thread: Solo Violin
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Old 29th January 2020
Gear Nut

Originally Posted by leadplayer View Post
RCA 44 !! I believe Shawn Murphy used a 44 for Itzhak Perlman in Schindler's List with Boston Symphony...check it out.
Interesting... Perhaps the learned Plush would be able to comment on use of the 44 (most likely an AEA 44) for recording classical violin, and whether he prefers this to the 4038. I believe the AEA N8 uses the same ribbon motor as their R44 only with less [mechanical] shielding/protection (suggesting perhaps superior transients) and with active electronics to produce the ideal impedance matching and an SDC type output level. A pair of N8s cost about half of one R44. They (the AEA N8) have been on my radar for while as potential spots on strings and some woodwind. Anyone with experience care to comment?