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Golden Age Project R 1 Tube Active

Pricing & Availability

  • MSRP: $340


Reviews & News

R 1 Tube Active Documentation

BidirectionalGolden Age Project R 1 Tube Active

Bidirectional Tube Ribbon Microphone

The Golden Age Project R1 Tube Active is an active tube ribbon mic in a traditional pill-style body.

The mic uses a 12AX7 tube based amplifier.

The ribbon used in this mic is 50x5mm long ribbon with 2 micron thickness.

Sound On Sound - 2007
We loved this mic on acoustic. It was lovely and balanced and, thanks to the tube, gave a scratchy top (“but in a good way”), that we felt would help the guitar to work really well in the wider context of a mix. Again, the results seem very good for the price.

The mic ships with a 10m cable, power supply and aluminum flight case.

The Golden Age Project R 1 Tube Active is also known as: R1 Tube.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Bidirectional (10 mV/Pa; 30 - 18,000 Hz)
Ribbon Construction Impedance SPL/Noise
50mm ribbon, 2 micron aluminum 200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 165 dB
Self-noise: 16.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
1500g (52.91oz) 185mm (7.28'') 69mm (2.72'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Includes tube power supply

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