The AEA KU4 unidirectional ribbon microphone is their newest and perhaps most unique offering. The KU4 is AEA's modern interpretation of the original RCA KU3A, which many engineers consider to be the best ribbon microphone ever made. The increased rear rejection of the supercardioid pattern reduces the amount of room sound, which is often desired in modern production applications, particularly vocal recording. With a custom transformer, strong neodymium magnets and a low-tuned RCA new-old stock ribbon, the KU4 continues AEA's legacy for wide-bandwidth, top-quality ribbon microphones handmade in Pasadena, CA.
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AEA KU4 Unidirectional Ribbon Microphone Features
Contemporary realization of the RCA KU3A classic
Supercardioid pattern for excellent rear rejection