The R-122 MKII
Phantom-Powered Ribbon Microphone
Switchable -15 dB Pad
Eliminates microphone distortion and preamp overload on LOUD instruments.
Switchable Bass-Cut Filter
Reduces bass buildup due to proximity effect and allows low-end tailoring.
Gives condenser-level output.
Impedance Matching Circuitry
Lets you pair the R-122 MKll with virtually any preamplifier.
The new R-122 MKll is one of the most versatile ribbon microphones ever made. Based on our award-winning R-122 platform (the world´s first phantom-powered ribbon mic), the R-122 MKll takes ribbons to a new level with condenser-level output, high SPL handling, a switchable -15 dB Pad, a switchable bass cut filter, and the lightweight, small footprint Royer innovated in the 1990´s.
In their off positions, the pad and bass cut switches are completely out of the circuit, leaving you with a stock R-122. Both switches are located on the back of the microphone and recessed to prevent accidental activation.
Switched in, the -15 dB pad is located in front of the microphone´s electronics, allowing you to record extremely loud guitars and other high-SPL instruments with no worry of distorting the microphone or overloading your preamplifier. When activated, the -15 dB pad actually reduces the MKlI´s output to 2 dB lower than our flagship R-121!
The Bass Cut
The bass cut filter starts at 100 Hz when switched in and rolls off at 6 dB per octave. It´s very musical sounding and allows for easy elimination of bass buildup due to proximity effect â€“ highly effective on acoustic instruments and vocals.
Like all Royers, the R-122 MKll is hand-built in our Burbank, CA factory, it comes with a lifetime warranty to the original owner, and the first re-ribbon is free.
More information on the R-122 MKll
The R-122 MKll:
Greatly increased versatility in a proven microphone.
Switchable -15 dB pad greatly reduces any potential for microphone and preamplifier distortion on high SPL applications like electric guitar, trumpet, etc.
Switchable bass cut filter reduces proximity effect and allows for easy low-end tailoring.
Phantom-powered circuit provides enough gain for even the quietest recordings.
Impedance matching circuitry allows the R-122 MKll to give great results with virtually any mic preamplifier.
Royer engineered and hand-built in the USA.
Lifetime guaranteed and first re-ribbon free (to original owner).
Extremely versatile ribbon microphone - can be used to record virtually anything with great results.
Excellent first-call mic for many instruments: electric and acoustic guitars, electric and acoustic bass, drum overheads and rooms, percussion, all acoustic stringed instruments, brass, woodwinds, vocals.