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AEA Microphones

Departments > Pro Audio & Recording > AEA Microphones - KU4 - Unidirectional Ribbon Mic
AEA Microphones - KU4 - Unidirectional Ribbon Mic
SKU: #332762
Model: #KU4
Your Price:   $4,849.00 CDN


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Description

What made the KU3A special? It combined the smooth ribbon sound of a 44 with a unidirectional pattern, a wide sweet spot and less proximity bass boost. It expanded an engineers range of placement choices and became a standard at film studios around the world.

Although condenser mics became the new standard by the end of the 1960s, ribbon mics are still appreciated today by experienced music recording engineers. However the KU3A is a rare microphone, a collectors item, and few studios or rental houses own them. Opportunities to work with a good KU3A are limited.

AEA is proud to expand your opportunities with the AEA KU4 featuring an RCA ribbon, interchangeable KU3A parts and consistent performance.
Supercardioid pattern for excellent rear rejection
Reduced proximity effect
Smooth, high-bandwidth frequency response
Authentic New Old Stock RCA ribbon material
High-quality anodized & nickel-plated finish
Custom AEA transformer, neodymium magnets
Consistent Quality
Field-tech replaceable ribbon assembly
Hand-crafted in Pasadena, California

The KU4s supressed rear lobe is useful when the back of a figure-of-eight would pick up undesirable sounds. The KU4s reduced proximity bass boost facilitates closer micing and its low-tuned ribbon delivers solid, undistorted bass. These characteristics make the KU4 well suited for modern studio production.
Its lightly-tensioned, ultra low mass ribbon has a frequency response out to 40 kHz and fast, accurate transients. There is no upper midrange ringing common to large condenser mics. The KU4s ribbon is well protected and its field-tech replaceable pole piece and ribbon assembly is a real convenience if an accident occurs.

The KU4 is your ticket to discovering why the KU3A has been part of high-end studio life for over 60 years. AEA is honored to play a part in its history, and invites you to listen to the KU4 and claim your part of this legacy.


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