AEA A840

Large-diaphragm Powered Ribbon Microphone with 141dB SPL Handling, 20Hz-20kHz Frequency Response, and High Output
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AEA A840
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Powered Version of a Studio Favorite!

The exciting AEA A840 is a powered version of the acclaimed R84 microphone. Now, you can get that luscious ribbon sound, only with the benefit of a hotter signal that gives you a lot more versatility — both in how you use it and what preamplifier you use it with. With an outstanding clear, natural sound, the A840 is going to become your first-call pick on a number of sources — from vocals to brass instruments to strings, piano, percussion, and beyond. When you're wanting that "big ribbon sound," you won't believe your ears when you put up AEA's A840!

AEA A840 Powered Ribbon Microphone Features:
  • Powered version of the R84
  • Large-diaphragm ribbon microphone
  • Higher output than R84 for versatility
  • Compatible with any preamp and input impedance
  • Low self noise of 17.5 dB
  • Fast, accurate transient reproduction
  • High SPL capability of 141dB
  • Well-controlled, native figure-8 polar pattern
  • Wide-band response from below 20Hz to above 20kHz
Treat your ears to the unmatched sound of a ribbon microphone — choose the versatile AEA A840!

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Tech Specs

Microphone Type Ribbon
Ribbon Type 1.8-micron Aluminum (4.7mm x 59.7mm)
Polar Pattern Figure-8
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 141dB
Output Impedance 92 ohms
Self Noise 17.5dB (A weighted)
Connector XLR
Weight 3 lbs.
Included Accessories Custom Case
Manufacturer Part Number A840

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