Royer Labs announces 25th Anniversary limited edition R-122 MKII distressed Rose Microphone

Royer Labs opened in 1998 and shortly after released the world’s first phantom-powered, active ribbon microphone—the R-122.

A revolutionary development in ribbon mics, it combined impedance-matching circuitry with condenser-like output levels that enabled the microphone to be used on even the quietest sound sources.

In 2016, the updated R-122 MKll was given a high-pass filter and -15 dB pad, making it Royer’s single most versatile ribbon microphone.

In celebration of its 25th Anniversary, Royer Labs is pleased to debut the Limited Edition R-122 MKII Distressed Rose Anniversary Edition.

The Distressed Rose plating gives a variety of looks, from a dark bourbon colour in lower studio lighting and onstage to a rich rose colour in brighter light.

The 25th Anniversary R-122 MKII is 100% original—except for this once-in-a-lifetime 25th Anniversary finish. Only eighty models will be built, in singles and matched pairs.

The R-122 MKII is recommended for drum overheads and rooms, electric and acoustic guitars, brass, piano, violin, cello, ukulele, and any other acoustic stringed instrument, percussion, vocals, and countless other applications.

When less low-end or proximity effect is desired, the high pass switch is perfectly balanced, set at 100 Hz and rolling off 6dB per octave. On high SPL applications like electric guitars and brass, the 15dB pad lowers the R-122 MKII output, helping to maintain a clean signal path.

John Jennings, Royer Labs’ Vice President of Sales and Marketing, commented on the company’s new 25th Anniversary Limited Edition R-122 MKII Distressed Rose ribbon microphone, “We’re enjoying finding ways to let the pro audio community in on our 25th anniversary celebration.

“The R-122 MKll is an amazingly versatile microphone and looks so classy and unique in the Distressed Rose finish – we’re proud to release this one!”