AEA microphones, like the super-cardioid KU4, are known as the most flexible ribbon microphones on the market. The KU4, in particular, rejects bleed and ambient room noise to capture the source while retaining its natural characteristics. It’s the brightest microphone in the AEA line, but it can record a number of different sources with exceptional balance. The KU4 doesn’t require precise placement like most figure-eight ribbon mics; it can be placed close without struggling with proximity effect. At 140+ dB SPL at 1 kHz, the KU4 can handle loud transients and still capture rich clarity with ease.
After years of use, an AEA microphone becomes a true extension of musical artistry and an integral part of studio workflow. Whether it’s the R44, R84, KU5A, or N88, all AEA microphones are handcrafted with a dedication to serving musicians and engineers who value the subtleties of great sound.