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The Active R84A

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Quality ribbon microphones and preamps that reflect your sound the way you hear it

When you purchase an AEA microphone you are immersing your sound in a proud history of the finest ribbon mics in the world. We carry the torch of the RCA legacy, which is at the heart of all of our products. Our design team crafts microphones, by listening every step of the way to the sound that resonates with musicians and engineers who want to capture the authentic source of their work. Made from the highest quality components in the USA, we are confident that our diverse products can meet your needs in diverse studio and live sound environments.

Our Story
The AEA Sessions
Tricks of the Trade
Near-Field vs. Far-Field Ribbon Mics: What’s The Difference
Tricks of the Trade
Should I Choose an Active Mic or a Ribbon Preamp?
Ribbon Recap
John Cuniberti’s OneMic series: Recording bands with a single mic
How To Record Electric Guitar With the N22
How To Record Violin and Viola With the N8
Serious Gear for Serious Musicians

Owning an AEA product means that you are serious about what you do and that you want to use gear made with the same love and dedication as your music.

Made in the USA

All our microphones are handcrafted in the United States of America

EST. 1964

Our Mission

Mission Mission

Selecting the right mic is like selecting an instrument, and your microphone is a true extension of your instrument. For over 20 years, AEA’s goal has been to create the best microphones and preamps that we can make, to bring the imaginations of musicians and engineers to life.

Our Story
Adam Granduciel / The War On Drugs

“The N8’s and the N22’s have become pretty much the standard for both the band’s touring set up and day to day recording in my studio.”

Ali Shaheed Muhammad / A Tribe Called Quest

“This [KU4] will be a permanent part of my drum rig, so much that I’m considering buying a second KU4 to move around the studio for other applications.”

Chris Taylor / Grizzly Bear

“The R44 through the RPQ2 is one of my favorite chains lately. It sounds absolutely incredible…”

Jeff Tweedy / Wilco

“I love the AEA N22. We’ve used it on almost every electric guitar track I’ve recorded since getting that mic.”

Josh Block / Leon Bridges

“The KU4 is honest, exactly where it needs to be while retaining a euphoric quality that’s hard to replicate with anything else.”

Steve Albini / Nirvana, Pixies, Breeders

“Whatever, these mics are terrific and I like them a lot.”