Focusrite - RED 1 500 - Mic Preamp 500 Series Rack Mount

Item # SRSRED1500
| Mfg # RED1500
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The Red 1 500 Series Mic Pre features the same circuitry and components (where available) as the original dual-transformer Red 1993 mic pre, based in turn on Rupert Neve’s 1985 mic pre designs for AIR Studios. Proudly made in England, the Red 1 500 offers the same performance as the original, highly-regarded Focusrite Red microphone preamplifier, bringing the internationally- acclaimed Focusrite Heritage Sound to the popular 500 Series, or “Lunchbox” portable modular system. It’s ideal for mobile/location use as well as in the studio.

Features:

  • Original Red circuit topology and components - Red 1 500 recreates the original Red 1 mic pre, made in England with the original circuitry and components (where commercially available) 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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