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AEA R88Item ID: R88
Large Ribbon Stereo Microphone with Cable and Carrying Case
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From Our Research Team:
A stereo pair of R 84s in one capsule!The AEA R88 stereo ribbon mic utilizes the same basic LRG and acoustic structure as the R44CNE, and delivers that "big ribbon" sound for stereo applications.
AEA's first ribbon mic, classic high-output R44, continues gaining converts with its natural sound, articulate midrange and forgiving nature. Both the AEA R88 and R44 use Large Ribbon Geometry (LRG) architecture with a big, .185 by 2.35 inches by 1.8 micron, pure aluminum low-tension ribbon that delivers effortless bass down to 20 Hz. Both these LRG mics handle high SPL situations well and can handle 168 dB SPL at 1 kHz and above.
AEA, which has been working with high-performance ribbon mics for over 20 years, also manufacturers accessories for stereo and surround recording. Its custom products include high-end studio booms and stands, Decca trees, stereo microphone positioners, MS stereo decoders and solid-state stereo phase monitors.
The AEA R88 is a new microphone and a classic sound. Pure and true, it is remarkably free of distortion. Just as versatile as its venerable father,it flatters voice, strings, brass and drums.
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Reviewsbased on 2 reviews
by M.P. Lyons from Indianapolis, INI've used the R88 on: harp, acoustic guitar, percussion, drum overheads, drum room, choir and recently dropped it in the middle of a string quartet (cello, viola, 2 x violin). We close mic'd the strin... read more [+]g quartet with a: U57, C12, Sony C800G and R92. The mix engineer chose to use the R88... it absolutely blew us away. As the artist said after hearing it... that's pure butter! close [-]
December 6, 2012
Music Background: Tracking Engineer - Azmyth Recording, Indianapolis, IN
by Jacob from Miamismooth. great stereo sound.
March 6, 2008
Music Background: engineer, musician
i've been using it on piano.
When I just want to record my voice and guitar into one stereo microphone I get an R88 and a Ribbon Pre, set the gain, close my eyes, and track all day. I have found my instrumentation and vocal technique have improved because Wes Dooley's masterpieces captured my performance with such detail and precision. If you can handle the truth, the R88 is for you.
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