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AEA N8 Nuvo Ribbon Microphone

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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 designing the N8, AEA set out to create the most open and natural sounding ribbon microphone ever made. Conceived to render... Read More

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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 designing the N8, AEA set out to create the most open and natural sounding ribbon microphone ever made. Conceived to render acoustic spaces as faithfully as possible, the new N8 microphone excels in capturing drum overheads and rooms, strings, classical ensembles, and orchestras. As such, it is the ideal complement to the N22 microphone. But even when used up close, the N8 delivers exceptional clarity and warmth, while also taking EQ extremely well without ever being harsh.

Modern Look, Big Ribbon Sound
By employing a similar design philosophy as used on the popular R88 stereo ribbon microphone, the N8 achieves an astonishingly transparent sound with a superior transient response that lets AEA's famed Big Ribbon truly shine. The aluminum ribbon in the N8 is identical to the flagship R44 model in its dimensions and tuning, putting it in direct lineage of the iconic RCA 44 type.

The N8's unobtrusive size and the "stealth" matte black finish is ideal for orchestral and TV work, where microphones need to be easy to position and more or less invisible. The N8's phantom-powered electronics and a custom German transformer complete the package and deliver groundbreaking low level detail and optimal distortion performance, even when driving long cable lines in remote recording situations. Just like all other AEA products, the N8 is 100% manufactured in Pasadena, CA.

The N8 is the second member of AEA's NUVO series of microphones. Rooted in the RCA tradition just like other AEA ribbon microphones, 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.

About the NUVO Series
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.

Features:

  • 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

Modern Look, Big Ribbon Sound
By employing a similar design philosophy as used on the popular R88 stereo ribbon microphone, the N8 achieves an astonishingly transparent sound with a superior transient response that lets AEA's famed Big Ribbon truly shine. The aluminum ribbon in the N8 is identical to the flagship R44 model in its dimensions and tuning, putting it in direct lineage of the iconic RCA 44 type.

The N8's unobtrusive size and the "stealth" matte black finish is ideal for orchestral and TV work, where microphones need to be easy to position and more or less invisible. The N8's phantom-powered electronics and a custom German transformer complete the package and deliver groundbreaking low level detail and optimal distortion performance, even when driving long cable lines in remote recording situations. Just like all other AEA products, the N8 is 100% manufactured in Pasadena, CA.

The N8 is the second member of AEA's NUVO series of microphones. Rooted in the RCA tradition just like other AEA ribbon microphones, 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.

About the NUVO Series
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.

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Product Specs

Operating Principle Pressure gradient microphone
Directional Pattern Bidirectional or Figure-of-8
Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL 141 dBSPL (1% third harmonic > 1 kHz)
Output Impedance 92 broadband
Recommended Load Impedance 1.0 k or greater
Powering P48 phantom power, 7 mA
Polarity Pin 2 high for positive pressure at the front of the microphone
Connector XLR-3M
Off Axis Response  
Polar Pattern Native bidirectional pattern
Horizontal Level changes with angle, frequency response is consistent, –35 dB null at 90° / 270°
Vertical Level changes with angle, reduced HF response above and below 0° / 180° axis, –35 dB null at 90° / 270°
Transducer element  
Ribbon Thickness 1.8 (0.0000018 m) of pure aluminum
Ribbon Width 0.185” (4.7 mm)
Ribbon Length 2.35” (59.7 mm)
Accessories  
Included Storage / shipping case, microphone stand clip, custom protective mic sleeve, user manual
Optional Matched stereo pair
Limited Warranty One year parts and labor, shipping not included. Three year extended warranty if the product is registered.
Dimensions Height: 8.83” (32.4 cm)
Width: 1.62” (4.1 cm)
Depth: 1.62” (4.1 cm)

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