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Royer R-122V

Ribbon Mic, Tube, Large Element (2.5-micron), Nichel Finish


The R-122V takes the Royer-pioneered concept of active ribbon microphone technology and kicks it up a notch by incorporating vacuum tube electronics into the same proven transducer system used in the R-121 and R-122 ribbon mics. Its head amplifier boasts a low-noise, triode-connected military grade 5840 vacuum tube that offers superb transient response and impressive drive capabilities. The high operating voltage provides much higher headroom than a standard phantom power supply to deliver unmatched clarity, detail and airiness devoid of typical vacuum tube coloration.

Its triode-configured cathode follower circuitry lets the mic drive long cable runs without sonic degradation or high-frequency loss. This capability is further enhanced by a dedicated power supply that provides ample current to the vacuum tube electronics. Induced noise is virtually eliminated by the microphone's fully balanced output that is electrically isolated with a special purpose Jensen output transformer. It comes with a carrying case, power supply, cable, shock mount and microphone sock.

Main Features:
• Vacuum tube electronics provide high output capability, optimal impedance to the ribbon element and low output impedance
• Extremely low self-noise
• Operates 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
• Mic clip included, but Royer highly recommends the optional AT84 shockmount to make the most of your microphone

• 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

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