UPC/EAN #632181194997     MPN #N22    


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The N22 is a modern near-field, active ribbon mic with a rugged lightweight design, extended top-end clarity & reduced proximity effect. It is perfect for close miking instruments.

The near-field N22 is a modern ribbon mic that challenges expectations of traditional ribbon technology and can reframe the way you record with ribbons.

It delivers clarity and balance in frequency response, even when positioned just inches from the source, and can stand alone in a mix without the need for the blending additional mic signals due to its extended top-end.

The N22 can be positioned inches away from an instrument and retain a balanced sound with extended top end while avoiding the room tone that can cause problems in smaller spaces or iso booths. This is what makes the N22 special.

It exhibits a high-frequency bump at 3kHz making it ideal for recording vocals, electric guitar, bass cabs, kick drum, acoustic guitar, and percussion. It is best to think of the N22's placement in terms of inches instead of feet.

The N22 naturally reduces proximity effect while also avoiding the room tone that can cause problems in smaller spaces or iso booths. Naturally rolling off the low-end before it hits the ribbon creates a much different sound than using electronic equalization to roll off the low-end in post.

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 NUVO Windscreen, never worry about the ribbon - even at windy gigs.

On the Road with the N22
Bands now using N8s and N22s on the road include Bonnie Raitt, Alicia Keys, Aerosmith, Grizzly Bear, Mitski, Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives, Alabama Shakes, War On Drugs, Local Natives, The Head and The Heart, Sara Watkins, Kurt Vile, Deerhunter, Jamestown Revival, JOHNNYSWIM, Brandi Carlile, Autolux, Foxygen, Kruger Brothers, Cam, Pedro the Lion, The Districts, Valerie June, Mitski, King Krule, The Head and The Heart, Ben Harper, Ought and more.
  • Extended top end with a ribbon's classic warmth
  • Near-field ribbon mic with reduced proximity effect
  • Balanced frequency response at 1 to 18 inches from the source
  • Compact, lightweight design with rugged durability
  • Active electronics and custom transformer optimized for all preamps
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • 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.
    Connector: XLR-3M
    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°
    Transducer element:
    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
    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)
    Ian P.
    Winnipeg, MB
    October 12, 2017
    Smooth & Natural
    Very impressive mic. Has a very smooth, detailed and natural character with a more realistic transient response than the usual Live Sound contenders. Surprisingly versatile as well. So far have used it for Guitar Amps, Grand Piano, Drum Over/Underheads, Read more
    July 14, 2017
    Excellent micro
    Le N22 sonne très très bien. C'est un micro à ruban qui a des qualités de micro à condensateur. Son effet de proximité est moindre que ce à quoi on pourrait s'attendre et il possède une certaine présence dans les hautes. Voyez la critique Read more
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