R-101 Mono Ribbon, Large Ribbon Element (2.5-micron),
Matte Black Finish,
Lifetime Warranty for original owner
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Following in the footsteps of our flagship R-121, the R-101
is a mono, passive ribbon microphone utilizing our patented
offset-ribbon transducer and a 2.5-micron ribbon element.
The 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 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.
Patented Offset Ribbon Technology
The R-101 incorporates Royer's patented offset-ribbon technology and
a low mass, 2.5-micron aluminum (99.9% pure) ribbon element. The ribbon
transducer's flux-frame and rare earth Neodymium magnets create a
powerful magnetic field which increases sensitivity while reducing stray
The R-101's offset-ribbon transducer (Patent # 6,434,252)
positions the ribbon element towards the front (logo) side of the
microphone body. This proprietary arrangement gives the ribbon element
more room to move within the prime magnetic field and maintain full
frequency response during high SPL recordings. It's an integral part of
the magic in all Royer R-series microphones.
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 mic is often preferred on vocals, acoustic guitars and other
Like all Royer mics, the R-101 comes with a lifetime warranty to the original owner and the first re-ribbon is free.
- High SPL capabilities for electric guitar and percussion
- Multi-layered wind screen provides superior protection to ribbon element
- No internal electronics to overload or produce distortion up to
maximum SPL rating
- Extremely low residual noise
- Ribbon element not affected by heat or humidity
- Absence of high-frequency peaks, "ringing" and phase shifts
- Equal sensitivity from front or back of element