The N22 is the first member of AEA's NUVO series of microphones. This stereo kit is the ultimate in versatility from dual mono to any stereo style you desire!
The AEA N22 was designed with the singer-songwriter musician in mind. Hard working artists that have honed their musical craft for years feel strongly about their personal tone, so they need a microphone that translates their signature sound in a recording. The N22 delivers on exactly those key points - providing a great ribbon tone without the need for EQ in most applications. Just like the RCA 44, the N22 was designed by listening first and measured only after experienced musicians and engineers confirmed that the microphone sounded great. Consequently, it is a professional tool that holds up to the highest standards of recording. Bridging the gap between vintage and modern, ribbon and condenser, studio and live, the N22 is the perfect companion for musicians and engineers alike.
AEA's NUVO Series Stereo Kit enables serious musicians and engineers to rapidly set up and accurately record in stereo on a single stand. The NUVO Stereo Kit consists of two N8s, and comes with all of the allgokkasten accessories necessary to easily configure the figure-eight microphones in Blumlein and near-coincident. The NUVO Stereo Kit includes a Heavy-Duty SKB travel case, the new AEA SMS stereo bar, two custom Windtech windscreens, a NUVO Blumlein coupler and mounting hardware.
Specifically designed for singer-songwriters, musicians, and home studiosTop end clarity of a condenser with a ribbon's smoothnessCustom German toroidal transformer for 12dB more gainHighly protected ribbon for close-up use and live use with minimal proximity effectPhantom powered electronics for optimal performance with any preamp
Operating Principle: Pressure gradient microphone
Directional Pattern: Bidirectional or Figure-of-8
Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL: 141 dBSPL (1% third harmonic > 1 kHz)
Output Sensitivity: 6.2 mV/Pa (-33.5 dBV) into unloaded circuit
Output Impedance: 92 broadband
Recommended Load Impedance: 1.0 k or greater
Powering: P48 phantom power, 7 mA
Polarity: Pin 2 high for positive pressure at the front of the microphone.
Off Axis Response
Polar Pattern: Native bidirectional pattern
Horizontal: Level changes with angle, frequency response is consistent, -35 dB null at 90° / 270°
Vertical: Level changes with angle, reduced HF response above and below 0° / 180° axis, -35 dB null at 90° / 270°
Ribbon Thickness: 1.8 (0.0000018 m) of pure aluminum
Ribbon Width: 0.185" (4.7 mm)
Ribbon Length: 2.35" (59.7 mm)
Included: Storage / shipping case, microphone stand clip, custom protective mic sleeve, user manual
Optional: Matched stereo pair, NUVO Windscreen, NUVO Stereo Kit
Limited Warranty: One year parts and labor, shipping not included. Three year extended warranty if the product is registered.
Weight with Cable: 1 lb 13 oz (810 g)
Weight with case: 12 oz (335 g)
Height: 8.83" (32.4 cm)
Width: 1.62" (4.1 cm)
Depth: 1.62" (4.1 cm)
This special stereo kit includes:
Two N22 microphonesLaser-engraved template bar with all the hardware needed to set up Blumlein or other stereo configurationsTwo custom Nuvo windscreens made by WindtechHigh-quality SKB carrying case with foam inserts