AEA KU4
AEA KU4

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newAEA AEA KU4

Supercardioid Studio Ribbon Microphone
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The AEA KU4 is a super cardioid ribbon microphone from ribbon mic specialists AEA. Building upon legendary RCA ribbon mics of old, AEA have cemented a reputation for beautifully designed and manufactured ribbon microphones.

The character of the AEA KU4 is instantly recognisable as that of a classic ribbon mic. Beautifully smooth, this lightly tensioned ribbon has a frequency response that goes all the way up to 20kHz and beyond, with no mid range resonances and the transient response is incredibly accurate.

The key difference and unique feature of the AEA KU4 is that instead of the traditional bidirectional figure of 8 polar pattern it has a super cardioid response. This means that the rear of the mic is suppressed, meaning unwanted room ambience and undesirable off-axis sounds are successfully rejected. Suited to all forms of modern studio production, the AEA KU4 has a low bass proximity effect, and the specially tuned ribbon doesn’t distort with too much bass, making it great f…

The AEA KU4 is a super cardioid ribbon microphone from ribbon mic specialists AEA. Building upon legendary RCA ribbon mics of old, AEA have cemented a reputation for beautifully designed and manufactured ribbon microphones.

The character of the AEA KU4 is instantly recognisable as that of a classic ribbon mic. Beautifully smooth, this lightly tensioned ribbon has a frequency response that goes all the way up to 20kHz and beyond, with no mid range resonances and the transient response is incredibly accurate.

The key difference and unique feature of the AEA KU4 is that instead of the traditional bidirectional figure of 8 polar pattern it has a super cardioid response. This means that the rear of the mic is suppressed, meaning unwanted room ambience and undesirable off-axis sounds are successfully rejected. Suited to all forms of modern studio production, the AEA KU4 has a low bass proximity effect, and the specially tuned ribbon doesn’t distort with too much bass, making it great for close mic applications.

As with many of AEA’s microphones, the KU4 is based on one of the original RCA microphones. In this case they have used the KU3A for their inspiration. The original RCA was a unidirectional mic developed to be used in Hollywood, and combined the classic sound of the 44 with a unidirectional polar pattern. The key success of using a unidirectional pattern in a ribbon mic was that it greatly expanded the choice of placement available to the engineers. Building on this revolution, AEA have revitalised and updated the design for modern studio use.

Unidirectional ribbon mics are a fantastic tool in the engineer’s arsenal. The AEA KU4 has built and improved upon this legacy.

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Gear Status

New Gear

Brand

AEA

Microphone Type

Ribbon

Frequency Response

Below 30 Hz to above 20 kHz

Polar Patterns

Supercadioid

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