$ 1,218 .75
Savings: $76.25
Regular: $ 1,295 .00
No interest if paid in full within 6 months Learn more
In Stock
Item is in stock and will ship the next business day.
Place your order before 4:30pm ET Mon-Fri and we will ship your items the same day.

To inquire if this item is available in one of our stores, please call 888.653.1184 or chat with us.

SKU

13953

Royer Labs R-121 (Demo Deal)

Dynamic Ribbon Microphone with Figure-8 Polar Pattern, Comes in Beautiful Wooden Box

Product Description

The Royer Labs R-121 is a thoroughly modern ribbon microphone designed for today's studio and live environments, exhibiting a flat frequency response and well balanced, panoramic sound field. Its ability to withstand 135 dB SPL @ 30 Hz makes it ideal for applications that were previously considered off limits to ribbon microphones.

The R-121 was developed through relatively recent advancements in magnetics, materials and mechanical construction techniques. The ribbon element's smooth frequency response and phase linearity, coupled with sensitivity levels surpassing those of "classic" ribbons, make this microphone an ideal choice for digital recording. The R121 delivers a consistent, natural acoustical performance with stunning realism. Widely used on electric guitars, brass instruments and drums, the R-121's figure-8 pattern also conveys superb ambiance and depth when used for room miking applications, orchestral and choral recordings.

The heart of the R 121 is its low mass, 2.5-micron, pure (99.99%) aluminum ribbon element. The R-121’s unique, patented offset-ribbon transducer assembly incorporates rare earth Neodymium magnets in a specially designed flux-frame, which forms a powerful magnetic field while reducing unwanted stray magnetic radiation.

The R-121’s offset-ribbon design 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).

Features
  • High SPL capabilities for electric guitar and percussion
  • No internal active electronics to overload or produce distortion up to maximum SPL rating
  • Extremely low residual noise
  • Ribbon element unaffected by heat or humidity
  • Absence of high frequency peaks, "ringing" and phase shifts
  • Equal sensitivity from front or back of element
  • Gold plated XLR contacts
Recommended Applications
  • Close miking
  • Electric & acoustic guitar
  • Drum overheads, kick drum (see manual for position), room miking
  • Percussion instruments
  • Brass, horn sections
  • Strings - solo & sections
  • Acoustic piano
  • Vocals
  • Live events – recording and sound reinforcement

Product Specifications

Condition Demo / B-Stock
Package Contents Includes case, mic sock
Length 6.13 in
Diameter 1 in
Unit Weight 0.53 lb
Tube or Solid State Solid State
Transducer Type Ribbon
Polar Pattern Bi-Directional / Figure-Eight
Number of Microphones Single Microphone
Impedance 300 Ohms
Frequency Range 30 Hz - 15 kHz
Sensitivity -50 dBV/Pa (3.2 mV)
Max. SPL 135 dB

Product Reviews

4 out of 5 stars.
Review Count (1)

write a review

This really changed my guitars completely. I use this with a 57 and I finally got the sound I've been hearing but couldn't get.

By David R on June 20, 2017

* Required Fields

Share Your Opinion

The best gear advice always comes from those who use it the most. That's where you come in! Let the pro audio world hear your voice with a review of the Royer Labs R-121 (Demo Deal). Once you submit your review, please check your email and verify your address to have it posted.

How do you rate this product?
I would like to thank VK for the wonderful sales assistance, service and prices. This was my first purchase with you and it won't be my last. I only wish I'd discovered you years ago!
Matthew R.
I had two Grammy wins this year - Ray LaMontagne & Carolina Chocolate Drops. Both made with help from Vintage King!
Ryan F.
In almost 20 years in Pro audio buying, never did I receive a unit so well packed and exactly as described. Works flawlessly. The whole process has been so smooth. I will never hesitate to do business with you guys in the future and will recommend you to everyone I know.
Martin C.
This was my first experience buying something from Vintage King (although I surf the "used" categories on the website frequently!), and, despite being on the other side of the world, I had absolutely no trouble and everything went very smoothly.
Phil T.