RPQ2 PREAMP OVERVIEW
- Two channels with 81dB of sweet and quiet JFET gain
- High-frequency CurveShaper™ EQ and low frequency proximity control
- 63k ohm high-impedance circuitry providing better overall transients, frequency response, and higher output sensitivity
- High-resolution, high-impedance front-panel 1/4″ DIs
- Mic/Line mode with Post-Mic and Pre-EQ Inserts for convenient routing options
- Switchable phantom-power and polarity reverse
- Made in the U.S.A.
ENHANCE YOUR RIBBONS
The AEA RPQ2 Ribbon Preamp and EQ provide two channels of high-output, high-impedance, and low-noise gain with a rich and natural sound that brings out the full potential of your microphones.
Specifically designed for ribbon microphones, the RPQ2 excels at drawing out the warmth and lush sound that ribbons are uniquely known for.
A GAIN POWERHOUSE
The RPQ2 is a powerhouse that provides unparalleled high gain with low-noise. With 81db of JFET output, the RPQ2 gives you enough juice to record soft sources without ever having to worry about noise.
The RPQ2 is the tool of choice for all microphones whenever a true and pristine signal path is desired.
LESS NOISE THAN OUTER SPACE
With the RPQ2, you will never consider a source too quiet to record with a ribbon mic ever again. Passive ribbons with low output levels require preamps that supply a high level of output. If the preamp you use doesn’t have enough clean gain, the mic signal may seem too soft or noisy which may be apparent when recording quiet acoustic guitars or strings, especially at a distance or with long cable runs. The RPQ2 eliminates this concern.
LEARN ABOUT THE RPQ2
The AEA RPQ2 Ribbon Preamp provides two channels of high-quality, high-gain, low-noise preamplification that complements the natural tonality of your microphone.
HIGH IMPEDANCE MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE
Your Sound At Your Fingertips
Many mixing and mastering engineers turn to the RPQ2 purely for its post-processing EQ and routing functionality.
Chris Taylor / Grizzly Bear
“The R44 through the RPQ2 is one of my favorite chains lately. It sounds absolutely incredible…”
Gus Borner / Pixar, Marvel, Deadpool
“We used the KU5A on cello spot on Deadpool 2’ orchestra sessions and loved it. Having a supercardioid ribbon like this opens a lot of new possibilities. You can now dig in but still get the characteristic ribbon sound.”
Ben Tolliday / Lord Huron, Hozier
“The N8 has wonderful natural sonic characteristics… a very focused tone that captures acoustic instruments like no other mic I own.”
AEA’S RPQ2 GIVES ME THE HIGH GAIN, HIGH IMPEDANCE TOOL THAT I NEED TO OPEN UP THE SOUND OF MY FAVORITE RIBBON MIC’S WITH THE ADDED BONUS OF LOW NOISE AND EASY TONAL CONTROL. WHETHER RECORDING LARGE STRING SECTIONS FOR TELEVISION OR INTIMATE VOCALS FOR A RECORD, MY RIBBON MIC’S HAVE NEVER SOUNDED BETTER!
James Saéz (Social Distortion,Jerry Lee Lewis, Marcus Miller, Better Call Saul)
“The new RPQ2 seems to have a few dB of extra headroom, which is a great difference to have. All in all, this is a very impressive “straight wire with gain” preamp, with a unique and useful EQ section great for mics of all types. Naturally, it’s amazing on passive ribbons and dynamic mics, and the more you make use of those, the more you need the RPQ2.”
– Paul Vnuk Jr.READ THE FULL REVIEW
Sound on Sound
“With the RPQ2, AEA has improved on what was already an excellent ribbon-mic preamp… I still remember being surprised by how much better my passive ribbon mics sounded when I first started using the TRP instead of conventional preamps, and that holds just as true for the RPQ2.”
– Hugh RobjohnsREAD THE FULL REVIEW
“Two things strike you immediately: the level of transient detail that comes through, and the sense that both microphones never seem to struggle to deliver good, healthy signals.”
– Jon ThorntonREAD THE FULL REVIEW