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Royer SF-2 Active Small Light-Mass Ribbon Black

SF-2 Active Ribbon Microphone
Item - SF2
Royer Labs
€2,190.00
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format_quote The SF-2 ribbon microphone is a phantom-powered version of our original SF-1 ribbon microphone. Designed primarily for classical applications and acoustic instruments, the SF-2 combines high-quality audio performance with our exclusive active electronics for ribbon microphones. The SF-2’s output of -38 dB puts its sensitivity on par with that of phantom powered condenser microphones, allowing it to be used with a wide variety of mic pre’s regardless of gain characteristics. The unique electronics and custom designed FET’s used in the SF-2 deliver ultra-quiet operation, with self-noise of lower than 18 dB.

The SF-2’s magnet/pole piece transducer structure gives a wide, uniform frequency response with no substantial peaks or dips, and the 1.8-micron ribbon element delivers superb transient response. Frequency response is excellent regardless of the angle of sound striking the ribbon and off-axis coloration is negligible.

Gain

Our Active Series ribbon mics are as sensitive as phantom powered condenser microphones, allowing you to use virtually any mic preamplifier or board pre. Conventional ribbon microphones are 15 to 30 dB less sensitive than condenser mics, necessitating the use of high-quality, high-gain microphone preamplifiers when recording quieter sound sources like acoustic instruments, vocals, room ambiance, etc. The SF-2 contains a fully balanced, discrete head amplifier system which utilizes a specially wound toroidal transformer and ultra-low noise FET’s to deliver a sensitivity of -38 dB. Even with extremely quiet sound sources, you’ll have enough level to drive any recording medium.

The SF-2’s electronics create no additional self-noise. All of the SF-2’s higher output comes from its large, specially wound toroidal transformer which provides an additional 14 dB of ‘free gain.’ The phantom powered system operates at less than unity, adding no noise of its own.

Impedance Matching

The electronics in the SF-2 provide a perfect load to the ribbon element at all times, allowing the microphone to deliver 100% of its full sonic potential regardless of the input characteristics of the following mic-pre. Due to its low-impedance output, SF-2’s can be used on extremely long cable runs with minimal signal loss.

A proper impedance match is critical to the performance of ribbon microphones. Impedance mismatching loads a ribbon element improperly, resulting in loss of low end and body, lower sensitivity, and an overall diminished performance. With our Active Series ribbon mics, the ribbon element sees a perfect impedance at all times regardless of the preamp you choose, so its performance is never compromised by the effects of improper loading. In addition, the ribbon element cannot be damaged by phantom power, electrical glitches or miswired cables.
format_quote US parcels are shipped fully insured with DHLExpress and they usually arrive within 2-3 working days from pickup day zero.

EU parcels arrive within 4-6 working days and are shipped with DPD or ACE Logistics.

You are also most welcome to pick up your order from Retrosonic Pro Audio showroom, studio and warehouse in Tallinn, Estonia.

We ship worldwide! Contact us for a personal shipping quote or if you have any questions.

VAT (Value Added Tax) is deducted if you have a company with a valid EU VAT number or if you're based outside of EU. Non-EU buyer pays all and any import duty and tax as regulated by your local customs.
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Features

Phantom powered circuitry provides high output and impedance matching
High SPL capabilities (130 dB @ 70 Hz)
No distortion up to maximum SPL rating
Extremely low residual noise
Ribbon element not affected by heat or humidity
Absence of high frequency phase distortion.
Equal sensitivity from front and back of microphone
Consistent frequency response regardless of distance
High efficiency toroidal transformer and gold plated output connector
Very low magnetic leakage
Matte Black finish reduces reflected light for live and on-camera use

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