Designed in collaboration with lauded audio designer Fred Forssell, the AEA TRP500 packs the company’s TRP preamp into a convenient 500 series module. It delivers 85dB of quiet, DC-coupled JFET gain, with an ultra-high impedance of 100k ohms. Simply put, the TRP500 captures the full, vibrant resolution of your low-output microphones without adding noise to your mix. This mic pre also packs a switchable highpass filter, switchable phantom power, and polarity reverse. Be sure to watch until the end for some words from AEA R&D/mechanical engineer Joey Krieger as well as Wes Dooley, offering a deeper look at the thought process behind the TRP500.