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25th Anniversary Limited-Edition Matched Pair

R-121 Distressed Rose

Yes, the R-121 is 25 years old this year! The R-121 25th Anniversary Matched Pair model celebrates the R-121s legacy with a unique, limited edition Distressed Rose finish that gives a variety of looks, from a dark bourbon colour in lower studio lighting and onstage to a rich rose colour in brighter light. We would not, could not modify the classic R-121s design and function, but this stunning finish is our way of letting everyone in on the 25th Anniversary party! There will be 500 R-121 Distressed Roses made, no more.

Released in 1998, the R-121 was the first radically different modern ribbon microphone, singlehandedly creating the great ribbon microphone resurgence that is still growing and going strong today. The R-121 is a staple on electric guitars around the world and is also one of the finest brass mics available, along with drum rooms, kick drums, piano, snare drum, acoustic guitar, violin, all percussion, harp, cello the list goes on and on. When you want to record an instrument as naturally as possible, you reach for an R-121. 

Whether you plan to use it every day or keep it safe as a collectible, the R-121 25th Anniversary Matched Pair will be one of the coolest looking, best sounding mics you'll ever own.


• Matched Pair of R-121 25th Anniversary 
• High SPL Capabilities
• No internal active electronics to overload or produce distortion up to maximum SPL rating
• Extremely low residual noise
• Ribbon element is not affected by heat or humidity
• Absence of high frequency phase distortion
• Equal sensitivity from front or back of element
• Consistent frequency response regardless of distance


• Electric Guitar Amps
• Brass Instruments
• Horn Sections
• Drum Rooms
• Kick Drum
• Woodwinds
• Percussion Instruments
• Acoustic Piano
• Acoustic Guitar
• String Instruments & Sections
• Choirs & Orchestras
• Commercial Broadcast

Technical Specifications

• Acoustic Operating Principle: Electrodynamic pressure gradient
• Polar Pattern: Figure-8
• Generating Element: 2.5-micron aluminum ribbon
• Magnets: Rare Earth Neodymium
• Frequency Response: 30 -15,000 Hz +/- 3dB
• Sensitivity: -47 dBv Re. 1v/pa
• Output Impedance: 300 Ohms @ 1K (nominal)
• Rated Load Impedance: >1500 Ohms @ 300 Ohms
• Maximum SPL: >135dB @ 20 Hz
• Output Connector: Male XLR 3 pin (Pin 2 Hot)
• Dimensions: 155.7mm L, 25mm W (6.13" L, 1" W) Weight: 244g (8.6 oz)

Royer R-121 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Matched Pair

This item is available to order. Contact us for an estimated delivery time.
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