The AEA RPQ3 Ribbon Preamp and EQ, featuring the latest 3rd generation circuit design, stands as a testament to AEA’s commitment to innovation. This preamp and EQ combination is crafted to optimize the performance of your microphones, offering two channels of high-output, high-impedance, and low-noise gain along with a unique EQ architecture.

Key Features

  • 3rd Generation Circuit Design: The RPQ3 showcases AEA’s newest 3rd generation circuit design, incorporating the latest advancements for enhanced performance and sonic excellence.
  • Dual Channels of High-Output Gain: With two channels of high-output gain, the RPQ3 ensures that your microphones receive ample signal strength without introducing unwanted noise.
  • High-Impedance Input: The high-impedance input of the RPQ3 is tailored to complement ribbon microphones, providing the ideal interface for capturing the nuanced warmth and character of ribbon transducers.
  • Low-Noise Operation: Operating with low noise is paramount for preserving the integrity of your microphone signals. The RPQ3 excels in maintaining a clean and noise-free signal path.
  • Unique EQ Architecture: The RPQ3 features a unique EQ architecture designed to enhance the tonal characteristics of your microphones. This EQ capability allows you to shape the sound according to your preferences and the requirements of your recording.
  • Optimized for Microphone Performance: Specifically designed for ribbon microphones, the RPQ3 excels at drawing out the warmth and lush sound that ribbons are uniquely known for. It ensures that your microphones can deliver their full potential, capturing the subtle nuances and details of the source.
  • Powerhouse Performance: The RPQ3 is a powerhouse that provides unparalleled high gain with low-noise, boasting 85dB of JFET output. This ensures you have sufficient gain even when recording soft sources, eliminating concerns about signal strength and noise.
  • Pristine Signal Path: The RPQ3 is the tool of choice for all microphones whenever a true and pristine signal path is desired. The 3rd generation circuitry is AEA’s cleanest and most musical design yet.
  • Versatile Applications: With its advanced features, the RPQ3 is suitable for a wide range of applications, making it an ideal choice for recording studios, live sound environments, and any scenario where high-quality microphone preamplification is crucial.
  • Eliminating Source Concerns: Never consider a source too quiet to record with a ribbon mic again. The RPQ3 addresses the challenges of recording passive ribbons with low output levels, ensuring a high level of clean gain for optimal performance.