There is no easier way to track in stereo than with a stereo microphone with two configured transducers in a single sleek package. A stereo microphone is highly useful in recording situations in which it is more convenient or aesthetically pleasing to have a single housing for both capsules, such as for drum overheads or live concert recordings.
The R88 has a natural sound because it is the pure sound of two undamped long ribbons. If the basic characteristics of a transducer element are in accordance with a few primary physical laws, it will sound good without requiring any extra acrobatics. The simpler the physics, the less adulterated the sound of a transducer will be because it will introduce fewer artifacts into the electrical signal that were not part of the original airborne sound signal. An undamped long ribbon is a good example of just such a transducer.
The R88 has been optimized to produce the most natural stereo pickup possible with ribbon transducers. The R88 has two figure-8 ribbons angled at 90 degrees to each other (Blumlein configuration). It has a uniform polar frequency response and excellent off-axis frequency response. The high-quality passive electronics ensure a large dynamic range with minimal distortion. The R88 will sound best with a preamp that has at least 60dB of clean gain, a low noise floor (-127dB EIN or better) and input impedance of at least 1.5 kOhm.
The R88 has a well-defined center image, because of the phase characteristics of a coincident arrangement. In other words, the stereo effect comes primarily from level differences between the channels, with only minimal phase effect. This means that anywhere in the front quadrant of the microphone, will be recreated with a strong three dimensional sense; the location of instruments in the soundstage is easily and very precisely perceived. Recording in front of the center line on the caps will produce a solid and stable center image when played back over monitor speakers, with a sense of space and ambience that reflects the acoustic quality of the recording environment.
The R88 is minimally protected from wind blasts for the most natural sound quality possible, so a pop filter should be used when making close vocal recordings. The R88 may be used for both Blumlein stereo and M-S Stereo recording techniques. The mic is finished in Stealth black to reduce visibility in live recording situations, and features an integral shock suspension to reduce noise coupled through the mic stand.
The natural sound of the R88 makes it a great choice for the main mic that forms the backbone of your mix. The R88 is an excellent orchestral, chamber, and choral recording microphone, and shines on studio applications such as horn sections and stereo piano pickup. The R88 also flatters complex tones such as woodwinds, strings and cymbals.
AEA R88 MK2 Microphone Features
- Matched pair of large ribbon geometry figure-8 mics for Blumlein or MS stereo
- 20 hz to 20 kHz response
- Built in shockmount suspension
- Terminates in a 5-pin XLR male and includes a 4-meter 5-pin female to 3-pin xlr male breakout cable
- Supplied with a swivel adapter for flexible positioning
- Designed to fly overhead for large venue installations
- 3 lbs plus the cable weight
- 2.5" diameter and 14" tall
- Black stealth finish
- Sturdy zippered case
- Transducers: dual 2" ribbons oriented at 90 degrees
- Sensitivity: -52dBV/Pa
- Frequency Response: 20Hz–15kHz (± 3dB)
- Output Impedance: 270 ohms
- SPL Handling: 165dB SPL at 1 kHz
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