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A big, sensitive ribbon mic with hot output ready to take your tracks to the next level! With the release of the A440, AEA has synthesized more than 30 years of experience with high performance microphones. The A440 is the quietest ribbon microphone ever produced. The A440 combines all the warmth and beauty of the classic 44, both sonically and visually, but with a signal so hot you'll have to try it to believe it. Like the rest of AEA's Big Ribbon Mics™, it needs little EQ, takes it nicely when you want it, and is free of resonances in audible range. The A440 is unlike any other product on the market today and no professional studio should be without one.Like its cousin, the R44CX, The A440 is based on the RCA 44BX, but is phantom powered and uses a Lundahl transformer. It uses the same RCA NOS ribbon element, only 1.8 microns thick, which is from material originally manufactured for RCA. It also features the museum quality shell with a durable bronze investment cast yoke. An umber paint with red medallion transformer case and bright nickel finishes with polished brass accents is standard. The microphone package includes a three meter cloth covered Accusound Silver Triplex cable, a zippered canvas bag, and AEA 44VC case for proper shipping and storage.The A440, like the rest of AEA's maufactured product lines, is manufactured and assembled in the U.S.A. Features Phantom powered Big Ribbon™microphone JFET active electronics in the AEA TRP tradition Exceptionally low equivalent noise level 6 dB(A) Long ribbon sound in the 44 tradition Authentic RCA New Old Stock ribbon material Investment castbronze yoke and machined brass parts, no zinc Single-diaphragm with well-controlled,native figure-8 polar pattern Consistent horizontal polar response, on and off axis 90º null-plane helps reject difficult acoustics High SPL capability: 132.5 dB with a load of 1 k Ohm Hand built to order Computer matched to production reference standards Specifications Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz Maximum SPL: 132.5 dB SPL with a 1 kΩ load for < 1% THD Output Sensitivity: 30 mV (-33.5 dBV) /Pa 1 Pa = 94 dB SPL Dynamic Range: 126.5 dB Signal to Noise Ratio: 88 dB (A) (94 dB SPL minus equivalent noise) Output Impedance: 92 Ω broadband Recommended Load: 1 kΩ or greater Powering: P48 phantom power, 9 mA Polarity: Pin 2 high for positive pressure on the front of the microphone. Connector: XLR-3M wired to a 3 meter captive cable Directional Pattern Polar Pattern: Native Figure-8 (Bi-Directional) Horizontal: Level changes with angle, frequency response is consistent, null at right angles to major axis 90°/ 270° Vertical: Level changes with angle, reduced HF response above and below 0°/ 180° axis, null at right angles to major axis 90°/ 270 Transducer element Ribbon Thickness: 1.8 μ (0.0000018 m) of pure aluminum Ribbon Width: 4.7 mm Ribbon Length: 59.7 mm

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Returning to 432 hz tuning

...the pyramid explanations. I have pitch tested many professional singers and have found on average, that when a test tone of A440 is played, they sing naturally at A432, just 8 hz shy, despite it sounding in tune to their own ears. When asked to sing against a test tone based on a432, they sing...

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Behringer Model D

I think the usb, midi and the A-440 reference is digital, everything else is all analog - inclusive of vco's

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If I could buy only ONE high-ish end mic, what should I buy?

...- I'm pretty certain I would want to record something with the ELA M 251. Since, I've already bought the AEA A440, that leaves the second slot open. Not sure what I would go with there. . .Likely an LDC; perhaps a vintage Neumann or AKG. But depending on the tune, perhaps the Sony C-800G?...

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