AEA R92 Ribbon Microphone Details
The AEA R92 is one of the newest additions to the AEA family of microphones. The R92 motor has been designed to optimize AEA's Big Ribbon element to close micing situations. Reduced proximity bass boost and excellent wind blast protection make it suitable for close micing (6-12 inches) of guitar amps, vocals, percussion, etc. In addition, the smooth high frequency response of the R88 transducer has been further extended in the R92, making the R92 a unique voice in the world of ribbon mics.
AEA has designed the AEA R92 to have slightly different tones on the front and rear pickup lobes of the microphone. The front lobe of the AEA R92 is the “crisp” side, offering exceptionally clean and realistic high end detail. The rear lobe is the “smooth” side, which has a bit of classic ribbon high end rolloff that can help to handle harsh transients in a very refined and flattering way. Just like its bigger brothers in AEA’s LRG microphone series, the bass reproduction of the AEA R92 is very solid and extended to the lowest audible bass frequencies.
The AEA R92 is designed with an integral elastic shock mount, featuring a unique mounting system that allows excellent flexibility of mic positioning. The mic ships with a two meter cable and a durable plastic carrying case.
AEA’s Matt Ashman comments about the AEA R92: “We designed it to have a very full range sound, and to capture it all with a minimum of resonance artifacts for the ultimate in realism. It’s perfect for getting FAT guitar sounds with a present and clean high end."
AEA R92 Ribbon Microphone Features
- Captive 2 meter cable to A3M connector
- Integral swiveling shockmount for flexible positioning
- Designed for close micing situations
- 2.5" diameter and 7" tall and two pounds
- Polished anodized finish
- Sturdy plastic case
AEA R92 Ribbon Microphone Specifications
- Sensitivity: >-55dBV/Pa
- Frequency Response: 20Hz-18kHz (+/- 3dB)
- Output Impedance: 270 ohms
- SPL Handling: >135dB SPL peak
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What We Think - AEA R92 Ribbon Microphone Review
"The AEA R92 is primarily designed for close mic'ing of guitar cabinets and therefore exhibits more high frequency response and less bottom frequency response than the R84. So, in situations where you might want the body and dimension of a ribbon but need a little more bite on top, this is the perfect microphone. I love the way it sounds on a guitar cab in a live situation - no EQ required and it just sounds like the system is an extention of the guitar amp itself, but with an air and dimension around the sound. It just sits in the room very naturally. The recorded tracks come out very strong as well. Overall, this is not an AEA mic to discount just because it's their most affordable."
Alan Moon - Front End Audio
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