Common name: Royer Labs R-10
Production Status: In production
The Royer R-10 is a passive mono ribbon microphone ideal for both studio and live applications. The R-10’s compact size and mounting system allow for flexible, unobtrusive positioning. The ribbon element is made of 2.5-micron aluminium formed with a 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 hum-bucking to reject electromagnetically induced noise and is not by heat or humidity. The R-10’s built-in windscreen provides protection from air blasts and plosives and also reduces proximity effect. The R-10’s internally shock-mounted ribbon transducer isolates the ribbon element from shocks and vibrations, increasing the ribbon element’s durability. The R-10 uses a custom transformer designed by David Royer for high overload threshold and minimal saturation at even extremely high sound pressure levels. The The R-10’s patented offset-ribbon design positions the ribbon element toward the front of the transducer, which allows for high SPL handling on the front (logo) side and the option of a brighter response when recording lower SPL sound sources like acoustic guitar, ukulele and vocals on the backside. The sensitivity is the same on both sides.The microphone is ideal for electric & acoustic guitars, drum overheads, room miking, percussion instruments, brass, horn sections, strings, piano and vocals. The R-10 comes with a carrying case and stand mount. It is available in matched pairs.