The original RPQ with CurveShaper was designed to fully capture every nuance of ribbon microphones: vintage or modern, passive or phantom powered. Engineers have discovered that the RPQ500 also complements their moving coil, condenser mics. By virtue of its sonic qualities and versatility, the VPR Alliance approved AEA RPQ500 is the tool of choice for all microphones whenever a true and pristine signal path is desired.Two Peas in a Pod: Musical Preamp, Sweet EQ. The CurveShapers high-frequency filter boost enables you to add a little extra presence or air to your source. The circuit functions similarly to a conventional parametric shelving boost, but with a significant difference: the slope varies as both the CurveShaper and HF Gain controls are adjusted. This unique bell curve was designed with the intention to compensate for the high-frequency roll-off that is inherent to most ribbon microphones.
But beyond ribbon mics, the smooth HF filter is remarkably well suited for brightening up condenser mics used at a distance, restore presence in overly dry acoustical environments, or even as a clean and transparent air-band boost on the 2-bus. The CurveShapers low-frequency control easily removes boxiness and boominess in a fast and unobtrusive way. Ribbon mics are capable of delivering strong subwoofer lows, and can have a significant bass proximity effect. Such strong low-frequency content can mask high-frequency intelligibility, so the tunable LF filter was engineered to tame low-frequency energy to appropriate levels.Its -20dB shelving curve is ideally suited to reduce excessive proximity effect, opening up new possibilities to use ribbon mics in close-up applications. Your Sound At Your Fingertips. With mixing consoles disappearing from control rooms, dedicated preamps can take on the role of providing a high-quality front end giving you intuitive control to make critical decisions during tracking rather than fixing it in the mix. The RPQ500 is a workhorse tool for your API 500 compatible rack.
The Line/Mic switch bypasses the microphone gain stage and allows the EQ to be used for tracking with other preamps or during mixdown. Add the output level control, and the RPQ500 becomes a high-quality processing tool that can be used for mixing and mastering when combined with summing racks and mixers such as the Purple Audio Moiyn or the Roll Music Folcrom. One channel with 81dB of sweet and quiet JFET gain for all mics. High frequency CurveShaper EQ and low frequency proximity control. Mic and line inputs for mixdown EQ versatility.Switchable phantom power, polarity, line/mic, and EQ inserts. NoLoad 10k Ohm high-impedance circuitry providing better overall transients, frequency response, and higher output sensitivity. Gain at 1 kHz: 81 dB of gain at 1kHz balanced-in to balanced-out in Microphone Input Mode.
Balanced Line Input Impedance: 20 kOhms. Input Gain control: Twelve-position switch provides from +13 dB to +62 dB of gain for the preamplifier circuit, as measured between the input and the before the output line driver. Switched LF Shelving filter: -3 dB break-frequency tunable from 18 Hz to 360 Hz; maximum reduction -20 dB.Switched CurveShape EQ: +3 dB break-frequency tunable from 2.5 kHz to 30 kHz; HF gain adjustable from +0 dB to +18 dB; the slope of the HF filter varies interactively and directly with the CurveShaper frequency and gain settings. Color LEDs: Green, Yellow, Red. 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: Green snaps on at -6 dBu, red snaps on at +23 dBu, and yellow varies in brightness with level from -3 dBu to +20 dBu. Since 1993, we have been committed to equipping our customers with the very best gear, advice, and personal service anywhere. We believe that great sound can be achieved at any budget. We also believe that the ambitions of our customers should always come first.
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Our Demo Deals and B-Stock products offer a unique opportunity to save big on near-mint condition, fully warrantied gear. These items have been opened for demonstration purposes and put back in the box without extended use. All original factory accessories and packaging are included. The item "AEA RPQ500 500 Series Ribbon Microphone Pre in Silver/Gray" is in sale since Tuesday, June 26, 2018.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Preamps & Channel Strips". The seller is "vintagekingaudio" and is located in Ferndale, Michigan.
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