RA-VO Voiceover Microphone
$ 849.15 (MSRP $ 1,249.00)
The RA-VO microphone was designed specifically for voiceover.
We worked with Jordan Reynolds, a professional voiceover talent and audio producer, to develop this microphone. We tested multiple capsule types, circuits, and tunings, over multiple iterations, until we found a microphone that made Jordan put his former go-to VO mic ($1049 MSRP) back in its box for good.
Jordan writes, "There is just nothing harsh or shrill about this mic. It is, hands down, the most flat and natural sounding mic I've ever heard on my voice... I am super in love with this mic. Infatuated!"
The RA-VO relies on a circuit design we've been refining for over 10 years. It is optimized for transparency, low noise, and audiophile-quality sound. We have employed a hardwired high-pass filter to control proximity effect.
The microphone's native frequency response is essentially flat, with just a hint of presence boost in the upper octaves. This non-hyped response allows the mic to take EQ well, should some of your voices need such treatment.
The RA-VO ships with a Rycote InVision shockmount and an airtight, waterproof, US-made (SKB) road case.
If you'd prefer to save $100, choose the "RA-VO LC" option; we'll ship the mic with our Cutaway[tm] shockmount instead of the Rycote, and with our standard hard case instead of the SKB. The RA-VO microphone is identical, but the accessories for the LC option are different. Supplies of this option are very limited. The LC option accessories are identical to what shipped with our Delphos microphone, which you can see here.
- Frequency response tailored for voice capture
- Internal Cardioid/Omni pattern switch
- High sensitivity, low noise
- Distinctive styling with textured powdercoat finish
- Unhyped response eliminates need for de-esser
- Low-noise circuit greatly reduces hiss and white noise in recorded tracks
- Circuit tuning reduces rumble, mechanical vibration noise, and bass boost from proximity effect
Find a collection of audio samples for the RA-VO here.
|Acoustic Principle:||Pressure gradient transducer|
|Capsule:||34mm O.D. True Condenser, dual backplate|
|Diaphragm:||3 micron imported Mylar, center terminated|
|Frequency Range:||50 - 15,000 Hz|
|Supply voltage:||48±4 VDC|
|Output:||Electronically balanced (transformerless)|
|Physical dimensions:||170 × 51mm|