Royer, a manufacturer of high-end ribbon microphones for more than 20 years, has introduced the R-10 passive mono ribbon microphone for $499.00.
Royer said the R-10 was designed for use in the studio and on live stages. It is by far the lowest cost ribbon microphone the company has ever made. The mic is hand-built in Burbank, California using an R-121 ribbon element and a David Royer custom designed transformer.
The mic can handle high SPLs (up to 160 dB @ 1 kHz). Its compact size and mounting system allows for flexible positioning.
Royer ribbons like the R-10 are known to capture the low end, midrange warmth and punch of guitarists. The mic is also excellent on acoustic stringed instruments and brass.
The R-10 features a multi-layered wind screen and provides superior protection to the ribbon element. An internally shock-mounted ribbon transducer gives increased durability, while the passive design and custom transformer minimize high SPL overload. The mic has low residual noise and the ribbon element is not affected by heat or humidity.
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