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Royer Labs R-122V Vacuum Tube Ribbon Microphone

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The R-122V by Royer Labs is a vacuum tube mono ribbon microphone with a natural figure-8 polar pattern, designed for studio recording. A detailed and beautiful sounding mic, the R-122V excels in any context recording orchestral music and instruments. The R-122V has a vacuum tube that is driven by its included power supply, that offers a high output to the mic-pre. The R-122V ships with a carry case, elegant wooden microphone case, PSU & cable.

    • Royer Labs R-122V Features:

      Vacuum tube electronics provide high output capability, optimal impedance to the ribbon element and low output impedance
      Extremely low self-noise
      Eperates from a dedicated power supply
      High SPL capabilities for electric guitar and percussion instruments
      Absence of high-frequency peaks, "ringing" and phase shifts
      Ribbon element unaffected by impedance/load, heat or humidity
      Very low magnetic leakage
      Equal sensitivity from front or back of element
      Consistent frequency response regardless of distance
      Rear side of mic records slightly brighter when three feet or closer to sound source

      Orchestral miking, close and distant
      Strings - solo & sections
      Acoustic Piano, Harp, etc.
      Electric Guitar
      Acoustic Guitar
      Vocals, Commercial Broadcast, Voice Over
      Brass, Horn Sections
      Drum Overheads, Room Miking
      Percussion Instruments
    • Royer Labs R-122V Specifications:

      Acoustic Operating Principle: Electrodynamic pressure gradient with vacuum tube electronics.
      Vacuum Tube: JAN mil-spec 5840W pentode wired in triode configuration
      Polar Pattern: Figure-8
      Generating Element: 2.5-micron aluminum ribbon
      Magnets: Rare Earth Neodymium
      Frequency Response: 30 -15,000 Hz +/- 3dB
      Sensitivity: -36 dB (re. 1v/pa +/- 1 dB)
      Self-Noise: < 18 dB
      Output Impedance: 200 Ohms, balanced
      Rated Load Impedance: 1 K-Ohm
      Maximum SPL: >135dB SPL @ 20 Hz
      Power Requirements: Plate supply: 135 VDC @2ma, Filament supply: 6 VDC@ 150ma from dedicated power supply.
      Dimensions: 206mm L, 25mm W (8 1/8 " L, 1" W).
      Weight: 300g (10.9 oz )
      Finish: Dull Satin Nickel/Matte Black Chrome optional
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