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AEA R88 stereo ribbon Mic

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Big Ribbon Blumlein (XY) and MS stereo ribbon mic
Pure Ribbon design with open and natural sound
Used in many Grammy Award winning projects
Great foundation for main or sectional pickup


"The R88 is beyond belief! It makes every room in my house like a perfect room...A really joyous mike!"
– Pete Townshend, The Who, London


Being There in Stereo
In the 1930s, EMI engineer Alan Blumlein invented stereo recording by demonstrating the natural reproduction of the soundstage at one of the Abbey Road studios in London, UK. Still today, his coincident recording technique using two figure-of-8 ribbons is the benchmark for producing an authentic representation of a performance in a room. The R88 mk2 stereo microphone is a true Blumlein recording system optimized for recording instruments and ensembles in stereo. It utilizes two of AEAs signature Big RibbonTM elements angled at 90 degrees and mounted in close proximity to each other along the vertical axis of the microphone. The natural soundstage and character of the R88s Blumlein stereo make it a great main mic. As an alternative to the Blumlein (XY) technique, the microphone can also be used for MS stereo, providing excellent mono compatibility and full control over the width of the stereo image. An excellent orchestral and choral recording microphone, it also shines on applications such as horn sections and drum overheads, thanks to the pure sound of two undamped long ribbons and the passive circuit without the headroom limitations of active electronics. The R88 accurately records complex tones such as woodwinds, strings and cymbals.Whether its at Abbey Road or in your home studio, the R88 mk2 puts the listener right there with the performers in the recording room.


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full Factory Warranty

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