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Royer Labs R-10 Hot Rod 25th Anniversary Limited-Edition Studio/Live Ribbon Microphone (Single)

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Royer Labs R-10 Hot Rod 25th Anniversary Limited-Edition Studio/Live Ribbon Microphone (Single)
Key Features
  • Figure-8 Polar Pattern
  • Custom Transformer with +5 dB More Level
  • Handles Loud Sources up to 160 dB SPL
  • 2.5-Micron Aluminum Ribbon
The Royer R-10 Hot Rod 25th Anniversary Limited-Edition Studio/Live Ribbon Microphone is designed to deliver smooth, full-range frequency reproduction and high SPL handling for musicians, recording engineers, and live sound mixers in home studios, recording facilities, and live stage applications. To celebrate this passive ribbon mic's 25th anniversary, this limited-edition version features a custom transformer that delivers an additional 5 dB of output gain over the standard version, providing a punchier feel with an increased low-midrange focus. Handbuilt in California, the mic features a high maximum SPL of 135 dB at 50 Hz and 160 dB at 1 kHz, and a wide, unhyped frequency response of 30 Hz to 15 kHz. The R-10 utilizes a standard XLR 3-pin output and does not require phantom power.
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Royer Labs R-10 HOT ROD Overview

The Royer R-10 Hot Rod 25th Anniversary Limited-Edition Studio/Live Ribbon Microphone is designed to deliver smooth, full-range frequency reproduction and high SPL handling for musicians, recording engineers, and live sound mixers in home studios, recording facilities, and live stage applications. To celebrate this passive ribbon mic's 25th anniversary, this limited-edition version features a custom transformer that delivers an additional 5 dB of output gain over the standard version, providing a punchier feel with an increased low-midrange focus. Handbuilt in California, the mic features a high maximum SPL of 135 dB at 50 Hz and 160 dB at 1 kHz, and a wide, unhyped frequency response of 30 Hz to 15 kHz. The R-10 utilizes a standard XLR 3-pin output and does not require phantom power.

The microphone's figure-8 polar pattern allows pickup of sounds from the front and back of the mic, while maximizing sound rejection from both sides. This provides a directional focus in front of the microphone and allows room reflections behind the mic to be captured. The 2.5-micron aluminum ribbon element is protected from vibrations via an internal shockmount. A three-layer windscreen system tames plosives, strong bursts of air, and proximity-induced bass buildup. The wiring of the ribbon results in humbucking, which aids in preventing noise produced through electromagnetic interference. The R-10 includes a microphone holder, mic sock, and carrying case.

25th Anniversary Hot Rod Limited Edition
  • Custom transformer with +5 dB more output gain than traditional R-10
  • Delivers a punchier sonic profile with more pronounced lower midrange focus
  • Black-accented trim for distinctive appearance
  • Figure-8 polar pattern picks up sound from the front and back of the mic and rejects sounds from the sides
  • High maximum SPL of 160 dB allows use on loud sources
  • 2.5-micron aluminum ribbon constructed with Royer's patented direct-corrugation process
  • 30 Hz to 15 kHz frequency response for full range without harsh high frequencies
  • Built-in windscreen system utilizes three layers to protect against air blasts and plosives and reduces proximity effect
  • Internal shockmount isolates the ribbon from vibration and increases its durability
  • Open grille design reduces standing waves and comb-filtering effects
  • Custom-designed transformer minimizes saturation even at high SPLs
  • Wired for humbucking to reject electromagnetically induced noise
  • Includes microphone holder, mic sock, and carrying case
  • Handbuilt in Burbank, California
Recommended Applications
  • Close miking in the studio and on live stages
  • Electric and acoustic guitars
  • Drum overheads, kick drum (see manual for position), room miking
  • Percussion instruments
  • Brass, horn sections
  • Strings - solo and sections
  • Acoustic piano
  • Vocals
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Royer Labs R-10 HOT ROD Specs

Key Specs
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Element Type
1x Ribbon
Polar Pattern
Figure-8
Frequency Range
30 Hz to 15 kHz ±3 dB
Maximum SPL
160 dB SPL (1 kHz)
Microphone
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Drums
Sound Field
Mono
Operating Principle
Pressure Gradient
Element Type
1x Ribbon
Polar Pattern
Figure-8
Performance
Frequency Range
30 Hz to 15 kHz ±3 dB
Maximum SPL
160 dB SPL (1 kHz)
Sensitivity
-48 dBV
Physical
Color
Nickel
Mounting Thread Size
5/8"-27 Female
Included Filters
No
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.2 x 7.7 x 3.4"

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