R1: Cardioid Small Diaphragm
The accuracy plus capsule
(Sound influenced by Schoeps 221b/AKG 451/452: CK1)
Sonic accuracy with extended high-frequency, responseľnylon/steel-string acoustic guitar, drum overheads, percussion, room miking & foley.
The R1 has been designed to capture instruments with a detailed high end, and features a dip in response around the 400 Hz to enhance the clarity of a program source.
Red Found the R1 most notable characterstics to be sweet highs, abundant high end detail, extremely lifelike transient response, and an open, uncompressed sound that seems to add extra depth and dimension to any source. It offers a punchy bass pickup without extended or muddy lows, netural off-axis response, and a lack of harshness that is extraordinary for a small diaphragm transducer.
The R1 is one of Red's renowned series of vintage capsules, each with their own unique tonal characteristics and pickup patterns.
Each of these vintage style microphone capsules come nestled in Red's hand built cherrywood/velvet line capsule box.
These bayonet-mounted capsules will add versatility to your vintage microphones and will fit on Neumann/Geffel CMV 563, 3, 4, 5 & RFT Tube microphones as well as on the Red Mic type B &A and on the Blue Bottle mic.
Frequency Response Chart
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