Fredenstein Artistic MIC-PRE 500-Series Preamp  From Fredenstein

The absolute best value in 500 series preamps! Featuring precise LED metering and impedance switching.

Fredenstein Professional Audio

$220.00

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Manufacturer's Description from Fredenstein

A 100 KOhms high impedance direct input is located on the front-panel, it accepts balanced and unbalanced signals, the rear microphone input is automatically disconnected when a plug is inserted in the DI connector.
The features include a maximum gain of 65 dB, a 20 dB Pad, switchable polarity, selectable input impedance, and Phantom-Power support. Our new eight LED Peak-Meter with a 50 dB range gives the user a precise reading of the operating conditions. As all Fredenstein products, the Artistic Pre is designed by a German-American team and manufactured in Taiwan.
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About Manufacturer

Think about what is sonically missing in today's audio equipment and how you could achieve better results in recording and mastering? Now, many go back to well proven classic pieces of audio gear to fight the shortcomings of digital recording. Could that be the ultimate solution? Did the improvements in technology during the last 50 years really don't apply to recording? Using technologies from vacuum tubes to Digital Signal Processors, often in the same product, Fredenstein products combine the strength of each technology and avoiding their weaknesses. In addition we strongly believe in Zero-Negative-Feedback, negative feedback is a technique to make amplifiers more linear, but at the same time making them sounding harsh. This is one of the reasons modern equipment sounds so similar. Omitting negative feedback and using an internally and externally balanced designs which are very linear by design will yield a natural sound on a different level, warm, not dull or muffled, instead with a rich silky top-end and an impulse response will simply blow you away. Don't get us wrong, we are not talking about 「esoteric designs」, we believe very strongly in a scientific engineering approach.

 

We also provide pieces of long neglected equipment like precision analog meters. Even if you are working mostly inside the 「box」, metering your analog signal before it hits your converters is still very important and a great foundation for good recording. Fredenstein's state-of-the-art audio technology will help you throughout your chain to achieve truly outstanding results.

In addition, Fredenstein believes recording engineers deserve to have a more user friendly, more convenient and efficient pieces of equipment making the studio life easier and generate a more comfortable working environment. By minimizing the number of buttons and switches without sacrificing the functionality we deploy a clean user interface allowing you to get instantaneously familiar with the products.

Fredenstein Professional Audio Products are designed for audio professional in recording and broadcast studios as well as independent engineers and producers in their own facilities.

Fredenstein is focused to make a difference in Professional Audio. You can expect superior sound and high-end built quality from each of our products

Specifications

Frequency Response : 20 Hz – 20,000 Hz, +/- 1 dB
 
Distortion : < 0.02% at +4 dBu output level
 
Input Noise : < -127 dB
 
Input Impedance : > 1500 Ohms or 300 Ohms selectable
 
DI Impedance : > 100 KOhms
 
Max. Input Level : + 24 dBu, Pad activated
 
Output Impedance : 600 Ohms 
 
Max. Output Level : + 26 dBu
 
Input Attenuator : - 20 dB (switchable)

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Artistic Mic Pre Manual