Peluso R14 Ribbon Microphone
The Peluso R14 Ribbon Microphone is a passive ribbon microphone designed after classic ribbons, with natural, rich, and silky sound.
The Peluso R14 Ribbon Microphone employs a thin corrugated aluminum ribbon tensioned between two rare earth neodymium magnets. It uses the long-ribbon geometry of classic ribbon microphones of the 1930s. The Peluso R14 sound is rich, warm, and silky smooth with generous low end, and is known to take EQ very nicely. The natural sound of the Peluso R14 Ribbon Microphone is the perfect complement to the condensers in your microphone collection. Remember never blow into a ribbon microphone! The microphone comes as a complete system including: R14 Microphone in a Wood Box, and a Shock Mount.
Peluso R14 Ribbon Microphone Specifications
- Type: Ribbon-Velocity Studio Microphone
- Operating Principle: Electrodynamic Pressure Gradient
- Magnets: Rare Earth Neodymium
- Frequency Range: 30Hz/16KHz
- Polar Pattern: Figure 8 (Bi-Directional)
- Sensitivity: > -52 dBV re: 1v/pa
- Impedance: 200 ohms
- SPL: 149 dB
- Equivalent Noise: 0 dB(A)
- Power Requirements: None required or recommended
- Size: 36mm x 176 mm
- Weight: 496g
What We Think - Peluso R14 Review
"The Peluso R14 is a fat sounding ribbon for sure. The low end and lower midrange response on this mic will make a floor tom sing, guitar cab thunder, or acoustic guitar bellow! Tuned to accent the lower ranges, the R14 takes hi end shelving boosts very well to bring more balance to the sound when needed. Smooth mids take the edge off of just about anything!"
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The R14 is a fantastic mic. I really love them on guitar amps, I’ve been pleasantly surprised with them on some vocals and the R14 is by far my favorite mic for banjo. In my opinion the R14 is every bit as good as the R121 and far more versatile.
recently i spent a lot of time recording vocals/acoustic guitar with it. the sound is smooth. at first i was reluctant to record vocals because of proximity effect, but by positioning the mic so i am singing up front & close but just below the capsule, while the mic is facing downard picking up the acoustic guitar, i was able to get a very nice mono recording of voice/acoustic guitar. the balance is just right for my taste. now i am using it as a vocal stand alone mic, up close, but making sure my mouth is just below the capsule, otherwise my breath and vocal traits cause too much pops, even with a pop screen. on instruments it is superb. depending on which mic pre you use, you can even get away w/40 db (that is with using my Origin STT-1) or i've had good success using it with the Cloud ribbon mic booster (which supplys 20db gain) going into a Groove Tubes Brick cranked to full volume. i've also used it with a Speck Mic Pre 5.0, & a Chandler TGII cranked to 60 db all with good results