Reynolds R-Type 2
The Reynolds R-Type 2 features a classic AKG CK12 type, edge-terminated capsule. Coupled with a classic single triode plate follower circuit, the R-Type 2 bears many similarities to the classic AKG C12 and ELAM251. The microphone ships in an aluminium flightcase and includes a high quality shockmount, a 5metre 7pin gold-plated microphone cable, which connects the microphone with the included vintage-style power supply.
The power supply features a nice position selector switch to control the directivity of the mic from fig8 through cardioid to omnidirectional. Optional upgrades include a 5 metre Gotham GAC-7 premium 7pin microphone cable with Neutrik XX connectors. Gotham make the highest EMI and RFI shielded cable around and this upgrade further enhances the resolution and clarity of the microphone signal.
The R-Type 2 has a full range airy sound with a wide frequency response and good high frequency detail. It provides a natural sheen on female vocals, drums and acoustic guitar but is also a great all rounder, and would be an excellent addition to any project or professional recording studio.
Return and Refund Policy
The R-Type 2 microphone comes with a limited lifetime guarantee against component failure assuming reasonable care is taken when using the product. The military specification valve should last for many years but it is always important to treat microphones with care as there are delicate components included in the design.
The microphones must be kept clean and dry, and care must be taken to avoid plugging the microphone into the power supply when it is switched on, as this will drastically reduce the life of the valve.