Royer Labs R-121

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Ribbon Microphone

  • Directional characteristic: Figure 8
  • Extremely low inherent noise
  • Ribbon element insensitive to heat and moisture
  • Ideal for guitar recordings, wind instruments, overheads and string instruments
  • Frequency range: 30 Hz - 15 kHz +/- 3 dB
  • Sensitivity: -54 dBv re. 1 V/pa +/- 1 dB
  • Output impedance: 300 Ohm @ 1 k (nominal)
  • Maximum SPL: > 135 dB
  • Length: 158 mm
  • Diameter: 25 mm
  • Weight: 245 g
  • Colour: Nickel
  • Incl. wooden box and protective cover
Available since November 2001
Item number 136816
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
shockmount included No
$1,725
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An expensive but brilliant ribbon mic
Peter Glavanov 02.04.2021
R121 in combination with Shure SM57 is a standard for the recording of the perfect guitar sound. I also use it for acoustic guitar tracking along with another mic (Rode NTK)
This mic worth its money on 100% if you are professional.
If you wanna record both (sm57 and R121) together and always in phase I would recommend buying the Royer Labs SM-21 AxeMount as well.
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The Real Deal!
SerdarY. 31.08.2022
With having this mic finally I can hear what the real guitar tone is coming from the amplifier + cabinet!

I recommend to use it with Shure SM57 to fill the mid-range because Royer gives you open-wide full bottom-end very smoothly so when you engage the 57 you get the huge and impressive guitar tone!
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Floff 28.07.2020
Excellent quality and exquisite tone. Together with the SM57 (using the Axemount nut), they're a match made in heaven for guitar tones.
Prior to using the 121 I thought that being a ribbon it would need quite a lot of gain from the preamp. But I realized that actually my 121 needs a hair less gain than the SM57.
Mixing the 121 / SM57 pair results in an almost finished, polished guitar tone that sits in the mix perfectly.
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The best
Johnnyalucard 16.04.2018
Royer mics are the standard bearers for ribbon microphones and the R-121 is the daddy of them all. Incredible quality and they sound impeccable.

I use them on virtually any source apart from vocals where I'm slightly nervous of putting them anywhere near the vocalists mouth in case they blow on the ribbon!

Incredibly versatile, a thing of beauty, and paired with a good mic pre one of the all time classic recording devices.
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