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AEA A440

Discussion in 'Studio Products' started by audiokid, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff Resource Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Prince George, BC
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    Active Phantom-powered Big Ribbon Microphone with Figure-8 Pickup Pattern

    an extremely quiet ribbon microphone, arguably the quietest ribbon ever produced. And with its extraordinarily natural ribbon response, you get exactly what you hear - which is exactly what you want. What's more, when you listen to the A440, you'll instantly understand how it fits right into AEA's "Big Ribbon Mics" tradition. Yet, it's like getting the warmth and beauty of the classic 44, only with a hot phantom-powered signal you won't believe. The AEA A440 is truly everything you love about the classic 44 - warmth, beauty - but upgraded and enhanced with modern features. It's the ribbon microphone no pro studio should be without.

    AEA A440 Active Phantom-powered Big Ribbon Microphone Features at a Glance:

    • Phantom-powered "Big Ribbon" microphone
    • Manufactured and assembled in the USA
    • JFET active electronics in the AEA TRP tradition
    • Exceptionally low equivalent noise level 6dB(A)
    • Long ribbon sound in the 44 tradition
    • Authentic RCA New Old Stock ribbon material
    • Investment cast bronze yoke and machined brass parts, no zinc
    • Single-diaphragm with well-controlled, native figure-8 polar pattern
    • Consistent horizontal polar response, on and off axis
    • 90-degree null-plane helps reject difficult acoustics
    • High SPL capability: 132.5dB with a load of 1k Ohm
    • Hand-built to order
    • Computer-matched to production reference standards
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
    • Equivalent Noise Level: 6dB SPL, A-weighted per IEC 651
    • Dynamic Range: 126.5dB
    • Signal to Noise Ratio: 88dB (A) (94dB SPL minus equivalent noise)
    • Polarity: Pin 2 high for positive pressure on the front of the microphone.
    • Connector: XLR-3M wired to a 9.9' captive cable
    • Polar Pattern: Native Figure-8 (Bi-directional)
    • Horizontal: Level changes with angle, frequency response is consistent, null at right angles to major axis 90 / 270 degrees
    • Vertical: Level changes with angle, reduced HF response above and below 0 / 180 degrees axis, null at right angles to major axis 90 / 270 degrees

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