Anyone who has researched ribbon mics, has heard of the AEA R84. It's one of the most popular balanced and well-rounded ribbon mics on the market. And, chances are you have heard of the AEA A840 – the R84's Active Circuit counterpart. Well, AEA has just announced that the A840 is receiving a name change. It will now be known as the AEA R84A Active Ribbon Microphone.
The AEA R84A includes the following (key) features:
- A custom transformer made in Germany, the same one in the NUVO series microphones and the active R44, the A440. This transformer provides the R84A 12dB more output than the passive R84.
- An active buffer board that gives the user the flexibility to pair it with any preamp.
- A lustrous 18-carat gold plated grille and thumb nuts.