sE Electronic RN17 (single)


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Designed and built by Mr. Rupert Neve and sE Electronics

A leap in technology… The world’s first Pencil mic

The sE RN17 Stereo Pair is our latest addition to the new sE Rupert Neve range of mics. Using a custom designed, hand wound, transformer this is the world’s first pencil mic with a large scale, ultra high performance, transformer.

Combined with a newly developed 17mm capsule from sE, the world’s smallest production gold sputtered Mylar capsule, the result is truly magnificent. The definition and detail from the capsule is incredible, made more so by the headroom afforded by the Rupert Neve transformer. The combined effect is one of exceptional clarity, with a wonderfully silky finish.

The mic ships with a Cardioid capsule, in a beautiful wooden presentation case, and with 5 canisters to hold the Cardioid capsule shipped with the mic, and further Supercardioid, Omni, Hypercardioid and Figure of 8 capsules which are available to purchase separately. The whole system is then packaged in our top-of-the range signature series flight-case with a custom shock mount.

The sE RN17 is the ultimate in pencil mic perfection… ideal for all instrument micing applications. This amazing mic, like the sE Rupert Neve RNR1 ribbon, is set to change the way you record forever.

Optional: Available in Stereo Pairs.


Technical Specifications
Acoustic Operating Principle: Presure Condensor
Directional pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Range: 20Hz – 20KHz
Sensitivity at 1kHz Into 1kohm: -44.5±0.5dBV/ Pa(6mV/Pa)
Rated Impedance: 200 ohms
Rated Load Impedance: 1 kohms
Equivalent Noise Level, CCIR1): 23dB
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted1): 18dB
Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR1) (rel. 94 dB SPL): 69 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted1) (rel. 94 dB SPL): 74 dB
Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%2): 150 dB
Maximum output voltage: 4V
Dynamic range of the microphone amplifier (A-weighted): 131 dB
Supply voltage (P48, IEC 61938): 48 V ± 4 V
Current consumption (P48, IEC 61938): 3mA
Matching connectors: XLR3F
Weight: 248 g
Diameter: 44 mm
Length: 200 mm

Additional information

Weight 10 kg
sE Electronics RN17