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AEA R44CE - British Update

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75 Years of Ribbon Microphone Greatness!

The RCA 44 is one of those rare mics that has remained relatively unchanged from its inception, and still sounds great some 75 years later. With the AEA R44CE, Wes Dooley, a specialist in ribbon mics of all kinds, has now restored the 44 type microphone to its rightful position in the studio. After tracking down the engineers who designed and built the original RCA 44, AEA acquired ribbon material, made the tooling, and custom machined all the parts necessary to build the original RCA 44 B/BX design to its original specifications, just as it was in the 1930s. After years of painstaking work, AEA has again begun production of the most important ribbon mic design of all time.

AEA R44CE Classic Ribbon Mic Features:
  • A legenday mic design replecated for today's recording
  • Uses the same ribbon material as the original RCA 44
  • A single diaphragm Figure 8 ribbon microphone
  • Design has been in use for decades
  • A very different sound than today's ribbons
  • Sounds equal to or better than the original RCA 44
  • High SPL capability
  • Below 30Hz to above 20kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Native bi-directional pattern
  • Case, stand adapter, manual and attached microphone cable included
AEA R44CE - British Update Specs:
Microphone Type Ribbon
Ribbon Type 1.8-micron Aluminum (4.7mm x 59.7mm)
Polar Pattern Figure-8
Frequency Response 30Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 140dB
Output Impedance 270 ohms
Connector XLR
Weight 7.56 lbs.
Included Accessories Stand Adapter, Case

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