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Royer R-122 MkII - Active Ribbon Microphone

by Royer
£2,109.60 inc. vat
£1,758.00 ex. vat
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Royer R-122 MkII - Active Ribbon Microphone

The Royer R-122 MkII is a phantom powered ribbon microphone with a specially wound toroidal transformer and ultra-low noise FETs. The active circuitry in the R-122 translates into a higher output than conventional passive ribbon mics with a more open high-end, and tighter, more focused low-end. The transient response is also faster than other ribbons making the R-122 great for drum overheads, acoustic instruments and vocals. The R-122 MKll’s switchable -15 dB pad is positioned before the microphone’s electronics and, when engaged, eliminates any potential for headroom-related distortion on even the loudest sound sources. Wide open electric guitars are no problem. With the pad in, the R-122 MKll’s output is actually 2 dB lower than The royer R-121.


  • Phantom powered circuitry provides high output and impedance matching
  • High SPL Capabilities
  • No distortion up to maximum SPL rating
  • Extremely low residual noise
  • Ribbon element is not affected by heat or humidity
  • Absence of high frequency phase distortion
  • Equal sensitivity from front or back of element
  • Consistent frequency response regardless of distance
  • Rear side of mic records slightly brighter when three feet or closer to sound source


  • Electric Guitar Amps
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Drum Overheads
  • Percussion Instruments
  • Brass and Woodwinds
  • Horn Sections
  • Acoustic Piano
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Harp
  • Solo Strings & String Sections
  • Choirs and Orchestras
  • Commercial Broadcast
  • Voice Over


  • Microphone Type: Ribbon
  • Polar Pattern: Figure-8
  • Ribbon Type: 2.5-micron Aluminum Ribbon
  • Frequency Response: 30Hz-15kHz
  • Max SPL: 135dB SPL
  • Output Impedance: 200 ohms
  • Connector: XLR
  • Weight: .68 lb.
  • Included Accessories: Wooden Box