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Royer Labs R-101 Ribbon Microphone

You Pay: $895.00
Product Highlights
  • Figure-8 Polar Pattern
  • High Maximum SPL for Guitars, Percussion
  • 2.5 Micron Aluminum Ribbon
  • Offset Ribbon Transducer
  • Multi-Layered Windscreen
  • Includes Shock Mount

The Royer R-101 Ribbon Microphone is a professional solution with a modest price to suit project, home and professional recording studios alike. In the tradition of the Royer R-121, the R-101 features a 2.5-micron ribbon element, and Royer's patented offset placement for maximum sensitivity within the prime magnetic field.

The rare earth neodymium magnet maximizes the microphone's sensitivity, and results in high SPL handling and analog warmth. The R-101 features a figure-8 polar pattern for flexible microphone positioning, and its high sensitivity is ideal for capturing brass instruments, amplifier cabinets, guitar and other transient-rich sources without noise and distortion. The R-101 includes a shockmount and rugged carrying / storage case.

High SPL capabilities for electric guitar and percussion
Multi-layered wind screen provides superior protection to ribbon element
No internal electronics to overload or produce distortion up to maximum SPL rating
Extremely low residual noise
Ribbon element not affected by heat or humidity
Absence of high-frequency peaks, "ringing" and phase shifts
Equal sensitivity from front or back of element
Transducer Electrodynamic pressure gradient
Polar Pattern Figure-8
Element 2.5-Micron Aluminum Ribbon
Magnet Rare Earth Neodymium
Frequency Response 30Hz to 15kHz +/-3dB
Sensitivity -48dB (re. 1v/pa)
Impedance Output: 300 Ohms @ 1kHz (nominal)
Rated: Load: 1500 Ohms (or greater)
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) 135dB @ 30Hz
Connector 3-pin XLR
Finish Matte Black
Dimensions (LxW) 7.9 x 1.4" (200 x 36mm)
Weight 17 oz (483g)
Royer Labs R-101 Ribbon Microphone
  • Shockmount
  • Carrying Case
  • Mic Sock
  • Microphone Warranty: Lifetime to Original Owner (Repair or Replacement at Royer's option)
  • Ribbon Element Warranty: One Year

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    Royer LabsR-101 Ribbon Microphone

    (based on 1 review)

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    Simply outstanding!

    By L. Raul Romero

    from San Juan, Puerto Rico

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer


    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile


      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Royer Labs R-101 Ribbon Microphone:

      Incredible depth of field, accurate reproduction, solid bass response and high SPL handling makes this mic a must-have for any mic locker...at any price but especially a THIS price! I've just recently used it to record jazz/fusion guitars in a quartet setting with really outstanding results; the track just sits in the mix effortlessly, no eq and hardly any compression needed. Amazing mic at an even more amazing price! Highly recommended!

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