AEA Microphones founder Wes Dooley is the foremost authority on ribbon microphones, and his encyclopedic knowledge of classic RCA designs has spawned one of the most well-respected modern mic manufacturers on the planet. It all started with the AEA R44C, an exact recreation -- component for component -- of the legendary RCA Type 44-BX ribbon microphone. The company has further expanded their line with some amazing-yet-affordable mics using much of the same old-world technology, like the R84, R92, and Nuvo-series mics. Shop today for new and used AEA microphones.