The Reynolds RM1V is our flagship product. Each microphone is lovingly built by hand in East London using a Thiersch STW7 single back-plate M7 type capsule built to the original Neumann specifications by Siegfried Theirsch in Germany. The amplifier circuit is a classic filament-bias anode-follower circuit using the highest quality components - a Telefunken EF80 pentode valve wired in a triode configuration, an AMI T47 output transformer, WIMA capacitors, metal film resistors, silver plated teflon insulated wire. The power supply uses a classic linear unregulated design featuring a custom made totoridal transformer, multi-stage choke filtering, and built-in volt-meters to set the heater and filament voltages correctly for the lowest noise and longest valve life.
The microphone ships with a 5m Gotham GAC-7, 7pin cable with Neutrik XX connectors and a high-quality shockmount in an aluminium flightcase.
The RM1V has an incredibly smooth detailed sound with all the round bottom end you could ever want, coupled with a very low noise floor, high sensitivity and the bare minimum of components in the signal path. The power supply directly feeds the valve bias providing instantaneous power to amplify transients with ease.
Excellent on vocals, acoustic guitar, drums, horns, strings guitar amps or any situation where a larger than life hyper-realistic sound is required. Recording with the RM1V gives performers a confidence, which leads to better performances and less time spent editing and 'fixing it in the mix'.
The RM1V 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.