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Never before has a ribbon mic delivered as much clarity and breadth of sound in a package so fit for both studio and live settings as the supercardioid KU5A

The supercardioid KU5A breaks new ground in ribbon technology with its acutely focused directionality that rejects bleed from other instruments, room reflections, and loud ambience in the studio and on stage.

As a near-field ribbon designed for close range recording, the KU5A delivers the low-end heft and pronounced midrange one expects of AEA ribbons and with moderate, manageable proximity effect. Vocalists can sing directly into the grill of the KU5A, as its interior components are the most protected of any in the AEA lineup.

The KU5A is equipped with active electronics, fit for any preamp in the studio and on the road, as well as an integrated high-pass filter to roll off low end in close range recording applications.


Supercardioid polar pattern that rejects room tone and instrument bleed
Detailed, extended top end with ribbon smoothness and warmth
Supreme durability for close-range, outdoor, and live use
Active electronics and custom transformer optimized for all preamps
Front address design with built-in yoke is simple to position
Integrated high-pass filter switch reduces proximity effect at close-range
Matte black finish is discreet on camera
Made in the U.S.A.

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April 16, 2019
Instant Classic!
Worked with Louis to preorder this mic. I likely wouldn't have purchased it without his assistance but he tried it out at NAMM and now that I have it can say he was bang on. Great rejection, detail of a condenser but that beautiful smooth ribbon sound...also Read more


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