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AEA KU5A

  • Brand: AEA
  • Item ID: SKU-None
$1,819.00

AEA KU5A - Never before has a ribbon mic delivered as much clarity and breadth of sound in a package so fit for both studio and live settings as the supercardioid KU5A.

 

OVERVIEW

  • Supercardioid polar pattern that rejects room tone and instrument bleed
  • Detailed, extended top end with ribbon smoothness and warmth
  • Supreme durability for close-range, outdoor, and live use
  • Active electronics and custom transformer optimized for all preamps
  • Front address design with built-in yoke is simple to position
  • Integrated high-pass filter switch reduces proximity effect at close-range
  • Matte black finish is discreet on camera
  • Made in the U.S ...

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AEA N8

  • Brand: AEA
  • Item ID: SKU-2814
$1,732.00

AEA N8

  • More open and natural than any ribbon mic you've ever heard
  • Designed for overheads, strings, and room mics
  • Unobtrusive, video friendly look
  • The same Big Ribbon™ as the R44
  • Phantom powered electronics for optimal performance with any preamp
  • 100% manufactured in Pasadena, CA
"Depth, detail, and bottom end for days. So much focus and tone from one phantom powered ribbon mic. "

Darrell Thorp (Radiohead, Beck, Paul McCartney)

Modern Look, Big Ribbon Sound

Following the successful N22 model designed for singer-songwriters and project studios, the N8 sounds distinctly different despite having a similar appearance to the N22. In ...

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AEA KU4

  • Brand: AEA
  • Item ID: SKU-1807
$6,941.00

AEA KU4

The KU4 is the only microphone that combines the warmth and sonic ease of a classic RCA ribbon microphone with a unidirectional supercardioid pattern. Need to put a 44 or other ribbon in a particular location, but can't because you need isolation from the rear pickup lobe that every ribbon microphone has? The KU4 is the solution. 


How is the KU4 different?

The KU4 is unmistakeably a ribbon microphone, with a characteristically smooth ribbon sound. Like other ribbons, its lightly-tensioned, ultra low mass ribbon has a frequency response beyond 20 kHz, an accurate transient response, and no upper ...

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AEA RPQ500

  • Brand: AEA
  • Item ID: SKU-1573
  • V2 - featuring updated layout
$1,088.00 On sale: $899.00

AEA RPQ500 Module

The RPQ500 module, designed after the successful RPQ preamp, provides the same ultra-clean, high-gain signal path that has earned AEA preamps their great reputation, in a 500 series package. The RPQ500 has been enhanced with additional features, turning it into a workhorse tool for your API 500 compatible rack. The preamp delivers the bandwidth and quietness needed for high resolution recording. JFET circuit topology provides all the dynamics, subwoofer bass, and fast transients that your microphones can record. The input impedance of 10,000 Ω means the RPQ500 will not load down a mic and change its ...

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AEA TRP2

  • Brand: AEA
  • Item ID: SKU-368
$1,699.00 On sale: $1,549.00

AEA TRP2 - The Ribbon Pre

The AEA Ribbon Mic Preamplifier is an ultra high-gain and impedance, minimal-path FET mic pre designed by Fred Forssell. This low-noise two-channel preamp is for ribbon, moving coil, and tube microphones that do not use or want phantom power. This allows for improvements in minimal path circuitry and also rids the unit of phantom-power blocking capacitors. Zener diodes on the input protect the input stage if external phantom power is applied.

First stage gain is set from +6 to +63 dB by a 12 position Grayhill switch. Another 20dB of gain is available after the ...

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AEA RPQ2

  • Brand: AEA
  • Item ID: SKU-1810
$2,414.00

AEA RPQ2 Ribbon Preamp

The AEA RPQ2 Ribbon Preamp provides two channels of high-quality, high-gain, low-noise preamplification with a rich and musical sound that complements the natural tonality of your microphone. Specifically designed for ribbon microphones, the RPQ2 excels at drawing out the warmth and lush sound that ribbons are uniquely known for. With 81dB of gain, JFET circuitry, and an input impedance of 63K Ohms, the RPQ2 delivers the precision, quietness, and headroom needed for today's high-resolution recordings.

The RPQ2 is AEA’s second iteration of the high-performance RPQ preamp with the addition of some new and useful features ...

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AEA R92

  • Brand: AEA
  • Item ID: SKU-293
$1,311.00 On sale: $1,199.00
 

AEA R92 Big Ribbon

 In the past few years AEA's acclaimed R84 Ribbon Microphone has become a new studio standard. Now AEA has once again expanded the sonic possibilities of ribbon mics with the R92 Ribbon Microphone. Reduced proximity bass boost and excellent wind blast protection make it suitable for close micing (6-12 inches) of guitar amps, vocals, percussion, etc. In addition, the smooth high frequency response of the R88 transducer has been further extended in the R92, making the R92 a unique voice in the world of ribbon mics.


AEA has designed the R92 to have slightly ...

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AEA R44C

  • Brand: AEA
  • Item ID: SKU-1808
$6,043.00

AEA R44C

The Reinvention of a Classic

The AEA R44 series microphones all share the authentic sound, feel and look of the 1936-38 RCA 44BX. They combine the 1930s US sound with British engineering from RCA that reduces the mic's weight and hum sensitivity. The R44 series microphones are all hand-crafted replicas in detail, using parts that are made to be interchangeable with an original RCA 44, even featuring ribbon material originally manufactured for RCA. The R44C was designed to meet or exceed the output of an RCA 44 when it was new. The R44CX is a high-output version ...

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AEA R84A

  • Brand: AEA
  • Item ID: SKU-804
$2,104.00 On sale: $1,899.00

AEA R84A

With the A84A, AEA introduces the active version of its award-winning R84 microphone. The R84A flatters strings, woodwinds, drums, piano, voice, and much more with the ease and grace that only a Big Ribbon™ mic can deliver.

Now with phantom power, you now have a lot more flexibility in your choice of preamps because you no longer the quiet gain that passive ribbons need so much of. The R84A also shares many of the characteristics of its granddaddy, the A440, but is much more economically priced. Because the R84A shares the same Big Ribbon™ as the rest of ...

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AEA R84

  • Brand: AEA
  • Item ID: SKU-296
$1,646.00 On sale: $1,599.00

AEA R84 Big Ribbon

The AEA R84 is an affordable Large Ribbon Geometry (LRG) microphone suitable for use by the most demanding audio professional or hobbyist. This "R84 Zone" is for you and other users to share your experiences. We expect to expand this area with practical illustrations, guides to tracking situations, and actual recording experiences. Our intention is to encourage and support your success and satisfaction as you become familiar with this mic's unique features. Drop us an e-mail to share your experiences, or if you want to be informed when we post new, practical information here.If ...

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AEA R88 mk2

  • Brand: AEA
  • Item ID: SKU-1809
$3,110.00

AEA R88 mk2 Stereo Ribbon Microphone

The R88 mk2 is optimized for recording instruments and ensembles in stereo. The R88 uses the large ribbon configuration of the classic RCA 44 series mics, which gives the mic solid 20Hz bass response and a smooth high end which is flattering to complex tones.

There is no easier way to track in stereo than with a stereo microphone with two configured transducers in a single sleek package. A stereo microphone is highly useful in recording situations in which it is more convenient or aesthetically pleasing to have a single housing for both capsules ...

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AEA R44CE

  • Brand: AEA
  • Item ID: SKU-757
$4,266.00

AEA R44CE

  • Same ribbon, transformer, and luscious sound as the R44C
  • Simple and elegant exterior trim in black and silver
  • Legendary character with more than 80 years of studio history
  • Full and rich sound; smooth highs and warm lows
  • ‘X’ motor option delivers 6 dB more dynamic range
"It is without question the best mic I have ever used. The best sound I've ever achieved without tweaking a single knob apart from mic gain."

- Pete Townshend, The Who

The Cost Effective Original

Whether it be the smooth brass section of a Hollywood soundtrack, the velvety lushness of a jazz vocal ...

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