Curve Shaping and P48 power puts all the controls for ribbon mics

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    The AEA RPQ with Curve Shaping and P48 power puts all the controls for ribbon mics at your fingertips: 80 dB of clean quiet JFET gain, P48 phantom power for active studio ribbons such as AEA's A440, and LF trim and HF boost controls that are tuneable and defeatable so that you can tame proximity problems or add a little more to the top.

    The AEA RPQ is has the speed, quietness, and headroom needed for high resolution recording, and is designed for ribbons, condensers, and moving coil microphones. AEA's DC-coupled JFET topology delivers all the dynamics, subwoofer bass and fast transients that your ribbons or other mics can capture. The discrete front end and integrated circuit architecture meld the quietness of solid state with an openness reminiscent of tubes.

    Live and location recording is another area where the RPQ shines. Its Low-Energy-Storage (LES) circuitry recovers instantly from overloads, a big advantage with unpredicatable dynamics. In addition, its exceptional No Load input impedance of over 10,000 Ù makes it an ideal active mic splitter. Mic splits can load down changing a mic's sound, but the RPQ is robust enough to handle the most demanding sonic challenges.
    • 80 dB of gain at 1 kHz, balanced-in to balanced-out
    • Noise figure A-weighted