AEA RPQ2 - 2-Channel Preamp with P48, CurveShaper EQ and DI's

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AEA RPQ2

The AEA RPQ2 is a professional Ribbon Preamp that provides two channels of high-quality, high-gain, low-noise pre-amplification with rich sonic characters that complement the natural tonality of your microphone. This preamp is specifically designed for ribbon microphones and excels at drawing out the warmth and lush sound tonality that ribbon mic are world renowned for. With 81dB of gain, JFET circuitry, and an input impedance of 63K Ohms, the RPQ2 delivers the precision, quietness, and headroom needed for today's high-resolution recordings.

The RPQ2 is AEA’s second iteration of the high-performance RPQ preamp with the addition of some new and useful features. It is now possible to plug your instrument directly into the RPQ2’s high impedance circuit with its front-panel direct inputs. The RPQ2 also includes a Mic/Line switch for balanced line inputs and outputs, as well as inserts for patching compressors or other effects between the preamp and CurveShaper™ EQ section. The RPQ2's CurveShaper™ EQ gives you the tools to control your ribbons right at the start of the signal path. Switchable and tunable low frequency (LF) and high frequency (HF) controls allow you to tame proximity problems and provide high-frequency extension and slope control.

Features
  • Two channels with 81dB of sweet and quiet JFET gain
  • High frequency CurveShaper™ EQ and low frequency proximity control
  • NoLoad™ 63k ohm high-impedance circuitry providing better overall transients, frequency response, and higher output sensitivity
  • High-resolution, high-impedance front-panel 1/4" DIs
  • Mic/Line mode with Post-Mic and Pre-EQ Inserts for alternative and convenient routing options
Specifications
  • Gain at 1kHz: 81dB
  • Noise figure, rms A-weighted: <2dB
  • Noise figure, rms unweighted: <3dB, 20 kHz LPF bandwidth
  • EIN:
  • Frequency response: -3dB <1Hz and >100 kHz
  • THD: <0.02% at 1 kHz
  • Input impedance: Hi-Z Input Impedance >5M Ohms
  • Balanced Microphone Input Impedance: 63K Ohms (10K Ohms with Phantom-Power engaged)
  • Balanced Line Input Impedance: 18K Ohms
  • Input Gain control: Twelve-position switch provides from +13dB to +62dB of gain
  • Switched LF Shelving filter: -3dB break-frequency tunable from 22 Hz to 515 Hz; maximum reduction -20dB
  • Switched CurveShape EQ: +3dB break-frequency tunable from 2.1 kHz to 26 kHz; HF gain adjustable from +0dB to +20dB
  • Color LEDs: Green, Yellow, Red
  • XLR output maximum level into 600Ω 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: Full-rack measured with knobs and switches: 19” w, 9” d, 1.75” h (48.5 cm x 23 cm x 4.45 cm)
  • Weight: 4lb 5oz (~2 kg)

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