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Royer SF-12 - Stereo Coincident Dynamic Ribbon Microphone

by Royer
£2,990.40 inc. vat
£2,492.00 ex. vat
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Royer SF-12 - Stereo Coincident Dynamic Ribbon Microphone

The Royer SF-12 is a stereo ribbon microphone featuring two matched ribbons placed one above the other in the classic Blumlein configuration, 45 degrees from center. The SF-12 has excellent stereo separation, imaging and phase compatibility between the two sides.

The SF-12 comes with a Y adapter that splits into two labelled XLR connectors for the upper and lower capsules.

The SF-12 performs brilliantly across many applications including drum overheads, orchestras, piano and other acoustic instruments. Depending on the microphone placement, the SF-12 can be particularly useful for capturing the acoustic environment as well.

Royer SF-12 Features

  • True stereophonic (Blumlein and M-S) recording from one microphone.
  • High SPL capabilities.
  • No internal active 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 phase distortion.
  • Equal sensitivity from front or back of elements.
  • Consistent frequency response regardless of distance.
  • High efficiency, matching toroidal transformers.
  • Very low magnetic leakage.


  • Drum Overheads
  • Percussion Instruments
  • Brass and Woodwinds
  • Horn Sections
  • Acoustic Piano
  • Harp
  • Choirs
  • Solo Strings
  • String Sections
  • Orchestra
  • Acoustic & Electric Guitars
  • Background Vocals
  • Ambiance
  • Stereo to Mono

Royer SF-12 Specifications

  • Acoustic Operating Principle: Electrodynamic pressure gradient
  • Polar Pattern: Symmetrical figure-8
  • Generating Element: 1.8-micron aluminum ribbon
  • Frequency Response: 30-15,000 Hz +/- 3dB
  • Sensitivity: > -52 dBv Re. 1v/pa
  • Output Impedance: 300 Ohms @ 1K (nominal)
  • Rated Load Impedance: >1500 Ohms @ 300 nominal impedance
  • Maximum SPL: >130dB
  • Output Connector: Male XLR 5 pin (stereo*)
  • Dimensions: 206 mm L X 25 mm W (8" L X 1" W)
  • Weight: 369 Grams (13 Oz)
  • Finish: Matte Black Chrome, Dull Satin Nickel (optional)