The Ribbon Preamplifier
- Stereo Mikrofon Vorverstärker für Bändchen-,
dynamische um Röhren-Mikrofone
- Neu mit Phantom Power P48 für Kondensator Miks
- 85dB Gain mit klarem und weichem Klang
- No Load™ DC coupled Design für erweiterten Bass
- Phase Reverse & High Pass Filter
ENHANCE YOUR RIBBONS
The AEA TRP2 Ribbon Preamp provides two channels of high-output, high-impedance, and low-noise gain with a rich and natural sound that brings out the full potential of your microphones. Specifically designed for ribbon microphones, the TRP2 excels at drawing out the warmth and lush sound that ribbons are uniquely known for.
A GAIN POWERHOUSE
The TRP2 is a powerhouse that provides unparalleled high gain with low-noise. With 85db of JFET output, the TRP2 gives you enough juice to record soft sources without ever having to worry about noise. With the TRP2, you will never consider a source too quiet to record with a ribbon mic ever again. Passive ribbons with low output levels require preamps that supply a high level of output. If the preamp you use doesn’t have enough clean gain, the mic signal may seem too soft or noisy which may be apparent when recording quiet acoustic guitars or strings, especially at a distance or with long cable runs. The TRP2 eliminates this concern.
PROFESSIONAL FEATURES IN A COMPACT PACKAGE
The TRP2 is AEA’s second iteration of the high-performance TRP preamp with the addition of new features including phantom power, optional rack ears, and a switching power supply.Polarity reverse switches for ensuring proper polarity throughout the recording chain and switchable 100 Hz, 12 dB per octave low-frequency filters allow you to tame proximity problems. The TRP2 includes switchable phantom power that is capable of powering condensers and active ribbons. For engineers concerned about phantom power hurting their passive ribbons, there is phantom power kill switch, known as No Blow Mode, located internally within the unit that easily deactivates 48V from ever turning on.
HIGH IMPEDANCE MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE
The sound and tonality of dynamic microphones like ribbons and moving-coils are directly affected by the impedance of a preamp. The higher the impedance, the better the sound. The RPQ2 boasts an extra high input impedance of 63K Ohms. Preamps with an impedance of under 10k ohms will limit the lows, highs, and transients of your passive microphones. The RPQ2’s high impedance will reveal your microphone’s true nature– a thick low-end, open top-end, and articulate transient response that you will need to hear to believe. Both condensers and active microphones will also benefit from the RPQ2’s impedance.
The Ribbon Preamplifier
Stereo Ribbon Preamplifier
AEA Audio Engineering Associates
Pasadena, California, USA
The AEA Story
The AEA R44C, a faithful recreation of the iconic RCA 44 microphone.
In 1976, we began servicing ribbon microphones, and by 1998 we were manufacturing 100% of the parts for the RCA 44. We decided to release our version of the 44 and thus was born AEA Ribbon Mics.
Owning an AEA product means that you are serious about what you do and that you want to use gear made with the same love and dedication as your music. An AEA microphone or preamps reflect the amount of work you have put into honing your art as a musician. It stands for the traditional craftsmanship that has gone into your Les Paul guitar. And it mirrors the meticulous attention to detail you put into your sessions. All AEA products reflect the pride and an eye for detail and are designed for serious musicians and engineers.
AEA is a family-owned and operated business in beautiful Pasadena, California. Wes and his colleague, Bob Gerbracht, founded the company in 1964. Since then, AEA's mission has always been to build professional tools that faithfully capture the essential aspects of excellent recordings: true musicianship and a passion for performance.
In 1976, when General Electric bought RCA and closed down its microphone division, AEA began servicing these legendary ribbon mics that Wes had learned so much about from friends like Wally Heider and Dick Knoppow. We reissued our favorite microphone, the iconic 44 ribbon mic, and have continued to make ribbon microphones in the RCA tradition to this day. We at AEA take sonic integrity seriously and have even created preamps that have specially designed to meet the particular challenges of ribbon mics and bring out their full potential.
Proudly independent, we manufacture all our products by hand right here in the USA.