The VR ribbon microphones from sE mark a new era for ribbon mic technology. Until the VR Series, the only ribbon mic in the world to perform across 20Hz-20kHz was our own Rupert Neve collaboration, the RNR1. This was achieved using state-of-the-art custom transformers and a Rupert Neve-designed circuit to reveal HF usually absent.
Ribbon microphones have an unmistakeable warm and true tone that is indispensable in a recording studio. Unfortunately, most ribbons are prohibitively expensive for many engineers. sE Electronics heard the calls for an affordable ribbon mic and introduced the Voodoo VR1 passive ribbon. Now you can get all of that detailed clear sound from a true ribbon mic, at a price anyone can afford.
At sE Electronics, CEO Siwei Zou is right there working with his employees designing these amazing microphones. As a classically trained musician in his own right, he knows what he wants out of a great microphone. The circuitry that is responsible for the VR1's unbelievable performance is direct from the man himself.
Generating Element: Hand-tensioned 2.5µm aluminum ribbon
Directional Pattern: Figure-8
Frequency range: 20 Hz - 18 kHz
Impedance: 300 Ohms
Sensitivity: 1.78 mV/Pa (-55 dB)
Max SPL: 135 dB (0.5% THD @ 1kHz)
Signal to Noise Ratio: 75 dB
Self Noise: 19 dB(A)
Matching Connectors: XLR3F
Power requirement: N/A (phantom-protected)