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AEA R92 Figure of Eight Studio Ribbon Microphone

by AEA
£889.00 inc. vat
£740.83 ex. vat
In Stock - Available for Immediate Dispatch


The AEA R92 is a professional ribbon microphone that features a reduced proximity bass boost and remarkable wind blast protection making it perfect for close miking guitars and bass amps, drums and vocals. This microphone has a smooth high frequency response much like the R88 and R84 transducers while combined with its casing it produced a beautiful unique tone you can only achieve with AEA microphones. Like all figure 8 microphones the R92 is subject to proximity effect allowing you to use this advantage to increase or decrease your low frequencies as you move you microphone around getting you the perfect sound.

AEA has designed the R92 to have slightly different tones on the front and rear pickup lobes of the bidirectional microphone. The front lobe of the R92 is the "crisp" side, offering exceptionally clean and realistic high end detail. The rear lobe is the "smooth" side, which has a bit of classic ribbon high end roll-off reminiscent of the iconic 44 that can help to handle harsh transients in a very refined and flattering way. The bass reproduction of the R92 is very solid and extends to the lowest audible bass frequencies.


  • Same Big Ribbon, tuning, and transformer as the R44 series
  • For closer applications and louder sources
  • Compact design with different front and back tonality
  • Versatile for close-up and ambient mic applications
  • Particularly well suited for electric guitar, electric bass, and drums


  • Operating Principle: Pressure gradient microphone
  • Directional Pattern: Bidirectional (Figure-of-8)
  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Maximum SPL: 165+ dBSPL (1% third harmonic > 1 kHz)
  • Output Sensitivity: 1.8 mV/Pa (-55 dBV) into unloaded circuit
  • Output Impedance: 270 Ω nominal
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 1.2 kΩ or greater
  • Powering: Not required or recommended
  • Polarity: Pin 2 high for positive pressure on front of microphone.
  • Connector: XLR-3M wired to a 3 m captive cable
  • 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)
  • Weight with Cable: 2 lbs (0.9 kg)
  • Weight with case: 7.5” (19.1 cm)
  • Height: 7.5” (19.1 cm)
  • Width: 2.9” (7.4 cm)
  • Depth: 2.5” (6.4 cm)