Los Angeles, CA (September 11, 2006)–Following the success of its solid-state Type B microphone, Red Microphones has introduced the Type A, a tube microphone based on a system of interchangeable capsules. To celebrate the release of this new mic, Red will be including a free R7 capsule ($650 value) to customers who purchase the mic by September 30, 2006.
Red’s Type AThe Type A vacuum-tube microphone system is a high-quality solution for virtually any critical recording need. Combining low noise and transient response along with a choice of nine different interchangeable capsules called, “The Redheads,” the Type A is a microphone system that is as versatile as it is dependable. The bayonet-mount capsules can quickly be changed for a variety of sounds and pickup patterns without having to shut off the included “PowerStream” power supply.
“The Type A represents a breakthrough in quality and price for a tube microphone,” stated Ariel Soudak, president of Red Microphones. “Its interchangeable capsules make it several mics in one to cover virtually any recording situation. And with the free R7, it’s a great time to experience the sound of a high-end tube microphone.”
The transformer-less Class A discrete amplifier circuit of the Type A is a modern design with a nod to the classic circuits of yesterday. Utilizing a single, hand-selected ECC88 vacuum tube, the Type A can reproduce musical detail and subtlety previously only heard in mics costing thousands more. The Type A includes a custom-built flight case, Red’s high-definition tube mic cable, a shock mount and the PowerStream power supply, which not only insures ultra-stable performance but features a soft-start feature that maximizes tube life and minimizes startup time.
The Type A is available now for $1,345. The Redhead Capsules are available now and range in price from $249 to $849.