AEA R84
Ribbon Microphone MPN: R84

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A desert-island workhorse of a ribbon microphone, the R84 features an epic smooth tone.

  • Operating principle: pressure gradient microphone
  • Directional pattern: figure-8
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Max SPL: 165+ dBSPL (1% third harmonic > 1 kHz)
  • Sensitivity: 2.5 mV/Pa (-52 dBv/Pa) into unloaded circuit
  • Impedance: 270 Ω nominal
  • Recommended load impedance: > 1.2 kΩ
  • Ribbon thickness: 1.8 μ (0.0000018 m) of pure aluminium
  • Ribbon width: 0.185” (4.7 mm)
  • Ribbon length: 2.35” (59.7 mm)
  • Includes shockmount, carry case and XLR cable

The R84 is lightweight, affordable, and versatile enough to suit close-up or ambient micing applications. Featuring the same 2 micron pure aluminium low-tension ribbon as the R44 model, AEA's large ribbon geometry design ensures lowest possible resonant frequency as well as incredible clarity.

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    • Operating principle: pressure gradient microphone
    • Directional pattern: figure-8
    • Frequency range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    • Max SPL: 165+ dBSPL (1% third harmonic > 1 kHz)
    • Sensitivity: 2.5 mV/Pa (-52 dBv/Pa) into unloaded circuit
    • Impedance: 270 Ω nominal
    • Recommended load impedance: > 1.2 kΩ
    • Ribbon thickness: 1.8 μ (0.0000018 m) of pure aluminium
    • Ribbon width: 0.185” (4.7 mm)
    • Ribbon length: 2.35” (59.7 mm)
    • Includes shockmount, carry case and XLR cable
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    • Stereo ribbon microphone
    • Blumlein X-Y configuration
    • Includes shockmount and flightcase
    • Response: 20 Hz to 18 kHz
    • Sensitivity: 18,V/Pa -33 dB
    • Impedance: <15-0 Ohms
    • Equivalent noise level (A-weighted): 12 dB
    • Power sourse: +48V
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    • Pressure Gradient Ribbon Transducer
    • Flat Frequency Response
    • Bi-directional Polar Pattern
    • Low Hum and Noise Floor
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    • Operating principle: pressure gradient microphone
    • Directional pattern: figure-8
    • Frequency range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    • Max SPL: 141 dBSPL (1% third harmonic > 1 kHz)
    • Sensitivity: 6.2 mV/Pa (-33.5 dBV) into unloaded circuit
    • Self noise: 9 dB(A)
    • Impedance: 92 Ω broadband
    • Recommended load impedance: > 1.0 kΩ
    • Requires 48v phantom power
    • Ribbon thickness: 1.8 μ (0.0000018 m) pure aluminium
    • Ribbon width: 0.185” (4.7 mm)
    • Ribbon length: 2.35” (59.7 mm)
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    • Ribbon microphone
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20,000 Hz
    • Polar Response: Figure of eight
    • Impedance: 300 Ohms
    • Sensitivity: -65dB W.R.T. IV/Pa
    • Distortion: Less than 1% at 125 dB SPL
    • Connection: Standard 3-pin XLR
  • £839.00

    BBC-designed studio ribbon microphone featuring a figure-8 polar pattern

    • Frequency response 30Hz - 15kHz
    • Less than 1% distortion at 125dB SPL
    • Sensitivity -65dB WRT IV/PA
    • 300 Ohm Impedance
    • 4071B standmount not included
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  • 3 year warranty
  • This product comes with a 3 year warranty as standard.

    Please note that you will need to register your product with the manufacturer to qualify for any warranty beyond 12 months.

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