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Royer R-122V Vacuum Tube Ribbon Microphones - Matched Pair

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The R-122V takes the Royer-pioneered concept of active ribbon microphone technology to an unprecedented level by incorporating vacuum tube electronics into the same proven transducer system used in the venerable R-121 and R-122 ribbon microphones. The high operating voltage of the vacuum tube provides headroom far beyond that available from a standard phantom power supply. Sonically this translates into unmatched clarity, detail and airiness, along with the ability to handle brute SPL levels without flinching.
Patented Offset Ribbon Technology
The R-122s proprietary offset ribbon transducer positions the ribbon element closer to the front (logo) side of the microphone than the rear. This arrangement gives the ribbon more room to move within the prime magnetic field while maintaining full frequency response during high SPL recordings.
The Electronics
The R-122Vs head amplifier consists of a low-noise, triode-connected military grade 5840 vacuum tube. Designed for a wide range of applications, the R-122V offers superb transient response and the drive capabilities only a vacuum tube head amplifier can provide. The circuit is devoid of typical vacuum tube coloration.

• Vacuum tube electronics provide high output capability, optimal impedance to the ribbon element and low output impedance
• Extremely low self-noise
• Operates from a dedicated power supply
• High SPL capabilities for electric guitar and percussion instruments
• Absence of high-frequency peaks, "ringing" and phase shifts
• Ribbon element unaffected by impedance/load, heat or humidity
• Equal sensitivity from front or back of element
• Consistent frequency response regardless of distance
• Orchestral miking, close and distant
• Strings - solo & sections
• Acoustic Piano, Harp, etc.
• Electric Guitar
• Acoustic Guitar
• Vocals, Commercial Broadcast, Voice Over
• Brass, Horn Sections
• Drum Overheads, Room Miking
• Percussion Instruments

What's Included
2 x Power Supplies
2 x Connecting Cables
2 x Shockmounts
2 x Microphone Socks
Carrying Case

Acoustic Operating Principle: Electrodynamic pressure gradient with vacuum tube electronics.
Vacuum Tube: JAN mil-spec 5840W pentode wired in triode configuration
Polar Pattern: Figure-8
Generating Element: 2.5-micron aluminum ribbon
Magnets: Rare Earth Neodymium
Frequency Response: 30 -15,000 Hz +/- 3dB
Sensitivity: -36 dB (re. 1v/pa +/- 1 dB)
Self-Noise: < 18 dB
Output Impedance: 200 Ohms, balanced
Rated Load Impedance: 1 K-Ohm
Maximum SPL: > 135dB SPL @ 20 Hz
Power Requirements: Plate supply: 135 VDC @2ma, Filament supply: 6 [email protected] 150ma from dedicated power supply.
Dimensions: 206mm L, 25mm W (8 1/8" L, 1" W).
Weight: 300g (10.9 oz)
Finish: Dull Satin Nickel
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