AEA TRP3 Ribbon 2-Channel Mic Preamplifier

Dual channel mic preamp designed for Ribbon microphones

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Versatile Mic preamp boasting AEA's cutting-edge 3rd generation circuit design with two channels of high-output, high-impedance, and low-noise gain, it caters to a wide range of microphones, excelling particularly with ribbon microphones by bringing out their characteristic warmth and lushness. This preamp's clean and musically rich circuitry faithfully preserves the nuances of sound sources. At the same time, its 85db of output provides ample gain with minimal noise, making it ideal for recording soft instruments or distant sources. The TRP3 ensures that no source is too quiet for recording with a ribbon microphone, making it an essential addition to any recording setup.

At a glance

  • Two-channel, high-gain, half-rack mic pre
  • Ultra-high 68 kΩ input impedance (phantom power off)
  • 7 to 85 dB of gain
  • 48V phantom and polarity switch
  • HPF switchable -3 dB at 115 Hz or 230 Hz
  • External PSU included

The AEA TRP3 mic preamp is a testament to AEA's mastery of audio engineering. This meticulously crafted half-rack unit represents the culmination of years of research and development, incorporating our latest 3rd generation circuit design. Musicians, audio engineers, and recording enthusiasts will find it an indispensable tool for enhancing their microphone recordings.

One of the standout features of the AEA TRP3 is its versatility. With two channels of high-output, high-impedance, and low-noise gain, it adapts effortlessly to various recording scenarios. Whether you're in a professional studio or a home setup, the TRP3 is designed to extract the full potential of your microphones, adding a layer of richness and authenticity to your audio recordings.

While the TRP3 caters to a wide range of microphones, it truly shines when paired with ribbon microphones. These microphones capture warm, lush, and vintage-like sound qualities. The TRP3 is purpose-built to complement these characteristics, bringing out the best in ribbon microphones and delivering exceptional audio quality.

Behind the scenes, the TRP3 boasts AEA's 3rd generation circuitry, representing a pinnacle of clean and musically rich design. This circuitry ensures that your audio signals remain faithful to the source, preserving the nuances and subtleties that make each performance unique.

One of the most significant advantages of the TRP3 is its ability to provide high gain with minimal noise. With an impressive 85db of output, you can confidently record even the most delicate audio sources without worrying about intrusive background noise. Whether you're capturing the gentle strumming of an acoustic guitar, the nuances of strings, or recording from a distance with long cable runs, the TRP3 has you covered.

Recording passive ribbons and other low-level sound sources can be challenging without the right preamp. These sources often require a high level of clean gain to ensure that the recorded signal is neither too soft nor too noisy. The TRP3 steps up to this challenge, offering ample clean gain to ensure your recordings are pristine and free from unwanted artefacts.

With the AEA TRP3 mic preamp in your setup, you can confidently say goodbye to concerns about whether a source is too quiet for recording with a ribbon microphone. Its versatile capabilities, top-tier circuitry, and remarkable gain ensure that your audio recordings will always reflect the true essence of your sound, whether you're in a studio or on the go.

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