AEA TRP/R92 Ribbon Mic Survival Kit Special Offer
RMSK Includes - R92 Studio Large Ribbon Microphone with TRP Ribbon Preamp and custom AEA flight case!
Experience the unrivaled quality of AEA mics and the TRP preamp with this great Ready-to-Go package!
Package comes complete with AEA's TEC Awards nominated TRP ribbon preamp, an AEA R92 Big Ribbon mic, plus $260 of free gear: a SMT-2 Stereo Mic Template for easy stereo recording, a posilock angle positioner, and a custom AEA case with room for a second mic.
The AEA TRP/R92 Ribbon Microphone Survival Kit (RMSK) is this year's most complete package for your new or existing customers. Experience the unparalleled quality of AEA ribbon mics with this Ready-to-Go package. The RMSK comes complete with AEA's TEC Awards nominated TRP ribbon preamp, and either an AEA R92 Big Ribbon mic, plus $260 of free gear: a SMT-2 Stereo Mic Template for easy stereo recording, and a custom AEA case with room for a second mic. Space for a second mic lets you sell the Ribbon Mic Survival Kit to both existing AEA owners as an expansion pack, or to new users as a great starter set.
The AEA TRP/R92 Ribbon Microphone Survival Kit Includes :
* AEA TRP Ribbon Mic Pre Amp
* AEA R92 Ribbon Mic
* Free AEA SMT-2 with R84 adapters (Stereo Microphone Template)
* Free Posilock angle positioner
* Free Custom AEA Case with room for two mics
The AEA R92 :
AEA has designed the R92 to have slightly different tones on the front and rear pickup lobes of the microphone. The front lobe of the R92 is the "crisp" side, offering exceptionally clean and realistic high end detail. The rear lobe is the "smooth" side, which has a bit of classic ribbon high end rolloff that can help to handle harsh transients in a very refined and flattering way. Just like its bigger brothers in AEA's LRG™ microphone series, the bass reproduction of the R92 is very solid and extended to the lowest audible bass frequencies.
The R92 is designed with an integral elastic shock mount, featuring a unique mounting system that allows excellent flexibility of mic positioning. The mic ships with a two meter cable and a durable plastic carrying case.
The AEA R92 Features :
* Native-mode single-diaphragm figure-eight
* Wide-band response from 20Hz to 20KHz
* High null-axis rejection
* Handles 135dB SPL above 1 kHz
* Solid bass and extended treble response
* Fast, accurate transient reproduction
* Low self noise
* Excellent off-axis frequency response
Fourth in the family of AEA’s line of Big RibbonTM microphones, the AEA R92 was optimized spe-cifically for close work. With excellent wind-blast protection, the R92 is ideal for guitar, vocals, horns, percussion and strings at distances up to 3 inches. Over the past few years, AEA’s acclaimed R84 ribbon microphone has become a new studio standard. Now AEA has again expanded the sonic possibilities of ribbon mics with the R92 Ribbon Microphone. Further reductions in the bass proximity effect and excellent wind blast protection make it suitable for close micing (3-12 inches) of guitar amps, vocals, percussion, and more. In addition, the smooth high frequency response of the R88 transducer has been further extended in the R92, making the R92 a unique voice in the world of ribbon mics. AEA has designed the R92 to have different tones on the front and rear pickup lobes of the microphone. The front lobe of the R92 is the "crisp" side, offering exceptionally clean and realistic high end detail. The rear lobe is the "smooth" side, which has a bit of classic ribbon high end rolloff that can help to handle harsh transients in a very refined and flattering way. Just like its bigger brothers in AEA’s Big RibbonTM microphone series, the bass reproduction of the R92 is very solid and extended to the lowest audible bass frequencies. The R92 is designed with an integral elastic shock mount, featuring a unique mounting system that allows excellent flexibility of mic positioning. The mic ships with a two meter cable and a durable plastic carrying case.
The AEA TRP :
The AEA Ribbon Mic Preamplifier is an ultra high-gain and impedance, minimal-path FET mic pre designed by Fred Forssell. This low-noise two-channel preamp is for ribbon, moving coil, and tube microphones that do not use or want phantom power. This allows for improvements in minimal path circuitry and also rids the unit of phantom-power blocking capacitors. Zener diodes on the input protect the input stage if external phantom power is applied.
First stage gain is set from +6 to +63 dB by a 12 position Grayhill switch. Another 20dB of gain is available after the output level potentiometer. Polarity reversal and high pass switches on the two channels are complimented by operating and overload LED metering.
AEA TRP Features :
* Switched Gain and Continuous Level Controls
* Phase reverse and high-pass switches
* Anodized gray and black matte finished aluminum
* Laser engraved legends and single line schematic
* External power supply for minimum noise
Have you ever wondered if you were using the right preamp for your ribbon mics? That perhaps the mic pre you were using wasn’t able to pass along as much of signal it was receiving from the microphone as possible? Like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole, you can make it fit—but only by changing the shape of the peg into something, well, more circular.
Most preamps are typically geared towards the needs of condenser mics. But if you’re micing with a ribbon, you’re probably doing it because you want to hear the smooth, open tone that a ribbon gives you. However, if you’re using a mic pre designed for condensers, you might be trying to fit a ribbon-shaped sound through a condenser-shaped hole, and throwing away much of the ribbon’s tone in the process. In fact, you may have never heard everything your ribbon mics are capable of.
The AEA TRP is the first mic preamp designed specifically to fit the needs of a ribbon mic. First, the JFET discrete front end provides 83dB of gain. We made that gain as quiet as physically possible, so we left out the phantom power circuitry and gave it an external power supply. The TRP’s 300 kHz of bandwidth makes it well-equipped to handle fast transients and the Low-Energy-Storage (LES)TM circuit topology allows it to recover instantly from overloads, providing you with everything you need for 192 kHz high-resolution recordings.
The AEA TRP is optimized for ribbon, moving coil, and tube mics that don’t need phantom power. It allows you to hear more of what you want to hear and less of absolutely everything else. After all, if you own ribbon mics, don’t you want to be able to really use them?
AEA R92 Specifications :
Operating Principle Velocity/Ribbon microphone
Polar Pattern Native bidirectional (figure-eight)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 18 kHz (+/- 3 dB)
Maximum SPL 165 + dB SPL above 1 kHz for 1% third harmonic
Output Sensitivity -55 dBv/Pa
Output Impedance 270 ohms nominal
Recommended Load 1.2 K ohm or greater
Powering Not required or recommended
Polarity Pin 2 high for positive pressure on front of microphone
Connector XLR-3M wired to a 2 meter captive cable
Transducer element Ribbon Thickness: 1.8 microns ( .0000018 meter ) of pure aluminum
Ribbon Width: 4.7 mm
Ribbon Length: 59.7 mm
AEA TRP Specifications :
Gain >83 dB at 1 kHz, balanced in to balanced out
EIN (weighted noise figure) -130 dBu, 150 Ω input
THD at 1 kHz 0.005% with 22 Hz to 22 kHz bandwidth
Frequency response down 3 dB at 6 Hz and 300 kHz
Balanced mic input impedance >30,000 Ω
Balanced outputs clip level above +28 dBu, 100k load
Positive polarity pin 2 on XLRs, tip on ¼ “ stereo jacks
Unbalanced XLR output load reduces max level by ~6 dB
Unbalanced ¼” TRS outputs clip level above +22 dBu, 100k load
Microphone input electronics DC coupled
Mic inputs protection zener protected from external P48 DC / shut off while external DC is present
Level Meter :
* Green LED snaps on at ~ - 5 dBu
* Yellow LED is variable brightness from ~ 0 to +20 dBu
* Red LED snaps on at ~ +20 dBu
High-pass filter 12 dB per octave and -3 dB at 100 Hz
Power supply provides two 17.25 VAC outputs
Phantom Power None
Gain switch 12 position Grayhill series 71
Output level control detents at 12 noon
Polarity invert & high-pass pushbutton switches
power supply (P.S.) External for minimum noise
P.S. input & output cords 6 feet long each
115 VAC P.S. uses male grounded Edison power plug
230 VAC P.S. uses male recessed IEC power plug
Chassis P.S. input female 7-pin circular DIN jack
Power-on indication front panel LED
Chassis aluminum with rugged extruded endcaps
Size half-rack wide, rack unit high 8.5” x 8.5” x 1.7” (36.7 cm wide & deep, by 4.3 high)
Weight chassis: 2 pounds, P.S.: 1.5 pounds (0.9 Kg, P.S.: 0.7 kg)
Finish tough, textured, black & gray powder coat
* Options: Dual TRP steel 1 RU rackshelf mounting