N8 Ribbon Mic review / Sound On Sound
"For more classical orchestral instruments, the N8 sounded sublime on cello and violin, and (excuse the total heresy!) I think I preferred it to my life-long favourite ribbon, the Coles 4038!... This is a very nice and well-priced microphone and I think Wes and AEA really have realised a ribbon mic for the 21st century. Highly recommended."
N8 Ribbon Mic review / Recording Mag
"All the AEA models sound great, and ever since my 2012 review the R88 mk2 has been on my short list of must-haves as the “set it and forget it” room mic. However, I am now thinking the N8 may be the better choice in the long run. It offers more versatility and placement options thanks to its smaller size and light weight, and I love how it pairs with the N22... Oh, decisions, decisions!"
AEA N22 Review / Sound On Sound
"The standard of construction is excellent, while the ribbon-meets-capacitor tonal character means the mic can be used in rather more areas than a conventional ribbon microphone can."
N22 Ribbon Mic Review / Recording Mag
"The N22 is not made to be a distance mic, it is meant to be used up close and personal. This is a ribbon that likes to get intimate with a source, and it is not picky if it's in a bedroom, basement, or big dollar facility. This is easily the most forgiving and intimate ribbon mic I have used. Its sound is equal parts beautiful, natural and well balanced. In more good news for songwriters wanting "one great mic", it's AEA's most affordable ribbon mic yet. If you think you don't like ribbon mics, if you've ever struggled with placing or getting the best sound from a ribbon when you're used to condensers... or if you're just plain in the market for a great mic that can tackle most vocal and guitar situations, strings, drum overheads, even voiceovers... please check out the N22. AEA are onto a great new (-vo) direction here."
R88 mk2 Stereo Mic Review / Recording Mag
"When I was reviewing the ribbon-centric RPQ 500 microphone preamp from AEA (Audio Engineering Associates) for our August 2012 issue, the folks at AEA were also kind enough to send me one of their R84 ribbon microphones with which to test it."