Capture lush stereo recordings with the AEA Ribbon Mics NUVO N8 Stereo Kit, a bundle with two NUVO N8 microphones and everything you need to quickly and precisely set up Blumlein and near-coincident configurations on a single mic stand. Offering the open and natural sound of a traditional side-address large-ribbon mic in a compact and lightweight form factor and designed for far-field use, the NUVO N8 active ribbon microphone is ideal when positioned 1 to 20' away from the source, be it for group vocals, acoustic instruments, ensembles, or drums, in the studio or on the stage. The inclusion of a custom transformer helps the NUVO N8 achieve a strong output level while retaining low-noise performance.
As a far-field ribbon, the NUVO N8 provides full low- and high-end tone when capturing sources in the context of a room. Plus, it boasts the widest frequency range of any AEA mic. The NUVO N8's figure-8 polar pattern exhibits the classic pickup traits and side-rejection qualities associated with ribbon mics. A standard XLR 3-pin male connector is on the mic for hookup to virtually any microphone preamp; 48V phantom power is required to power the mic's active electronics.
NUVOs in Stereo
The NUVO Coupler allows you to easily connect two NUVO microphones top-to-top in Blumlein and mid-side configurations so that the two microphones will stay locked in place. The kit also includes two NUVO windscreens, which allow you to bring your NUVOs outdoors, on the road, and even avoid using a pop-screen with your microphones.
It is designed to be positioned at an ideal distance of 12 inches or farther from the source of sound. This far-field design allows for a wide range of options when positioning the N8 to best capture an instrument within the context of a room.
From as far away as 20 feet away, the N8 retains the low-end frequencies of the sources it captures, and its open, natural tonality makes it perfect to record an entire orchestras or the full low-end of a drum kit from overhead.
Works up Close
If less proximity effect is desired when recording at close range, the near-field AEA N22 is an effective ribbon mic to complement the N8's far-field performance.
The extra output is a major advantage when recording quiet sources like vocals and soft acoustic guitars. The active circuitry also prevents noise and interference on long cable runs and when operating near large lighting rigs.
Ready for the Road
From outdoor gigs at music festivals to indoor theaters, NUVO mics are the perfect companion to bring the sound of studio recordings to the live stage. With the optional NUVO windscreen, never worry about the ribbon, even at windy gigs.
Features at a Glance
- Open and natural sound
- Far-field ribbon mic that retains lows and highs from a distance
- Same design philosophy as the AEA R88 stereo ribbon mic
- Compact, lightweight, and low-profile design
- Features active electronics and a custom transformer optimized for all preamps
- Made in the USA