Limited edition ribbon microphone, showcasing a unique "Distressed Rose" finish. This microphone, recommended for various applications, offers a high-pass filter and 15dB pad for versatility. The R-122 was the first phantom-powered ribbon mic and has gained popularity for its warm sound. The 25th Anniversary edition is a celebration of its legacy and a must-have for both daily use and as a collectible.
At a glance
- Limited edition "Distressed Rose" finish
- Versatile applications including drum overheads, vocals, and more
- High-pass filter set at 100 Hz with a 6dB per octave roll-off
- 15dB pad for high SPL situations
- World's first phantom-powered ribbon microphone
- 25th Anniversary model celebrating the R-122's legacy
- Unique and once-in-a-lifetime finish
- Meticulously crafted with attention to detail
The Royer R-122 MKII 25th Anniversary Limited Edition is a limited edition ribbon microphone commemorating the enduring legacy of the R-122. This special edition comprises a limited run of eighty R-122s, each meticulously handcrafted with our custom "Distressed Rose" finish. The Distressed Rose plating imparts a captivating aesthetic transformation, exhibiting a dark bourbon hue under subdued studio lighting or on stage and transforming into a lustrous rose colour when exposed to brighter illumination. The 25th Anniversary R-122 MKII remains true to the original design, except for this exclusive and unparalleled 25th Anniversary finish.
Renowned for its versatility, the Royer R-122 MKII is highly recommended for various recording applications, including drum overheads and room miking, electric and acoustic guitars, brass instruments, pianos, violins, cellos, ukuleles, percussion, vocals, and an array of other acoustic stringed instruments. When the situation calls for reduced low-end or proximity effect, the well-balanced high-pass switch can be set at 100 Hz, gently rolling off the signal at 6dB per octave. For high sound pressure level (SPL) scenarios such as capturing electric guitars and brass instruments, the built-in 15dB pad enables you to attenuate the R-122 MKII's output to match that of the R-121, ensuring a clean and distortion-free signal path.
The R-122 made history as the world's first phantom-powered ribbon microphone, delivering the warm and velvety performance characteristic of world-class ribbon mics while achieving unprecedented sensitivity. Its introduction in 2002 created a sensation, propelling the R-122 to become one of our most popular microphones, second only to the flagship R-121. In 2015, we introduced the R-122 MKII with a high-pass filter and 15dB pad, rendering it our most versatile ribbon microphone.
Whether you intend to use it daily for your recording needs or preserve it as a valuable collectable, the R-121 Distressed Rose promises to be a microphone that stands out not only for its unique appearance but also for its exceptional sound quality.