Eight pieces of gear for the ultimate luxury studio

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AEA KU4
£5,000

A new version of an older classic microphone, the RCA KU3A: arguably the best ribbon microphone that there has ever been. The original featured a smooth ribbon sound with a unidirectional pattern and a wide sweet spot. This remake is a complex design, though. AEA took two years just to develop and fine-tune the design. Mainly because achieving consistency in production was tough. All of this helped to raise the price.