To commemorate 25 years of selling ribbon microphones. Audio Engineering Associates (AEA) will unveil the R84 SLE (Silver Limited Edition) at the upcoming London AES.
This mirror-chromed version of the popular R84 microphone is limited to 125 units and shipping starts at the end of May.
The R84 is an high-quality general-purpose microphone, ideally suited for solo and accent work, and serves as a fine example of the natural sound and figure-8 directional sensitivity a quality ribbon mic delivers.
—Native-mode, single-diaphragm, figure-eight
—Wide-band response from 20 Hz to 20 kHz
—High null-axis rejection and gain before feedback
—Handles 165 dB SPL above 1 kHz
—Effortless lows and smooth natural highs
—Fast, accurate transient reproduction
—Low self noise
—Excellent off-axis frequency response
—Frequency Response: 20 Hz to above 20 kHz
—Maximum SPL: 165 + dB SPL above 1 kHz for 1% third harmonic
—Output Sensitivity: -52 dBv/Pa
—Output Impedance: 270 ohms nominal
—Recommended Load: 1.2 K ohm or greater
—Powering: Not required or recommended
—Polarity: Pin 2 high for positive pressure on front of microphone.
—Connector: XLR-3M wired to a 3 meter captive cable
—Polar Pattern: Native bi-directional pattern
—Horizontal: Level changes with angle, frequency response is consistent, –35 dB null at 90 / 270 degrees
—Vertical: Level changes with angle, reduced HF response above and below 0 / 180 degree axis, null at 90 / 270 degrees
—Ribbon Thickness: 1.8 microns ( .0000018 meter ) of pure aluminum
—Ribbon Width: 4.7 mm
—Ribbon Length: 59.7 mm
Accessories include custom soft storage/shipping case, and manual.