Royer Labs R-10

Mono Ribbon, Large Ribbon Element (2.5-micron)

Description

The Royer R-10 is a passive mono ribbon microphone designed for
critical studio and live performance applications. Its compact size
and mounting configuration allows for flexible placement with minimum
intrusion. The R-10 exhibits a flat frequency response and a
well-balanced soundfield, while at the same time handling sound
pressure levels of up to 160 dB @ 1 kHz.
The R-10 incorporates advancements pioneered by Royer Labs,
including a multi-layered wind screen and an internally shockmounted
ribbon transducer. The layered wind screen provides
superior protection from air blasts and plosives, and also reduces
proximity effect so guitar cabinets and acoustic instruments can be
close miked with less bass build-up. The R-10’s internally shockmounted
ribbon transducer assembly isolates the ribbon element from shocks
and vibrations and increases ribbon durability.
The R-10 is a perfect choice for electric guitars, brass instruments and drums,
and its figure-8 pattern conveys superb ambience and depth when used for room
miking applications. The R-10’s smooth frequency response, phase linearity and
lack of self-distortion make it ideal for digital recording.
The R-10 incorporates Royer’s patented offset-ribbon technology and low mass,
2.5-micron (99.9% pure) aluminum ribbon element. A custom designed
impedance-matching transformer minimizes saturation and the open grill
configuration minimizes standing waves and associated comb-filtering effects.
The transducer’s flux-frame design and rare earth Neodymium magnets create a
powerful magnetic field which increases sensitivity while reducing stray magnetic
radiation.
The R-10’s patented offset-ribbon design positions the ribbon element towards
the front of the transducer, which allows for the higher SPL handling of the front
(logo) side and the option of a brighter response when recording lower SPL
sound sources on the back side (3 feet or closer; phase reversed position).
R-10 FEATURES
• High SPL capability for electric guitar, brass and other close miking applications
• Multi-layered wind screen provides superior protection to ribbon element
• Internally shock-mounted ribbon transducer gives increased durability
• Passive design and custom transformer minimize high SPL overload
• Extremely low residual noise
• Ribbon element not affected by heat or humidity
• Absence of high-frequency peaks, “ringing” and phase shifts
• Equal sensitivity from front or back of the element
RECOMMENDED APPLICATIONS
• Close miking in the studio and on live stages
• Electric & acoustic guitars
• Drum overheads, kick drum (see manual for position),
room miking
• Percussion instruments
• Brass, horn sections
• Strings – solo & sections
• Acoustic piano
• Vocals

Additional information

Weight1 lbs
Dimensions6 × 2 in