Royer R-122 Live No Longer Available

Phantom-powered Ribbon Mic for Live Use
Item ID: R122Live

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Royer R-122 Live
Special Order
$1,750.00

A Royer ribbon for the stage!

The R-122 was the world's first phantom powered ribbon microphone, delivering all of the warm, very natural tone of Royer's R-121 ribbon mic, but with 15 dB more Gain and Impedance Matching circuitry that allows the ribbon to operate at its full potential regardless of the preamplifier you plug it into! The R-122 Live takes that same groundbreaking design and pairs it with a thicker ribbon that's suitable for live use.

Royer R-122 Live at a Glance:
  • Ribbon-Velocity Live Microphone
  • Rejection
  • Minimal Off-Axis Coloration

Ribbon-Velocity Live Microphone
The Royer R-122 Live - like most ribbons - sports a figure 8 polar pattern. Its sensitivity is roughly equal to a good dynamic mic, and it exhibits a warm, realistic tone and flat frequency response. When it came to design time, Royer threw out the molds and took a fresh approach to ribbons using advanced materials and cutting edge construction techniques. The Royer R-122 Live again redefines ribbon microphones, bringing the Royer sound that's quickly becoming legendary to live stages everywhere.

Rejection
Royer ribbon mics are figure-8, picking up sound from the front and rear of the microphone, and rejecting sounds approaching from a) the left and right sides of the mic, b) the top of the mic, and c) the bottom of the mic. These are extremely effective dead zones that engineers use to isolate instruments by positioning the mics in such a way that the dead zones face, and cancel, offending sound sources.

Minimal Off-Axis Coloration
There's a lot of sound on a live stage and you can't entirely control for off-axis information getting into microphones, even ribbons. Most microphones color off-axis information in highly unflattering ways, which is why bleed can sound so nasty. Ribbons don't color off-axis information, so any bleed that manages to get into your onstage Royers will sound natural, not harsh or colored.

Royer R-122 Live Features:
  • Designed for Live use
  • Thicker Ribbon for durability
  • High SPL Capabilities
  • 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 element
  • Consistent frequency response regardless of distance
  • Field replaceable ribbon transducer
  • Dull Nickel finish
  • Comes in wooden box
  • Requires +48V phantom power
Royer R-122 Live brings ribbon sound to the live stage!

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number R-122L

Customer Reviews

See also: Ribbon Mics, Royer, Royer Dynamic Microphones, Royer Ribbon Microphones