N22 & N8 Ribbon Mic Review / Tape Op Magazine
“We went through a few of Chris's favorite mics that he's loved on his voice, but as anyone will tell you, the female voice is very different. All of the mics we tried were too thin or lacked detail and presence. After 30 minutes or so, I lost patience and grabbed an N8 from the drums and put a pop filter 12'' in front of it. The results were downright captivating. The openness of the N8 seemed to pull her voice through the signal chain in a really appealing way. Her vocals sat in the mix perfectly and had that same in-room vibe during playback.”
N22 & N8 Ribbon Mic review / Guitar Player
"Blending the “room” personality of the N8 with the articulation of the N22 produces truly delectable results... This is perhaps the best “dynamic duo” since Batman and Robin."
N8 & N22 Ribbon Mic review / Electronic Musician
"Remarkably, I had no issues while using the N22 and N8, no matter which preamps and interfaces I used, and that says a lot. After putting them up and setting levels, a slight bit of repositioning was all it took to get the sound I was looking for. Their tone accepts EQ tweaks well, but I found that careful placement was all I needed to get them to sound good in a mix. And despite the fact that AEA has marketed the N22 and N8 for the personal studio, both mi- crophones are pro-level products and worthy of professional recording situations. Depending on your recording needs, the N22 and N8 offer high- quality ribbon tone and resolution in an affordable and easy-to-use format."
N8 Ribbon Mic review / Sound On Sound
"For more classical orchestral instruments, the N8 sounded sublime on cello and violin, and (excuse the total heresy!) I think I preferred it to my life-long favourite ribbon, the Coles 4038!... This is a very nice and well-priced microphone and I think Wes and AEA really have realised a ribbon mic for the 21st century. Highly recommended."
N8 Ribbon Mic review / Recording Mag
"All the AEA models sound great, and ever since my 2012 review the R88 mk2 has been on my short list of must-haves as the “set it and forget it” room mic. However, I am now thinking the N8 may be the better choice in the long run. It offers more versatility and placement options thanks to its smaller size and light weight, and I love how it pairs with the N22... Oh, decisions, decisions!"