A Tube Ribbon Microphone for Unrivaled Sonic Excellence
The R-122V stands at the pinnacle of Royer's R-Series line, offering a world-class tube ribbon microphone that sets new standards for richness, depth, and detail, especially in the midrange frequencies. This microphone delivers an unparalleled sonic experience, marked by lushness and clarity that must be heard to be fully appreciated.
The Royer R-122V is the epitome of tube ribbon microphone technology, offering audio professionals an extraordinary tool for capturing sound with unparalleled richness and clarity.
The R-122V incorporates vacuum tube electronics into the proven transducer system used in the R-121 and R-122 ribbon microphones. The high operating voltage of the vacuum tube provides exceptional headroom, resulting in unmatched clarity, detail, and airiness.
Low-Noise Vacuum Tube:
The head amplifier features a low-noise, triode-connected military-grade 5840 vacuum tube. This tube provides superb transient response and the drive capabilities only a vacuum tube can offer, without introducing typical tube coloration.
Dedicated Power Supply:
The microphone comes with a dedicated power supply that provides ample current to the vacuum tube electronics. This ensures the microphone can drive long cable runs without sonic degradation or high-frequency loss.
Fully Balanced Output:
The R-122V's fully balanced output, electrically isolated with a special-purpose Jensen output transformer, virtually eliminates induced noise, maintaining pristine audio quality.
High SPL Handling:
With the ability to handle high sound pressure levels (SPLs) without distortion, the R-122V is suitable for capturing loud sources with exceptional fidelity.
The microphone's impedance matching circuitry places a perfect load on the ribbon element at all times, allowing for versatile use with various mic preamps without concerns about gain and impedance matches.
Offset Ribbon Technology:
The R-122V features Royer's patented offset ribbon transducer technology, positioning the ribbon element closer to the front side for full-frequency response during high SPL recordings, contributing to the unique sound signature of Royer R-series microphones.
Orchestral miking, close and distant
Strings - solo & sections
Acoustic Piano, Harp, etc.
Vocals, Commercial Broadcast, Voice Over
Brass, Horn Sections
Drum Overheads, Room Miking
Acoustic Operating Principle:
Electrodynamic pressure gradient with vacuum tube electronics.
JAN mil-spec 5840W pentode wired in triode configuration
2.5-micron aluminum ribbon
Rare Earth Neodymium
30 -15,000 Hz +/- 3dB
-36 dB (re. 1v/pa +/- 1 dB)
< 18 dB
200 Ohms, balanced
Rated Load Impedance:
>135dB SPL @ 20 Hz
Plate supply: 135 VDC @2ma
Filament supply: 6 VDC@ 150ma from dedicated power supply.
206mm L, 25mm W (8 1/8 " L, 1" W)
300g (10.9 oz )
Dull Satin Nickel/Matte Black
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