SYDNEY� Pro-audio brand R�DE Microphones says its new NTR ribbon microphone has been awarded the Red Dot �Best of the Best� Award for Product Design: 2015.�
An International jury of 38 specialists reviewed over 4,900 innovative entries from 56 countries �for the 60th edition of this product design contest. The judges considered functionality, durability, ergonomics, formal quality, ecological compatibility and degree of innovation as part of the process and selected NTR as a product that sets itself apart significantly from comparable projects, according to a press release.
Measuring 1.8 microns, the NTR ribbon was designed to provide the high sensitivity across the useable frequency response range. R�DE uses a proprietary laser technique to cut the ribbon, giving a more precise cut with smooth edges, increasing its longevity. Married to R�DE�s ribbon element is a high output, ultra-low noise, low-impedance transformer.
�The NTR is a result of uncompromised product design and engineering, with a huge amount love and effort from the designers, engineers and the entire R�DE team,� said Sun Kyung Sunwoo, lead project design manager at R�DE.
The R�DE NTR is available now.�