The AEA TRP2 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.
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.
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.
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.
A UNIVERSAL POWER SUPPLY
An external switching power supply with a grounded AC plug is used with the TRP2 so hum fields can be kept away from the high-gain electronics. The power supply allows the TRP2 to be used in any country without any modifications made to the unit.
Passive microphones, coupled with AEA's range of ribbon-specific preamps, are the key choice for discerning recordists who want total control over their signal path.
AEA offers the RPQ2, RPQ500 and TRP2 microphone preamps, all of which provide unmatched clean levels of gain, and a high impedance. All AEA Ribbon Preamps all share the same topology and sound. The differences between each unit come down to extra features and form factor.
Two channels with 85dB of sweet and quiet JFET gain
Switchable phantom-power, polarity reverse, and high-pass filter
63k ohm high-impedance circuitry providing better overall transients, frequency response, and higher output sensitivity
Optimized for ribbon mics, condensers, and dynamics
Switching power supply for easy use in any country
1U half-rack with optional hardware for mounting one or two units together
Made in the U.S.A.
Gain at 1kHz: 85dB of gain at 1kHz, balanced-in to balanced-out in Microphone Input mode
Mic Gain Control: Twelve-position switch provides from +7dB to +63dB of gain for the preamplifier circuit, as measured between the input and the before the output line driver.
Output Level Potentiometer: 25dB
Low-Cut Filter: 12dB per octave from 100 Hz
XLR output maximum level into 600 load: +28 dBu, balanced; 0 dBu = 0.7746 V rms
XLR connectors polarity: Pin-1 is ground, pin-2 is high, pin-3 is low
LED signal level indicators: The green LED snaps on at -20 dBu to indicate the presence of signal; the yellow LED snaps on at 0 dBu; the red LED snaps on at +24 dBu to warn of approaching signal overload.
Dimensions: Half-rack wide, rack unit high (measured without knobs and switches): 8.5" w, 8.5 d, 1.5" h (36.7 cm x 36.7 cm x 4.3 cm)