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Versatile and well protected mic with strong highs past 20K Hz
A multi-purpose, classic profile, 'big ribbon' optimized for closer use. It shares
the ribbon, transformer, xlr-cable, and 20 Hz response of the R44. It differs by
being lighter, more compact, having less proximity effect and more highs.
wired 10 ft XLR StarQuad cable, shock mount / mic stand adapter and 84 SC
soft-shell vertical case. Options: TVV, all black; and DJV, for very close use.
The AEA R84 Ribbon Microphone is an outstanding
general-purpose microphone, ideally suited for solo and accent work. It is hard
to find an application where the R84 mic does not shine. Its natural sound and
figure-8 directional sensitivity mean the R84 gives you everything professionals
expect from a quality ribbon mic.
Outstanding transient response for natural sound
- Pure natural sound with quick, smooth transients, just as you hear it when
you place your mic in the studio
- Versatility that lets you capture brass instruments, strings, piano,
percussion or vocals
- Extended bass and treble that handles high SPLs at high frequencies and
delivers the details without shoving anything in your
R84 uses use a big, 2.35" by 0.185" by 2 micron pure aluminum low-tension ribbon
element, that ensures a quick response, whatever the application. This means
that percussive attacks, vocal consonants, and other rapid-attack material are
cleanly and accurately reproduced by the R84 with no "dull' or "flabby"
characteristics. It sounds just like you're standing right in front of the
A versatile mic for multiple recording
The AEA R84 uses Large Ribbon Geometry (LRG) that's suitable
for use by the most demanding audio professional or hobbyist. Whether you're
recording brass instruments, strings, piano or percussion, or you're trying to
capture that elusive "perfect" vocal take, the R84 large ribbon microphone is up
to the task.
Superb bass and treble response that handles high
The R84 produces solid bass down to 20Hz and clean, clear highs up
to 20kHz. Plus, it's capable of handling better than 165 dB SPL at higher
frequencies, so whether used on vocals or instruments the R84 offers a
performance that covers the entire frequency and dynamic range yet is still
intimate, warm and detailed, yet never harsh.
The AEA R84 is supplied in
a complete system that includes a shock mount, 6-foot mic cable and sturdy
foam-lined carrying case. Weighing-in at under two pounds and measuring eight
inches tall and 2.7 inches in diameter, the R84 is a great sounding microphone
that is extremely versatile.
AEA R84 Ribbon Microphone
- Reliable ribbon mic with wide dynamic range
- Large Ribbon Geometry (LRG), 2.35" by 0.185" by 2 micron pure aluminum
- Able to handle better than 165 dB SPL at higher frequencies
- Figure 8 pattern for duo recording convenience
- Includes shock mount, 6-foot cable and sturdy foam-lined carrying
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are using a
R44C "big ribbon" tm mic for their duet that finishes the show during their current Soul to Soul tour.
Emmy Lou Harris's song Connection that won a Grammy for best
Country Vocal this year. It was recorded / produced by Brian Ahern who told me
that the vocal and all instrumentals were done with an AEA R44 CNEX . He had planned to switch mics if the sound was wrong, but it always sounded right.
Richard Greene, a fiddler who played with Bill Monroe,
owns an AEA R44C and uses it for all his fiddle recordings. His wife likes it on her violin recordings as well.