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Royer R-121 Ribbon Microphone 25th Anniversary Rose

Royer's iconic dynamic ribbon microphone with figure-8 polar pattern in a limited edition distressed rose finish with commemorative wood box

Product Description

Yes, as of 2023, the Royer Labs R-121 is 25 years old! The R-121 25th Anniversary model celebrates the R-121’s legacy with a unique, limited edition “Distressed Rose” finish that gives a variety of looks, from a dark bourbon color in lower studio lighting and onstage to a rich rose color in brighter light. We would not, could not modify the classic R-121’s design and function, but this stunning finish is our way of letting everyone in on the 25th Anniversary party! There will be 500 R-121 Distressed Roses made, no more.

Released in 1998, the R-121 was the first radically different modern ribbon microphone, singlehandedly creating the great ribbon microphone resurgence that is still growing and going strong today. The R-121 is a staple on electric guitars around the world and is also one of the finest brass mics available, along with drum rooms, kick drums, piano, snare drum, acoustic guitar, violin, all percussion, harp, cello… the list goes on and on. When you want to record an instrument as naturally as possible, you reach for an R-121.

Whether you plan to use it every day or keep it safe as a collectible, the R-121 Distressed Rose will be one of the coolest looking, best sounding mics you’ll ever own.

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 New
Package Contents R-121 25 Anniversary, commemorative wood box, and mic sock
Length 6.1 in
Diameter 1 in
Unit Weight 0.5 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

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