I don’t get excited about getting new gear that often anymore. Mostly I feel non plused by everything coming down the pipe. This is mostly because I feel pretty darn well equipped. I am highly considering getting a pair of the R10’s. Back when I sold off my vintage Neumann KM84’s it was with the intent of getting something else. I really haven’t needed anything else though. I have about three cheap ribbon mics that I use for guitars(in combination with a 57) and room mics. These ribbons are good for vibe but not anything critical. I am also sure the ribbons are getting stretched in them as there are some weird resonant frequencies. Also, I have read that most cheap ribbon mics aren’t tensioned correctly.
The make a long story longer. I have been wanting to get some quality ribbons to replace these al’ cheapos. I couldn’t justify spending money on 121’s or coles because I don’t have that big of a gap in my mic collection and frankly I can live without them. $1000 for two quality ribbons though gets my attention. Anyone else here have the R10?