Red 1 500 Series Mic Preamp

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"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
  • Original Red circuit topology and components
    Red 1 500 recreates the original Red 1 mic pre, made in England with the original components for that legendary, signature sound.

  • Red 1 500 Series Lunchbox format
    For the first time, a Focusrite product is available in this popular portable rack format.

  • Red 1 500 series mic pre Lundahl LL1538 Input Transformer
    The original mic transformer used in the original Red modules helps to provide the unique sound and performance of this groundbreaking design.

  • Carnhill custom output transformer
    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.

  • Grayhill gold-plated mil-grade gain switch
    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.

  • Suitable for virtually any microphone..
    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.

  • Backlit VU meter with switchable calibration
    The built-in VU meter helps gain accurate, repeatable results, with calibration to ensure your levels are always spot-on.

  • Polarity invert and +48V phantom power
    Maximum microphone flexibility in the studio or on location.
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