Royer SF-12Item ID: SF12
Stereo Coincident Dynamic Ribbon Microphone
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Two Matched Ribbon Mics in One Body!NEWS: Royer Labs has been given a GRAMMY award for their outstanding ribbon mics! In the words of the Academy, these mics "were revolutionary and moved the art of recording forward."
The Royer SF-12 stereo coincident ribbon microphone combines high quality audio performance with outstanding stereo separation and imaging. It is a modern ribbon design with no audible diffraction effects or cavity resonance.
Royer SF-12 stereo ribbon microphone at a Glance:
Two matched ribbon mics in one body
The Royer SF-12 is actually two matched ribbon microphones placed one above the other and fixed at a 90° angle. This arrangement allows for Blumlein and M-S recording with one microphone, as well as excellent monaural compatibility when summing the two ribbon elements to mono. The SF-12's frequency response is excellent regardless of the angle of sound striking the ribbons and off-axis coloration is negligible. The Royer SF-12's extension cable comes with an adapter which splits into separate left and right XLR connectors, labeled "upper" and "lower."
Superb transient response from low-mass ribbons
The Royer SF-12's two 1.8-micron ribbons are of pure (99.99%) aluminum and provide superb transient response due to their low mass. Each of the Royer SF-12's two ribbon transducers incorporate "cross-field" motor assemblies (patent pending) which are comprised of four powerful Neodymium magnets and Permendur iron pole-pieces. This crossfield design delivers excellent high frequency response due to the extremely short path between the front and rear (sides) of the ribbon elements. The microphone's case is ingot iron and forms part of the magnetic return circuit, an effective system with low leakage flux which accounts for the relatively high sensitivity in a trim package.
Stereo recording at its finest for any application
Trust the Royer SF-12 to provide flawless reproduction of any stereo source. It's especially well suited to capture large sections and ensembles with outstanding clarity and imaging. The SF-12 is ideal for percussion instruments, acoustic guitars, and other plucked strings
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The Royer SF-12 Stereo Ribbon Microphone is clearly a winner!
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Henry, Marion, IL
Reviewsbased on 1 review
Wow! Drum Overhead and Acoustic mic magic!
by Brian from Hampton, VAI wanted a mic that would give me the best possible sound for acoustic instruments and make a great drum overhead. The Royer SF-12 does both with ease. My very first recording with this mic on an ac... read more [+]oustic guitar made it obvious I was going to love it! Today I used the SF-12 for a drum overhead, put a MA-200 about 10 inches from the Kick drum port and a SM-57 on the snare. The SF-12 captured a very clean and realistic full bodied drum sound. I dressed up the sound by adding a little of the Kick drum mic and the snare mic, simply amazing.
March 14, 2012
Music Background: Studio Owner, Recording Engineer, Hobbyist
This ribbon really does take eq wonderfully, the nice thing is that it is easier to get the sound I want now. It is worth the money if you can afford it. You will need a high gain, very clean preamp, but you will like the results. close [-]
by: Alex Arnold
The Royer SF-12 is a fantastic ribbon microphone! The SF-12 is actually a stereo microphone, and... read more »
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