Back before condenser microphones made their way across the Atlantic, the ribbon mic and its big sound was the ear drum of America. Maybe the most iconic of these US juggernauts was the RCA 44, coveted to this day for it’s larger than life sound and velvety top end.

The folks at AEA, and particularly owner Wes Dooly, got their start servicing these mics and models like it. By 1998 they we were manufacturing 100% of the parts for the 44. And with the AEA R44C, you get unmatched historical accuracy to real thing, produced by the experts that know it the best.

At its core, the R44C has a ribbon made from the same NOS material used to make the originals. The mic is a museum-quality replica, featuring a bronze investment cast yoke, superior to the original zinc yokes by RCA (which tend to corrode over time), a hand-polished cushion mount and a cloth-covered Accusound Silver Studio Pro cable. The result is a response that equal to an original 1936-38 RCA 44BX, when it was brand new. With the right preamp, you get a sound the is wide open, smooth, and completely natural, unlike any other mic on the market!

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The Music Zoo
The Music Zoo
Roslyn, NY
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We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase from The Music Zoo! We pride ourselves on providing customer service that is among the best in the industry and we will work hard to make sure you are happy. If you need to return your purchase for any reason, please contact one of our sales associates to let us know before shipping your order back. Make sure you include all the contents of your original order including things like warranty cards, hang tags, tremolo arms, and power adaptors. Be sure to carefully re-pack your item for return using the original packing materials. New Items: Get 14 Day Approval on all new items! No reason needed to make a return, just let us know within two weeks that you'd like to send your item(s) back. Items such as earbuds, mouthpieces, harmonicas, software, CDs and DVDs, drumsticks, drumheads, clothing/footwear, polish/cleaners, polishing cloths, and books must be un-opened and un-used to be eligible for return. All items must arrive back to The Music Zoo in like new condition. Used Items: We maintain a great selection of used and vintage guitars. We do our best to describe each instrument in full and provide high resolution images of all items to help in the buying process. To that end, used items carry a 72 Hour Approval period only. You'll have a few days with your recently purchased used instrument to ensure it's the one for you. No reason needed to make a return if you choose to do so, just let us know within the approval window.