sE Electronics Announces Rupert Neve Signature Series Microphones
sE Electronics International has announced that it is partnering with Rupert Neve to launch a Neve signature series microphone line.
The first of several mics being readied for production in the sE series will be an active ribbon mic featuring discrete circuits and purpose-designed transformers by Mr. Neve. The capsule and manufacturing are being controlled by sE, whilst Mr. Neve is handling the electronics and transformer. Following the release of the sE and Mr. Neve ribbon will be a large-diaphragm tube mic, and a solid-state condenser. The first three mics will share a common look which both gives a nod to ‘retro’ whilst moving forward with sE’s modernistic “industrial chic.”
“Recent developments in the way that humans perceive sound are demanding significant advances both in performance and the philosophy of audio processing,” says Neve. “That which was ‘good enough’ for light-hearted amusement fails to satisfy the thoughtful listener–in fact, deficient sound quality has been shown to result in frustration, even anger. The experienced listener is aware of incredibly small sound pressure levels that in many cases are beyond the conventional range of hearing.
“I have worked for some time on the designs for a new range of microphones–the concepts of which are actually already being implemented in our own Rupert Neve Designs 5088 Console–namely utilizing discrete single-sided circuits and my custom designed transformers,” Neve adds. “This new approach to analog sound processing needs extreme care in its manufacture and meticulous alignment of the embedded discrete op amps and the delicate microphone elements.”
More information on the Rupert Neve Series Microphones for sE Electronics.