Superlux R102 Aluminum Ribbon Microphone

Superlux R102 Aluminum Ribbon Microphone

The R102 is an active aluminum ribbon microphone designed for the recording studio. The features the high sensitivity of a condenser microphone, yet exhibits the smoother frequency response and excellent transient response of a ribbon microphone. The speed response of a ribbon mic is optimal among all types of microphones.

The R102 active aluminum ribbon microphone consists of two parts: an electro-magnetic transducer and an impedance converting circuit. The electromagnetic transducer applies a unique magnetic circui field with a strong Nd magnet. The aluminum alloy ribbon, with a thickness of only 2.5 microns, is suspended between 2 poles and vibrates in synchrony with the incoming acoustical energy (soundwaves). Due to the extremely low mass of the ribbon, the transducer of this microphone boasts a premium transient response in converting acoustic energy into electronic signals. Whether at low / high frequencies or low/high sound pressure levels, the R102 delivers a precise reproduction of the original sound


  • Wide and Extended Frequency Reponse
  • High sensitivity, wide dynamic range, low distortion and decreased noise
  • Stable performance regardless of ambient temperature or humidity
  • Figure 8 polar pattern with identical sensitivity at the front and back
  • Easy field replaceable modular ribbon aseembly

The Tech Features:

Brand:- Superlux

Model:- R102

Type:- Aluminum Ribbon

Element:- Active Pressure gradient electro-magnetic transducer

Diapraghm:- Aluminum Ribbon of 2.5 micron

Magnet:- Strong Nd

Polar Pattern:- Figure 8

Frequency Response:- 20 - 15,000 Hz

Sensitivity:- -40dBV/Pa (10 mV/Pa) at 1,000 Hz

Output Impedance:- 250 20% at 1,000 Hz

Rated Load Impedance:- >1000

Max. SPL:- >140dB

Equivalent Noise Level:- <20dB

Power Supply:- 48v phantom power only

Current Drain:- 4mA

Connector:- 3-pin XLR-Male type

Dimension:- 5.7cm x 3.7cm x 19.5cm

Included Accessories:- Plastic Hard Case, Microphone Cradle, XLR Cable

Net Weight:- 500g


Superlux.Deluxe Smoothness on a budget!

By: Squiz Squires on 23 October 2019
Great silky ribbon mic for a fraction of the cost of most others.Phantom powered means no low gain issues as is common in passive ribbons.A true smooth lil ripper!

Superlux Ribbon Mic

By: Marc Scully (Studio 57 Recording) on 17 December 2017
Super happy with this mic - I recorded acoustic guitar & vocal together, then recorded a tele through a Fender Hot Rod DeLuxe - we used a Shure 57 up close + the Ribbon mic a few feet from the amp. Last test recording was in vocals - beautiful result - crystal clear clarity, warm tone, super clean. I highly recommend this mic It’s sturdy & the price is under $200

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