Golden Age R1A Premier Ribbon Microphone

Golden Age R1A Premier Ribbon Microphone

Golden Age gave the R1 Active ribbon mic a Premier upgrade with a Lundahl transformer. Capture vocals with you-are-there realism and sweet ribbon smoothness!

Golden Age R-1 MKII Ribbon Microphone

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Join the Ribbon Renaissance. Capture the classic character of a vintage ribbon microphone with the Golden Age R-1 MKII, complete with padded storage bag.

The R1 MKII is a high quality vintage style ribbon microphone. It offers the unique and natural sound that has been available in classical microphones like the RCA 44 and 77 that are still used to make high quality recordings today, after almost 70 years.

The R1 MKII is very well suited for the recording of most sound sources like vocals, acoustic instruments, strings, horns, orchestras and choral groups and many live sound applications.

Includes a padded storage bag.

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Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. (4 ratings)
Submitted February 8, 2012 by Sonny Flores in Benicia, CA
"Golden Age R1"
Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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I was abit unsure of how this mic would hold up, but now that have used it, here is my opinion; I ran this mic thru the GA Pre73 for acoustic guitar, not bad, a bit muddy. But whenI matched the R1 with a UA Audio 610 SLO, it really performed well, clear non brassy, very smooth response. My voice is a cross between Neil young and Tom Petty. I have a Rode Nt2 and a TLM 103, but the R1 is my choice for my voice. Great price for a Ribbon under 200$ amazing value.
Musical Background:
Playing Guitar for 30 + years, have a well set up "Project Studio" Moo Studios
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