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Golden Age Project R1 Active MKIII

Pricing & Availability

  • MSRP: $220


R1 Active MKIII Documentation

BidirectionalGolden Age Project R1 Active MKIII

Bidirectional Active Ribbon Microphone

The R1 Active (MK III) is a phantom powered, active ribbon mic. The internal amplifier circuit allows the mic to be used with any preamplifier, even on low-volume sources where passive ribbons’ need for external gain can be problematic.

As with all ribbon microphones, the R1’s ribbon is coupled to a step-up transformer, which raises the signal level from the transducer. The active circuitry uses a transformerless output.

A -10dB pad and HPF are switchable on the front of the mic body.

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Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Bidirectional (10 mV/Pa; 30 - 18,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -10 dB (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF (Via Switch)
Ribbon Construction Impedance SPL/Noise
Length: 50mm
Width: 5mm
Gauge: 2 microns
50 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 150 dB
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
850g (29.98oz) 185mm (7.28'') 69mm (2.72'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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