AEA R88A

£2,349.00 £1,957.50
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Passive large-ribbon, hand-built stereo microphone capable of Blumlein and M&S stereo recording

The AEA R88A is an active stereo ribbon microphone based on the revered R88 mkII with custom toroid transformers.


The AEA R88A captures sound as we hear them providing an honest and natural representation of the source. The R88A ribbon microphone easily captures the sonic details of drums, strings, piano and other instruments producing a rich sound with complex transients.


The included transformer provides an extra 12dB of gain allowing the R88A to record all the intricacies of a quiet source like vocals or soft acoustic guitars. It also ensures optimum operation regardless of the preamp used as well as prevention of noise interference on long cable runs.


Being an active ribbon microphone, the R88A requires 48V phantom power to operate.


AEA R88A Main Features:


  • Same award-winning stereo perspective as the passive R88 Mk 2
  • Phantom powered (48V) version of AEA’s classic R88Amk2 with 12dB more transformer gain
  • Compatible with any preamp and input impedance
  • Fast, accurate transient reproduction
  • Stereo ribbon microphone that offers a natural sound
  • Captures amazingly precise stereo imagery with a single mic
  • Large ribbon elements handle high SPLs with ease
  • Figure-8, Blumlein Configuration (90 degrees) polar pattern
  • Operating principle: pressure gradient transducer
  • Directional pattern: bidirectional
  • Freq. Range: 20Hz–20kHz
  • Maximum SPL: 141dB
  • Sensitivity: 7.4 mV/Pa (-42.6dBV)
  • Output Impedance: 92Ω broadband
  • Load Impedance: 1.0kΩ or greater
  • Operates on 48V phantom power, 7mA
  • Includes storage case, swivel adapter, custom protective mic sleeve, user manual
  • More Information
    Short Description Passive large-ribbon, hand-built stereo microphone capable of Blumlein and M&S stereo recording
    Demo in Store No
    Manufacturer AEA
    Microphone Type Ribbon Microphone
    Microphone Polarity Figure-8, Blumlein Configuration
    Phantom Power No
    Frequency Response 20Hz-15kHz
    Output Impedance 270 ohms
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