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Royer R-121 Matched Ribbon Microphones

Product Code: 408822

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.

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Royer R-121 Matched Ribbon Microphones

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 believe.

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




  • 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
  • * Acoustic Operating Principle: Electrodynamic pressure gradient
  • * Polar Pattern: Figure-8
  • * Generating Element: 2.5-micron aluminum ribbon
  • * Magnets: Rare Earth Neodymium
  • * Frequency Response: 30 -15,000 Hz +/- 3dB
  • * Sensitivity: -47 dBv Re. 1v/pa
  • * Output Impedance: 300 Ohms @ 1K (nominal)
  • * Rated Load Impedance: >1500 Ohms @ 300 Ohms
  • * Maximum SPL: >135dB @ 20 Hz
  • * Output Connector: Male XLR 3 pin (Pin 2 Hot)
  • * Dimensions: 155.7mm L, 25mm W
  • * Weight: 244g
Microphone Response: 30Hz - 15kHz
Microphone Impedance: 300 Ohms
Microphone Maximum SPL: > 135dB
Microphone Sensitivity: -50dBv
Microphone Connector: 3-Pin XLR Male
Microphone Pad Switches: No
Microphone Powering: None
Physical Height: 156 x 25mm
Physical Weight: 244g
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