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AEA Microphones AEA N13 Phantom-Powered Ribbon Microphone

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Capture every subtle nuance with the meticulously crafted AEA N13 ribbon microphone.

The AEA N13 phantom-powered ribbon microphone delivers a transparent sound for mid-distance miking. Designed for studio and live sound, the N13 gives you a natural tone and an impressive transient response. With its sleek and discreet build, the N13 is ideal for miking strings, acoustic guitars, horns and drum overheads where clarity and detail are required.

Premium Parts for Pristine Sound

Equipped with a 1.2-micron aluminum ribbon, a custom transformer and phantom-powered JFET electronics, the N13 provides exceptional sonic performance. The thin ribbon element captures high frequencies and transients with stunning accuracy. Paired with the transformer and JFET electronics, the N13 gives you a transparent tone with low noise and distortion. You'll appreciate the open highs, controlled lows and balanced frequency response that bring out the best in your instruments.

A Ribbon Reimagined

As AEA's first small-format ribbon mic, the N13 provides a bright, open sound with a fast transient response. Its thinner 1.2 micron aluminum ribbon is highly responsive, allowing it to pick up fine details. Despite its small size, the N13 retains the natural sound that ribbons are known for. The result is a mic that excels on acoustic instruments, strings, horns and drum overheads, providing exceptional clarity and detail.

Versatile and Portable

Compact and lightweight, the N13 is easy to position and move between studio and stage. Its low-profile build with a dark gray finish allows for discreet placement, even in tight spaces. With a variety of included mounts, you can use the N13 in many different miking applications. The N13 works equally well with high-end preamps as with interfaces, giving you flexibility in any recording or live sound setup.

Crafted for Performance

Handmade in California, the N13 is built to the highest standards for professional use. Its premium components are carefully selected and assembled to provide consistent quality and reliability. The N13's robust yet lightweight build can withstand the demands of studio and live performance. With proper care, the N13 will provide pristine sound for years to come thanks to AEA's focus on quality and craftsmanship.


  • Bidirectional ribbon mic with 1.2-micron ribbon
  • Custom JFET electronics and transformer for use with any preamp
  • Phantom-powered with custom German transformer
  • Ideal for mid-field miking of strings, acoustic guitars, horns and percussion

Place your order today for the AEA N13 Phantom-Powered Ribbon Mic, a reimagined classic that brings unparalleled clarity and warmth to your recordings.


AEA N13 Phantom-Powered Ribbon Microphone Specifications:

  • Operating Principle: Pressure gradient transducer
  • Directional Pattern: Bidirectional
  • Frequency Range: < 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Maximum SPL: 141 dB SPL (1% third harmonic > 1 kHz)
  • Sensitivity: 11.4 mV/Pa (-38.8 dBV at 1 kHz, no load)
  • Rated Impedance: 92 Ω broadband
  • Load Impedance: 1.0 kΩ or greater
  • Phantom Power: P48 phantom power, 7 mA
  • Polarity: Pin 2 high for positive pressure at the front of the microphone.
Off Axis Response
  • Horizontal: Up to 90 dB rejection at right angles to the front/back axis
  • Vertical: Up to 90 dB rejection at 90 / 270 degrees
Transducer Element
  • Material: Pure aluminum corrugated ribbon
  • Thickness: 1.2 µm
  • Width: 0.113" (2.87 mm)
  • Length: 1.3" (33.0 mm)
Microphone Dimensions
  • Height: 8.83" (22.5 cm)
  • Width: 1.62" (4.11 cm)
  • Depth: 1.38" (3.51 cm)
  • Weight: 11.5 oz (325 g)
  • Shipping Weight: 1 lb 12 oz (800 g)
  • Type: XLR-3M

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