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AEA 44-CX-25LE - 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Ribbon Microphone - 1/44 Special Edition)

by AEA
£5,499.00 inc. vat
£4,582.50 ex. vat
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AEA 44-CX-25LE - 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Ribbon Microphone - 1/44 Special Collectors Edition 

The AEA 44-CX 25LE is a limited edition museum-quality reproduction of the iconic RCA 44, crafted to celebrate AEA's 25th anniversary. This commemorative edition honours the legacy of the RCA 44BX with its inclusion of a three-position inductor high-pass filter switch and a meticulously colour-matched transformer case, seamlessly merging the timeless sound of the 44BX with the advancements of contemporary components and materials.

Sporting a vintage aesthetic akin to the original 44BX, the 44-CX 25LE showcases an umber grey casing, a brushed satin finish, and a bespoke "meatball" logo badge in the authentic RCA font, complemented by brown cabling. A nuanced variation in the colour of the grille silk subtly mimics the appearance of an aged microphone, adding to its authentic vintage appeal. The 25LE's standout feature is the ingeniously designed three-position circuit jumper switch located at the base, which enables easy sound customization without the need to open the microphone's case. This innovative addition draws inspiration from the past when broadcasters and musicians often modified their 44BXs with similar switches for more convenient sound adjustments.


  • Museum-quality homage to the RCA 44BX
  • Bronze investment-cast yoke, finished in satin nickel
  • Three-position toggle switch selects between “Music” (no filter/classic 44 sound), “V1” (HPF), and “V2” (more aggressive HPF)
  • Custom 1:32 transformer (original AEA R44CX is 1:28)
  • Full and rich sound; smooth highs and warm lows, with additional signal colouring options
  • Vintage-inspired look with classic brown XLR cable and non-reflective, umber transformer case
  • Length : 12.2 in
  • Diameter : 4.6 in
  • Unit Weight : 7.0lb
  • Transducer Type : Ribbon 
  • Polar Pattern Bi-Directional/Figure-Eight
  • Number of Microphones : Single Microphone
  • Impedance : 330 ohms 
  • Frequency Range : 20Hz-20kHz
  • Sensitivity : 5.54 mV/Pa (-45.1 dBV) into loaded circuit
  • Analog or Digital : Analog