Royer Labs R-101 Ribbon Microphone

Royer Labs has introduced the new R-101 Ribbon Microphone.
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Royer Labs has introduced the new R-101 Ribbon Microphone. A new design with high SPL (sound pressure level) capabilities and extremely low residual noise, the R-101 is ideal for both studio and live sound reinforcement applications.
According to Royer, the R-101 offers numerous technological advancements including a multi-layered wind screening to provide protection from air blasts and plosives as well as proximity effect reduction. 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 magnetic radiation.
The offset-ribbon design of the new R-101 positions the ribbon element towards the front of the microphone body, allowing for higher SPL handling on the front (logo) side of the microphone and the option of a brighter response when recording lower SPL sound sources on the microphone’s back side. This approach results in the R-101’s ability to withstand 135dB SPL @ 30 Hz.
It should also be noted that, with the new R-101, there are no internal electronics to overload or produce distortion up to the microphone’s maximum SPL rating and the ribbon element is not affected by heat or humidity. Equally significant, the extremely high quality of both the R-101’s manufacturing and its components results in an absence of high frequency peaks, “ringing,” and phase shifts and enables this new microphone to have extremely low residual noise.
The Royer Labs R-101 Ribbon Microphone ships with a heavy-duty protective carrying case, a suspension-type shock mount, and a mic sock.
Stay tuned to proaudioreview.com for PAR Senior Contributor Russ Long’s full review of the R-101.
Price: $895 list
Contact: Royer Labs | royerlabs.com

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