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Superlux R102 Aluminum Ribbon Microphone

Superlux R102 Aluminum Ribbon Microphone

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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


  • 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


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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