply)
8-pin cable (to connect mic to floor box)
IEC power cable
Wooden microphone box
sE logo sticker
User manual with warranty card
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)
Microphone Dimensions: Diameter: 62 mm, Length: 240 mm
Microphone Weight: 989 g
Floor Box Dimensions: 356 x 135 x 100 mm
Floor Box Weight: 3,905 g