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Prepare for high output, glowing audio delivered AEA style in all its glory! With the A840, AEA introduces the active version of its award-winning R84 microphone. The A840 flatters strings, woodwinds, drums, piano, voice, and much more with the ease and grace that only a Big Ribbon mic can deliver. Now with phantom power, you now have a lot more flexibility in your choice of preamps because you no longer the quiet gain that passive ribbons need so much of. The A840 also shares many of the characteristics of its granddaddy, the A440, but is much more economically priced. Because the A840 shares the same Big Ribbon as the rest of AEA's product line you'll acheive a sound with the A840 that is smooth, natural and free of any of the uncomfortable resonances that shorter ribbons and condensers can exhibit. The result is a sound that many engineers say sounds astonishingly close to what your ear hears when you're actually standing in the studio because the R84 doesn't color the sound with a lot of its own characteristics. Because the A840 has significantly less proximity effect than the A440, the A840 makes an excellent spot mic as it is optimized to be positioned within 12" of the sound source without bass distortion. The A840 makes all of this available in a single package: the signal strength and flexibility of active electronics combined with the luxurious warmth of a Big Ribbon all wrapped up in a much more affordable package. No studio is complete without a pair of A840's The microphone package includes a three meter cloth covered Accusound and an AEA vertical case for proper shipping and storage. Features High output Compatibility with any preamp and input impedance Low self noise of 17.5 dB (A) Fast, accurate transient reproduction High SPL capability of 141 dB Single-diaphragm with well-controlled, native figure-8 polar pattern Wide-band response from below 20 Hz to beyond 20 kHz Specifications Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz „Powering: P48 phantom power, 7 mA Maximum SPL: 141 dB SPL Output Sensitivity: -44 dB V/Pa 1 Pa = 94 dB SPL Output Impedeance: 92 ohm broadband Polarity: Pin 2 high for positive pressure on front of microphone. „Connector: XLR-3M wired to a captive 3 meter Accusound cable Polar Pattern: Native bi-directional pattern Ribbon Thickness: 1.8 micron (0.0000018 m) of pure aluminum „Ribbon Width: 4.7 mm Ribbon Length: 59.7 mm


Any AEA A840 vs. R84 Comparisons Yet?

Title says it all. I've heard barely a word about the A840 thus far. Absolutely love my R84, but if the A840 sounds exactly like it, minus the noise, I'm there!

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Pictures Of Mic'ed Up Drum Kits In The Studio

Pork Pie Custom Inside Kick - Telefunken M82 Outside Kick - AEA A840 Snare Top - Shure SM57 Snare Bottom - Shure KSM32 Toms - Heil PR40 Drum OHs - AKG C12 VR (two) Room pair - Neumann M149 (two)

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Royer 121 vs. AEA R84 vs. AEA A840

Skip all those and get the R92. Best guitar amp mic ever, great for vox and acoustic guitar too.

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