"Featuring the same circuit topology and components (where commercially available) as the original transformer-based mic pre designs, and made in England, the Red 1 500 Series Mic Pre offers the same performance as the original Focusrite Red microphone preamplifier in a new, popular format: the 500 Series, or Lunchbox portable modular system. It
Red 1 500 recreates the original Red 1 mic pre, made in England with the original components for that legendary, signature sound.
For the first time, a Focusrite product is available in this popular portable rack format.
The original mic transformer used in the original Red modules helps to provide the unique sound and performance of this groundbreaking design.
An important contributor to the sound, the output transformer also allows Red 1 500 to drive long lines, ideal for remote and mobile applications for which the Lunchbox format was originally intended.
The switched gain structure of the Red 1 500 means accurate setting and recall, and with a solid, super-reliable, gold-plated selector switch you know you'll get repeatable results.
With gain from -6 to +60dB in 6dB steps and a carefully-chosen input impedance, Red 1 500 is perfect for almost any microphone, be it ribbon, dynamic or condenser.
The built-in VU meter helps gain accurate, repeatable results, with calibration to ensure your levels are always spot-on.
Maximum microphone flexibility in the studio or on location.