Focusrite Red 1 500-Series Mic Preamp
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Focusrite has announced the return of the legendary Red Series mic preamp with the introduction of the Red 1 500 Series Mic Pre, perfect for bringing the signature sound of the original Focusrite Red range into the modern studio.Since its introduction in 1992, the Red mic preamps rapidly became a favorite in major studios around the world, with their unique signature sound and ability to perform faultlessly on a wide range of instruments with almost any microphone.
Featuring the same circuit topology and components, the Red 1 500 Series Mic Pre offers the breathtaking performance of the original Focusrite Red microphone preamplifier in the popular 500-series format, made with a Lundahl LL1538 input transformer and a custom Carnhill output transformer, just as in the original design. It’s even got the signature red anodized aluminium front panel, a focal point fixture in studios around the globe.
The Red 1 500 comes features switchable polarity, phantom power and an easy-to-read illuminated VU meter, making it the perfect preamp choice for a 500-series rack in the studio or on location. Its stepped gain structure (with a Grayhill gold-plated military-grade switch) in 6dB steps from -6 to +60dB, provides accurate, precise channel matching and recall. The output stage of the Red 1 500 Series Mic Pre will easily drive long cable runs without significant loss of quality, making it ideal for remote recordings.
Focusrite's unique preamp circuit design provides superb common-mode rejection, excellent overload margin and, with its shared gain structure (20dB from the transformer and up to 40dB from the amplifier), a very low noise floor combined with the signature extra-wide bandwidth (10Hz to 140kHz). This exceptional level of performance is maintained over a wide range of impedances applied to the input, making the Red 1 500 Series Mic Pre perform flawlessly with almost any microphone: ribbon, dynamic or condenser.
- Original Red circuit and components
- Custom Lundahl LL1538 Input & Carnhill Output Transformers
- 500-Series “Lunchbox” format
- Grayhill gold-plated military-grade gain switch
- Like original Red series it is designed and made in England
- -6 to +60dB gain in 6dB steps
- Backlit VU meter with switchable calibration
- Polarity switching and +48V phantom power
Things You Will Get:
RED 1 500 unit
|Gain||-6 to +60dB gain in 6dB steps|
|Analog Inputs Number||1|
|Dimensions||1.5 x 5.48 x 6.7 inches (WxHxD)|