Item #: ROYR122MKII25TH

Royer Labs R-122 MKII LE 25TH Anniversary Distressed Rose Ribbon Mic

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The R-122 MKll 25th Anniversary model celebrates the R-122’s legacy with a limited edition run of eighty R-122s crafted in Royer Labs custom “Distressed Rose” finish. The Distressed Rose plating gives a variety of looks, from a dark bourbon color in lower studio lighting and onstage to a rich rose color in brighter light. The 25th Anniversary R-122 MKll is 100% original except for this once-in-a-lifetime 25th Anniversary finish.

The R-122 MKll is recommended for drum overheads and rooms, electric and acoustic guitars, brass, piano, violin, cello, ukulele, and any other acoustic stringed instrument, percussion, vocals, and countless other applications. When less low-end or proximity effect is desired, the high pass switch is perfectly balanced, set at 100 Hz and rolling off 6dB per octave.  On high SPL applications like electric guitars and brass, the 15dB pad lowers the R-122 MKll output to R-121 level, helping you maintain a clean signal path with no unwanted distortion.

The R-122 was the world’s first phantom-powered ribbon mic, delivering all of the warm, smooth performance of a world-class ribbon mic at a previously impossible sensitivity level. Its 2002 debut was explosive and the R-122 became our most popular mic behind the flagship R-121. In 2015 we updated the R-122 MKll with a high-pass filter and 15dB pad, making it our single most versatile ribbon microphone.

The R-122 MKII is a compact, monaural, phantom powered ribbon microphone with a switchable -15 dB pad and a low cut filter. Soni- cally similar to our groundbreaking R-121, the R-122 MKII exhibits a flat frequency response and a well-balanced, panoramic soundfield, but it’s 13 dB more sensitive and has a faster transient response, giving a sense of more open highs. Like the R-121, it is capable of handling high SPL applications.

The R-122 MKII’s -15 dB pad is positioned before any other electron- ics, giving the microphone 15 dB more headroom for high SPL work. The low cut filter is configured to reduce proximity effect for close miking and vocal applications and effectively filters rumble.

The R-122 MKII’s active electronics produce an output comparable to studio condenser microphones and provide an optimum impedance to the ribbon element, preventing overdamping of the ribbon and assuring consistent micro- phone performance. The high gain and low output impedance of the R-122 allow it to operate with any microphone preamplifier with phantom power, and also allows for use with long cable runs.

The R-122 MKII utilizes a low mass, 2.5-micron, pure (99.99%) aluminum ribbon element in a patented offset-ribbon transducer assembly. The smooth frequency response and phase linearity of the R-122 MKII, coupled with its sophisticated active electronics system, enable it to deliver a consistent natural acoustic perfor- mance with extraordinary realism. Frequency response is excellent regardless of the angle of sound striking the ribbon, and off-axis coloration is negligible.

The R-122’s patented offset-ribbon design positions the ribbon element toward the front of the microphone body, which allows for high SPL handling on the front (logo) side and the option of a slightly brighter response when recording lower SPL sound sources on the back side (3 feet and closer; phase reversed in this position).

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Royer Labs R-122 MKII LE 25TH Anniversary Distressed Rose Ribbon Mic Specifications

  • Acoustic Operating Principle: Electrodynamic pressure gradient with active electronics.
  • Polar Pattern: Figure-8
  • Generating Element: 2.5-micron aluminum ribbon
  • Magnets: Rare Earth Neodymium
  • Frequency Response: 30 - 15,000 Hz ±3 dB
  • Sensitivity: -36 dB (re. 1v/pa ±1 dB)
  • Switchable Pad: -15 dB
  • Switchable Bass Cut: 100 Hz (6 dB per octave)
  • Self-Noise: < 18 dB
  • Output Impedance: 200 Ohms, balanced
  • Output Connector: Male XLR 3-pin (Pin 2 Hot)
  • Rated Load Impedance: 1K-Ohm minimum
  • Maximum SPL: 135 dB @ 30 Hz
  • Power Requirements: 48-Volt Phantom Only
  • Supply Current: 4 mA
  • Dimensions: 206mm L X 25mm W (8 1/8” L X 1” W)
  • Weight: 309 grams (10.9 oz)
  • Accessories: Protective wood case, mic sock
  • Optional Accessories: Wind screen, shock mount
  • Microphone Warranty: Lifetime to original owner (repair or replace at Royer’s option)
  • Ribbon Element Warranty: One Year

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