Burbank, CA… February 2014… Royer Labs, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of high quality ribbon microphones, is pleased to announce the company’s SF-2 Mono Ribbon Microphone was awarded the esteemed TEC Award at the recent 29th Annual TEC Awards program while their R-121 Mono Ribbon Microphone was inducted into the foundation’s TECnology Hall of Fame. Both recognitions are among the most coveted accomplishments bestowed upon equipment manufacturers in the musical electronics segment of the marketplace.
Part of the NAMM Foundation, this year’s TEC Awards program took place on Friday, January 24th during this year’s Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. The Royer Labs SF-2 Mono Ribbon Microphone was awarded the TEC Award in the category of Microphone Technology / Recording. Designed primarily for use on classical recordings and acoustic instruments, the phantom-powered SF-2 features a 1.8-micron, low-mass ribbon element (utilizing Royer’s patented direct-corrugation method) housed in Royer’s SF-series “cross-field” ribbon transducer. The system delivers extended high frequency response, increased sensitivity, and an extraordinarily natural sounding pick-up.
Equally notable, Royer Labs’ highly acclaimed R-121 Mono Ribbon Microphone was inducted into the foundation’s TECnology Hall of Fame. The TECnology Hall of Fame was established in 2004 to honor and recognize audio products and innovations that have made a significant contribution to the advancement of audio technology. Inductees to the TECnology Hall of Fame are chosen by a panel of more than 50 recognized audio experts, including authors, educators, engineers, facility owners, and other professionals. Products or innovations must be at least 10 years old to be considered for induction.
John Jennings, Royer’s VP of Sales and Marketing, commented on the company’s latest TEC Award and the R-121’s induction into the TECnology Hall of Fame. “All of us at Royer are thrilled to be recognized for these achievements,” Jennings said. “We opened Royer Labs in 1998 with two primary goals: 1) reintroducing ribbon microphones to the recording community and 2) bringing David Royer’s unique ribbon mic designs to the world. Getting the TEC Award for our SF-2 and also having the R-121 inducted into the TECnology Hall of Fame made for a particularly exuberant NAMM for all of us at Royer. It’s a real honor to be recognized in this manner.”
About the SF-2 and R-121 Mono Ribbon Microphones
Designed as a premium instrument for use in classical performance applications or to capture acoustic instruments, the SF-2 is a phantom powered version of the company’s original SF-1 ribbon microphone and combines Royer’s legendary audio performance attributes with their exclusive active electronics for ribbon microphones. The R-121 offers a 2.5-micron, pure aluminum ribbon element that incorporates a unique, patented, offset-ribbon transducer assembly that incorporates rare earth Neodymium magnets in a specially designed flux-frame. With its ability to handle high SPLs, the R-121 is ideal for close miking, brass and horns, acoustic piano, and vocals among its varied applications.
For additional information about the NAMM Foundation and Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, visit http://tecfoundation.com.
About Royer Labs
Located in Burbank, California, Royer Labs’ microphones are a staple of leading recording and broadcast facilities. Additional information on the SF-2 and R-121 ribbon microphones and all Royer products can be found at www.royerlabs.com.
Photo Information: John Jennings of Royer Labs accepting the TEC Award