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AEA N13 NUVO Series Active Nearfield Ribbon Microphone

by AEA
£1,249.00 inc. vat
£1,040.83 ex. vat
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AEA N13 NUVO Series Active Nearfield Ribbon Microphone

Discreet in both shape and size, AEA’s NUVO series microphones have long been user
favorites for their clarity, portability, and higher-output active electronics. The near-field
N22 delivers clarity and balance for close-up sources, while the far-field N8 excels at
capturing the open, natural tonality of entire rooms and ensembles. The only missing
piece? A stand-out mid-field companion.

Enter the AEA N13, an equally sleek active ribbon designed with some distinctly different considerations in mind. At once open and natural, the N13 excels at medium-distance miking applications while demonstrating an impressive transient response. The N13 features a new motor design as well as a thinner, smaller ribbon (1.2 microns, rather than AEA's standard 1.8), making it their first non-Big Ribbon bidirectional mic!

Relatively bright and sonically distinct from AEA's N22 model, the N13 excels in
capturing the subtle nuances of strings, acoustic guitars, and percussion. It’s also
well-suited for any sources that could use a boost in top-end clarity. Even when
used up close, such as on horns or vocals, the N13 delivers exceptional clarity while
also taking EQ extremely well. The N13’s unobtrusive size and dark slate gray finish
is ideal for live orchestral and TV work, where microphones need to be both
inconspicuous and easy to position.

AEA N13 Key Features:

AEA’s first bidirectional mic to feature a small ribbon (shorter, narrower, and thinner, at 1.2 microns!)
Designed for optimal use at mid-field distances (~8”-36”)
Highly-tuned for excellent transient response; captures sparking highs while smoothing lows
Low profile and slate gray finish for discreet placement
Shines on horns, strings, acoustic guitar, and drum overheads
100% handcrafted in Pasadena, CA

Accessories Included:

Storage/shipping case, microphone stand clip,
custom protective mic sleeve, user manual

Limited Warranty:

One year parts and labor, shipping not included.
Extended to three years if product is registered
with AEA within 90 days of purchase.

AEA N13 Specifications:

Operating Principle: Pressure gradient transducer Bidirectional
Directional Pattern: <20 Hz to 20 kHz
Frequency Range: 141 dB SPL (1% third harmonic >1 kHz)
Maximum SPL: 11.4 mV/Pa (-38.8 dBV) (at 1 kHz, no load)
Sensitivity: 92Ω broadband
Rated Impedance: Rated 1.0 kΩ or greater
Load Impedance: P48 phantom power, 7 mA
Phantom Power: Polarity: Pin 2 high for positive pressure at the front
of the microphone.
Off Axis Response: Up to 90 dB rejection at right angles to the
front/back axis
Verticle: Level changes with angle of incidence, but
frequency response is consistent.
Up to 90 dB rejection at 90 / 270 degrees

Transducer Element:

Material: Pure aluminum corrugated ribbon
Thickness: 1.2 μm
Width: 0.113in (2.87 mm)
Length: 1.3 in (33.0 mm)

Microphone Dimensions:

Height: 8.83 in (22.5 cm)
Width: 1.62 in (11.7 cm)
Depth: 1.62 in (9.5 cm)
Weight: 11.5 oz (325 g)
Shipping Weight: 1 lb 12 oz (800 g)
Connector: XLR-3M