sE Electronics and Rupert Neve Designs Announce RNT, Flagship Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Mic

If you have $3.5K to spend on an incredible tube condenser microphone that brings classic sounding tube mics to your productions thanks to Rupert Neve Designs and sE Electronics... check out RNT.

January 19th, 2018, Anaheim, CA – sE Electronics is extremely proud to announce the RNT, a premium large-diaphragm multi-pattern tube condenser microphone created in collaboration with Rupert Neve Designs. “All in all, the RNT brings the larger-than-life sounds of classic tube mics into the modern age with greater depth and clarity than ever before.”

The RNT is the third microphone in the collaboration between sE Electronics and Rupert Neve Designs, founded by the legendary audio designer Mr. Rupert Neve. From sE: “Much like the RNR1 Active Ribbon and RN17 Small-Diaphragm Condenser, the RNT is something truly special, developed over several years of careful listening and measurement by Mr. Rupert Neve, Mr. Siwei Zou, and the engineering teams from both companies.”

“The partnership between sE Electronics and Rupert Neve Designs is an extension of the great friendship between the two founders. This elegantly different tube microphone design was one of the first concepts they originally discussed long ago - and after many years in development, we are exceptionally proud to see it brought to life.” 

This new flagship tube microphone features “the very finest handcrafted capsule sE has ever developed”, nine switchable polar patterns, two custom Rupert Neve Designs output transformers, an ECC82 tube gain stage in the microphone, and a second gain stage in the floor box using the same high-performance op-amps as those found in Rupert Neve Designs’ flagship 5088 console. It also features fully discrete class-A electronics throughout, three switchable gain levels, and two switchable low-cut filters. The RNT ships standard with a high-end custom shock mount, a wooden microphone box, and a robust flight case.

RNT in the box

sE Electronics RNT Spec

  • Capsule: Handcrafted 1" diaphragm true condenser
  • Tube Complement: 1x 12AU7/ECC82
  • Polar Patterns: 9 (omni, cardioid, figure-8, plus 3 steps between each)
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 16 mV/Pa (-36 dB)
  • Gain: -12 / 0 / +12 dB, switchable
  • Max SPL: 151 dB
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 18 dB(A)
  • Dynamic Range: 133 dB
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 76 dB
  • Low Cut Filter: 40 / 80 Hz, 12 dB/oct, switchable
  • Electrical Impedance: 30 Ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance: >2k Ohms
  • Connectivity: 3-pin male XLR connector (floor box)
  • Microphone Dimensions: Diameter: 62 mm (2.44 in.), Length: 240 mm (9.45 in.)
  • Microphone Weight: 989 g (34.90 oz.)
  • Floor Box Dimensions: 356 x 135 x 100 mm (14.02 x 5.31 x 3.94 in.)
  • Floor Box Weight: 3,905 g (137.79 oz.)


The RNT will be shown at the 2018 Winter NAMM show on booth #15903, and is shipping worldwide January 2018 with an MSRP of $3,499 USD / €3,499 EUR. 

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