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Title: Royer 121-122
Post by: bigbone on May 09, 2011, 08:57:04 pm

Ross , or someone with experience with the Royer 121-122 mic
what is the sonic difference , if there are, between those 2,
and Ross , which one do you prefer for OH'S.

Thank you

JN
Title: Re: Royer 121-122
Post by: rosshogarth on May 10, 2011, 12:04:30 pm
the 122 is a phantom powered ribbon
it has more gain and has more mid bite
I like the 121 better for guitars in general but the 122 is a bit more rock n roll for overheads and applications where you would add upper mid eq to a 121
so in general
the 122 is better for oh or room unless your room is very bright and needs to be dulled
Title: Re: Royer 121-122
Post by: bigbone on May 10, 2011, 12:08:47 pm

Ross, thank's for your answer bro.

I hope all is well for you and your family.

Merci

jean N.
Title: Re: Royer 121-122
Post by: Fletcher on May 10, 2011, 04:05:42 pm
For what its worth - I've found the R-121 changes more when you change mic-pre's than the R-122 [loading stuff]... which can be a good thing or a bad thing.  Much like Ross's comment I've found the R-122's make great overheads but the R-121 and R-122V make way better guitar mics [the R-122V just because its one of the most excellent mics ever made... the R-121 because I can really lock it in depending on the pre-amp that gets used].

I hope this is of some additional assistance.

Peace
Title: Re: Royer 121-122
Post by: bigbone on May 10, 2011, 05:02:40 pm

I hope this is of some additional assistance.

Peace

It was, thank you for your time.

Jean N.