sE Electronics RN17 Microphone with wooden box, shock mount and case

  • Item # 1498019
  • Model # RN17-U

With a 15mm diaphragm (the world's smallest production gold-sputtered diaphragm), the transient response of the RN17 is unparalleled. Such a small capsule reacts extremely quickly, and is therefo… Learn More

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Designed with Rupert Neve, the RN17 redefines the capabilities of small-diaphragm condensers.

With a 15mm diaphragm (the world's smallest production gold-sputtered diaphragm), the transient response of the RN17 is unparalleled. Such a small capsule reacts extremely quickly, and is therefore adept at picking up the most delicate of high-frequency content. However, a tiny diaphragm usually results in a lack of low-frequency response. THE MASSIVE TRANSFORMERMade obvious by the unusual chassis shape, the RN17's transformer is substantially larger than the norm. This full-scale transformer was custom-designed by Rupert Neve specifically for this microphone - and nobody has been designing audio transformers longer (or better) than Rupert Neve.With an audio transformer of this magnitude, the RN17 is able to put out astonishing clarity across ALL frequencies - not just the highs. The midrange is detailed and forward, the lows are full and accurate, and the whole microphone has a balance and headroom never before achieved with a small-capsule microphone.MATTE BLACK FINISHThe matte black finish minimizes the level of visual attention drawn to the microphone when used on stage or in the studio, allowing it to blend into the background.CUSTOM SHOCK MOUNTEvery RN17 includes a custom-designed, sturdy, protective, and easy-to-use shock mount, which is essential to reducing the unwanted effects of vibration or knocks to the supporting microphone stand. This is the world's first pencil microphone with a large-scale, hand-wound, ultra high performance transformer. Order today.

Technical Specification

sE Electronics RN17 Microphone with wooden box, shock mount and case

  • Capsule Type: Hand-Crafted True Condenser
  • Diaphragm: 17.2mm Gold/Mylar
  • Directional Pattern: Cardioid (omnidirectional capsule available separately)
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Impedance: 200 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 5.96 mV/Pa (-44.5dB)
  • Sensitivity (Figure-8): 2.51 mV/Pa (-52dB)
  • Max SPL: 131 dB (0.5% THD @ 1kHz)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 76 dB
  • Self Noise: 18 dB(A) (cardioid), 15 dB(A) (omni)
  • Matching Connectors: XLR3F
  • Power requirement: 48V phantom
  • Weight: 320g / 11.32oz
  • Diameter: 44 mm (transformer), 17mm (capsule)
  • Length: 200 mm