Royer R-122mkII Live

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£1,850.00 ex VAT
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The Royer R-122 Live is a version of the powered R-122 optimised for live applications with a thicker ribbon element and greater durability, increased sensitivity and SPL handling.

The Royer R-122 Live uses an active circuit based around a toroidal transformer designed by Royer to deliver faster transient response. As a result, the R-122 Live delivers the same output level that of powered condenser microphones but with the smooth and realistic tone only achievable with ribbon microphones.

The thicker 4-micron ribbon element employed ensures greater durability but with a slight reduction in high-frequency response. This smooth frequency response, helps to remove the harshness and shrill top end of live guitars and brass, often with less need of EQ.

The R122 Live boasts a switchable -15dB located before its electronics, avoiding headroom related distortion and preamp overload, even on the loudest sources. Furthermore, it also includes a 6dB/oct high-pass filter at 100Hz designed to reduce proximity effect and bass.

The Bi-polar (figure-of-eight) polar pattern provides effective control of bleed on stage thanks to its strong off-axis rejection including sides, top and bottom, offering powerful isolation.

The microphone is backed with Royer’s lifetime warranty and offers the first re-ribboning free of charge.

Royer R-122 Live Main Features:

  • Phantom powered circuitry provides high output and impedance matching
  • -15 dB pad before the mic’s electronics gives more headroom when activated.
  • Bass cut filter reduces proximity effect and bass below 100 Hz when activated
  • High SPL Capabilities
  • No distortion up to maximum SPL rating
  • Extremely low residual noise
  • Ribbon element is not affected by heat or humidity
  • Absence of high-frequency phase distortion
  • Equal sensitivity from front or back of the ribbon element
  • Consistent frequency response regardless of distance
  • Rear-side of mic records slightly brighter when three feet or closer to sound sources
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