The pinnacle of Royer's R-Series line, a world class tube ribbon microphone exhibiting unparalleled richness, depth and detail, particularly in the midrange frequencies. With a lushness that has to be heard to be truly appreciated, the R-122V offers the ultimate in ribbon microphone performance for those who insist on the very best.
Three of our GCS-1 archtop guitars, made by Comins, are sampled in this video by a jazz trio. Recorded here at Soundpure Studios, Jared Wofford plays Vintage Blonde, Bigsby Autumn, and Tangerine Burst...
Three of our GCS-1 archtop guitars, made by Comins, are sampled in this video by a jazz trio. Recorded here at Soundpure Studios, Jared Wofford plays Vintage Blonde, Bigsby Autumn, and Tangerine Burst variations of the versatile archtop crafted by Bill Comins. Listen and watch to see the smooth, clean jazz tone these guitars are able to produce - and this is just a sample of their capabilities and versatility. Weighing in at a very reasonable price, the GCS-1 remains one of the best deals in guitarland. Talk to our guitar experts for more information regarding the Comins GCS-1 or other archtop guitars from our wide selection. Call Sound Pure today at 888.528.9703. or 919.682.5552. Signal Paths: Comins GCS-1 Blonde/Autumn Burst - Victoria Amps Golden Melody - Mojave MA-201 FET microphone - Chandler TG2 mic pre - Lynx Aurora Comins GCS-1ES Tangerine Burst - Victoria Amps Victoriette - Royer 122v ribbon mic and Heil PR40 mic blended - LaChapell 992 mic pre - Vertigo VS2 Compressor - Lynx Aurora
The Comins GCS1 is a versatile, road-worthy guitar that features a laminated flamed maple top and Sapele back, for balanced and even articulation and tone. This GCS 1 from master luthier Bill Comins b...
The Comins GCS1 is a versatile, road-worthy guitar that features a laminated flamed maple top and Sapele back, for balanced and even articulation and tone. This GCS 1 from master luthier Bill Comins boasts a gorgeous Autumn Burst on the top as well as U.S. Bigsby vibrato, Kent Armstrong Humbucking pickups, as well as a coil-tapping feature to convert the pickups to a single coil mode. Thanks to the incredible musicians Mark Wells on Organ, Devin Fuller on Drums, and Jared Wofford on Guitar. Comins GCS-1 Signal Path: Victoria Victoriette Amplifier - Royer 122v and Heil PR-40 microphones - LaChapell 992 EG Preamp - Vertigo VSC-2 Compressor - Lynx Aurora AD ConverterCall SoundPure today for any questions regarding the equipment or techniques used in this video. 919.682.5552. or 888.528.9703.
The Natura Deluxe Archtop from Luthier Tom Bills has a silky tone, and the Master Grade Aged Sitka top and Master Grade Flamed Big Leaf Maple back and sides makes this Jazz archtop one of the most bea...
The Natura Deluxe Archtop from Luthier Tom Bills has a silky tone, and the Master Grade Aged Sitka top and Master Grade Flamed Big Leaf Maple back and sides makes this Jazz archtop one of the most beautiful instruments SoundPure has come across. Played acoustic or electric, the voice of the Natura Dlx archtop from Tom Bills Guitars is incredibly smooth. Check out all the photos, specs, and more on this one of a kind piece from Tom Bills. Or call the Sound Pure guitar boutique to talk to an expert about this masterpiece. Thanks to SoundPure's Jarred Wofford on guitar, Mark Wells on Organ, and Devin Fuller on drums for an outstanding performance. 919.682.5552. or 888.528.9703.
The GCS1 archtop guitar from Luthier Bill Comins features a Sitka Spruce top, Ebony fingerboard, and a Tangerine burst on the top, which produces rich, warm, jazz tones perfect for serious, gigging,...
The GCS1 archtop guitar from Luthier Bill Comins features a Sitka Spruce top, Ebony fingerboard, and a Tangerine burst on the top, which produces rich, warm, jazz tones perfect for serious, gigging, jazz guitarists. The GCS-1 also features coil tapping dual humbuckers and a laminate, semi hollow construction. This combination of features makes the new GCS line from Comins Guitars perfect for guitarists in search of incredible sounding, yet road worthy axes or for the genre-hopping sideman. Thanks to SoundPure's Jared Wofford, Organist Mark Wells, and Drummer Devin Fuller for a killer performance! Call Sound Pure and ask for more information about the GCS 1ES or others in the GCS line. 919.682.5552. or 888.528.9703
The 17" Concert Archtop Guitar from Bill Comins is hand carved from Sitka Spruce and top quality Maple back and sides, giving it a nice creamy tone. It also includes Maple binding, an Ebony tail piece...
The 17" Concert Archtop Guitar from Bill Comins is hand carved from Sitka Spruce and top quality Maple back and sides, giving it a nice creamy tone. It also includes Maple binding, an Ebony tail piece, pick guard, and tuners. It features a floating Kent Armstrong pickup at the neck. The playability is unrivaled, and it screams to be played more. Every note is clear, and there is no muddiness. For more information about this amazing archtop from Bill Comins, or any other guitars we carry, give us a call today.
The R-122V takes the Royer-pioneered concept of active ribbon microphone technology to an unprecedented level by incorporating vacuum tube electronics into the same proven transducer system used in the venerable R-121 and R-122 ribbon microphones. The high operating voltage of the vacuum tube provides headroom far beyond that available from a standard phantom power supply. Sonically this translates into unmatched clarity, detail and airiness, along with the ability to handle brute SPL levels without flinching.
Recording with the R-122V is a revelation. The realism, warmth, openness and detail have to be experienced to be believed. Asked to describe the R-122V's sound, a prominent Los Angeles based engineer said "You combine what's best about the R-121 and R-122 into one mic, sprinkle fairy dust all over it, and you have an R-122V." Not technical, but well put.
In classical recordings, the R-122V is used on woodwinds, strings, percussion, brass, room, even the Decca Tree. They make excellent spots. If condensers are used as spots, R-122V's at a distance (2 to 6 feet) add dimensionality, warmth and size to the recording. The microphone has ample gain to capture even the quietest instruments, and its low output impedance allows for long cable runs with no signal degradation.
On applications like electric guitars and drums, the "reach" and lushness of the R-122V helps capture drop-dead tracks.
The R-122V is the pinnacle of Royer's R-Series line, a world class tube ribbon microphone exhibiting unparalleled richness, depth and detail, particularly in the midrange frequencies. With a lushness that has to be heard to be truly appreciated, the R-122V offers the ultimate in ribbon microphone performance for those who insist on the very best.
The R-122V's head amplifier consists of a low-noise, triode-connected military grade 5840 vacuum tube. Designed for a wide range of applications, the R-122V offers superb transient response and the drive capabilities only a vacuum tube head amplifier can provide. The circuit is devoid of typical vacuum tube coloration.
The R-122V's triode-configured cathode follower circuitry enables the microphone to drive long cable runs without sonic degradation or high-frequency loss. This capability is further enhanced by the R-122V's dedicated power supply, which provides ample current to the vacuum tube electronics. Induced noise is virtually eliminated by the microphone's fully balanced output, which is electrically isolated with a special purpose Jensen output transformer.
Like the phantom powered R-122, the R-122V has far more level than non-powered ribbon microphones and its impedance matching circuitry places a perfect load on the ribbon element at all times. This allows the use of a wide variety of mic preamps without concern for gain and impedance matches, two critical issues with ribbon microphones. All of the R122V's increased output comes from its large, specially designed toroidal transformer, so there is no additional noise associated with the microphone's higher output.
The R-122's proprietary offset ribbon transducer (Patent Number: 6,434,252) positions the ribbon element closer to the front (logo) side of the microphone than the rear. This arrangement gives the ribbon more room to move within the prime magnetic field while maintaining full frequency response during high SPL recordings. It's an integral piece of the magic of all Royer R-series microphones.
At distances of three feet and closer, the back of the R-122V records slightly brighter than the front side. This can be extremely useful when recording acoustic guitars, vocals, and other sound sources for which you desire a slightly brighter response.
Vacuum tube electronics provide high output capability, optimal impedance to the ribbon element and low output impedance
Extremely low self-noise
Operates from a dedicated power supply
High SPL capabilities for electric guitar and percussion instruments
Absence of high-frequency peaks, "ringing" and phase shifts
Ribbon element unaffected by impedance/load, heat or humidity
Very low magnetic leakage
Equal sensitivity from front or back of element
Consistent frequency response regardless of distance
Rear side of mic records slightly brighter when three feet or closer to sound source
Orchestral miking, close and distant
Strings - solo & sections
Acoustic Piano, Harp, etc.
Vocals, Commercial Broadcast, Voice Over
Brass, Horn Sections
Drum Overheads, Room Miking
Acoustic Operating Principle: Electrodynamic pressure gradient with vacuum tube
Vacuum Tube: JAN mil-spec 5840W pentode wired in triode configuration
Polar Pattern: Figure-8
Generating Element: 2.5-micron aluminum ribbon
Magnets: Rare Earth Neodymium
Frequency Response: 30 -15,000 Hz +/- 3dB
Sensitivity: -36 dB (re. 1v/pa +/- 1 dB)
Self-Noise: < 18 dB
Output Impedance: 200 Ohms, balanced
Rated Load Impedance: 1 K-Ohm
Maximum SPL: >135dB SPL @ 20 Hz
Power Requirements: Plate supply: 135 VDC @2ma, Filament supply: 6 VDC@ 150ma from dedicated power supply.
Dimensions: 206mm L, 25mm W (8 1/8 " L, 1" W).
Weight: 300g (10.9 oz )
Finish: Dull Satin Nickel/Matte Black Chrome optional
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