Affordable redesign of the flagship AEA R44 passive bi-directional ribbon microphone from California.
The R44CE is a bi-directional ribbon microphone based on an original classic RCA 44 design offering a high quality and more affordable alternative to the R44C.
With the AEA R44CE using all the same superb high performance internals of its sibling the R44, itself derived from the legendary RCA type 44, but equipped with lighter external materials for the shell, Audio Engineering Associates has created an alternative offering excellent value and performance.
Capable of recording a wide variety of sounds, the polar pattern of the R44CE allows for great subtlety with only small changes in the angle of the microphone to the sound source.
The same smooth, warm appealing sound and precision build that has made all microphones from Audio Engineering Associates into modern classics, is also available for a lower price with the AEA R44CE – great news for anybody wishing to explore the sound of this wonderful range or just use a top-spec ribbon microphone.
AEA R44CE Classic Ribbon Microphone Overview
Accurate reproduction of the original RCA Ribbon Mic
Same ribbon material as the original
Single diaphragm Figure 8 ribbon microphone
High null-axis rejection
Custom AEA Transformer
High SPL capability, max level of 140dB plus above 200Hz
Low Self Noise
Consistent polar response
Operable in high humidity environments
Frequency Response: Below 30 Hz to above 20 kHz
Connector: XLR-3M wired to a 3-metre captive cable
Polar Pattern: Native bi-directional pattern
Horizontal: Level changes with angle, frequency response is consistent, -90 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
Accessories Included: Custom storage/shipping case, stand adapter, manual and attached 3-metre microphone cable
Made in California, USA