Figure-8's On Stage: The R-121 Live's pickup pattern is figure-8, which can be used to control stage bleed with great effect. Side rejection in the null points is strong - position the mics "ears" to face the offending instrument(s) and bleed will be virtually eliminated. The top and bottom of the microphone are also null points. If monitors are in close proximity to the rear side of the microphone, a positioning adjustment can place the monitors output in the mic's null, isolating the monitor from the mic's pickup areas.
Patented Offset Ribbon Technology: The R-121 Live's proprietary offset ribbon transducer (Patent # 6,434,252) is the first of its kind, positioning the ribbon element closer to the front (logo) side of the microphone. This arrangement gives the ribbon more room to move within the prime magnetic field while maintaining full frequency response on high SPL applications. It's an integral piece of the magic of all Royer R-series microphones.
Features: High SPL Capabilities. No internal active electronics to overload or produce 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
Specs: Acoustic Operating Principle: Electrodynamic pressure gradient. Polar Pattern: Figure-8. Generating Element: 4-micron aluminum ribbon. Magnets: Rare Earth Neodymium. Frequency Response: 30 -15,000 Hz +/- 3dB. Sensitivity: -50 dBv Re. 1v/pa. Output Impedance: 300 Ohms @ 1K (nominal). Rated Load Impedance: >1500 Ohms @ 300 Ohms. Maximum SPL: >135dB @ 20 Hz. Output Connector: Male XLR 3 pin (Pin 2 Hot). Dimensions: 58mm L, 25mm W (6.13" L, 1" W) Weight: 244g (8.6 oz) Finish: Dull Satin Nickel/Matte Black Chrome optional