R-10 Mono Ribbon, Large Ribbon Element (2.5-micron)

$499.00
Article number: R-10
Availability: In stock

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.

Features

High SPL capabilities 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

Hum-bucking transducer design delivers 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

Acoustic Operating Principle: Electrodynamic pressure gradient

Specifications

  • Polar Pattern: Figure-8
  • Generating Element: 2.5-micron aluminum ribbon
  • Magnets: Rare Earth Neodymium (Grade 52)
  • Frequency Response: 30Hz-15,000Hz +/- 3dB
  • Sensitivity: -54dBv (re. 1v/pa)
  • Output Impedance: 100 Ohms
  • Maximum SPL: 135dB @ 50 Hz, 160dB @ 1kHz
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 700 Ohms (or greater)
  • Output Connector: Male XLR 3-pin (Pin 2 Hot)
  • Dimensions: Length including mounting base: 5 7/8 inches (149 mm) Width 1 3/8 inches (35 mm)
  • Weight: 13 oz (368 grams)
  • Shipping Weight: Single: 2.5 lbs, Matched Pair: 4 lbs
  • Accessories: Microphone Holder, Mic Sock, Carrying Case
  • Microphone: Adjustable Swivel Mount (Black)
  • Microphone Warranty: Five Year, First Re-ribbon free in first year
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