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The N22 was designed with the needs of singer-songwriters and home studio owners in mind. Bridging the gap between vintage and modern, ribbon and condenser, studio and live, the N22 is the perfect companion for musicians and engineers alike. The N22 is the first member of AEA's NUVO series of microphones. Rooted in the RCA tradition just like other AEA ribbons, all NUVO microphones are designed to offer a fresh approach to the ribbon transducer and represent Wes Dooley's take on the evolution of the ribbon microphone.
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. Find out why the RCA KU3A has been used in all the big Hollywood production studios for decades.

AEA A440 AEA A440
The A440 is the quietest ribbon microphone ever produced. The A440 combines all the warmth and beauty of the classic 44, both sonically and visually, but with a signal so hot you'll have to try it to believe it. Like the rest of AEA's Big Ribbon Mics™, it needs little EQ, takes it nicely when you want it, and is free of resonances in the audible range. The A440 is unlike any other product on the market today and no professional studio should be without one.

AEA R44 AEA R44 Studio Ribbon Microphones
Even when ribbon mics fell out of fashion, the timeless RCA 44 was still in demand by professionals and studios around the world. We cut no corners producing this exacting, full working replica. The late Les Paul told us that the 44 was still his favorite microphone. You'll find engineers and producers such as Bruce Swedien, Kevin Bacon, Shawn Murphy, and John Kurlander using them around the world. In fact, half the movies scored in Los Angeles now have a 44 somewhere on the scoring stage.

AEA A840 AEA A840
The A840 combines the award-winning sound of the R84 with the flexibility of phantom-powered electronics. Because the A840 has significantly less proximity effect than the A440, the A840 makes an excellent spot mic as it is optimized to be positioned within 12" of the sound source without bass distortion. The A840 flatters strings, woodwinds, drums, piano, voice, and much more with the ease and grace that only a Big Ribbon™ mic can deliver.

The AEA R84 is an affordable Big Ribbon™ microphone suitable for use by the most demanding audio professional or hobbyist. If you are new to ribbons, you are in for a treat! Experienced users have discovered the R84 is an outstanding general-purpose microphone, ideally suited for solo and accent work. It is hard to find an application where this mic does not shine. It is a fine example of the natural sound and figure-8 directional sensitivity a quality ribbon mic delivers.

AEA R88 AEA R88 mk2
The AEA R88 is a Blumlein pair of Big Ribbon™ elements enclosed in a sleek package. It's motor design is derivative of the acclaimed R84 motor with improvments in the high-end response, which was itself inspired by the design of the venerated RCA 44. The R88 is optimized for natural frequency response and precise stereo imaging. It's large ribbon geometry design inherits the extended bass of the classic R44 and critically acclaimed R84 microphones. The clean and smooth treble of the R88 is very flattering to complex tones such as woodwinds, strings, and cymbals. The R88 is an excellent orchestral and choral recording microphone, and shines on studio applications such as horn sections and drum overheads as well.

The AEA R92 is the newest addition to the AEA family of microphones. The R92 motor has been designed to optimize AEA's Big Ribbon™ element to close micing situations. 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.

The RPQ Ribbon Preamp with Curve-Shaping provides two channels of high-quality, high-gain, low-noise microphone preamplification. It delivers the speed, precision, quietness, and headroom needed for today's high-resolution recordings. The JFET design generates up to 80 dB of clean, quiet gain with extended bandwidth from below 1 Hz to beyond 200 kHz, for dynamic range and transient response that complements all of your microphones.

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. By virtue of its sonic qualities and versatility, the AEA RPQ500 is the tool of choice for all microphones whenever a true and pristine signal path is needed.

The Ribbon Mic Pre The Ribbon Mic Pre
The Ribbon Mic Pre is a new preamp designed specifically for ribbon microphones with 83 dB of clean gain and no phantom power. The TRP is an ultra fast, two channel, minimal-path JFET preamp. It's designed to have one of the lowest noise floors available. Eliminating phantom power allows for advantages in minimal path circuitry and the elimination of electronics that induce noise.

44 and 77 Shells and Parts Stage Prop, Presentation & Decorative Microphone Shells
44 and 77 series RCA microphones have exceptional visual impact. AEA manufactures R44 and R77 museum quality reproduction shells and an R-44 Stage Prop shell. Our custom shop also produces mic flags with your names and/or logos and can custom engrave mic shells.

RCA Ribbon Microphone Parts
RCA ribbon microphone repair parts have not been available for years. We reproduce a wide range of parts to the original specifications. Jon Sank, engineer in charge of RCA production from 1960 until the end in 1976, checked our drawings for accuracy.

Modular Microphone Array Positioners Modular Microphone Array Positioners
"Location, Location, Location" is the dictum all recording engineers know. Microphone positioning contributes more to project quality than anything except musical inspiration. AEA's microphone array positioners make it faster to find the right spot for stereo or multi-channel mic arrays.