Royer Labs R-10


Royer R-10 Passive Mono Ribbon Microphone

The Royer R-10 is a high-quality passive mono ribbon microphone crafted for both studio and live stage applications. Hand-built in our Burbank, California factory, the R-10 embodies the signature sound and performance that define all-Royer excellence, with an impressive SPL handling capability of up to 160 dB @ 1 kHz. Its compact size and flexible mounting system allow for unobtrusive positioning.

Key Features

  • 2.5-micron aluminum ribbon element with patented direct-corrugation process
  • 3-layer windscreen system and internally shock-mounted ribbon transducer for protection
  • Hum-bucking wiring of the ribbon transducer to reject electromagnetically induced noise
  • Built-in windscreen to minimize air blasts, plosives, and reduce proximity effect
  • Internally shockmounted ribbon transducer for enhanced durability
  • Custom-designed transformer by David Royer for high overload threshold

Sound Characteristics

  • Legendary on electric guitar, capturing low end, midrange warmth, and punch
  • Ideal for studio and live electrics with a natural frequency response
  • Excellent on brass instruments, capturing natural brightness without harshness
  • Full-bodied and realistic transients response on drums, conveying superb ambience and depth in room miking
  • Warm and natural recordings of stringed instruments, fitting easily into mixes
  • Versatile for vocals with EQ-friendly characteristics, allowing for different sound dial-ins

Recommended 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 Warranty: Five Year, First Re-ribbon free in first year