Royer Labs R-121 Dynamic Passive Ribbon Microphone

Go ahead, put this ribbon mic on a screaming guitar cab. High SPLs won't hurt Royer's revolutionary R-121 -- a classic for recording amps, horns, and more!

Released in 1998, the award-winning R-121 is Royer's flagship microphone; the world's first radically reengineered ribbon microphone and the model that reintroduced ribbon mics to engineers around the world. Royer Labs did away with the large, heavy, fragile "classic" approach to ribbon microphones and went in a completely different direction.

The R-121 gives all of the warmth and natural sound that experienced engineers have long turned to ribbon mics for, but in a compact, light-weight, high output and tough-as-nails package that was unheard of in a ribbon mic before the R-121.

In its decades in the market, thousands of R-121's have been sold around the world and it's well established as a standard for tracking electric guitar and brass.

The R-121 redefined ribbon microphones so completely that Recording Magazine wrote: "...the Royer R-121 is destined to become one of the classic microphones of the 21st century."

Like many of the best classic ribbon mics, the R-121 has a figure-8 pattern, output level comparable to a dynamic mic, and a warm, realistic tone and flat frequency response. But that's where the similarities end. By using advanced materials and a blend of cutting edge and old-school, hand-build construction techniques, the R-121 is an extremely versatile and user-friendly ribbon mic that can stand up to the most demanding tasks. Cranked up electric guitars, close up brass, drums - you name it, the R-121 will help you record it with realism you have to hear to read more believe.

Royer Labs builds the R-121 solid enough to give it a lifetime warranty. Royer Labs expects you to own it for as long as you record, and they'll stand behind it the whole way.

- Patented Offset Ribbon Technology:
The R-121's proprietary offset ribbon transducer (Patent # 6,434,252) is the first of its kind, positioning the ribbon element closer to the front (logo) side of the microphone. This arrangement gives the ribbon more room to move within the prime magnetic field while maintaining full frequency response during high SPL recordings. It's an integral piece of the magic of all Royer R-series microphones.


- High SPL Capabilities
- No internal active electronics to overload or produce distortion up to maximum SPL rating
- 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
- Applications:
- Electric Guitar Amps
- Brass Instruments
- Horn Sections
- Drum Rooms
- Kick Drum
- Woodwinds
- Percussion Instruments
- Acoustic Piano
- Acoustic Guitar
- String Instruments & Sections
- Choirs & Orchestras
- Commercial Broadcast
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Single Microphone
Shipping Weight: 2.65 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): R-121
Bundle with RSM-SS1 Sling-Shockmount
Shipping Weight: 4 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 16 x 9 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): R-121-BNDL
Stereo Matched Pair
Shipping Weight: 6.45 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 14 x 13 x 10 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): R-121-MP
Bundle, Matched Pair with RSM-SS1 Sling-Shockmounts
Shipping Weight: 9.3 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 18 x 15 x 12 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): R-121-MP-BNDL

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Phone: 818-847-0121

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