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Red5 Audio RV6

29-May-2017

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Red5 Audio RV6



Category:  Products / studio-gear + dj / condenser mic's

Added: 16-Jul-04  |  Author: admin

New price: 45.00 Including VAT at 17.5%  |   S/H price: Not listed

Red5 Audio RV6

Red5Audio RV6 is a budget, Chinese-made, large diaphragm condenser mic, suitable for vocals, acoustic & electric guitar, (cab mic-ing & ambient cab mic-ing), drum overheads or whatever.

This is total budget territory at only 45.00 GBP, so let's not expect the earth from this baby, what we'll get hopefully is a nice sounding clean non-brittle sound... Checkout the video review for the mic package, build etc, and here's the spec's below - Audio examples of the mic will be added soom.



Red5Audio RV6 video review - 512kb .wmv - 640 x 480 - D/L


Audio file 1: dancetech_rv6_demo_spanish.mp3 - [320kbps 44.1 stereo]

Added this last night to get something down as a starter - more demo's to come - There's a bit of hiss cos i had a PC near the mic in the room, and the room itself with untreated plastered bare walls was a tad boomy in the midranges for the guitar which was an old Hohner spanish with ancient strings and an aweful action, and please add many years of NOT playing spanish acoustic, ouch!.. my fingers!... lol - Anyways i like the way the mic emphasises slightly the spanish tone and woodyness of the guitar - I Recorded this one thru a Joe Meek VC3 using all Red5audio Leads (XLR to the Joe Meek & the 1/4" jack-to-jack from the Joe Meek to the E-mu 1829m Line in front Left), into Logic - No compression or fx on record - Added a dash of RCL compression on mix, a tad of platignumverb and a smidgen of enhancer on the final BUS out to 'air' it a touch more cos the strings were a bit flat. Drums are NI Battery Jazz kit samples.

More audio to come which will be a large gibson j200 jumbo size steel string which is having a new nut right now, and some vocals.






Technical Specifications

Element: Pressure Gradient Transducer

Diaphragm:3-micron thick, 1" vapour deposited gold diaphragm

Polar Pattern: Cardioid

Frequency Response:20Hz - 20kHz

Sensitivity:-36dB (+/- 2dB) (0dB = 1V/Pa at 1kHz)

Output Impedance:200O +/- 30% (at 1kHz)

Self Noise:15dBA

Max. Input SPL:130dB (at 1kHz 1% THD) when phantom powered

S/N Ratio:79dB

Phantom Power:48V D.C.

Bass Roll-off:100Hz/oct 12dB



Features

A large diaphragm, true condenser microphone that will impress over the entire audio spectrum.

Flat frequency response to accurately capture any source without colouration.

Extremely low self-noise matched with high output meets the needs of even the most demanding studio musicians.

External Bass Roll-off switch to eliminate bass rumble and noise.

External -10dB pad switch to reduce level of loud sound sources and prevent clipping

Capable of handling high sound pressure levels (up to 130dB) allowing for an extremely wide variety of applications.

High quality gold plated internal and external connectors. This prevents oxidisation of contacts, which can dramatically reduce the quality of your audio signal

Accessories

Your RV6 comes bundled with:

Red5 Audio Shockmount.

Foam Windshield.

Plastic Flight Case













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Product:  Red5 Audio - RV6
Name: r. goslyn
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Date: 09-Apr-05

where is my microphone

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Product:  Red5 Audio - RV6
Name: Robert
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Activity: Professional
Date: 29-Oct-05

Ive just ordered this mic from forum reviews and the video review on here, it sound pretty amazing for the priice from what people have told me, I know i wont regret it.

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Product:  Red5 Audio - RV6
Name: Robert
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Date: 03-Nov-05

It arrived on Tuesday but iam waiting for my xlr cable to come from someone off ebay:(:(:( before i can use it. What can i say about the presentation, came well boxed with lots of padding, carry case is good quality with good arm foam inside. OHH and as on the video Yes the Microphone was in a plastic bag. Everything was there in perfect condition. OHHHH I ALSO GOT ANOTHER MIC MOUNT THING ASWELL AS THE SHOCK ONE BUT THIS IS JUST A STRAIGHT ONE IT WAS BEDDED IN THE FOAM WIND GUARD :):):):):) +++++ WOOOOW, was so happy when i found that, the mic is gorgeous not a mark on it :). As soon as my lead comes ill do write back and say what the sound is like, Thanks Red5 Audio and Dancetech for swaying my mind to buy one, P.S love watching video reviews on Microphones, iam sad but hey:). RED5 ROCK!!!.

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Product:  Red5 Audio - RV6
Name: admin
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Date: 03-Nov-05

doh! no cable!? heh heh, you should have ordered one with the mic mate.

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Product:  Red5 Audio - RV6
Name: Robert
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Date: 03-Nov-05

lmao, tell me about it, was just a bit skint at the time and didnt want to go over the amount i had in my account so waited then just say a good one on ebay so hopefull itll come tommorow, lol as please make more videos looking at microphones and things like that because i find them dead relaxing to watch(weird i know) not so much the ones stairing at the screen they give me head aches lol.

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Product:  Red5 Audio - RV6
Name: Robert
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Activity: Professional
Date: 04-Nov-05

WOOOOOW Cable came today, and boy oh boy this mic is good recorded 2 songs already this thing the clarity is amazing it has nice warmth, for 45 i mean i expected something really rough but its top notch would recommend to any1 +++++ looks so smart in the shock mount. PS admin dude i thought you were a good singer on the rvd20 and 30 review.

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Product:  Red5 Audio - RV6
Name: Nev
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Activity: part-timer
Date: 09-May-06

I've had an RV6 since January this year, using it for recording vocals and steel-strung acoustic guitar in my Cubase-based home studio. Most of my recording is for commercially released 'library music' CD's, and for my own jazzy instrumental music. I use a lot of VST instruments. Only a small number of recorded parts are miked 'real' sounds. So up until the RV6, I made do with dynamic vocal stage-mics for such parts. Far less than ideal, of course - limited frequency response, harsh 'peaky' upper midrange presence, and low sensitivity. Only by disguising such tracks in a mix, and using a lot of EQ could I use the results.

But cost is a big consideration for me at present, and many of the 'new-wave' of cheap Chinese-made condensers seem to look, feel, and sound cheap. Not so the RV6. It is beautifully made, with a solid, heavyweight casing. And remarkably for it's price, it includes a good shock-mount, a plastic protective carrying case, a foam pop-filter, and a second adjustable mounting. It arrived promtly after my online order, and in perfect condition.

How does it sound? Much better than my dynamic mics on acoustic sources - more 'open' and wide ranging in response. I can now actually record acceptable sounding acoustic parts that are 'out on their own', rather than half-buried in a mix to hide their shortcomings. The mic is not a high-end device, nor does it pretend to be, but it is a great improvement over my dynamic mics for acoustic music/vocal recording. It's noise fugure is good, and it has a high output level (adjustable with the -10db switch for loud sources) - less gain required to drive my analogue front-end mixer, so less noise. The miking distance seems quite critical, depending on the sound required - there is a very noticeable proximity effect, so that vocals recorded around three or four inches away have much more low/mid range content than the thinner sound produced a foot or more away. But there is also a 100k roll off switch, very useful for taming any 'boominess'. With any mic, vocal parts parts often seem to sound too 'full' to sit in a mix, without rolling off some off the low end, but a full range sound seems more natural in a relatively sparse arrangement. My only niggle (and for the price, who could possibly complain?) is that to my ears, the mic sounds overly bright. My monitors are only average, but the overly bright sound is evident when I reference it on different speakers and phones. The top end seems prone to sibilance on vocals, and it does make my rich and even sounding Simon and Patrick acoustic sound quite cutting and sharp. A little top end EQ cut, or a (free) de-esser VSTi sorts this out.

Overall, at this price, I consider the RV6 to be an absolute bargain, very well made, and capable of some very nice results.

Nev (May 2006)

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Product:  Red5 Audio - RV6
Name: steve
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Activity: part-timer
Date: 31-Aug-06

Hey dude, you could get a job on QVC after the RedAudio RV6 review! Good one.
Noticed you referred to the low-pass switch as operating at 100dB! We all know you meant to say 100hz OK.
It looks like the mic can be suspended upside down when its in the shock-mount - I've always thought a mic looks SO cool upside down over a drumkit or a couple of vocalists (we all have our funny ways)
I'm expecting mine today or tomorrow - delivery times, by all accounts, are excellent from these people!
May i suggest that you demo the off-axis response in real time (by moving the mic during a test piece) as it is good for users to know how much this mic can reject unwanted sound by careful placement.
Keep up the good work
Steve

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Product:  Red5 Audio - RV6
Name: nandu
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 01-Sep-06

hi, I just wonder that in Europe the Conrad sells a mic looks very similar to the RV6 for 99EUR. They call it McCrypt SM-3000. Same look, same switches, bag-popkiller-stand. Same parameters on the datasheet. I would ask anyone who can look into the inner parts and maybe test both microphones if they are also the same in term of acoustical/musical touch. In the EU a lot easier to walk down to the closest Conrad shop and buy this mic.

Regards,
nandu

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Product:  Red5 Audio - RV6
Name: admin
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Date: 01-Sep-06

yes, it could be the sam. Samson brand a mic which also looks identical, probably from the same oem china factory

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Product:  Red5 Audio - RV6
Name: sulay
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Date: 12-Jun-08

I have a big problem with my rv6! When i plug it to my mixer with the phantom power and to my laptop i got no sound when i record. I can only ear the sound from the earphones!
I ve tried everything i'm desperate can someone help me!

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Product:  Red5 Audio - RV6
Name: Baybiie-jay
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Activity: Professional
Date: 26-Dec-08

Wazzaapnin ppzzz i was juss wonderin if RV6 Studio mic useble foe pc
coz i jst orderd one fom ebay on 26-dec-08 havent got it yet coz its only been an hr so holla me if its useble for pc

im curiouse ere aiiiigh

enyways chek ma musiks out ima dj and mc/raper 2
www.imeem.com/lil-dj safe byatchsss

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Product:  Red5 Audio - RV6
Name: ravenboy
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Date: 30-Dec-08

AT THIS PRICE THIS HAS TO BE A JOKE?!?

I don't think I'm the only one who must have thought so but the various reviews made me doubt my own judgment and at the price I didn't think I had anything to lose. So we took the plunge.

I've been using the RV6 for semi-professional use (check the website to hear where it's been used on some of the songs, not all) for roughly a year and the results, in comparison to other brand condenser mics that I've used before, have been spectacular.

Again I have to admit that at the price that these sell, I didn't expect them to be as good as they are. Granted, they're not high-end, but they do the job VERY WELL. And before anyone thinks that I'm endorsed by Red5, I'm not, I'm just a very satisfied consumer, happy at being able to get a TRUE good bargain (there's not enough of those as far as I'm concerned).

I've used it mainly on vocals and acoustic guitar, nylon as well as steel string and the result has been really good. Even though I've got a computer with it's rather noisy fan on in the same room, it never affects the recording.

To get a shock mount in the price is a big plus too and the microphone has a 'confidence inspiring' weight to it as well.

All in all, I have to say that this is a really good buy, in this price range it has to be one of the best.

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Product:  Red5 Audio - RV6
Name: Baybiie-jay
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Activity: Professional
Date: 16-Jan-09

Sapnin Ppz I jst got ma Red5 Rv6 Studio Mic Buh Dint get no stands so i gess i gota buy is seperately.

is this mic eny good coz jst 2day i orders a mini stand coz im lil ma self haha i cn use a chair if i gota get a long stand yarahmeaan
and i orders a mixer from behringer 502 bus mixer did i get da correct stuff for ma mic plzz holla peace x x x

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Product:  Red5 Audio - RV6
Name: Michael Kennard
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 14-Apr-09

Just bought this mic as i'm just starting out and am on a budget. I got it based on reviews and recommendations. This seems a really good quality mic and I can't wait to get recording with it! I'll be sure to give a full review with a link when i've got something recorded.

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Product:  Red5 Audio - RV6
Name: Aky
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Date: 18-May-09

does the mic plug into any kind of mixer with phantom power

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Product:  Red5 Audio - RV6
Name: Tony
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Date: 20-Dec-09

@Aky
I didn't buy this mic but yes it should work in any mixer that has Phantom power..

To all.. does anyone have any soundclips of the RV6 that i can listen to..? I'm not keen on risking 55 (now) unless i hear it first..

The audio link at the top doesn't work..

cheers
Tony

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Product:  Red5 Audio - RV6
Name: admin
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Date: 20-Dec-09

sry, we fixed the missing audio demo. btw, more demos of the mic coming soon cos we are reviewing the red5audio RVB5 acoustic screen and will try the RV6 with the screen

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Product:  Red5 Audio - RV6
Name: Tony
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Date: 21-Dec-09

Thanks for the email.. heard it now and it sounds pretty
good to me..

Look forward to the other reviews..

cheers

Tony

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Product:  Red5 Audio - RV6
Name: Tony
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 13-Feb-10

I did go ahead and buy the RV6 and am very pleased with it so far. Good solid mic with a good sound..
I may try it with my Ham radio station and see what reports i get

For the money.. it's a bargain

Tony

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Product:  Red5 Audio - RV6
Name: Stig
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www.stigscountry.com
Activity: Professional
Date: 25-Feb-10

Excellent mic :)

Must say though had to return 1st one due to a fault (noisy FET me thinks) but Craig at Red 5 really helpful and I have to say I am really pleased with the results I am getting - In fact I will be ordering a second one very soon :)

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Product:  Red5 Audio - RV6
Name: Colin
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 30-Apr-10

I have had 2 of these for some months now, I use them for classical
recording with a Belking 'direct to iPod' mixer. They are quite
exceptional value for money and really I can't think of any reason why I
would change them for a better known make. Sound is smooth, detailed and
very reliable. Makes excellent CD's of choral music.

In my opinion, a real bargain.

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Product:  Red5 Audio - RV6
Name: segzy
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 12-Aug-10

guys this might sound funny but I cant seem to get my RV6 working. I just got one a couple of days ago hoping to connect it with my Zoom MRS-1044 but can't seem to get my grips on it. can anyone pls help, your effort will be gratified.

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Product:  Red5 Audio - RV6
Name: admin
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Date: 12-Aug-10

[quote] segzy wrote: guys this might sound funny but I cant seem to get my RV6 working. I just got one a couple of days ago hoping to connect it with my Zoom MRS-1044 but cant seem to get my grips on it. can anyone pls help, your effort will be gratified. [/quote]

have u switched phantom power on? this mic requires phantom power.

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Product:  Red5 Audio - RV6
Name: Ash
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 10-Jul-11

Hello,
I just by this product RV 6 Mic, but get one problem.
I want to connect it with PC, but I can't. Windows find Mic by usb connection,but it doesn't work. Maybe problem is in usb cable, need some other audio cable?

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Product:  Red5 Audio - RV6
Name: Steve
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 16-Nov-11

@Ash - Search for phantom power preamp usb. You can't plug a phantom powered condenser mic directly into your PC.

I have owned this mic for a couple of months and it has been amazing. Nice round quality to the sound. Recorded vocals, acoustic guitar and shaker so far.

For the price you can't go wrong. The case and accessories are fantastic.

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