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AEA Ribbon Mics R84
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Smooth presence, a detailed midrange and BIG bottom with full proximity effect make this ribbon mic a must have! The AEA R84 is an affordable Large Ribbon Geometry (LRG) microphone suitable for use by the most demanding audio professional or hobbyist.If you are new to ribbons, you are in for a treat! Experienced users have discovered the R84 is an outstanding general-purpose microphone, ideally suited for solo and accent work. It is hard to find an application where this mic does not shine. It is a fine example of the natural sound and figure-8 directional sensitivity a quality ribbon mic delivers. Pure natural sound, just as you hear it when you're placing your mic in the studio. Quick smooth transients that capture the feeling of being there without sounding like a recording. Extended bass and treble that captures the details without shoving anything in your face. A figure-eight pattern that focuses your recording on the sound you want. We believe you will enjoy the confidence this mic inspires. It's a forgiving tool that makes your recording work easier, as it literally sounds good on everything. Try it first and you'll usually like it and find it sits well in the mix. When time is scarce and quality necessary, put the R84 to the test. Our users' experience is that you'll use it more and more (in pairs too!). Then it will start to really grow on you. Features Single-diaphragm with well-controlled,native figure-8 polar pattern Wide-band response from 20 Hz to 20 kHz High null-axis rejection and gain before feedback High SPL capability, 165 dB + above 1 kHz Effortless lows and smooth natural highs Fast, accurate transient reproduction Low self noise Excellent off-axis frequency response Specifications Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz Maximum SPL: 165 + dB SPL above 1 kHz for 1% third harmonic Output Sensitivity: -52 dBv/Pa Output Impedance: 270 Ω nominal Recommended Load: 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 Off 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° Transducer element Ribbon Thickness: 1.8 μ (0.0000018 m) of pure aluminum Ribbon Width: 4.7 mm Ribbon Length: 59.7 mm


Figure 8 nulls... Ribbon vs condenser?

I should know this, because I had an R84 for a couple years. But I never utilized the null... Do the R84 nulls go as deep as a standard figure 8 ribbon? I ask only because I know the ribbon is offset.

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Gear that gave you the "Meh..." Factor

GML 8200(heresy I know), Royer 121 or just most Royer mics, Cloud Mics, AEA R84, API 2500, API 560, Purple MC77, Retro500 pre, Vertigo VSC2, Black Box Hg2, Bettermaker and Wes Audio equipment, MichelAngelo EQ Plug ins: Soothe2( even though I will use it in a pinch, but alot of times it just gets bypassed...

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Recording Tuba

Hey Guys, I'm recording tuba this week and I was wondering what you have tried and how it turned out. I can use an AEA R84, a soyuz 017 FET and or an AUDIX D6. 👌

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