Fredenstein Bento 2 500-Series Rack  From Fredenstein

The Bento 2 has internal signal routing, compressor buss linking, and accommodates 2 500 series units, all within a single rack space!

Fredenstein Professional Audio

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Manufacturer's Description from Fredenstein

The Fredenstein Bento 2 is a high performance two module carrier for Fredenstein Series 600 modules or API-500 compatible plug-in cards. The unit can accept a maximum of 2 modules. The Bento 2 features several important upgrades compared with third party products:

Universal power supply: Mains voltages range from 90V AC to 240V AC, 50 to 60 Hz.

Increased output currents: +/-16V DC 0.9A and +48V DC 0.033A

Additional TRS inputs and outputs, parallel to the XLR connectors.

Built-in Audio Routing: Slot 1 can be daisy-chained to slot 2 by simply flipping a switch on the back-panel.

Compressor buss linking: Compressor modules can be linked by engaging a switch on the back-panel as well.

Secondary power-switch and voltage indicators are on the front-panel.

Fredenstein Professional Audio

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

Input Voltage: 90V AC to 240V AC, 50 to 60 Hz

Output Voltages: +16V DC 0.9A, -16V DC 0.9A, +48V DC 0.033A

Power Consumption: max 35W

Dimension (LxHxD): 480mm x 50mm x 190mm

Weight: 2.0kg(NW)

 

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