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Red Type A6

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Whatever your sound, it’s just your type. Includes the R6 Capsule.The Type A vacuum tube microphone system is an innovative and unique solution for virtually any recording need. Combining low ...
Whatever your sound, it’s just your type. Includes the R6 Capsule.

The Type A vacuum tube microphone system is an innovative and unique solution for virtually any recording need. Combining low noise and superb transient response along with a choice of nine different interchangeable capsules (The Redheads), you’ll quickly discover the Type A is a microphone system that will provide years of dependable service and amazing sounds. In an instant, you can change the bayonet-mount capsule for a stunning variety of sounds and pickup patterns without even shutting off the power! The transformerless Class A discrete amplifier circuit of the Type A is a thoroughly modern design with a nod to the classic circuits of yesterday.

Utilizing a single hand-selected ECC88 vacuum tube, you’ll hear musical detail and subtlety previously only heard in mics costing thousands more! The Type A includes a custom-built flight case, our high-definition tube mic cable, shockmount and the innovative PowerStream power supply, which not only insures ultra-stable performance but features our soft-start feature which maximizes tube life and minimizes startup time.

The Redheads


  • R capsule:large diaphragm cardioid
    condenser (versatile sonic signature)
  • R0:large diaphragm cardioid — bright
    (elam 251 reference)
  • R1:small diaphragm cardioid
    (schoeps 221b, 451and 452 (cki) reference)
  • R2:large-diaphragm figure of 8
    (rca 44 vintage ribbon reference)
  • R3:medium diaphragm cardioid
    (neumann u89, tlm 170 reference)
  • R4:small diaphragm sphere
    pressure omni (neumann m50 reference)
  • R5:large diaphragm pressure omni
    (neumann/gefell m55k reference)
  • R6:large diaphragm cardioid
    (akg c12 reference)
  • R7:large diaphragm cardioid
    (neumann u47, u48 reference)

Technical Specifications


  • acoustical operating principal: pressure
    gradient or pure pressure (depending on capsule)
  • directional pattern: cardioid, omnidirectional,
    figure of 8 (depending on capsule)
  • frequency response: 20Hz — 20kHz
  • sensitivity (1kHz into 2.5k½): 50mV/Pa
    (+/- 10mV depending on capsule)
  • rated impedance: 50½
  • rated load impedance: not less than 1k½
  • noise level a-weighted (iec 651): not more than
    9dBV - 14dBV (depending on capsule)
  • max output (1% thd into 2.5k½): +28dBV =
    25.11 Vrms
  • max spl (1.0% thd into 2.5k½): 139dB
  • dynamic range (2.5k½ load): 130dB
  • supply voltage (IEC 268-15): +48V phantom
    power (+35V min.)
  • current draw: (typical AI+48V): 1.8mA
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