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Focusrite Red 1
500-Series Preamp MPN: MOFS0001

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With the same circuit topology and components as the original design, the Focusrite Red 1 500-series preamp sounds just as impressive

  • 500-series Microphone Preamp Module
  • Same circuit topology and components as the original red
  • Custom Carnhill output transformer
  • Traditional wide bandwidth of the original Red series
  • The Red 1 500 is suitable for almost any microphone – ribbon, dynamic or condenser

Featuring the same components and circuit topology as the original transformer-based mic pre designs, the Focusrite Red 1 500 Series Mic Pre offers the same performance as the original Red microphone preamplifier in a 500 Series, or “Lunchbox” module.

The unique Focusrite mic amp topology of the Red 1 500 module provides superb common mode rejection, excellent overload margin and, with its shared gain structure, (14dB from the transformer and up to 46dB from the amplifier) a very low noise floor, combined with the traditional wide bandwidth of the original Red series (10Hz to 140kHz).

This impressive level of performance is maintained over a wide range of impedances applied to the input, making the Focusrite Red 1 500 module suitable for almost any microphone – ribbon, dynamic or condenser.

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    • Up to 60dB of gain at the input section
    • Output trim -27dB to +12dB (occurs pre-output transformer to preserve output transformer secondary impedance)
    • 12dB / octave High-Pass: 80Hz or 200Hz corner frequency
    • High-Shelf boost: + 3dB at 4kHz or 7kHz corner frequency
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    • Variable Attack Times. 20 microseconds to 800 microseconds
    • Variable Release Times. 50 milliseconds to 1.1 seconds
    • 3 Step Switched High Pass Sidechain Filter. Off, 100Hz, 200Hz
    • 3 Step Switched Ratio 4:1, 12:1, 100:1 (all in)
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    • Transformers Balanced Outputs
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    From the inventors of the lunchbox, comes the lunchbox. The original API 500-6B lunchbox rack for your 500-series modules

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  • 1 year warranty
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