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Royer R-101 Ribbon Microphone

Royer R-101
Royer R-101
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List Price: $895.00
Our Price: $699.00

Availability: Discontinued
Product Code: 9999-08381


Royer R-101 Ribbon Microphone

The Royer R-101 Ribbon Microphone, a new breed of modern ribbon microphone designed for today's studio and live environments, exhibiting a flat frequency response and a well balanced, panoramic soundfield.

Royer R-101 Ribbon Microphone Details

The R-101 is a new breed of modern ribbon microphone designed for today's studio and live environments, exhibiting a flat frequency response and a well balanced, panoramic soundfield. Its ability to withstand 135dB SPL @ 30Hz makes it ideal for applications that were previously off limits to ribbon microphones.

The R-101 incorporates many advancements pioneered by Royer Labs, including multi-layered wind screening for superior protection from air blasts and plosives. The screening also provides reduced proximity effect, allowing for closer miking with less bass buildup. The ribbon element's smooth frequency response and phase linearity, coupled with sensitivity levels surpassing those of "classic" ribbon microphones, make this microphone ideal for digital recording. A perfect choice for electric guitars, brass instruments and drums, the R-101's figure-8 pattern also conveys superb ambience and depth when used for room miking applications.

The R-101 incorporates Royer's patented offset-ribbon technology and a low mass, 2.5-micron aluminum (99.9% pure) ribbon element. The motor assembly's flux-frame and rare earth Neodymium magnets create a powerful magnetic field which increases sensitivity while reducing stray magnetic radiation.

The R-101??s offset-ribbon design positions the ribbon element towards the front of the microphone body, which allows for higher SPL handling on the front (logo) side and the option of a brighter response when recording lower SPL sound sources on the back side (3 feet and closer; phase reversed in this position).

Royer R-101 Ribbon Microphone Features

  • 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

Royer R-101 Ribbon Microphone Specifications

  • Acoustic operating principle: Electrodynamic pressure gradient
  • Polar pattern: Figure-8
  • Generating element: 2.5-micron aluminum ribbon
  • Magnets: Rare Earth Neodymium
  • Frequency response: 30 - 15,000 Hz +/- 3dB
  • Sensitivity: -48dB (re. 1v/pa)
  • Output impedance: 300 ohms at 1kHz (nominal)
  • Rated load impedance: 1500 ohms (or greater)
  • SPL handling: Greater than 135dB at 30Hz
  • Output connector: Male XLR 3-pin (pin 2 hot)
  • Finish: Matte black
  • Included accessories: Shockmount, carrying case, mic sock
  • Optional accessories: Pop screen
  • Microphone warranty: Lifetime to original owner (repair or replace at Royer's option)
  • Ribbon element warranty: One year

Royer R-101 Ribbon Microphone Applications

  • Close miking
  • Electric & acoustic guitars
  • Drum overheads, kick drum (see manual for position), room miking
  • Percussion instruments
  • Brass, horn sections
  • Strings-solo & sections
  • Acoustic piano
  • Vocals
  • Live events-recording and sound reinforcement

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Royer R-101 Ribbon Microphone Reviews

What We Think - Royer R-101 Rview

The Royer R101 is one of my favorite ribbon mics. The reason, is how natural it sounds. It is not beefy and dark. While it has plenty of mids (across the range), the mids are natural, and gently lifted. The top end is smooth and pleasant, with plenty of detail, and while it may not have a big bottom end, the lows are well represented ?" with a nice roll off. AS many of you know, I??m a bit of a tone purist, when it comes to guitars. The more natural character of the R101, with a nice representation of that classic smooth and rich ribbon sound, provides a great tool for getting guitar tracks right. Definitely a mic to look out for.

- Ryan

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Average Customer Review 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2

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My first and not my last! December 22, 2015
Reviewer: Joshua Rapala from Hughsonville, NY United States  
Everything you hear in the room comes thru this mic without the hype. Its all natural and I have come to love toggling between positions while mic'ing certain applications. The backside tends to be a bit more brighter than the badge side. I like this mic with the Chandler tg2 for it packs the necessary voltage without adding dead air to the recording.

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Great mic / great deal October 13, 2015
Reviewer: james c  
The royer mic is great on my taylor 710ce. Front End sent a pre and cable with it. Love dealing with Front End.

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