The AEA TRP500 500-Series Ribbon Microphone Preamp leans on the side of neutral but is unlike other clean preamps because of its rich and musical tonality. Optimized for ribbon mics, the TRP500 offers up to 85dB of effortless gain for any microphone.
Based on the circuit and topology of the company’s original AEA TRP preamp, the TRP500 has the low noise, musical sonics, and ultra-high gain and impedance (100,000 Ohms) that AEA is renowned for. The TRP500 excels at drawing out the warmth and lush sound of ribbon mics as well as other top-level microphones. With up to 85 dB of quiet DC-coupled gain, minimal path architecture, and a gentle 115 Hz or 230 Hz high pass filter, this preamp puts as little as possible between you and your audience.
Like all AEA products, the TRP500 is 100 percent handcrafted in Pasadena, California from locally sourced parts. AEA is a family-owned company with a small crew of skilled technicians, many of whom are musicians themselves
AEA TRP500 500-Series Ribbon Microphone Preamp Features
- Single-channel, 500 series format
- 85dB of quiet, DC-coupled JFET gain
- Ultra-high impedance (100,000 Ohms)
- Switchable 115 Hz or 230 Hz high-pass filter
- Switchable phantom power and polarity reverse