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Stereo ribbon miking system with spreader bar.
Another popular configuration of the AEA Nuvo Stereo Kit is in the ORTF configuration. The ORTF configuration is typically thought of with cardioid pattern microphones in mind. When you initiate the ORTF configuration with bi-directional microphones, you preserve the accuracy of the Blumlein pair and add a sense of spaciousness and envelopment.
British engineer Tony Faulkner developed another near-coincident configuration that leverages the properties of bi-directional microphones. This technique uses a pair of bi-directional mics, separated by 20 cm but with the two mics aimed directly forward, rather than angled outward. This is a good choice when working in a long, narrow performance space such as a church.
Using the AEA SMS it is quite easy to configure in a number of ways, and is laser engraved with 90-degree and 117-degree angle and center-to- center spacing markings, so it is you can take notes about your experiments and repeat them at any time. The stand support can be at the center or the end of the bar and can be attached either directly or by using the supplied angle adapter. Either American 5/8-27 or European 3/8-16 mic stands and stand adapters can be used.
The natural directional pattern for a ribbon microphone is a figure-eight. All ribbons natively have proximity effect (the bass response increases as it gets closer to the sound source). At some distance from the sound source, the bass and treble balance well. AEA designed the N8s for far away from the sound source.
The black N8 far-field NUVO is a minimalist design. As with AEA’s other minimalist design, the stereo R88, they interposed as little as possible between the sound source and the ribbon. These mics have substantial proximity effect so, for a natural bass to treble balance, sound sources should be feet rather than inches away. It can be used close up when more bass is desired, high-pass EQ is used, or with the windscreen.
FeaturesThe AEA SMS bar includes the following parts:
- AES SMS stereo bar
- Vibration damping foam insert
- Posi-Lok adjustable angle adaptor D: Two 3/8-16 (EU) cap screws and 3/18-16 to 5/8-27 male threaded studs
- Blumlein coupler
- 5/8-27 female to 3/8-16 (EU) stand adaptor
- SKB carrying case
- Two AEA Nuvo ribbon microphones
- Two shockmounts
- Two cloth protective cover
- SMS Stereo Bar
- Two Nuvo Windscreens
Astonishing ribbon mic pair with ingenious mounting system.
AEA N8 NUVO STEREO MIC KIT Specifications:Audio
- Analog or digital: Analog
- Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz
- Max SPL: 141 dB
- Connectivity: XLR
- Capsule: Ribbon
- Polar pattern: Figure-8
- Type: Mounted
- Applications: Studio
- Diaphragm size: 1.8 micropn ribbon
- Switches: No
- Phantom power required: No
- Width: 1.1 in.
- Height: 7.4 in.
- Weight: 420 g
- Case: Yes
- Clip: Yes
- Shockmount: Stereo bar
- Power supply: No
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