Royer Labs R-121

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The Royer Labs R-121 is a Ribbon Microphone with a Extremely low inherent noise, Ribbon element insensitive to heat and moisture, Ideal for guitar...

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Frequency range20 Hz-18 kHz30 - 18000 Hz +/- 3 dB-20 - 20000 Hz--20 Hz-18 kHz---
Sensitivity1.6mV/Pa (- 56 ± 1.5 dB)-40 dB (0 dB=1V/Pa) @ 1 kHz---55.3 dB 1V / Pa / - dB1.7 mV / Pa10mV/Pa (- 40 +/- 1.5 dB)18 mV/Pa -33 dB ± 1 dB (0 dB = 1 V/Pa @ 1,000 Hz)18 mV/Pa -33 dB ± 1.5 dB (0 dB = 1 V/Pa @ 1.000 Hz)-52 dBv / - 2 dB Re.
Impedance---200 Ohm-200 Ohms150 Ohms-
Equivalent signal to noise ratio10dB(A)-----20dB(A)---
Maximum SPL at 0.5% THD@1000Hz135 dB-----135 dB---
Shockmount included
Directional characteristic-Figure 8-Figure 8------
Dimensions-69 x 185 mm---65 x 180 mm-260 x 65 x 65 mm164 x 50 x 32 mm37 x 175 mm
Weight-1.5 kg--0.5 kg860 g-744 g (1247 g with shock mount)421 g (841 g with shock mount)-
Frequency response----20-16000 Hz / - 1 dB--20 - 18,000 Hz20 - 15,000 Hz30 Hz - 15 kHz / - 3 dB
Connection----3-pinXLR 3-pol----
Directivity-----Figure 8---Figure 8
Polar pattern-------Figure-8 (2x)Figure-8-
Inherent-noise-------10 dB (A-weighted)10 dB (A-weighted)-
Power supply-------48 V phantom power48 V phantom power-

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The Royer Labs R-121 is a Ribbon Microphone with a Extremely low inherent noise, Ribbon element insensitive to heat and moisture, Ideal for guitar recordings, wind instruments, overheads and string instruments & Incl. wooden box and protective cover. The retail price is 1158.78 £. Buy Royer Labs R-121 at Thomann UK.


Directional characteristicFigure 8
Frequency range30 Hz - 15 kHz +/- 3 dB
Sensitivity-54 dBv re. 1 V/pa +/- 1 dB
Output impedance300 Ohm @ 1 k (nominal)
Maximum SPL> 135 dB
Length158 mm
Diameter25 mm
Weight245 g
Shockmount includedNo

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