Powered ribbon microphone.


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The Royer R-122 is the world’s first powered, active ribbon microphone, giving it greater output than standard passive ribbons. It’s impedance has been optimised to work well with a variety of preamps without having to add a great deal of gain and a high input impedance.

The R-122 is as sensitive as a condenser microphone and contains a fully balanced, discrete head amplifier system with a unique torodial transformer and ultra-low noise FETs. This results in a max sound pressure level of 135 dB SPL and a sensitivity of 37 dB, without introducing additional self- noise.

The active electronics in the R-122 place a perfect load on the ribbon element at so that it provides 100 per cent of its sonic purity at all times. Its low-impedance output means that it can be used with long cable runs with only minimal signal loss. The R-122’s offset ribbon transducer assembly positions the ribbon element towards the front of the microphone body, which allows for higher SPL handling.

• Active ribbon technology
• Figure-8 polar pattern
• Frequency response: 30 – 15,000 Hz ±3 dB
• Output Connector: Male XLR 3-pin (Pin 2 Hot)
• Max SPL: 135 dB @ 30 Hz
• 48-Volt phantom power
• Weight: 309 grams (10.9 oz)
• Sensitivity: -36 dB (re. 1v/pa ±1dB)
• First re-ribbon free
• Dimensions: 206mm L X 25mm W (8 1/8″ L X 1″ W)
• Lifetime Warranty


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