AEA R84 Figure-Eight Large Ribbon Geometry Velocity Microphone


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  • The AEA R84 Studio Ribbon Microphone 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. 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.

    • Pure natural sound, just as you hear it when you're placing your mic in the studio.
    • Quick smooth transients that capture the feeling of being there without sounding like a recording.
    • Extended bass and treble that captures the details without shoving anything in your face.
    • A figure-eight pattern that focuses your recording on the sound you want.
  • R84
    Operating PrincipleVelocity/Ribbon microphone
    Frequency Response20 Hz to above 20 kHz
    Maximum SPL165 + dB SPL above 1 kHz for 1% third harmonic
    Output Sensitivity-52 dBv/Pa
    Output Impedance270 ohms nominal
    Recommended Load1.2 K ohm or greater
    PoweringNot required or recommended
    PolarityPin 2 high for positive pressure on front of microphone
    ConnectorXLR-3M wired to a 3 meter captive cable
    Off Axis Response
  • Polar Pattern: Native bi-directional pattern
  • Horizontal: Level changes with angle, frequency response is consistent, –35 dB null at 90 / 270 degrees
  • Vertical: Level changes with angle, reduced HF response above and below 0 / 180 degree axis, null at 90 / 270 degrees
  • Transducer element
  • Ribbon Thickness: 1.8 microns ( .0000018 meter ) of pure aluminum
  • Ribbon Width: 4.7 mm
  • Ribbon Length: 59.7 mm
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