The same sheen and fatness delivered in a more affordable package, time to make some music! The AEA R44 series microphones all share the authentic sound, feel and look of the 1936-38 RCA 44BX. They combine the 1930s US sound with British engineering from RCA that reduces the mic's weight and hum sensitivity. The R44 series microphones are all hand-crafted replicas in detail, using parts that are made to be interchangeable with an original RCA 44, even featuring ribbon material originally manufactured for RCA. The R44C was designed to meet or exceed the output of an RCA 44 when it was new. The R44CX is a high-output version of the R44C especially designed for scoring and other applications demanding a wide dynamic range with the "classic 44" sound.The R44 series microphones are passive, like an RCA 44 is, and can be used in a wider range of situations without distorting than active microphones can. For the active version of the R44, check out the AEA A440 page. The A440 has the hottest signal and therefore can boast to be the quietest (highest signal to noise ratio) of any ribbon mic on the planet!The R44CE is the value edition of the R44C. It comes with a black transformer case with white emblem logo and one-piece cushion mount, satin nickel grill and formed steel yoke with a satin nickel finish. The R44CE comes with a captive three-meter starquad XLR output cable and AEA 44VC vertical carrying case for proper shipping and storage. Specifications Microphone Type:* Ribbon Polar Patter: Figure 8 Ribbon Type: Aluminum, 1.8 microns Thick, 4.7mm x 59.7mm Frequency Response:* 30Hz-20kHz Max SPL:* 140dB SPL Output Impedance:* 270 ohms Weight:* 7.56 lbs
...record acoustic guitar, followed by electric guitar, and the high-end expensive mic I'm considering getting for $2,575 is the AEA R44CE. And I'm wondering whether spending that much on this particular mic will be worth it compared to picking up cheaper mic alternatives like the AEA R92 or R84?
...an elegant, matte black finish, the R44ACE heralds the 20th anniversary of AEA's R44. Combining components of the R44CE with the active elements of AEA's flagship A440, the ACE delivers a classic sound with a modern flexibility and esthetic. •52-pieces worldwide •Active components from the A440. 12 dB more output and...
Hey Henry, If it was me, I'd probably get an AEA R44ce and a Neumann 47fet. rockout edit: or a really nice Sony C37A