Chuck Levin's is an authorized dealer of Royer Labs

Chuck Levin's is an authorized dealer of Royer Labs

Royer Labs R-101 Passive Ribbon Microphone

    Following in the footsteps of our flagship R-121, the Royer Labs R-101 is a mono, passive ribbon microphone utilizing our patented offset-ribbon transducer and a 2.5-micron ribbon element. The  Royer Labs R-101 is hand-built in our Burbank, CA facility and delivered at a price point suitable for home studio use and live applications.

    The Royer Labs R-101 is a new breed of modern ribbon microphone, designed for studio work and demanding live applications (particularly live electric guitar and brass). It incorporates many features pioneered by Royer Labs, including an advanced multi-layered wind screen for superior protection from air blasts and plosives, our patented offset-ribbon transducer, an internally shock mounted ribbon transducer system which provides greater isolation from shocks and vibrations, and reduced proximity effect for closer miking with less bass buildup. Throw it on a guitar cabinet, hit record, play it back, smile.

    The ribbon element's smooth frequency response and phase linearity impart a warm, analog feel to digital recordings, where the depth and realism on playback feels more like tape rolling than digits being computed. A perfect choice for electric guitars, brass instruments and drums, the R-101's figure-8 pattern also conveys superb ambience and depth when used for room miking applications.

    The offset-ribbon transducer also gives you the option of a brighter response when recording lower SPL sound sources on the back side (3 feet and closer; phase reversed in this position). The back side of the  Royer Labs mic is often preferred on vocals, acoustic guitars and other stringed instruments.

    Acoustic Operating Principle: Electrodynamic pressure gradient

    Polar Pattern: Figure-8

    Generating Element: 2.5-micron aluminum ribbon

    Magnets: Rare Earth Neodymium

    Frequency Response: 30 -15,000Hz +/- 3dB

    Sensitivity: -48dB (re. 1v/pa)

    Output Impedance: 300 Ohms @ 1kHz (nominal)

    Maximum SPL: 135dB @ 30Hz

    Rated Load Impedance: 1500 Ohms (or greater)

    Output Connector: Male XLR 3-pin (Pin 2 Hot).

    Dimensions: 200mm L X 36mm W (7.9" L X 1.4" W)

    Weight: 483g (17 oz)

    Finish: Matte Black

    Accessories: Shock mount, carrying case, mic sock

    Optional Accessories: Pop screen

    Microphone Warranty: Lifetime to original owner (repair or replace

    at Royer's option)

    Ribbon Element Warranty: One Year