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sE Electronics RN17 Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

RN17 Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with a 20Hz-20kHz Frequency Response, a 18 dB Self Noise, and Features a Gold-Sputtered Mylar Capsule.


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MSRP: Old Price $1,299.00 Discounted Price $999.00 Save : $300.00 (23%)
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MSRP: Old Price $1,299.00 Discounted Price $999.00 Save : $300.00 (23%)
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Designed with Mr. Rupert Neve, the sE Electronics RN17 Small-Diaphragm Condenser microphone redefines the capabilities of an SDC. This is the world's first pencil microphone with a large-scale, hand-wound, ultra-high-performance transformer.

The Small Diaphragm
With a 15 mm diaphragm (the world's smallest production gold-sputtered diaphragm), the transient response of the RN17 is unparalleled. Such a small capsule reacts extremely quickly, and is therefore adept at picking up the most delicate of high-frequency content.

The Massive Transformer
Made obvious by the unusual chassis shape, the RN17's transformer is substantially larger than the norm. This full-scale transformer was custom-designed by Rupert Neve specifically for this microphone - and nobody has been designing audio transformers longer (or better) than Rupert Neve. With an audio transformer of this magnitude, the RN17 is able to put out astonishing clarity across ALL frequencies - not just the highs. The midrange is detailed and forward, the lows are full and accurate, and the whole microphone has a balance and headroom never before achieved with a small-capsule microphone.

Custom Shock Mount
Every RN17 includes a custom-designed, sturdy, protective, and easy-to-use shock mount, which is essential to reducing the unwanted effects of vibration or knocks to the supporting microphone stand.

Additional Capsules
The RN17 ships with a cardioid capsule, but the wooden box has room for additional capsules in the form of omni, cardioid cut, hypercardioid, and figure-8. These capsules can be utilized for enhanced room sound (omni), low-frequency control (cardioid cut) greater side rejection (hypercardioid), or mid-side recording techniques.

Matte Black Finish
The matte black finish minimizes the level of visual attention drawn to the microphone when used on stage or in the studio, allowing it to blend into the background.


  • Transient response is unparalleled
  • Adept at picking up the most delicate of high-frequency content
  • Transformer is substantially larger than the norm
  • Ability to switch capsules
  • Includes a custom-designed, sturdy, protective, and easy-to-use shockmount, cardioid capsule, and wooden box

Get your sE Electronics RN17 Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Small-Diaphragm Condenser
  • Cardioid Capsule
  • Custom-Designed Shockmount
  • Wooden Storage Box
  • User's Guide


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Microphone Type Small Diaphragm Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Capsule/Diaphragm Size 17 mm
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Self Noise 18dB
Pad No
Low Cut Filter No
Capsule Material Gold-Sputtered Mylar
Body Material Metal
Body Color Black
Connector Type XLR
Power Requirements +48v Phantom Power
Weight 0.55 lbs
Model SEE-RN17
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for two years and labor for two years from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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