AEA's R88mk2 is a stereo big ribbon microphone in a Blumlein configuration. Using the same ribbon element as the R44 series, the R88mk2 easily captures a wide frequency range and is perfect for all kinds of acoustic recordings.
The stereo R88 captures a space as it sounds live and in person, with all the present subtlety and nuance.
Alongside the mono AEA N8, it boasts the widest frequency range of any mic in the AEA lineup and effortlessly manages more complex source audio like drums, strings, piano, and other instruments that produce intricate transients, harsher highs, and bellowing lows. The Blumlein configuration of the ribbons allows for a sweeping range of perspective, so an entire ensemble and room can be captured by the R88 alone.
The brand new R88A retains the same sonic character of the R88 but offers an additional 12dB of output and a stable impedance that allows flexibility when recording quiet sources through any preamp.