2-channel half-rack preamp with high-output, high-impedance, and low-noise specifically designed for ribbon microphones
The AEA TRP3 mic preamp utilizes our newest 3rd generation circuit design. This versatile, half-rack 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.
The AEA TRP3 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 TRP3 excels at drawing out the warmth and lush sound that ribbons are uniquely known for. Our 3rd generation circuitry is the cleanest and most musical design we've done yet.
The TRP3 is a half-rack powerhouse that provides unparalleled high gain with low-noise. With 85db of output, the TRP3 gives you enough juice to record soft sources without ever having to worry about noise.
Passive ribbons and other low-level sources require preamps that supply a high level of output. Without enough clean gain, low-level mic signals can sound too soft or too noisy. This noise can be especially evident when recording quieter instruments (acoustic guitars, strings), recording at a distance or when using long cable runs.
With the TRP3, you will never consider a source too quiet to record with a ribbon mic ever again.
The TRP3 includes an external switching power supply with a grounded AC plug that keeps hum fields away from the high-gain electronics.
This power supply allows the TRP3 to be used in any country without any modifications made to the unit.
RACKING THE TRP3
The TRP3 is housed in a portable and lightweight half-rack aluminum chassis that allows you to easily take it to remote gigs, other studios, and on the road. AEA manufactures optional racking gear for convenient use in rackmount furniture.
A single TRP3 can be easily racked with TRP3 Rack Ears. Rack two TRP3s side by side with a TRP3 Rack Shelf. These assemblies can be securely installed in any standard rack.
Two-channel, high-gain, half-rack mic preUltra-high 68K? input impedance (phantom power off)7 to 85 dB of gain48V phantom and polarity switchHPF switchable -3dB at 115 Hz or 230 HzExternal PSUOptional rack ears (for one unit) or rack shelf (two units) for mounting purposes
Max Gain at 1 kHz: 85 dB
EIN (Max gain, 22 Hz to 22 KHz, unweighted):
- 130 dBu (typical), 40 ? source
- 128 dBu (typical), 150 ? source
XLR Output Max Level: +27 dBu into 600 ? load
Input Impedance: 11.3 k? (with Phantom), 68 k? (no Phantom) Output Impedance: 50 ?
Max Input Signal Level: +20 dBu (minimum gain)
Stepped Gain Control: 12-position switch from +7 dB to +65 dB Output Trim: Continuously variable from 0 dB to +20 dB
- Switchable, passive first-order high-pass filter
- 30 dB gain: (-0.5 dB from <10 Hz to 200 kHz)
- 85 dB gain: (-3 dB 9Hz to >200 kHz)
THD+N: 0.0015% (1 kHz, 22 Hz-22 kHz @30 dB Gain +4 dBu output)
- Selectable frequencies (-3 dB) at either 115 Hz or 230 Hz
Input and Output XLR Polarity: Pin 2 hot
LED Signal Level Indicators:
Green LED ? -20 dBu;
Yellow LED = 0 dBu;
Red LED ? +20 dBu (clipping +27 dBu)
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