Joined: 03 May 2005 Posts: 7631 Location: Monument, CO
Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:44 am Post subject:
Yes, it is a ribbon, great sounding mic, albeit expensive (on sale now for $1850 at Sweetwater Sound). It is phantom powered with preamp to boost the output of the ribbon from normal very low ribbon levels to normal mic levels. Not only does this save you from buying another (or better, with more gain and lower noise) preamp, but also means you don;t have to worry about blowing the ribbon if phantom power is applied (most modern ribbons don't have that problem, but I can still recall the cries of anguish when a fellow sound tech accidentally blew a vintage RCA ribbon years ago).
The R-122 has higher sensitivity than the 121 (kinda' thought they'd use the 121 but also notice Arturo is standing back a ways, good technique anyway). There are also stereo versions, and versions without the built-in pre-preamp. _________________ "After silence, that which best expresses the inexpressible, is music" - Aldous Huxley
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