Impedance Matching: The R-122's active electronics put a perfect load on the ribbon element at all times, allowing the R-122 to deliver 100% of its full sonic potential regardless of the input characteristics of the following mic pre. Due to its low-impedance output, R-122's can be used on extremely long cable runs with minimal signal loss. In addition, the ribbon element can't be damaged by phantom power, miswired cables or electrical glitches.
Patented Offset Ribbon: Technology: The R-122'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 during high SPL recordings. It's an integral piece of the magic of all Royer R-series microphones.
Features: Phantom powered circuitry provides high output and impedance matching. High SPL Capabilities. No 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. Rear side of mic records slightly brighter when three feet or closer to sound source
Specs: Acoustic Operating Principle: Electrodynamic pressure gradient with active electronics. Polar Pattern: Figure-8. Generating Element: 4-micron aluminum ribbon. Magnets: Rare Earth Neodymium. Frequency Response: 30 -15,000 Hz +/- 3dB. Sensitivity: -37 dB (referenced 1v/pa +/- 2dB). Self-Noise: < 20 dB. Output Impedance: 200 Ohms, balanced. Rated Load Impedance: 1K-Ohm. Maximum SPL: >135dB. Output Connector: Male XLR 3 pin (Pin 2 Hot). Dimensions: 206mm L X 25mm W (8 1/8" L X 1" W).Weight: 309 grams (10.9 oz). Finish: Dull Satin Nickel/Matte Black Chrome optional.