German audio specialist beyerdynamic is very pleased to debut the world’s first wireless ribbon microphone at this year’s AES Convention in San Francisco. The RM 510 interchangeable ribbon capsule for beyerdynamic’s Opus 9** and Opus 600 wireless systems is a giant leap forward in ribbon technology and brings a new dimension to live vocal performances.
The RM 510’s sophisticated capsule design features an ultra-light, barely 3 micrometre thick aluminium ribbon that delivers exceptional frequency response and excellent transient behavior. A unique sound channelling technology provides the capsule with its cardioid polar pattern making the RM 510 the very first ribbon capsule perfect for use on stage with wireless microphone systems. The capsule’s treble resonator delivers rich high-frequency reproduction and also serves to protect against “plosives.” In keeping with beyerdynamic’s manufacturing philosophy, every RM 510 wireless microphone head is handmade in Germany.
By employing a sound labyrinth on the rear of the diaphragm and using an advanced acoustic fabric, beyerdynamic has succeeded in improving not only the sound characteristics but also the technical specifications of the RM 510. A subtle attenuation in the 6 kHz range effectively suppresses sibilant sounds and supports the balanced and unobtrusive sound of the RM 510.
The RM 510’s forerunner is the legendary M 500 ribbon microphone, famous during the 70s and 80s. The lineage is especially noticeable from the original, elegant design of the housing, stainless steel mesh basket with multilayer metal gauze, and the use of robust, high quality materials throughout. This combination of delicate engineering and precision build quality provides a new standard for ruggedness and reliability for the stage.
RM 510 offers a spectacular, colouration-free sound with the same exceptional treble reproduction that characterizes all beyerdynamic ribbon microphones, and the capsule’s design delivers significant rear attenuation resulting in feedback suppression ideal for live vocals on even “loud” stages.
The RM 510 interchangeable ribbon microphone capsule will be available for beyerdynamic’s Opus 600 and Opus 9** wireless systems from the first quarter of 2011.