Product Description


Superlux R102 Aluminum Ribbon Microphone

The R102 is an active aluminium 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 aluminium ribbon microphone consists of two parts: an electro-magnetic transducer and an impedance converting circuit. The electromagnetic transducer applies a unique magnetic circuit field with a strong Nd magnet. The aluminium 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.

Please note: This item requires 48v phantom power to function.


  • Wide and Extended Frequency Response
  • 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 assembly

The Tech Features

Brand: Superlux

Model: R102

Type: Aluminum Ribbon

Element: Active Pressure gradient electro-magnetic transducer

Diaphram: 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


Reviews (5)

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You little ripper

By: on 17 January 2024
Started using it right away and was very impressed with the quality of recording. Build quality is sturdy and the mic holder is really handy. Quality for the price is impressive. I have used it for recording acoustic and electric guitar so far and have been satisfied with the results.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for your feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with our product.

How to fix cradle !

By: on 16 November 2022
I've just got a pair or the mark2's. Same cradle. If you have a spinning cradle that will not lock, it's because the washer in the base is the wrong way around. Sounds silly, but this fixes the issue. Unscrew the big screw in the base of the cradle, There's a tapered washer. You would naturally think its designed to countersink the large screw, but it s not! Turn it over and reassemble. Now the washer will bite on the bracket and lock everything in place. The small screw on the top looks to be cosmetic to fill in the hole, leave that one alone. (@Artist Guitars - Please let James know) I've also written a review for the mk2 with that listing. Essentially very flat response. Great for taming tizzy highs, but takes Eq really well if you want to lift the high end

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you and we relly appreciate the great and helpful review.

Superlux R102 Aluminum Ribbon Microphone

By: on 8 February 2022
The mic sounds as good as everyone says it does, so I won't bore you with those details. Mostly I was impressed with just how sturdy and well built it is for such a cheap price, and all the included accessories. More than that though, Artist Guitars provided exceptional customer service when I asked them about the cradle and if it can be locked in place at the mic stand and not rotate. Short answer is no. But they went into a lot of detail for me, which I appreciated. Truth be told this is not a problem for 99% of the ways I'll use this mic. This mic is an absolute bargain and Artist are great to deal with. Happy customer.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for the review. We truly appreciate it. We are happy to hear that you are satisfied with the product and our overall service.

Superlux.Deluxe Smoothness on a budget!

By: 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: 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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