Royer Labs Announces Live Series Ribbon Microphones
Royer Labs has announced a new Live Series of ribbon microphones. Starting with the company’s SF-24, R-121, and R-122 Ribbon Microphones as inspiration, Royer has created road-tested versions of these three models.
The SF-24 Live Phantom Powered Stereo Ribbon Microphone
Designed as a premium instrument for stereo and distance miking applications, the SF-24 Live represents a significant improvement for many ambient and critical applications due to the inclusion of Royerâ€™s exclusive active electronics system for ribbon microphones. The SF-24 Live consists of two matched ribbon microphones placed one above the other, each aimed 45 degrees from center in the classic Blumlein configuration.
The R-121 Live Ribbon Microphone
The R-121 Live ribbon microphone exhibits a flat frequency response and a well-balanced, panoramic soundfield with the ability to withstand 135 dB SPL â€” designated for drum and guitar amp miking, as well as a variety of acoustic instruments.
The R-122 Live Active Ribbon Microphone
The Royer R-122 Live is the world’s first phantom powered, active ribbon microphone designed for live sound applications. It exhibits a flat frequency response and a well-balanced, panoramic soundfield with the ability to withstand 135 dB SPL â€” targeted at drum and guitar amp miking, as well as vocals and a variety of quieter instruments.
For Royerâ€™s new SF-24 Live Phantom Powered Stereo Ribbon Microphone, the thickness of the two ribbons has been increased from 1.8 microns to 2.5 microns. With the R-121 Live and R-122 Live models, ribbon thickness has been increased from 2.5 microns to 4 microns. Live Series microphones are identified with an â€œLâ€ on the top of the mic, and are priced the same as the studio versions.
Royerâ€™s new Live Series Microphones are expected to debut in early 2008. SF-24 Live will retail for a mere $4,495, the R-121 Live comes in at $1,395, and the R-122 Live drops at $1,895. More information on the Royer Labs Live Series Ribbon Microphones.