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January 22, 2018

The AEA R84A Active Ribbon Microphone (Same great mic with a new name)

Anyone who has researched ribbon mics, has heard of the AEA R84. It’s one of the most popular balanced and well-rounded ribbon mics on the market. And, chances are you have heard of the AEA A840 – the R84’s Active Circuit counterpart. Well, AEA has just announced that the A840 is receiving a name change. It will now be known as the AEA R84A Active Ribbon Microphone. The AEA R84A includes the following (key) features: A custom transformer made in Germany, the same one in the NUVO series microphones and the active R44, the A440. This transformer provides the R84A 12dB more output than the passive R84. An active buffer


September 11, 2017

Royer Labs R-10 Ribbon Microphone

Royer Labs just announced a brand new passive ribbon microphone at an extraordinarily low price. The brand new Royer Labs R-10, built in Burbank, California uses the same element found in the acclaimed R-121 active ribbon mic and is designed for studio and live use, say Royer. The Royer R-10 Ribbon Microphone is designed for studio and live performance applications, with it’s balanced soundfield and flat response. Thanks to it’s compact size and low profile mount, the R-10 is provides for flexible placement in tight spots. The Royer R-10 Ribbon Microphone is a perfect choice for electric guitars, brass instruments and drums, and its figure-8 pattern conveys superb ambience and


February 23, 2017

Stager Microphones are all about sounding great, and lasting a lifetime.

Stager Microphones is a young up and coming company, based out of Nashville, TN. At just over a year old, the company has brought two offerings from the ribbon mic world, to the audio industry. Stager mics hearken back the days of the classic RCA ribbon mics, in looks and application. One glance at the Stager SR-1A Ribbon Microphone, and it is undeniable the vintage inspiration. With a sound as big as it’s looks, the SR-1A is sure to impress. The big mid presence, deep low end, and detailed yet smooth top, provide a large dimensional space – that is warm and full. The Stager SR-1A Ribbon Microphone is the


December 9, 2016

Coles in your stocking

This is one time you definitely want Cole in your stocking…… well actually, that is Coles. As if the Winter Holidays couldn’t get any cooler (no pun intended), there is a big sale on nearly all things Coles going on right now! And when we say, ” big sale”, even we are excited and surprised about the deals. A few examples: Coles 4038 Matched Stereo Pair = $2,360.00 (normally $3,126.00) Coles 4050 Stereo Ribbon Microphone w/ Single Shock Mount = $2,207.00 (normally $2,735.00) So head on over to our site – Coles Holiday Sale @ Front End Audio and stuff those stocking!  


October 4, 2016

Stager Microphones now at Front End Audio

Front End Audio is happy to announce the addition of Stager Microphones to our line card. Stager Microphones ribbon microphones are hand built  in Nashville “Music City”, USA and they currently offer 2 ribbon microphone models. The first, The Stager SR-1A Ribbon Microphone which is designed for just two purposes: to sound stunning and also to outlive us all. Something’s gotta outlive us all, right? The second, The Stager SR-2N Ribbon Microphone which crams an inordinate amount of size into the sound of your tracks. Just leave the thing on a stand and point it at anything that makes sound, then stretch out a big ol’ smile when you listen to playback.