AEA RPQ500Item ID: RPQ500
1-channel 500 Series Preamp Module with High-frequency and Low-frequency Filters, 80dB of Gain, and Mic/Line-level Input Switching
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Your Ribbon Mic's New Best Friend!Do you use a ribbon microphone? Plug it into AEA's RPQ500 microphone preamp module and get the most out of it! This 500 Series module provides plenty of gain for ribbon mics, while a variable low-cut filter and tames proximity effect. Dial in the exact amount of "air" you want, for the detailed sonic edge you've been missing on your vocals. The RPQ500 gives you the tools to do all that, and more - all from a compact 500 Series module. You can even switch to line-level input mode and turn the RPQ500 into an very useful processor during mixdown!
AEA RPQ500 Preamp Module at a Glance:
Ribbon Mics Love It
You need plenty of gain to make that ribbon mic perform. Plenty of headroom too. That's what AEA's RPQ500 brings to the table - and much more. This beautifully simple 500 Series module gives you 80dB of gain, and its No Load input impedance means the RPQ500 won't change your mic's sound. When you're capturing vocals or instruments in the studio with a ribbon mic, you're looking for the most natural-sounding results you can get. This preamp module will help you get there.
The Control You Need
Here at Sweetwater, we love AEA products - not just because they're so well built and sound great. We also love the way the folks at AEA build their products with real-world studio users in mind. The RPQ500 preamp module is a perfect example. In addition to its gain and level controls, this easy-to-use 500 Series module features low- and high-frequency contour controls, so you can tame that low-end proximity effect or add a touch of air to the high end. Buttons make it easy to engage and disengage these controls, so you're in complete command. AEA's Curve Shaper function is invaluable to ribbon mic users (and condenser users too).
Incredible Mic Preamp and Studio Processor
After hearing that several users were implementing their RPQ preamps into the signal chain during mixdown (those EQ controls certainly are amazing), AEA added a very handy line-level input mode to the RPQ500 module. This functionality lets you switch to line level and use the preamp's EQ controls for signal processing during mixdowns and even mastering.
AEA RPQ500 Preamp Module Features:
AEA's RPQ500 preamp module packs a ribbon mic's dream preamp into a handy 500 Series format!
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Reviewsbased on 2 reviews
Ribbon mic bliss!
by Arne Louison from Gansevoort, NYI picked this up to use with a Royer 101 ribbon mic. All the pres I had either didn't provide enough gain or the transformers were breaking up before I could get a good tone.
March 12, 2013
Music Background: Recording Engineer
Slipped this into ... read more [+]the rack, and now I have Gain galore!!!
The HF and LF options are great for tweaking the tone.
Couldn't be happier with this preamp.
Can't wait to start trying it on Dynamic and Condenser mics next! close [-]
by Ryan Mowdy from Oklahoma City, OKLAHOMAFirst off big thanks to Ed. Now I had been using the Great River MP-2NV Pre for my R84 ribbon mics mainly for vocals and acoustic guitar. Well I popped two of these pre's (which are extremely reasonab... read more [+]le in price almost too low) with eq and I have once again stepped up in my evolution of music production my vocals sound so clear and tranparent. I can almost scream but no clipping the ribbon mic needs a ribbon pre don't use anything else. Also no hiss noise when turning the gain up I just don't have enough to say about how great this mic pre is and you can also get it in a rack version. Just don't be an idiot like me and not insert the some 500 series eq's haf way in close [-]
January 30, 2012
Music Background: Musician, Music Producer, et. al.
James, Phoenix, AZ
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