ROYER R-121 question

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by bleached04, May 8, 2007.

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  1. bleached04

    bleached04 Guest

    If phantom power was accidentally left on will it mess up the mic? Thanks
  2. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    Tacoma, WA
    Hmmm....did you patch it while phantom power was on? This could definitely cause a problem.

    If you just turned it on while the mic was plugged in, it shouldn't be an issue.
  3. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    Ribbon microphones are like little fuses that don't accept any current. If you have a bad cable that could possibly have intermittents between any of the pins, you risk " popping the fuse". End of story. End of ribbon microphone.

    Ms. Remy Ann David
  4. SoundWeavers

    SoundWeavers Guest

    the Royer 121 ribbon mic will tolerate phantom power. For best and safety reasons, turn on your preamp first - ensure that the phantom power is of - then plug the Royer 121 ribbon microphone.

    Other ribbon microphones are not as tolerant on phantom power, for that the Royer design is great.
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