“I have been a long-time advocate of “Blumlein” since the 1960’s, when it was often the favoured orchestral technique used by HMV / EMI Classics. Since those days, there have been very few bi-directional microphone options available that were entirely suitable for the task.
However, Wes and his team have now introduced the splendid AEA N8 which I enthusiastically endorse. The N8 has a fantastically full and natural tone, and when mounted on the lightweight AEA Blumlein stereo kit, it can easily and safely be hoisted above an orchestra. The N8 Blumlein Kit provides an extremely interesting alternative to the Decca Tree, especially in smaller and less opulent acoustic spaces.”