ROYER R-121

Ribbon microphone.

R121

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The Royer R-121 is a modern ribbon microphone that exhibits a flat frequency response and a balanced, panoramic sound field. With a sound pressure level of 135 dB SPL @ 30, the R-121 can be used for applications that classic ribbon cannot handle. This is due to recent advancements in magnetics, materials and mechanical construction techniques, and its figure-8 pattern make it ideal for room micing orchestral and choral recordings. The R-121 is also widely used on electric guitars.

The R-121’s ribbon element is constructed of low mass, 2.5-micron, pure (99.99 per cent) aluminium. This unique patented offset-ribbon transducer assembly positions the ribbon element towards the front of the microphone body, which allows for higher SPL handling on the front (logo) side and the option of a brighter response when recording lower SPL sound sources on the back side (3 feet and closer; phase reversed in this position).

• Figure-8 polar pattern
• Frequency response: 30 – 15,000 Hz ±3 dB
• Max SPL: 135 dB @ 30 Hz
• 48-Volt phantom power
• Sensitivity: -48 dB (re. 1v/pa ±1dB)
• First re-ribbon free
• Weight: 244 grams (8.6 oz)
• Dimensions: 158mm L X 25mm W (6.25″ L X 1″ W)
• Output Connector: Male XLR 3-pin (Pin 2 Hot)
• Lifetime Warranty
• Gold plated XLR contacts