In 2002, the R-122 was introduced, the world’s first phantom powered, active ribbon™ microphone. It was a revolutionary development in ribbon mics, combining impedance matching circuitry with condenser-like output levels that allowed the R-122 to be used on even the quietest sound sources. It also allowed the mic to be paired to virtually any preamplifier.
The R-122 MKll takes the R-122 to a whole new level, delivering unprecedented flexibility for ribbons via the addition of a switchable -15 dB pad and a switchable bass-cut filter. The switches are completely out of the circuit when disengaged so when both are off, the microphone is for all purposes an original R-122. The switches are located on the back of the microphone and recessed to prevent accidental activation.
|Acoustic Operating Principle:||Electrodynamic pressure gradient with active electronics|
|2.5-micron aluminum ribbon|
|Polar Pattern:||Figure 8|
|Frequency Response:||30 - 15,000 Hz ±3 dB|
|Output Impedance:||200 Ohms, balanced|
|Maximum SPL:||135 dB @ 30 Hz|
|Connection Type:||Male XLR 3-pin (Pin 2 Hot)|