The Royer R-122 Live is a version of the powered R-122 optimised for live applications with a thicker ribbon element and greater durability, increased sensitivity and SPL handling.
The Royer R-122 Live uses an active circuit based around a toroidal transformer designed by Royer to deliver faster transient response. As a result, the R-122 Live delivers the same output level that of powered condenser microphones but with the smooth and realistic tone only achievable with ribbon microphones.
The thicker 4-micron ribbon element employed ensures greater durability but with a slight reduction in high-frequency response. This smooth frequency response, helps to remove the harshness and shrill top end of live guitars and brass, often with less need of EQ.
The R122 Live boasts a switchable -15dB located before its electronics, avoiding headroom related distortion and preamp overload, even on the loudest sources. Furthermore, it also includes a 6dB/oct high-pass filter at 100Hz designed to reduce proximity effect and bass.
The Bi-polar (figure-of-eight) polar pattern provides effective control of bleed on stage thanks to its strong off-axis rejection including sides, top and bottom, offering powerful isolation.
The microphone is backed with Royer’s lifetime warranty and offers the first re-ribboning free of charge.
Royer R-122 Live Main Features:
|Demo in Store||No|
|Short Description||Version of the powered R-122 optimised for live applications with a thicker ribbon element and greater durability, increased sensitivity and SPL handling.|
|Microphone Type||Ribbon Microphone|
|Valve / Solid State||Solid State|
|High Pass Filter||Switchable 6dB/oct @ 100hz|