MusicTech.net has just done a review for the admittedly high-tone and very classy looking SR-2N Microphones, put out by Stager. The microphone in question is a vintage, ribbon-style microphone, handcrafted in Nashville. The ribbon measures out to two by one half inch, with a thickness of one point eight inches. It also features a strong neodymium magnet and a handwound toroidal transformer.
The extremely lightweight ribbon could require some extra looking after. The Mic itself is nice and light and comes with a nicely engraved wood case. On testing, the mic proved to have a clean smooth, rich sound, designed to soothe high end cackles and a sound that felt large and in charge, even with a small amp.
- The SR-2N vintage ribbon microphone recorder, from Stager, is handcrafted in Nashville and comes with a laser-engraved, wooden box.
- This microphone is the second one designed and put together by Matt Stager, in his own Nashville workshop, where Matt also assembles his ribbon motors by himself.
- MusicTech reviewers found the microphone able to produce a clean, dark sound that was a good antidote for a recording leaning towards an excess of brightness.
“Regular readers of MusicTech reviews will know we’ve always had a soft spot for ribbon microphones.”