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AEA Ribbon Mics NUVO N8 Stereo Kit Far-Field Phantom-Powered Ribbon Microphones (Stereo Pair)

BH #AEN8STERKIT • MFR #N8 STEREO KIT
AEA Ribbon Mics NUVO N8 Stereo Kit Far-Field Phantom-Powered Ribbon Microphones (Stereo Pair)
Key Features
  • 2 N8 Phantom-Powered Ribbon Mics
  • For Blumlein and Near-Coincident Arrays
  • SKB Travel Case and Two Windscreens
  • Side-Address, Large-Ribbon Design
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.
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AEA Ribbon Mics N8 STEREO KIT Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2NUVOs in Stereo
  • 3Far-Field Ribbon
  • 4Works up Close
  • 5Active Electronics
  • 6Ready for the Road
  • 7Features at a Glance

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

Designed at the request of legendary engineer John Kurlander (Beatles, Lord of the Rings, Skyrim), AEA's NUVO Stereo Kit enables serious musicians and engineers to rapidly set up and accurately record in stereo on a single stand. The included SKB travel case conveniently houses two N8s and comes with all of the accessories necessary to easily configure the figure-8 microphones in Blumlein and near-coincident configurations.

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.

Far-Field Ribbon

The N8 captures a space as it sounds live and in person, with all the present subtlety and nuance. Its expansive frequency response and balanced low-end make it superbly effective when capturing the full breadth of sound from the back of a room, above a drum set, or overhead a string section.

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

The proximity effect of the N8 is present when recording a source from closer than 12 inches, so this feature can be used to accentuate the low-end of a vocal or string instrument. Potential damage from loud sources is of no concern, even at such a short distance, as the N8 can handle 141+ dB SPL at 1 kHz.

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.

Active Electronics

The N8 uses the same custom transformer utilized in the AEA A440 and R84A microphones, enabling an additional 12 dB of output and a stable impedance. Though it still sounds great with any AEA ribbon-optimized preamp, it is not dependent on a high-impedance, high-gain preamp for proper use.

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

With increased durability and a small profile, it's no wonder that a wide range of performers use AEA's NUVO series microphones on the road. The mics are totally rugged and hold up to daily wear and tear.

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
UPC: 789270161030

AEA Ribbon Mics N8 STEREO KIT Specs

Microphone
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
CapsuleRibbon
Diaphragm2.35" / 59.69 mm
Polar PatternFigure-8
OrientationSide Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenNone
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL141 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD)
Off-Axis Rejection6 dB at 60°
6 dB at 120°
0 dB at 180°
Impedance92 Ohms
Load Impedance1000 Ohms
Sensitivity8.3 mV/Pa at 1 kHz
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Power
Operating Voltage48 V (Phantom Power)
Operating Current Consumption7 mA (Phantom Power)
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingMic Clip/Stand Adapter (Included)
Dimensionsø: 1.62 x L: 8.83" / ø: 4.11 x L: 22.43 cm
Weight12 oz / 340 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight9.73 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)17.2 x 13.3 x 6.7"

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