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Studio Mics - 

The R-121

Details for the 

R-121

General Description

Primary dynamic mic for Acoustic Guitar, Kelley guitar amp, Vocals, and Dialog tracks. The R-121 is good on just about every source from drums, brass, electric guitar and bass to acoustic instruments, strings and percussion. It has a wide dynamic range with a rich low end and has the ability to take large amounts of EQ if necessary.

Comments

The R-121 is Royer’s flagship microphone, which utilizes the groundbreaking R-series ribbon transducer. Combining neodymium magnets and a patented direct-corrugation, off-set ribbon design, the transducer is the heart of all R-series microphones that followed.

This microphone is very different from older ribbon mics which were typically large, heavy and fragile. The R-121 has a slim, sleek and durable design, which can handle high SPLs that would shred an older style ribbon microphone. The introduction of the R-121 brought ribbon microphones back into mainstream recording and found its way into almost every professional recording facility around the globe.

The 2.5 micron offset ribbon delivers fidelity, durability and a slightly brighter response from the rear of the microphone when used within three feet of any sound source, providing more tonal choices.

Mic Type

Dynamic

Polar Pattern

Figure-8

Impedance

Max SPL

300 ohms

135 dB

Sensitivity

Maker

Purchased from

-47 dBv/Re. (1v/pa)

Royer

Reverb.com

Studio Role

Kelley Tube Amp & Taylor Acoustic

Diaphragm Size

2.5-micron aluminum ribbon

Freq Response

30Hz-15kHz

Amp Cost

Replacement Cost

$

1200

$

1200

Phantom Powered?

No

Shock Mounted?

No

Output Transformer?

Yes

Low Pass
Filter?

High Pass
Filter?

No

No

Low Pass
Frequency

High Pass
 
Frequency

[Low Freq]