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Royer Labs R-10
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The Royer R-10 is a passive mono ribbon microphone designed for use in the studio and on live stages. Hand-built in our Burbank California factory, the R-10’s sound and performance are all-Royer and it handles SPLs of up to 160 dB @ 1 kHz. The R-10’s compact size and mounting system allows for flexible, unobtrusive positioning.

The R-10’s 2.5-micron aluminum ribbon element is formed with our our patented direct-corrugation process and is protected by a 3-layer windscreen system and internally shock-mounted ribbon transducer. The ribbon transducer is wired for humbucking to reject electromagnetically induced noise.

The R-10’s built-in windscreen provides superior protection from air blasts and plosives. It also reduces proximity effect (bass buildup from close miking) so guitar cabinets and acoustic instruments can be close-miked with less bass buildup. The R-10’s internally shockmounted ribbon transducer isolates the ribbon element from shocks and vibrations, increasing the ribbon element’s durability.

The R-10 utilizes a David Royer custom designed transformer for high overload threshold, minimizing saturation at even extremely high sound pressure levels. You’ll never overload an R-10! The mic’s open grill design minimizes standing waves and associated comb-filtering effects and its smooth frequency response, phase linearity and lack of self-distortion make it ideal for all digital recording and live sound formats.


What's in YOUR mic locker???

Royer R10 (coming soon) 797 Audio CR998 (multi-pattern tube mic) 3U Audio Warbler MKII 3U Audio CM1 Teal Sennheiser e914 AT 4041 Oktava MC012 MXL 603s Naiant MSH-1 pair Shure Unidyne III 545s EV664a AT 871UG

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Need help with my microphone collection. $20k left to spend!

Is this another Recording school homework project ?

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Why use ribbon mics?

...find one) gets this ribbon thing... a kind of complex texture in the mids. Up the scale a bit, the Royer R10 is great for about $600. Their 121 and 122 are the stuff.

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