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The high-pass filter may sound rather humdrum, but it's an essential feature on a ribbon mic preamp: all ribbon mics exhibit proximity effect, and this gives you a means of controlling it before signal capture. Fundamentally, the RPQ500 is identical to the original rack-mounted two-channel RPQ preamp. The frequency response of a passive ribbon mic tends to drop off rather earlier than that of, say, a condenser, but there's still information there if you have the tools to bring it out. When Hugh Robjohns reviewed the original RPQ, he concluded that "this design just seems to extract the very best from ribbon mics of all kinds, and other dynamic mics too, but it also provides a sublime precision and neutrality for all microphone sources.” His only caveat, albeit slight, was the price — to obtain this quality of preamp, you had to buy the two-channel RPQ. 0000437787 00000 n 0000015213 00000 n The RPQ500 changes that. I agree wholeheartedly with his verdict on the quality, but you can now buy a single channel for rather less. 0000035846 00000 n 0000013533 00000 n G���'�o�T оi�X��@�!i�h[��Xbv��C���Je�s�1@%]~���efvC�Ex��]�5�+�Ba!�tx�n�.9w���4�Ju���R��(M��8K���*�~��p�S��;,+�X5ZK��jER�X��p 0000002643 00000 n 0000787501 00000 n The AEA RPQ500 module, designed after the successful RPQ preamp, provides the same ultra-clean, high-gain signal path that has earned AEA preamps their great reputation, but in a 500 series package. 0000023445 00000 n 0000008069 00000 n 0000026005 00000 n 0000028155 00000 n You'll probably have noticed that the product being reviewed here is not actually the RPQ, but rather the RPQ500 module. 0000018424 00000 n Don't really need to use my Cloudlifter with it to get sufficient gain with low noise. 0000824955 00000 n 0000028351 00000 n 0000011756 00000 n 0000789663 00000 n 0000026613 00000 n This 500 Series module provides 81dB of clean gain for ribbon mics, while a variable low-cut filter tames proximity effect. This is, of course, a spin-off from the original RPQ intended for use in the API 500-series racks. If you have an API 500-series rack and a collection of passive ribbon mics you'd like to get the best from, an AEA RPQ500 is close to being a no-brainer purchase — and more than one is something well worth considering. 0000440440 00000 n 0000788987 00000 n 0000015891 00000 n 0000002796 00000 n 0000427421 00000 n 0000011859 00000 n 0000427628 00000 n 0000024583 00000 n The overall sound is very natural and open, and the RPQ500 is respectably quiet in operation. 0000005327 00000 n All contents copyright © SOS Publications Group and/or its licensors, 1985-2020. Win! IT'S OH SO QUIET With the RPQ500, you will never consider a source too quiet to record with a ribbon mic ever again. 0000023468 00000 n You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address. 0000003542 00000 n 0000789121 00000 n 0000014451 00000 n 0000029657 00000 n The contents of this article are subject to worldwide copyright protection and reproduction in whole or part, whether mechanical or electronic, is expressly forbidden without the prior written consent of the Publishers. 0000790067 00000 n 0000434900 00000 n 0000785517 00000 n 0000030072 00000 n �{>�3Ҡ�{��"����ͣ_g������,��Z0�?�����FeVyOC��P��j! JFET circuit topology provides all the dynamics, subwoofer bass, and fast transients that your microphones can record. 0000774096 00000 n Audio Engineering Associates — better known to most simply as AEA — have built a reputation for making some of the best ribbon mics out there, but their product range doesn't end there, and we've reviewed some fine mic preamps from them, the TRP (/sos/apr07/articles/aear92.htm) and, more recently, the RPQ (/sos/nov09/articles/aearpq.htm). AEA knows ribbon mics, so I did some research and went with the RPQ500. Features low and high frequency controls as well as standard gain adjustment. Advice on ceiling-suspended microphone arrays. One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back! 0000026460 00000 n 0000029634 00000 n PreSonus StudioLive 32SC Series III Mixing Console, Roger Mayer 500 Series: 68MP, 58LM, 456HD. In this review, I'll cover the RPQ500, the single-channel, 500-series module, which shares the same circuit design and features as the original RPQ, including 10 k ohm input impedance, 81 dB of clean gain, switchable mic/line inputs, the unique CurveShaper semi-parametric high-frequency boost, and a variable-frequency high-pass filter. 0000026644 00000 n 0000437952 00000 n 0000022226 00000 n 0000009684 00000 n ��L��&)�n:̫S� eZ�\.������ 0000787365 00000 n 0000427266 00000 n 0000437873 00000 n The amplifier provides 81 dB of gain while the CurveShaper™ circuit provides high pass and high boost equalization. 0000005851 00000 n 0000003564 00000 n 0000017294 00000 n I agree wholeheartedly with his verdict on the quality, but you can now buy a single channel for rather less. 0000006679 00000 n If you have an API 500-series rack and a collection of passive ribbon mics you'd like to get the best from, an AEA RPQ500 is close to being a no-brainer purchase — and more than one is something well worth considering. 0000017397 00000 n 0000012941 00000 n 0000788041 00000 n What do you mean by 'subsonic components'? 0000013625 00000 n REVIEW The first job for the RPQ500 after slotting it into a suitable chassis, was to handle preamp duties for AEA’s terrific KU4 cardioid ribbon microphone (ResolutionV10.3). 0000008914 00000 n The curve-shaper is a high-frequency parametric bell filter, which was created to enable you to draw the top end of a signal up. 0000016016 00000 n Both preamps were designed primarily to get the best from passive ribbon mics, and thus offer a more than generous amount of clean gain (83dB in the TRP, and 80dB in the RPQ), but of course they're more than capable when used with pretty much any other professional mic. 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