This B-Stock unit comes in original packaging, as new.
A full warranty of one year will be issued with this purchase.
At a glance
- Two channels with 81dB of sweet and quiet JFET gain
- NoLoad™ 63k ohm high-impedance circuitry
- High-resolution, high-impedance front-panel 1/4" DIs
- Mic/Line mode with Post-Mic and Pre-EQ
- Inserts for alternative and convenient routeing options
The AEA RPQ2 Ribbon Preamp is a dual-channel, high-impedance microphone preamp featuring Curve EQ, specifically crafted for ribbon microphones.
The RPQ2 delivers up to 81dB of gain and boasts an input impedance of 63kOhms, ensuring precision and ample headroom for high-resolution recordings. This updated version of the RPQ preamp now includes front-facing Direct inputs and inserts for integrating external processors, such as compressors, between the preamp and the CurveShaper EQ section. The accompanying EQ provides selectable and adjustable low-frequency and high-frequency controls designed to mitigate the proximity effect of ribbon microphones while imparting a delightful brilliance to the top end.
While its primary design focus is on ribbon microphones, the RPQ2 also excels with condenser microphones when seeking a pristine signal path.