Innovation Founded On Legacy
Quality ribbon microphones and preamps that reflect your sound the way you hear it
When you purchase an AEA microphone, you connect with the proud history and exciting future of the world’s finest ribbon mics. At the heart of all our products is a promise to deliver creative tools of the highest quality and craftsmanship possible, a promise inherited from our predecessor, RCA. Our team sets out to craft ribbon microphones that authentically capture the sound that resonates most with the modern musician and engineer, an honest sound. Made from the highest quality components in America, our line of ribbon microphones and preamps meets the diverse needs of artists in virtually any studio and live sound environment.Our Story
Jay Som is the featured artist in one of our most unique AEA Sessions yet. Recorded entirely by the new supercardioid KU5A, Jay Som performs ‘Baybee’ from their 2017 album, ‘Everybody Works’.
What Makes the Supercardioid KU5A so Special?
How To Record Vocals with the KU5A
AEA Sessions: Margaret Glaspy & Tyler Chester
Singer-songwriter, Margaret Glaspy, delivers potent vocal renditions of Sarah Siskind’s ‘I do’ with a KU5A on vocals and amps.
The AEA Sessions
AEA’s own recording series featuring our favorite artists.
Why Ribbon Mics Are the New Standard
Made in the USA
All our microphones are handcrafted in the United States of America
Our MissionMission Mission
Selecting the right mic is like selecting an instrument, and your microphone is a true extension of your instrument. For over 20 years, AEA’s goal has been to create the best microphones and preamps to bring the imaginations of musicians and engineers to life.
Adam Granduciel / The War On Drugs
“The N8’s and the N22’s have become pretty much the standard for both the band’s touring set up and day to day recording in my studio.”
Ali Shaheed Muhammad / A Tribe Called Quest
“This [KU4] will be a permanent part of my drum rig, so much that I’m considering buying a second KU4 to move around the studio for other applications.”
Chris Taylor / Grizzly Bear
“The R44 through the RPQ2 is one of my favorite chains lately. It sounds absolutely incredible…”
Jeff Tweedy / Wilco
“I love the AEA N22. We’ve used it on almost every electric guitar track I’ve recorded since getting that mic…”
Josh Block / Leon Bridges
“There are very few pieces of equipment that can handle the amount of tasks I put the KU5A up against. It handled all of them effortlessly with the perfect amount of clarity and enjoyable qualities. It’s a winner, hands down.”
Steve Albini / Nirvana, Pixies, Breeders
“Whatever, these mics are terrific and I like them a lot.”