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So versatile, so musical and natural that it is ready to deliver any source with size but not with a bloated proximity effect! In the past few years AEA's acclaimed R84 Ribbon Microphone has become a new studio standard. Now AEA has once again expanded the sonic possibilities of ribbon mics with the R92 Ribbon Microphone. Reduced proximity bass boost and excellent wind blast protection make it suitable for close micing (6-12 inches) of guitar amps, vocals, percussion, etc. In addition, the smooth high frequency response of the R88 transducer has been further extended in the R92, making the R92 a unique voice in the world of ribbon mics.AEA has designed the R92 to have slightly different tones on the front and rear pickup lobes of the microphone. The front lobe of the R92 is the "crisp" side, offering exceptionally clean and realistic high end detail. The rear lobe is the "smooth" side, which has a bit of classic ribbon high end rolloff that can help to handle harsh transients in a very refined and flattering way. Just like its brothers in AEA's Big Ribbon™ microphone series, the bass reproduction of the R92 is very solid and extended to the lowest audible bass frequencies.The R92 is designed with an integral elastic shock mount, featuring a unique mounting system that allows excellent flexibility of mic positioning. The mic ships with a two meter cable and a durable plastic carrying case.AEA R92 Features Captive 2 meter cable to A3M connector Integral swiveling shockmount for flexible positioning Designed for close micing situations 2.5" diameter and 7" tall and two pounds Polished anodized finish Sturdy plastic case AEA R92 Specifications Sensitivity: >-55dBV/Pa Frequency Response: 20Hz-18kHz (+/- 3dB) Output Impedance: 270 ohms SPL Handling: >135dB SPL peak

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The AEA R92 is the best snare sound I've had to date.

Really? Never would have thought of using one there. What’s your experience with the R92 overall? I was going to get an R84 in the next couple months but started contemplating the R92 since I have a few ribbon Mics in the R84 vein already. Have you used both of these by any chance?...

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Pictures Of Mic'ed Up Drum Kits In The Studio

Mix and match Ludwig with: Kick: Horch FMJ2 & MXL A55 Kicker . AML REDD 47 Pres Snare: AEA R92 > Capi VP28 OH:Sm69 Tube & AEA 44C > Tubetech & Coil CA70 ROOM: AEA Nuvo N8 >TG2 500 series > Hendy MA > Overstayer SFE Still experimenting but with this room but it's so hard to screw it...

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U87 or Sm7 in a small vocal booth?

...the easiest mic I've ever worked with, as far as just throwing it up and getting a usable sound. The R92 is also nice, but on my voice the N22 just sounded a bit better, and you also don't have to worry about what pre to pair it with. Chris, the U195 is one mic...

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