This Bundle Includes:
- Fredenstein MicPre - 500-Series Mic Preamps
- Fredenstein Artistic EQ - 500-Series Equalizer
- 2-XLR Cables
The Artistic Pre features top of the line performance at a very affordable price. Key component to achieve this performance level is our new OPA2 discrete audio operational amplifier. It is not a copy of an older design, but a completely new Fredenstein circuitry manufactured in SMT technology. Matched and integrated dual input transistors guarantee vastly improved specifications compared to older designs. The OPA2, following the tradition of well known manufactures, is socketed and easily exchanged and uses industry standard pin-outs. Another very important sound shaping component is the American-made steel-core output transformer, with a smooth vintage sound without being dark or just “mid-rangy”. A 100 KOhms direct input is on the front-panel, it accepts balanced and unbalanced signals, and the rear mic. input automatically disconnects when a plug is inserted in the DI. Features include a max gain of 65 dB, a 20 dB Pad, switchable polarity, selectable input impedance, and Phantom-Power support, our new eight LED Peak-Meter with a 50 dB range for precise reading. As all Fredenstein products, the Artistic Pre is designed by a German-American team and manufactured in Taiwan.
The Fredenstein Artistic EQ, a three band equalizer for 500 series racks, provides best-in-class audio performance and flexibility. Open sounding, easy to use, and with our Color technology; the Artistic EQ can handle any program material in live and studio applications.
The centerpiece of the Artististic EQ is the OPA2 discrete audio operational amplifier. As all Fredenstein products, it is not a copy of an older design, but a proprietary design manufactured in SMT technology. Matched and integrated dual input transistors guarantee vastly improved specifications compared to older designs. The OPA2, following the tradition of well known manufactures, is socketed and can be exchanged without tools.
The sound is further defined by the American-made steel-core output transformer, which is known for its smooth vintage sound without being dark or just “mid-rangy”. The low and high frequency filters can be switched between Bell or Shelf . The gain range for each filter is +- 14 dB. To facilitate sound comparisons, a true “hard” bypass is available when EQ IN is not engaged.
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