AEA Microphones N8 Stereo Kit with 2 x N8 Microphones, Case, Stereo Bar, Windscr

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This stereo kit is the ultimate in versatility from dual mono to any stereo style you desire!

N8 Stereo Kit Includes:

- AEA N8 Microphones (2)
- Shock Mounts (2)
- AEA SMS Stereo Bar (Stores inside inner layer of case)
- Blumlein Coupler
- Custom Windscreens (2)
- Storage Case
- Soft Storage Bag

The N8 ribbon microphone excels in capturing drum overheads and rooms, strings, classical ensembles, and orchestras. Even when used up close, such as on guitar and bass amps, the N8 delivers exceptional clarity and warmth while also taking EQ extremely well without ever being harsh.

By employing a similar design philosophy as used on the popular R88 stereo ribbon microphone, the N8 achieves an astonishingly open and natural sound that lets AEA's famed Big Ribbon truly shine. The aluminum ribbon in the N8 is identical to the flagship R44 model in its dimensions and tuning, putting it in direct lineage of the iconic RCA 44 type.

The N8's unobtrusive size and the "stealth" matte black finish is ideal for orchestral and TV work, where microphones need to be easy to position and more or less invisible. The N8's phantom-powered electronics and a custom German transformer complete the package and deliver exceptional low level detail and optimal distortion performance, even when driving long cable lines in remote recording situations.

N8 Features:

• Open and natural
• Designed for far-field: overheads, strings, and room mics
• Unobtrusive, video friendly look
• The same Big Ribbon as the R44
• Phantom powered electronics for optimal performance with any preamp
• 100% manufactured in Pasadena, CA

N8 Specifications:

Operating Principle: Pressure gradient microphone
Directional Pattern: Bidirectional or Figure-of-8
Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL: 141 dBSPL (1% third harmonic > 1 kHz)
Output Impedance: 92 Ω broadband
Recommended Load Impedance: 1.0 kΩ or greater
Powering: P48 phantom power, 7 mA
Polarity: Pin 2 high for positive pressure at the front of the microphone.
Connector: XLR-3M

Off Axis Response
Polar Pattern: Native bidirectional pattern
Horizontal: : Level changes with angle, frequency response is consistent, 35 dB null at 90 / 270
Vertical: Level changes with angle, reduced HF response above and below 0deg / 180deg axis, 35 dB null at 90deg / 270deg

Transducer element
Ribbon Thickness: 1.8 μ (0.0000018 m) of pure aluminum
Ribbon Width: 0.185" (4.7 mm)
Ribbon Length: 2.35" (59.7 mm)

Height: 8.83" (32.4 cm)
Width: 1.62" (4.1 cm)
Depth: 1.62" (4.1 cm)

Accessories: Storage / shipping case, microphone stand clip, custom protective mic sleeve, user manual
Optional: Matched stereo pair
Limited Warranty: One year parts and labor, shipping not included. Three year extended warranty if the product is registered.
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