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AEA N8 Phantom-powered Ribbon Mic

Ribbon microphone with phantom powered electronics for optimal performance with any preamp
MFR# N8
AEA N8 Phantom-powered Ribbon Mic
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Description

Following the successful N22 model designed for singer-songwriters and project studios, the AEA N8 sounds distinctly different despite having a similar appearance to the N22. In designing the N8, we set out to create the most open and natural sounding ribbon microphone ever made. Conceived to render acoustic spaces as faithfully as possible, the new N8 microphone excels in capturing drum overheads and rooms, strings, classical ensembles, and orchestras. As such, it is the ideal complement to the N22 microphone. But even when used up close, the N8 delivers exceptional clarity and warmth, while also taking EQ extremely well without ever being harsh.

By employing a similar design philosophy as used on the popular R88 stereo ribbon microphone, the N8 achieves an astonishingly transparent sound with a superior transient response that lets AEA’s famed Big Ribbon truly shine. The aluminum ribbon in the N8 is identical to the flagship R44 model in its dimensions and tuning, putting it in direct lineage of the iconic RCA 44 type.

The N8’s unobtrusive size and black finish is ideal for orchestral and TV work, where microphones need to be easy to position and more or less invisible. The N8’s phantom-powered electronics and a custom German transformer complete the package and deliver groundbreaking low level detail and optimal distortion performance, even when driving long cable lines in remote recording situations. Just like all other AEA products, the N8 is 100% manufactured in Pasadena, CA.

The N8 is the second member of AEA’s NUVO series of microphones. Rooted in the RCA tradition just like other AEA ribbon microphones, all NUVO microphones are designed to offer a fresh approach to the ribbon transducer and represent Wes Dooley’s take on the evolution of the ribbon microphone.
About the NUVO Series

The N8 is the second member of AEA's NUVO series of microphones. Rooted in the RCA tradition just like other AEA ribbons, all NUVO microphones are designed to offer a fresh approach to the ribbon transducer and represent Wes Dooley's take on the evolution of the ribbon microphone.

Features:

  • Open and natural
  • Designed for far-field: overheads, strings, and room mics
  • Unobtrusive, discreet and video friendly look
  • The same Big Ribbon™ as the R44
  • Phantom powered electronics for optimal performance with any preamp
  • 100% manufactured in Pasadena, CA
Specs

Additional Information

Condition New
Package Contents Storage / shipping case, microphone stand clip, custom protective mic sleeve, user manual
Length 8.8 in
Diameter 1.62 in
Transducer Type Ribbon
Polar Pattern Bi-Directional / Figure-Eight
Number of Microphones Single Microphone
Phantom Required Yes
Impedance 92 Ohms, broadband
Frequency Range 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Sensitivity -44.2 dBV/Pa (6.2 mV) into unloaded circuit
Max. SPL 141 dB (1% third harmonic > 1 kHz)
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