sE Electronics X1 R Ribbon Microphone

The X1 R is a Rugged Ribbon for Any Purpose 

Drawing on Some of the Technologies in our VR1 & VR2 Ribbon Mics, the X1 R is a Vintage-Modern Hybrid That Provides all the Inherent Smoothness of a Hand-Crafted Ribbon Mic, But with More Versatility, Durability, and Ease of Use Than the Delicate Ribbons of Yesteryear

The second addition to the X1 Series, the X1 R brings the magic of traditional ribbon mics into the modern age with a tough construction that can handle any SPL. This is a ribbon you can take on the road. The sE X1 R ribbon microphone is a high performance passive ribbon from sE Electronics. The sE Electronics X1 R is suited to a variety of recording applications including guitar cabs, overhead drums, brass, woodwind, strings, commercial broadcast and voice-over.

This state of the art ribbon element enclosed by top-grade Neodymium magnets boasts some of our latest ribbon microphone technologies. We have combined our traditional ribbon technology with some of the mechanical elements of our own VR1/VR2 microphone HF (High Frequency) extension technology to bring you a classic sounding ribbon mic with a gentle HF lift.

The X1 R doesn't quite offer the full-frequency response performance of the VR1, VR2, or the widely acclaimed Rupert Neve Signature Series RNR1 - but its hybrid old and new ribbon technology gives you all the natural beauty of the ribbon sound, but with more versatility and ease of use than the majority of ribbons on today's market.

The X1 R comes standard with a mic clip that will securely attach it to any mic stand, but fits the Isolation Pack if a shockmount solution is desired. 


  • Electronics: Passive
  • Generation Element: Hand-Tension 2.5µm Aluminum Ribbon
  • Directional Pattern: Figure-8
  • Frequency Range: 20Hz - 16kHz
  • Impedance: 200 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 1.78 mV/Pa (-55 dB)
  • Max SPL: 135 dB (0.5% THD @ 1kHz)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 71 dB 
  • Self Noise: 23 dB(A)
  • Matching Connectors: XLR3F
  • Power Requirement: N/A (Phantom-Protected)
  • Wieght: 510g / 17.99oz