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AEA R84A Phantom-powered Ribbon Microphone

by AEA
£1,266.00 inc. vat
£1,055.00 ex. vat
SKU SAEAR84A
In Stock

AEA R84A

The AEA R84A is a phantom powered R84 that delivers the same award-winning sound as its passive sibling and offers you 12dB more sensitivity, thats over 4 times louder! Its higher output and immunity to impedance-loading offer more flexibility in the choice of preamps, and avoid noise problems in low signal level applications. Touring musicians who are looking for consistent and risk-free performance in a wide range of venues and recording setups will find a trusty companion in the R84A microphone.

The R84A remedies most of the limitations of passive ribbon microphones, whether in a remote recording situation with long cable runs, a classical music application, or simply for the wish to combine the ribbon sound with a low-gain vintage preamp. The signal strength and flexibility of active JFET electronics combined with the luxurious warmth of a Big Ribbon™ all wrapped up in an affordable package is what sets this microphone apart. No studio is complete without a pair of R84As.

FEATURES

  • Phantom powered R84 with 12 dB more sensitivity
  • Custom German toroidal transformer and JFET electronics
  • Optimal for soft sound sources and classical recording
  • Same award-winning sound as the passive R84

Specifications

  • Operating Principle: Pressure gradient microphone
  • Directional Pattern: Bidirectional (Figure-of-8)
  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Maximum SPL: 141+ dBSPL (1% third harmonic > 1 kHz)
  • Output Sensitivity: 6.3 mV/Pa (-44 dBV) into unloaded circuit
  • Self Noise: 17.5 dB(A)
  • Output Impedance: 92 Ω broadband
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 1.0 kΩ or greaterPowering: 
  • P48 phantom power, 7 mAPolarity: Pin 2 high for positive pressure on front of microphone.
  • Connector: XLR-3M wired to a 3 m captive cableOff Axis Response:
  • Polar Pattern: Native bi-directional pattern
  • Horizontal: Level changes with angle, frequency response is consistent, –35 dB null at 90° / 270°
  • Vertical: Level changes with angle, reduced HF response above and below 0° / 180° axis, –35 dB null at 90° / 270°
  • Ribbon Thickness: 1.8 μ (0.0000018 m) of pure aluminum
  • Ribbon Width: 0.185” (4.7 mm)
  • Ribbon Length: 2.35” (59.7 mm)
  • Included: Custom storage / shipping case, manual
  • Limited Warranty: One year parts and labor, shipping not included. Three year extended warranty if the product is registered.
  • Weight with Cable: 3 lb 11 oz (1.7 kg) in storage case with cable
  • Height: 11.6” (29.5 cm)
  • Width: 3.9” (9.9 cm)
  • Depth: 2.5” (6.4 cm)