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Royer Labs R-121 Studio Ribbon Microphone 25th Anniversary Limited Edition (Distressed Rose, Matched Pair)

BH #ROR121MPLE • MFR #R-121 MP-LE
Royer Labs R-121 Studio Ribbon Microphone 25th Anniversary Limited Edition (Distressed Rose, Matched Pair)
Key Features
  • Modern Classic Ribbon Microphone
  • Distressed Rose Finish
  • High SPL Capability
  • Warm, Natural Sound
With a production run of only 500 units, this Royer Labs R-121 Studio Ribbon Microphone 25th Anniversary Limited Edition is styled in a distressed rose color to commemorate the mic's 25 years on the music scene. If you're a studio engineer, the R-121 probably needs no introduction: this is the matched pair of studio ribbon microphones that put ribbon mics back on the map again. Where ribbon microphones were always prized for their sound but considered largely finicky, the R-121 is equally prized for its sound and is as durable as a ribbon microphone can be.
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Royer Labs R-121 MP-LE Overview

  • 1Description
  • 225th Anniversary Limited Edition Matched Pair in Distressed Rose
  • 3Rugged Design
  • 4Transparent Audio Reproduction
  • 5Great for a Variety of Sources

With a production run of only 500 units, this Royer Labs R-121 Studio Ribbon Microphone 25th Anniversary Limited Edition is styled in a distressed rose color to commemorate the mic's 25 years on the music scene. If you're a studio engineer, the R-121 probably needs no introduction: this is the matched pair of studio ribbon microphones that put ribbon mics back on the map again. Where ribbon microphones were always prized for their sound but considered largely finicky, the R-121 is equally prized for its sound and is as durable as a ribbon microphone can be.

The mic is known for its warm and natural sound, free from the hyped-up high-end usually associated with condenser mics. It's perfect for anything from vocals to drum rooms to guitar amps to symphonic/choral sections. With its figure-8 polar pattern, it can pick up sound equally from behind or in front of the capsule. The R-121 boasts high SPL handling for close capturing of instrument cabinets, drums, and other transient-rich sources without noise and distortion.

25th Anniversary Limited Edition Matched Pair in Distressed Rose
Yes, the R-121 is 25 years old and this 25th anniversary model celebrates the microphone'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 on stage to a rich rose color in brighter light. Royer did not modify the R-121's classic design and function and will manufacture only 500 of this special edition.
Rugged Design
The R-121 delivers the performance you'd expected of a top-quality ribbon microphone, but with the added benefit of not breaking when you mic a sound with a high SPL. There are no internal active electronics to overload or produce distortion up to maximum SPL rating, which is quite high indeed. Furthermore, the ribbon element is not affected by heat or humidity.
Transparent Audio Reproduction
Exhibiting almost no noise of its own, the mic is completely absent of high-frequency phase distortion, and it gives you a consistent frequency response regardless of your distance from the mic. All of this means one thing: an exceedingly transparent audio reproduction.
Great for a Variety of Sources
You can use this mic on almost everything. It excels on electric guitar amps, brass instruments, horn sections, all woodwind or symphonic instruments, drum rooms, overheads, kick drums, and more.
UPC: 850035900505

Royer Labs R-121 MP-LE Specs

Key Specs
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Element Type
Ribbon
Polar Pattern
Figure-8
Frequency Range
30 Hz to 15 kHz
Maximum SPL
135 dB SPL
Microphone
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Vocals, Instrument
Sound Field
Mono
Operating Principle
Pressure Gradient
Element Type
Ribbon
Polar Pattern
Figure-8
Performance
Frequency Range
30 Hz to 15 kHz
Maximum SPL
135 dB SPL
Sensitivity
-47 dBV/Pa
Physical
Color
Pink
Mounting Thread Size
No Mount Included
Included Filters
No
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.895 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
13.2 x 11.4 x 7.4"

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