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AEA N22 NUVO Series Phantom-Powered Near-Field Ribbon Microphone

by AEA
£1,099.00 inc. vat
£915.83 ex. vat
In Stock - Available for Immediate Dispatch

AEA N22 - Active Ribbon Microphone

The AEA N22 is an active ribbon microphone that benefits from a reduced proximity effect, making it perfect for vocals and close miking instruments. This microphone is great for many different applications including vocals, acoustic guitar and percussion to name a few. The N22 provides a great ribbon tone without the need for EQ, just like the RCA 44, the N22 was designed by listening first and measured only after experienced musicians and engineers confirmed that the microphone sounded great. This mic is a professional tool that holds up to the highest standards of recording making it a must in every professional studio.


  • Extended top end with a ribbon's classic warmth
  • Compact, lightweight design with rugged durability
  • Near-field ribbon with reduced proximity effect
  • Active electronics and custom transformer for all preamps 
  • Balanced frequency response from 1 to 18 inches from the source.


  • Weight with Cable: 1 lb 13 oz (810 g)
  • Weight with case: 12 oz (335 g)
  • Height: 8.83” (32.4 cm)
  • Width: 1.62” (4.1 cm)
  • Depth: 1.62” (4.1 cm)
  • Ribbon Thickness: 1.8 μ (0.0000018 m) of pure aluminium
  • Ribbon Thickness:  0.185” (4.7 mm)
  • Ribbon Length: 2.35” (59.7 mm)
  • Operating Principle: Pressure gradient microphone
  • Directional Pattern: Bidirectional or Figure-of-8
  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Maximum SPL: 141 dBSPL (1% third harmonic > 1 kHz)
  • Output Sensitivity: 6.2 mV/Pa (-33.5 dBV) into unloaded circuit
  • Output Impedance: 92 Ω broadband
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 1.0 kΩ or greater
  • Powering: P48 phantom power, 7 mA
  • Polarity: Pin 2 high for positive pressure at the front of the microphone.
  • Connector: XLR-3M