The Ocean Way Audio RM1-B ribbon microphone, designed by audio transducer inventor Cliff Henricksen, represents a significant advancement in the realm of large-format ribbon microphones. With a focus on addressing common issues such as low sensitivity, dull spectral output, and unpleasant p-pop response, the RM1-B delivers exceptional sound quality and ease of use.
Designed for Excellence:
Engineered by Cliff Henricksen, a pro-audio transducer inventor and technologist.
Machined and assembled exclusively in America, ensuring high-quality craftsmanship.
Improved Ribbon Microphone Qualities:
Aims to overcome the limitations of traditional large-format ribbon microphones.
Addresses issues such as low sensitivity, dull spectral output, and unpleasant p-pop response.
Simplicity and Consistency:
The RM1-B is designed for simplicity, providing faithful recordings with minimal processing and downstream adjustments.
Ensures consistent results, making sessions more efficient over time.
Exquisitely-Thin Aluminum Diaphragm:
The diaphragm is made from exceptionally thin aluminum originally intended for medical research.
Vibrates in a powerful magnetic field, resulting in an unusually high output.
Features a carefully-engineered and artistically-voiced, ultra-low-noise phantom-powered preamplifier.
Provides a true plug-and-play setup that rarely requires equalization, even in complex ensemble mixes.
Integration of SuperQuiet® technology ensures sonic purity, delivering a noise-free recording experience.
Aesthetically Pleasing Design:
Aluminum case components have a softened matte surface with an attractive hard-anodized outer coating.
Grille/popfilter exhibits a graceful geometric form and pleasing color.
Cast iron magnetic circuit components are electroless nickel-plated for lasting beauty.
Optimized Magnetic Field Strength:
The RM1-B boasts the greatest magnetic field strength ever available in a ribbon microphone.
Unique FEA-analyzed design results in a pure iron physical structure around the ribbon, optimizing magnetics and ensuring resonance-free acoustical performance.
High Intensity NeO-Powered Magnet Super-Circuit:
Features a NeO-powered magnet super-circuit that delivers 6dB more level compared to traditional ribbon microphones.
Super-Audiophile 1st Stage Preamplifier:
Equipped with a super-audiophile 1st stage preamp with an all-discrete circuit.
Output level is comparable to the quietest condenser microphones.
Natural, Unaffected Sound:
Delivers completely natural and unaffected sound with full bandwidth in both directions.
The Ocean Way Audio RM1-B ribbon microphone stands out as a powerful and versatile tool for recording, offering advanced technology, aesthetic appeal, and exceptional sound quality.
-36dB sensitivity (1Pa), 20-20,000Hz
Materials and finishes used in the RM1-B:
Neodymium permanent magnets and low-carbon steel conductor-elements with electro-less nickel-plating for archival rust protection.
Aluminum case and all external hardware: Alloy aluminum, “hard-anodized”.
Other: All stainless steel fasteners pop/debris filter frames.
Consumables: Grilles with integral stainless steel frames, suspension elements, ribbon diaphragm.
Preamp requires standard 48v phantom power via XLR connector, draws about 8ma (4ma per side).
Integral cable assembly:
24” (0.64m) Gotham GAC3 cable, integral compression strain relief and gold-plated Neutrik cable-mount XLRM.
ISO1 subsonic-tuned isolation boom-mount (optional), yoke-mount (standard). All with standard 5/8”- 27 female mic-stand thread. A waterproof Pelican case holds and protects the mic for ribbon-safe transport.
5 years on all parts and manufacturing integrity. Ribbon warranty 90 days from purchase. RM1-B is fully repairable and rebuildable.
6.25”H x 3.25”W x 2.10”D
7.5lb (3.4 kg)
12”-18” a good working distance for normal vocals (closer gives proximity bass-boost).
Excellent for just about any instrument, except nearfield kick drum and nearfield bass guitar speaker pickup (LF will harm the ribbon).
Proudly hand-made in the United States of America.
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