Royer Labs R-122V Vacuum Tube Ribbon Microphone (Matched Pair, Nickel)

Royer Labs R-122V Vacuum Tube Ribbon Microphone (Matched Pair, Nickel)

Royer Labs R-122V Vacuum Tube Ribbon Microphone (Matched Pair, Nickel)

B&H # ROR122VMP MFR # R-122V-MP
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Product Highlights

  • Vacuum Tube Electronics
  • 2.5-Micron Aluminum Ribbon
  • Figure-8 Polar Pattern
  • Extremely Low Self-Noise
  • Dedicated Power Supply
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Royer Labs R-122 overview

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This matched pair of R-122V Vacuum Tube Ribbon Microphones from Royer Labs is the result of additional developments made to the microphone once used as the benchmark to test their R-122 series microphones. This world-class design delivers the benefits of a top-quality ribbon microphone with the output power and warm characteristics associated with the industry's best vacuum tube condensers.

The 2.5-micron aluminum ribbon reproduces audio with startling transparency and detail. Like most ribbon microphones, the R-122V features a figure-8 polar pattern for flexible microphone positioning. The output-stage electronics are built around a JAN mil-spec 5840W vacuum tube for incredible warmth, rich detail and high output gain. A dedicated power supply is included for powering the tube.

JAN mil-spec 5840W vacuum tube electronics wired in a triode configuration provide high-output capability, optimal impedance to the ribbon element, and low-output impedance
The 2.5-micron aluminum ribbon has a figure-8 pickup pattern to provide equal sensitivity from both sides of the mic and is designed to provide a consistent frequency response, regardless of distance
Extremely low self-noise keeps the mic from coloring your recordings
High SPL capabilities are ideal for recording electric guitar and percussion instruments
Absence of high-frequency peaks, "ringing", and phase shifts
The ribbon element is unaffected by impedance/load, heat, or humidity
Extremely low magnetic leakage
Operates from a dedicated power supply
In the Box
Royer Labs R-122V Vacuum Tube Ribbon Microphone (Matched Pair, Nickel)
  • 2 x Power Supplies
  • 2 x Connecting Cables
  • 2 x Shockmounts
  • Carrying Case
  • 2 x Microphone Socks
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty on Tube
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on Ribbon
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    Royer Labs R-122 specs

    Analog Performance
    Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
    Tube Yes
    Polar Pattern Figure-8
    Frequency Range 30 Hz to 15 kHz
    Equivalent Noise Level 18 dB 
    Maximum SPL 135 dB SPL
    Impedance 200 Ohms
    Load Impedance 1000 Ohms
    Sensitivity -36 dB
    Operating Current Consumption 150 mA
    Length 8.11" / 206 mm
    Diameter 0.98" / 25 mm
    Weight 10.58 oz / 300 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 44.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 24.0 x 20.0 x 19.0"

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