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AEA The Ultimate Stereo Kit

AEA The Ultimate Stereo Kit

Stereo Ribbon Microphone and Mic Preamp Bundle

AEA The Ultimate Stereo Kit
AEA The Ultimate Stereo Kit AEA The Ultimate Stereo Kit

AEA The Ultimate Stereo Kit

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Includes the R88mk2 stereo ribbon microphone paired with the high-gain TRP2 mic preamp. This combination is ideal for recording organic music with an expansive stereo sound. ...

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The AEA The Ultimate Stereo Kit includes the R88mk2 stereo ribbon microphone paired with the high-gain TRP mic preamp. This combination is ideal for recording organic music with an expansive stereo sound.

The AEA R88 MKII is a hand-built stereo ribbon microphone derived from the classic RCA type 44 design.

With precise stereo imaging the AEA R88 MKII is capable of delivering excellent stereo response, whether you use it in 'crossed-pair' mode or in a 'sum-and-difference' pair. As the capsules are arrayed in a fixed 90 degree relationship, this can be achieved on the AEA R88 MKII by just re-positioning the pick-up plane - it really is that simple.

By being able to withstand high sound pressure levels the R88 MKII is well suited to recording ensembles in stereo, taking advantage of the excellent imaging and frequency response which doesn't over-emphasise the top end that condensers would otherwise record. Audio Engineering Associates have long championed the superlative sound quality of ribbon microphones and by producing the superb AEA R88 MKII have ensured that you can have all those same classic microphone characteristics in your studio - but in stereo, too.

AEA R88 MKII Stereo Ribbon Microphone Overview:

  • Hand-built stereo ribbon microphone
  • Crossed Figure-8 Blumlein configuration (90°) 
  • Ribbon Type - Aluminium, 1.8 microns Thick, 4.7mm x 59.7mm 
  • Frequency Response 
  • 20Hz-15kHz
  • Max SPL
  • 165dB SPL 
  • Output Impedance 
  • 270 ohms 
  • Connector 
  • 5-Pin XLR 
  • Weight 
  • 3 lbs.
  • Included Accessories • 13.1 ft. XLR Breakout cable, Case

The AEA TRP2 is a dual channel high-output, high-impedance and low-noise mic preamp specifically designed for Ribbon microphones providing 85dB of quiet JFET gain.

The AEA TRP2 updates on the original AEA The Ribbon Preamp and now includes phantom power to work with active ribbon and condenser microphones, polarity switching, switching power supply and optional rack ears. It also includes a switchable 100Hz, 12dB per octave low-frequency filters. The phantom power has a phantom power kill switch that deactivates 48V when passive ribbon are connected.

The AEA TRP2 provides a high-impedance of 63k Ohms delivering the transient response, thick low-end and highs of your that makes your microphone sing. Condenser microphones will also benefit from its high impedance.

its half-rack design makes it very portable. However the unit can be racked with optional TRP2 rack ears.

AEA TRP2 Main Features:

  • Two channels with 85dB of sweet and quiet JFET gain
  • Switchable phantom-power, polarity reverse, and high-pass filter
  • 63k ohm high-impedance circuitry providing better overall transients, frequency response, and higher output sensitivity
  • Optimized for ribbon mics, condensers, and dynamics
  • 1U half-rack with optional hardware for mounting one or two units together
Short Description Includes the R88mk2 stereo ribbon microphone paired with the high-gain TRP2 mic preamp. This combination is ideal for recording organic music with an expansive stereo sound.
Demo in Store No
Exclusive No
Manufacturer AEA
Microphone Type Ribbon Microphone
Valve / Solid State No
Microphone Polarity Figure-8, Blumlein Configuration
Phantom Power No
Frequency Response 20Hz-15kHz
High Pass Filter No
Output Impedance 270 ohms

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