AEA A840 High Performance Phantom-Powered R84
This has been replaced by the AEA Active R84A.
The AEA A840 is a high end Phantom-powered ribbon microphone that offers high output and immunity to impedance-loading so you have a choice of preamps to avoid noise problems in low signal level applications. This microphone combats many of the limitations of passive ribbon microphones including short cables runs or using low powered preamps.
The AEA A840 uses a big, 2.35" by 0.185" by 2 micron pure aluminium low-tension ribbon element just like the classic R44. Many ribbon mic manufacturers choose shorter ribbons that are easier to install, but AEA’s Large Ribbon Geometry TM design offers important advantages. Ribbon microphones operate linearly above their resonant frequency, unlike condenser or moving-coil transducers, so the resonant frequency of a good microphone design should be as low as possible.
- Phantom powered R84 with 12 dB more sensitivity
- Custom German toroidal transformer and JFET electronics
- Optimal for soft sound sources and classical recording
- Same award-winning sound as the passive R84
- Operating Principle: Pressure gradient microphone
- Directional Pattern: Bidirectional (Figure-of-8)
- Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
- Maximum SPL: 141+ dBSPL (1% third harmonic > 1 kHz)
- Output Sensitivity: 6.3 mV/Pa (-44 dBV) into unloaded circuit
- Self Noise: 17.5 dB(A)
- Output Impedance: 92 Ω broadband
- Recommended Load Impedance: 1.0 kΩ or greater
- Powering: P48 phantom power, 7 mA
- Polarity: Pin 2 high for positive pressure on front of microphone.
- Connector: XLR-3M wired to a 3 m captive cable
- Off Axis Response:
- Polar Pattern: Native bi-directional pattern
- Horizontal: Level changes with angle, frequency response is consistent, –35 dB null at 90° / 270°
- Vertical: Level changes with angle, reduced HF response above and below 0° / 180° axis, –35 dB null at 90° / 270°
- Ribbon Thickness: 1.8 μ (0.0000018 m) of pure aluminum
- Ribbon Width: 0.185” (4.7 mm)
- Ribbon Length: 2.35” (59.7 mm)
- Included: Custom storage / shipping case, manual
- Limited Warranty: One year parts and labor, shipping not included. Three year extended warranty if the product is registered.
- Weight with Cable: 3 lb 11 oz (1.7 kg) in storage case with cable
- Height: 11.6” (29.5 cm)
- Width: 3.9” (9.9 cm)
- Depth: 2.5” (6.4 cm)
- Additional Information
Manufacturer AEA SKU SAEAA840 Model AEAA840 GTIN NA Single or Pair N/A