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"I've never heard anything better in a ribbon microphone than Royer's R-122, ever! Something happened when they put that amp and larger transformer in there and this is my new favorite ribbon microphone. My pal Omar Hakim was bouncing off the walls when he heard the first playback with R-122's on overheads on his drum set - they just sound absolutely fantastic!"
Bruce Swedien (Grammy Award winner, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Duke Ellington)

"Whenever I need a ribbon microphone, I use Royers."
Al Schmitt (20 time Grammy Award winner, Barbra Streisand, George Benson, Diana Krall, Amy Grant)

"Royer ribbons are amazing! Big, big drums, and great bottom on guitars."
Joe Barresi (Tool, Queens of the Stone Age, Bad Religion, Melvins, L7, Weezer)

"These are the first mics I've ever used on guitars that give me exactly what I want. Huge low end with no eq."
Jerry Finn (Green Day, Rancid, Blink-182, Pennywise)

"God, I love these (expletive deleted) things!!!"
Ed Cherney
(Grammy Award winner, Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton)

"Royer has come up with a unique design that allows me to record guitar amps at full volume without compromising the sound. I love the way it allows me to put all the low end warmth onto tape."
Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Mott the Hoople, Traffic, Derek & the Dominos, Peter Frampton, John McLaughlin)

"The SF-12 as a drum overhead mic gives me something I've never been able to get before. I love this mic!"
Chuck Ainlay (Vince Gill, George Strait, Reba McEntire, Mark Knopfler)

"The R-121 blew me away in 1999 and now I'm blown away again. The increased gain and the clarity of the R-122 is ridiculous - this is an amazing development in ribbon microphones!"
Ross Hogarth (Grammy winner - Jewel, Roger Waters, Keb Mo, Coal Chamber, Black Crowes, REM, Shawn Colvin)

"I've been using my 121's on electric guitar, electric bass, acoustic guitar, drum overheads - they've been brilliant on everything. It's definitely the best mic I've ever used for recording electric guitar."
Sean Beavan (Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Megadeth, Pantera)

"Literally since the day I got my SF-12 I've used it on every session I've recorded. This mic is really a fantastic package."
Steve Albini (Nirvana, PJ Harvey, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Breeders)

"I've used the R-122 on several critical ADR sessions. This is a superbly crafted mic, with a rich, full sound and accurate top end. The off axis response is incredible, which makes my job much easier."
Dan Cubert (Dialog and Foley Recording, Mixer/Editor - Dreamworks, Universal, Tri-Star, Lucas)

R-101 Ribbon Microphone

R-101

Following in the footsteps of our R-121 ribbon microphone, the new Royer R-101 utilizes our patented offset ribbon transducer, incorporates an advanced, protective wind screen system, and ships with a shock mount and carrying case. It delivers all of the warmth and natural sound you've come to expect from a Royer, at a price that makes it ideal for home recording and project studios.

TEC

r-121

R-121 The R-121 ribbon microphone is our flagship microphone. It's everything a ribbon should be -warm, smooth, natural sounding. It's also tough as nails, lightweight, can handle high SPL's and live stage use, and comes with a lifetime warranty. Welcome to the new world of ribbon microphones!

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R-122R-122
The R-122 ribbon microphone is the world's first active ribbon™ microphone. Designed to work with phantom power, it delivers all of the warm, natural tone of our R-121, but with 14 dB more output and impedance matching circuitry that makes it compatible with almost any mic preamplifier.


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R-122V R-122V The R-122V ribbon microphone is the world's first vacuum tube ribbon microphone. Originally developed in 2001 as a benchmark for testing R-122 designs against, the unique R-122V has evolved into a world class ribbon microphone with amazing depth and reach in the midrange frequencies and a lush-ness you'll need to hear for yourself to believe.

Tec Award Winner

SF-2

SF-2The SF-2 ribbon microphone is a phantom powered version of our original SF-1 ribbon microphone. Designed primarily for classical applications and acoustic instruments, the SF-2 combines high-quality audio performance with our exclusive active electronics for ribbon microphones. The SF-2's output of -38 dB puts its sensitivity on par with that of phantom powered condenser microphones, allowing it to be used with a wide variety of mic pre's regardless of gain characteristics. The unique electronics and custom designed FET's used in the SF-2 deliver ultra-quiet operation, with self-noise of lower than 18 dB.

 


SF-24SF-12 The SF-12 ribbon microphone is an extremely natural sounding stereo ribbon microphone. With its flat frequency response and outstanding stereo separation and imaging, the SF-12 delivers you-are-there recordings like you've never heard before.


SF-24SF-24 The SF-24 ribbon microphone has all of the outstanding stereophonic capability and sonic performance of our award winning SF-12 stereo ribbon microphone, with the addition of condenser-level output and impedance matching circuitry. Designed to work with phantom power, the SF-24 makes preamplifier mismatches and gain-related noise a thing of the past.

Tec Award Winner

SF-24

SF-24V The SF-24V ribbon microphone is the pinnacle of our stereo ribbon microphone designs. With the inclusion of vacuum tube circuitry derived from our TEC Award winning R-122V, the SF-24V provides unmatched clarity, detail, midrange reach, and an airiness previously unknown to ribbon microphones. For orchestra, acoustic instruments and all critical stereo applications, the SF-24V is perfection.