B&O Ribbon Microphone

I bought this little beauty last year because I couldn’t resist.

Look familiar? Rumours abound that Royer based the R-121 on this 1960’s design classic. Despite some outward similarities, the two mics are very different but the B+O is a very useable ribbon mic that looks moutwateringly stunning (as befits an icon of classic Danish design).

I’ll get the ribbon sorted one of these days and put it to good use. After all, my philosophy is that audio equipment should be used rather than sit on the mantelpiece or in a display case (and there speaks a man with a hundred mics in his display cabinet and another two or three on his sideboard!).