The AEA RPQ500 Ribbon Preamp and EQ provides one channel of high-output, high-impedance, and low-noise gain with a rich and natural sound that brings out the full potential of your microphones. 0000015993 00000 n A handy spin-off of this well thought-out ribbon-preamp design is that, accepting line signals as it does, it can also be used as a processor during the mix stage. I agree wholeheartedly with his verdict on the quality, but you can now buy a single channel for rather less. If you have an API 500-series rack and a collection of passive ribbon mics you'd like to get the best from, an AEA RPQ500 is close to being a no-brainer purchase — and more than one is something well worth considering. 0000023445 00000 n 0000015942 00000 n Advice on ceiling-suspended microphone arrays. 0000788175 00000 n 0000016635 00000 n Recently AEA has produced a version of the RPQ mic preamp as a 500-series module for API style racks. Features low and high frequency controls as well as standard gain adjustment. The frequency response of a passive ribbon mic tends to drop off rather earlier than that of, say, a condenser, but there's still information there if you have the tools to bring it out. The RPQ, though, is much more than a mic preamp, as it offers true switchable mic/line inputs (not simply a padded signal running through the same circuitry) and, most intriguingly, some very handy EQ facilities, with both a high-pass filter and a high-frequency 'curve-shaper'. 0000824981 00000 n Mastering Essentials Part 4 - Mastering EQ: Balance, Don’t Match. 0000788311 00000 n 0000787771 00000 n JFET circuit topology provides all the dynamics, subwoofer bass, and fast transients that your microphones can record. 0000787231 00000 n 0000002796 00000 n 0000440440 00000 n The contents of this article are subject to worldwide copyright protection and reproduction in whole or part, whether mechanical or electronic, is expressly forbidden without the prior written consent of the Publishers. 0000005327 00000 n All contents copyright © SOS Publications Group and/or its licensors, 1985-2020. This 500 Series module provides 81dB of clean gain for ribbon mics, while a variable low-cut filter tames proximity effect. 0000009684 00000 n 0000026028 00000 n 0000788987 00000 n 0000008914 00000 n 0000006739 00000 n M@%�� p\�vt�9��8��:�5 0000013293 00000 n 0000035414 00000 n 0000428964 00000 n 0000789257 00000 n 0000773693 00000 n 0000008069 00000 n 0000011756 00000 n 0000789121 00000 n What is a "hybrid" audio interface anyway? 0000006810 00000 n %PDF-1.4 %���� 0000774096 00000 n 0000824955 00000 n Don't really need to use my Cloudlifter with it to get sufficient gain with low noise. 0000429347 00000 n �&�`�+�j&��� \�_ � 0000028351 00000 n Audio Engineering Associates — better known to most simply as AEA — have built a reputation for making some of the best ribbon mics out there, but their product range doesn't end there, and we've reviewed some fine mic preamps from them, the TRP (/sos/apr07/articles/aear92.htm) and, more recently, the RPQ (/sos/nov09/articles/aearpq.htm). 0000028155 00000 n trailer << /Size 210 /Info 99 0 R /Encrypt 103 0 R /Root 102 0 R /Prev 1561667 /ID[<87e406ce16b1bb2d557600ec4ecc5fa5><1d2466a9fcbf53a4b137ae41be7c0643>] >> startxref 0 %%EOF 102 0 obj << /Type /Catalog /Pages 98 0 R /Metadata 100 0 R /AcroForm 104 0 R >> endobj 103 0 obj << /Filter /Standard /R 2 /O (a5,�Mn/�M�I3���y&�#nGT���Qeͩ) /U (3�n\r�E���Y�Y�����n��3�!4�d) /P -64 /V 1 /Length 40 >> endobj 104 0 obj << /Fields [ ] /DR << /Font << /ZaDb 91 0 R /Helv 92 0 R >> /Encoding << /PDFDocEncoding 93 0 R >> >> /DA (��"��z���n@Z) >> endobj 208 0 obj << /S 247 /T 617 /V 661 /Filter /FlateDecode /Length 209 0 R >> stream 0000015213 00000 n 0000018845 00000 n 0000011859 00000 n 0000005851 00000 n Both preamps were designed primarily to get the best from passive ribbon mics, and thus offer a more than generous amount of clean gain (83dB in the TRP, and 80dB in the RPQ), but of course they're more than capable when used with pretty much any other professional mic. 0000015172 00000 n 0000015891 00000 n 0000785832 00000 n 0000006679 00000 n 0000787365 00000 n 0000006769 00000 n ��L��&)�n:̫S� eZ�\.������ The amplifier provides 81 dB of gain while the CurveShaper™ circuit provides high pass and high boost equalization. 0000018001 00000 n 0000026613 00000 n 0000026005 00000 n REVIEW The first job for the RPQ500 after slotting it into a suitable chassis, was to handle preamp duties for AEA’s terrific KU4 cardioid ribbon microphone (ResolutionV10.3). 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This is, of course, a spin-off from the original RPQ intended for use in the API 500-series racks. 0000012941 00000 n What do you mean by 'subsonic components'? 0000012533 00000 n 0000428830 00000 n 0000789391 00000 n 0000002549 00000 n 0000437952 00000 n PreSonus StudioLive 32SC Series III Mixing Console, Roger Mayer 500 Series: 68MP, 58LM, 456HD. 0000013584 00000 n With 81db of JFET output, the RPQ500 gives you enough juice to record soft sources without ever having to worry about noise. 0000787635 00000 n Dial in the exact amount of air you want with AEA's CurveShaper EQ for the detailed sonic edge you've been missing on your vocals. 0000002643 00000 n 0000445084 00000 n Great care has been taken to ensure accuracy in the preparation of this article but neither Sound On Sound Limited nor the publishers can be held responsible for its contents. 0000427628 00000 n 0000462236 00000 n 0000004885 00000 n 0000011040 00000 n �B�����;/���ۢȟ4���g�V$? 0000029634 00000 n 0000013625 00000 n 0000030072 00000 n Mastering Essentials Part 3 - How loud should I master? The RPQ500 changes that. 0000002944 00000 n 0000017397 00000 n ;���$+]���A�P��QJC:�#E�F���_X�C�X]0�˱�nxn`X�d5U3v�tN]S*�D�J����6�S�����a�Amu�6;��C����׍7��I�!�P$����U�����r�������o��籕����Jr If you have an API 500-series rack and a collection of passive ribbon mics you'd like to get the best from, an AEA RPQ500 is close to being a no-brainer purchase — and more than one is something well worth considering. Specifically designed for ribbon microphones, the RPQ500 excels at drawing out the warmth and lush sound that ribbons are uniquely known for. For me, the control the curve-shaper gives me over the presence and clarity of a source makes it ideal for this; I've not found a plug-in yet that can do 'air' quite like good hardware. 0000785517 00000 n 0000434537 00000 n 0000789663 00000 n 0000024583 00000 n 0000035846 00000 n 0000788445 00000 n 0000787501 00000 n The AEA RPQ500 is a 1-channel preamp module for ribbon condenser microphones. IT'S OH SO QUIET With the RPQ500, you will never consider a source too quiet to record with a ribbon mic ever again. 0000789527 00000 n 0000427266 00000 n I agree wholeheartedly with his verdict on the quality, but you can now buy a single channel for rather less. 0000790067 00000 n 0000437787 00000 n The curve-shaper is a high-frequency parametric bell filter, which was created to enable you to draw the top end of a signal up. 0000003564 00000 n 0000427421 00000 n You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address. 0000788581 00000 n As you might expect, the combination is a good one. The RPQ500 changes that. 0000787905 00000 n Plug it into AEA's RPQ500 microphone preamp module and get the most out of it! 0000029657 00000 n 0000437873 00000 n Fundamentally, the RPQ500 is identical to the original rack-mounted two-channel RPQ preamp. 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