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Royer R-10 Studio/Live Ribbon Microphone

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RO-R10

Sale Price: $649.00 CDN
Original Price: $699.00 CDN

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The Royer R-10 is a passive mono ribbon microphone designed for use in the studio and on live stages. Hand-built in the Burbank California factory, the R-10's sound and performance are all-Royer and it handles SPLs of up to 160 dB @ 1 kHz. The R-10's compact size and mounting system allows for flexible, unobtrusive positioning.

The R-10's 2.5-micron aluminum ribbon element is formed with a patented direct-corrugation process and is protected by a 3-layer windscreen system and internally shock-mounted ribbon transducer. The ribbon transducer is wired for humbucking to reject electromagnetically induced noise.

The R-10's built-in windscreen provides superior protection from air blasts and plosives. It also reduces proximity effect (bass buildup from close miking) so guitar cabinets and acoustic instruments can be close-miked with less bass buildup. The R-10s internally shockmounted ribbon transducer isolates the ribbon element from shocks and vibrations, increasing the ribbon elements durability.

The R-10 utilizes a David Royer custom designed transformer for high overload threshold, minimizing saturation at even extremely high sound pressure levels. You'll never overload an R-10! The mic's open grill design minimizes standing waves and associated comb-filtering effects and its smooth frequency response, phase linearity and lack of self-distortion make it ideal for all digital recording and live sound formats.

Features:
• High SPL capabilities for electric guitar, brass and other close miking applications
• Multi-layered wind screen provides superior protection to ribbon element
• Internally shock-mounted ribbon transducer gives increased durability
• Passive design and custom transformer minimize high SPL overload
• Hum-bucking transducer design delivers 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 the element

Specifications:
• Acoustic Operating Principle: Electrodynamic pressure gradient
• Polar Pattern: Figure-8
• Generating Element: 2.5-micron aluminum ribbon
• Magnets: Rare Earth Neodymium (Grade 52)
• Frequency Response: 30Hz-15,000Hz +/- 3dB
• Sensitivity: -54dBv (re. 1v/pa)
• Output Impedance: 100 Ohms
• Maximum SPL: 135dB @ 50 Hz, 160dB @ 1kHz
• Recommended Load Impedance: 700 Ohms (or greater)
• Output Connector: Male XLR 3-pin (Pin 2 Hot)
• Dimensions: Length including mounting base: 5 7/8 inches (149 mm) Width 1 3/8 inches (35 mm)
• Weight: 13 oz (368 grams)
• Accessories: Microphone Holder, Mic Sock, Carrying Case
• Microphone: Adjustable Swivel Mount (Black)
• Microphone Warranty: Five Year, First Re-ribbon free in first year

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Absolutely fantastic mic for the price. I don't have an R-121 to put it up against but I'm getting great recordings out of it. If you're not familiar with ribbons, they have a smooth and warm character and always have a figure 8 pattern. The R-10 specifically has a brighter sound when you use the "back" of the microphone. Guitar cabs sound amazing, just put it up against the grill on-center with the speaker. The R-10 on its own is perfect for clean or lightly overdriven tones. For high gain tones, blend 50/50 it with an SM57 and you'll have a combination that is huge, punchy, and clear. I haven't tried it on a bass cab yet. Acoustic guitars and vocals sound very warm and natural, though some may find a ribbon to be too dark for this sort of thing. I think it's perfect for VO; you get a really natural sounding recording whereas a condenser can sound a bit too up front and in-your-face. Note that the R-10 has a -54dBv sensitivity so you will need a rather strong mic pre (at least +70dB) or an inline amp like an SE DM1 or Cloudlifter.
Posted by K on Jan 7, 2019
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