The stereo R88A active ribbon microphone with custom toroid transformers captures sound as your ears hear it with an honest, open tonality.
The R88A effortlessly records the sonic intricacies of drums, strings, piano, and other instruments that produce complex transients.
The extra 12dB of transformer gain is advantageous when recording quiet sources like vocals or soft acoustic guitars.
The active impedance buffers help prevent noise interference on long cable runs or when operating near large lighting rigs.
The R88A requires standard 48V phantom power to operate.
The phantom current draw for active AEA ribbon mics is 7 milliamps. IEC specifies P48 power which should be able to deliver 10 milliamps per input.
Some USB and battery-powered audio interfaces will not deliver this. Please check the current values available on your unit to ensure the best performance.
Although the R88A needs a phantom power source to operate, ensure that phantom power is turned off before plugging and unplugging the microphone or when patching. The loud pops that occur when the microphone is plugged in with phantom power engaged can damage speakers, headphones, and ears.
November 3, 2021
Silent and wide
Love this mic, with the TRP preamp this is as quiet as it gets for ribbon mics. Huge sound.
April 20, 2021
Really good. Were I to do it again, I may choose the stereo N8 pair.
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