sE Electronics Voodoo VR2 Passive Ribbon Microphone
Ribbon microphones have been around since the early days of radio, and are often used for a thicker, more "vintage" sound. However, with thoroughly modern technologies and materials, sE has developed a range of mics that don't suffer from the lack of high-frequency detail plaguing most ribbons, so you can keep all the ribbon midrange magic without sacrificing your highs.
The VR1 & VR2 are your new "secret weapon" ribbons.
The VR2, an active ribbon that can take violins and voices right to the foreground of your listener's stereo.
The VR ribbon microphones from sE mark a new era for ribbon mic technology.
Until the VR Series, the only ribbon mic in the world to perform across 20Hz-20kHz was our own Rupert Neve collaboration, the RNR1. This was achieved using state-of-the-art custom transformers and a Rupert Neve-designed circuit to reveal HF usually absent.
With the VR mics, full frequency response is achieved using a clever mechanical device designed by Siwei Zou, the company CEO, and a hand-tensioned ribbon constructed by our highly specialized technicians in sE's capsule room.