Royer R-121 Studio – dynamic ribbon microphone

$2,099.00 inc GST

Royer R-121 Studio Ribbon Microphone is a compact, light-weight, high output dynamic ribbon microphone intended for studio recording of guitars, drums, percussion, brass and vocals.

SKU: R121 Category:

Description

Royer R-121 Studio Ribbon Microphone is a compact, light-weight, high output dynamic ribbon microphone intended for studio recording of guitars, drums, percussion, brass and vocals.

Royer R-121 Studio gives all of the warmth and natural sound that experienced engineers have long turned to ribbon mics for, but in a compact, light-weight, high output and tough-as-nails package that was unheard of in a ribbon mic before the R-121. In its 10+ years in the market, thousands of R-121’s have been sold around the world and it’s well established as a standard for tracking electric guitar and brass.

The R-121 redefined ribbon microphones so completely that Recording Magazine wrote "…the Royer R-121 is destined to become one of the classic microphones of the 21st century."

Like many of the best classic ribbon mics, the R-121 has a figure-8 pattern, output level comparable to a dynamic mic, and a warm, realistic tone and flat frequency response. But that’s where the similarities end. By using advanced materials and a blend of cutting edge and old-school, hand-build construction techniques, the R-121 is an extremely versatile and user-friendly ribbon mic that can stand up to the most demanding tasks. Cranked up electric guitars, close up brass, drums – you name it, the R-121 will help you record it with realism you have to hear to believe.

Royer R-121 – Features

  • High SPL Capabilities
  • No internal active electronics to overload or produce distortion up to maximum SPL rating
  • Extremely low residual noise
  • Ribbon element is not affected by heat or humidity
  • Absence of high frequency phase distortion
  • Equal sensitivity from front or back of element
  • Consistent frequency response regardless of distance

Royer R-121 – Applications

Royer R-121 Studio – dynamic ribbon microphone was last modified: November 3rd, 2015 by Doug Watt

Additional information

Brand

Royer Labs

Unit of Measure

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Specifications

  • Acoustic Operating Principle: Electrodynamic pressure gradient
  • Polar Pattern: Figure-8
  • Generating Element: 2.5-micron aluminum ribbon
  • Magnets: Rare Earth Neodymium
  • Frequency Response: 30 -15,000 Hz +/- 3dB
  • Sensitivity: -50 dBv Re. 1v/pa
  • Output Impedance: 300 Ohms @ 1K (nominal)
  • Rated Load Impedance: >1500 Ohms @ 300 Ohms
  • Maximum SPL: >135dB @ 20 Hz
  • Output Connector: Male XLR 3 pin (Pin 2 Hot)
  • Dimensions: 155.7mm L, 25mm W (6.13" L, 1" W)
    Weight: 244g (8.6 oz)
    Finish: Dull Satin Nickel/Matte Black Chrome optional

Polar Pattern

polar pattern

Frequency Response

frequency response

Royer R-121 Studio – dynamic ribbon microphone was last modified: November 3rd, 2015 by Doug Watt

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