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Focusrite Red 1 500 Series Microphone Preamp

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The Focusrite Red 1 500 Series Microphone Preamp offers a compact interface to digital recording systems or for location recordings as well as convenient access in any control room, with a custom-wound Lundahl LL1538 input transformer, just as in the original.

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The Focusrite Red is something of a legend among audio engineers, delivering Focusrite's trademark clarity and presence with the colouration of vintage British consoles. This 500 series module condenses that into a petite package for your Lunchbox.

The output stage of the Red 1 500, with its custom Carnhill transformer, will easily drive long cable runs without loss of quality – ideal for remote recordings. Mic gain is switched (with a Grayhill gold-plated military-grade switch) in 6dB steps from -6 to +60dB, for accurate, precise channel matching and recall.

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The Red 1 500 is a perfect reincarnation of the original Red 1 preamp design, and it translates well into the Lunchbox format.

Focusrite Red 1 500 Series Microphone Preamp Key Features:

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