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R92 Includes TRP

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  • Regular price R 28,625.99

Your AEA Ribbon Kit

The AEA R92 Kit includes the company's R92 large ribbon studio microphone, a Ribbon Pre, and a hard case that accommodates both.

A ribbon mic designed for close miking

AEA has once again expanded the sonic possibilities of ribbon mics with the R92. Intended for amplifier, instrument, and vocal miking applications, the R92's reduced proximity effect bass boost and excellent wind blast protection make it stellar for close miking of all of these applications, and much more. 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.

Two channels of clean gain for your ribbon mics

AEA's Ribbon Pre was designed from the ground up for low-output ribbon mics and dynamic microphones. And with its generous gain stage and ultra-low noise, engineers at Sweetwater have found the Ribbon Pre to be an outstanding microphone preamplifier for any mic that doesn't require phantom power. Many ribbon and dynamic microphones require more gain than high-output mics, and with a sub-standard mic preamp, you'd be turning up noise as well. AEA's Ribbon Pre captures the full, vibrant resolution of your low-output microphones without adding noise to your mix.


AEA R92 Kit Includes:

  • 1 - AEA R92 Ribbon Mic
  • 1 - AEA Ribbon Pre
  • 1 - hard case for both

AEA R92 Ribbon Microphone Features:

  • Large Ribbon Geometry transducer
  • Solid bass and smooth treble response
  • Fast, accurate transient reproduction
  • Low self noise and high SPL capability
  • Excellent off-axis frequency response
  • Wide-band response from 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Distinct character of front and rear lobes

AEA Ribbon Pre 2-channel Microphone Preamplifier Features:

  • 2-channel preamp with 83dB of gain for ribbons, dynamics, and other low-output microphones
  • Perfect for classical recordings, drum overheads, and other stereo applications
  • Extremely flat and wide frequency response delivers accurate, high-fidelity recordings
  • No phantom power for the lowest possible noise floor
  • Ideal for getting the best performance out of any low-output microphone
  • External power supply for minimal noise



  • Operating Principle: Pressure gradient microphone
  • Directional Pattern: Bidirectional (Figure-of-8)
  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Maximum SPL: 165+ dBSPL (1% third harmonic > 1 kHz)
  • Output Sensitivity: 1.8 mV/Pa (-55 dBV) into unloaded circuit
  • Output Impedance: 270 Ω nominal
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 1.2 kΩ or greater
  • Powering: Not required or recommended
  • 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°

Transducer element:

  • 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
  • Optional: Any length cable, inquire for price and delivery.
  • Limited Warranty: One year parts and labor, shipping not included. Three year extended warranty if the product is registered.
  • Weight with Cable: 2 lbs (0.9 kg)
  • Weight with case: 7.5” (19.1 cm)
  • Height: 7.5” (19.1 cm)
  • Width: 2.9” (7.4 cm)
  • Depth: 2.5” (6.4 cm)


  • Gain at 1kHz: 83 dB of gain at 1 kHz
  • Noise figure: -130 EIN noise figure
  • Db at 300 kHz: -3 dB at 300 kHz
  • Balanced Microphone Input Impedance: 33K Ohm
  • phantom power: No phantom power
  • Color LEDs: Green and Red LEDs indicates channel level
  • Balanced XLR: Balanced XLR +4 dBu, and Unbalanced 1/4- inch -10 dBV outputs

External Features:

  • Switched Gain and Continuous Level Controls
  • Phase reverse and high-pass switches
  • Anodized gray and black matte finished aluminum
  • Laser engraved legends and single line schematic
  • External power supply for minimum noise


  • Size: Half-rack wide, one rack unit high (8.5" x 8.5" x 1.7")
  • Weight: Two pounds, plus power supply is (1.5 lbs.)