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Royer Labs R-101

Mono figure-8 ribbon microphone

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Following in the footsteps of our flagship R-121, the R-101 is a mono, passive ribbon microphone utilizing our patented offset-ribbon transducer and a 2.5-micron ribbon element. The R-101 is hand-built in our Burbank, CA facility and delivered at a price point suitable for home studio use and live applications.

The R-101 is a new breed of modern ribbon microphone, designed for studio work and demanding live applications (particularly live electric guitar and brass). It incorporates many features pioneered by Royer Labs, including an advanced multi-layered wind screen for superior protection from air blasts and plosives, our patented offset-ribbon transducer, an internally shock mounted ribbon transducer system which provides greater isolation from shocks and vibrations, and reduced proximity effect for closer miking with less bass buildup. Throw it on a guitar cabinet, hit record, play it back, smile.

The ribbon element's smooth frequency response and phase linearity impart a warm, analog feel to digital recordings, where the depth and realism on playback feels more like tape rolling than digits being computed. A perfect choice for electric guitars, brass instruments and drums, the R-101's figure-8 pattern also conveys superb ambience and depth when used for room miking applications.

Patented Offset Ribbon Technology
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 R-101's offset-ribbon transducer (Patent # 6,434,252) positions the ribbon element towards the front (logo) side of the microphone body. This proprietary arrangement gives the ribbon element more room to move within the prime magnetic field and maintain full frequency response during high SPL recordings. It's an integral part of the magic in all Royer R-series microphones.

The offset-ribbon transducer also gives you the option of a brighter response when recording lower SPL sound sources on the back side (3 feet and closer; phase reversed in this position). The back side of the mic is often preferred on vocals, acoustic guitars and other stringed instruments.

The Warranty:
Like all Royer mics, the R-101 comes with a lifetime warranty to the original owner and the first re-ribbon is free.


High SPL capabilities for electric guitar and percussion

Multi-layered wind screen provides superior protection to ribbon element

No internal 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 peaks, "ringing" and phase shifts

Equal sensitivity from front or back of element


Microphone TypeRibbon
Polar PatternFigure-8
Ribbon Type2.5-micron Aluminum
Frequency Response30Hz-15kHz
Max SPL135dB
Output Impedance300 ohms
Weight1.06 lbs.
Included AccessoriesShock Mount, Carry Case
Manufacturer Part NumberR-101

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