Royer R-10 Passive Ribbon Microphone


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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 mini-mum intrusion. The layered wind screen provides superior protection from air blasts and plosives. It also reduces proximity effect so guitar cabinets and acoustic instruments can be close miked with less bass build-up. 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.


• 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 elementRECOMMENDED 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


Acoustic Operating Principle:?Electrodynamic pressure gradient
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

Additional information

Weight 5 kg