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!"
N22 Ribbon Mic Review / Recording Mag
"The N22 is not made to be a distance mic, it is meant to be used up close and personal. This is a ribbon that likes to get intimate with a source, and it is not picky if it's in a bedroom, basement, or big dollar facility. This is easily the most forgiving and intimate ribbon mic I have used. Its sound is equal parts beautiful, natural and well balanced. In more good news for songwriters wanting "one great mic", it's AEA's most affordable ribbon mic yet. If you think you don't like ribbon mics, if you've ever struggled with placing or getting the best sound from a ribbon when you're used to condensers... or if you're just plain in the market for a great mic that can tackle most vocal and guitar situations, strings, drum overheads, even voiceovers... please check out the N22. AEA are onto a great new (-vo) direction here."