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Tritonaudio FetHead - Studio Preamplifier

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Your Fethead Phantom will latch straight onto any XLR equipped microphone, or anywhere else in the signal path between microphone and preamp/mixer.The electronics are housed in a robust metal chassis with a balanced female XLR input and a balanced male XLR output, rugged enough for use at home, in the studio or on tour.

Ultimately, I omitted them because they are not quite as popular or are much of the same. The only exception to this is the Royer dBooster, which is a pricey but top-shelf unit. That said, it’s safe to say assume we’ve covered every mic booster worth contemplating in 2021. This has been our head to head for the two most popular products in the mic activation market. As you can tell, there are pros and cons to both devices. If you can handle a little extra noise in your recordings then the FetHead is the obvious choice, with its ultra-transparent high gain signal boost. If you are less concerned about coloration and are looking for a product that can prescribe gain based on what your mic needs, then the CL-1 is the activator for you. Although the Cloudlifter CL-1 is a great product, there are other options to consider. Whether you’re looking for a solution at a lower price point, require more gain than a Cloudlifter provides or you need some additional features, hopefully this roundup has given you some ideas and helped you to decide which one is best for your needs.Because Cloudlifters offer a drastic, almost night-and-day difference with a certain type of passive mic, many audio professionals swear by them.

Triton Audio has created a powerful little device it’s FetHead (and FetHead Phantom for condenser microphones) that allows an artist of any budget to reach their fullest potential. Whichever way you configure the cables and preamp, turn on your Phantom Power, whether a full 48V or even down to 18V, and get ready for a magic bullet that will make your interface or low-gain preamp sound much better. Not to worry for all of you old RCA ribbon owners. The FetHead doesn't pass the phantom power along the lines to the mics. It only utilizes the power for the preamp built into the FetHeads enclosure. There are other versions that do allow the phantom to pass through, but this one is the safe bet for vintage ribbons. I used the FetHead with a couple of MXL ribbon mics with great results whether running on my old Presonus Firepod preamps, or my M-Audio DMP3, or my Focusrite pres, or my ART pres. Anything that I used the Triton Audio FetHead on got a turbo boost of gain. Fin da quando ho iniziato a utilizzare l'SM7B, mi sono reso conto che aveva bisogno di un po' di "aiuto" per raggiungere il livello di uscita desiderato. Il FetHead è stato la soluzione perfetta per questo problema. Si tratta di un preamplificatore a transistor a stato solido che si collega direttamente al tuo microfono XLR e fornisce un notevole aumento di guadagno senza introdurre rumore o distorsioni indesiderate.I highly recommend the FetHead for use with any mic and preamp combination that calls for the extra boost. It's dead simple, has no options to mess up, and just works. The included graph shows that sound passes through with very little change. I could barely notice a slight upper frequency lift in some sounds as I used the FetHead, but this could have been due to the preamps being pushed and not responding well before using the FetHead. This change of mind return policy is in addition to, and does not affect your rights under the Australian Consumer Law including any rights you may have in respect of faulty items. In case you are still unsure of just what is on offer with each product, we have compiled the most important specs into two convenient lists for you to come to compare further. The Triton Audio FetHead is an economical, portable, and easy to use alternative to a Cloudlifter. It does exactly as advertised, and it does that as well, if not better, than the competition at a significantly lower price point. I highly recommend it to anyone who doesn’t want to pay extra for bells and whistles and just needs to cleanly boost their mic signal. FetHead offers a strong signal without the needing to crank your preamp. In your search for solutions to passive ribbon or dynamic mics, you’ll likely come across many articles recommending preamps. These are honorable mentions, however, they are often too expensive for many newcomers to the music industry.

Cuando es necesario? Cuando los preamplificadores de tu grabador no sean todo lo silenciosos que debieran de ser (las grabadoras portátiles a veces adolecen de este problema). Para que funcione, necesitas activar la alimentación Phantom en tu grabadora, si no... no funcionará. As popular as they are though, alternatives do exist, some of which are more friendly on the wallet and others which have additional features. In this roundup, we’ll explore the different options available and detail the pros and cons of each.This change of mind return policy is in addition to, and does not affect your rights under the Australian Consumer Law including any rights you may have in respect of faulty items. To return faulty items see our Returning Faulty Items policy. As for the amount of the boost that the FetHead gives you, it’s specified as being 27 dB by Triton. This varies by load impedance, however, so you may find that you get a higher or lower boost depending on your connections.

Typical EINs on audio interfaces, mixers, etc., are in the range of -120 dBu to -129 dBu, so the FetHead is at the lowest end of the typical EIN range. This means that it provides a very clean signal boost. If the existing preamps on your connected device are very low noise, such as with expensive audio interfaces that include high-end preamps, then turning up the gain may not result in a signal that’s too noisy. You may not need to use a FetHead in this case. in case anyone is interested: since I couldn't really find a good comparison between the two FetHead Versions, I made one myself. The FetHead requires phantom power, so it works using balanced XLR connections, and you can’t use it with a USB-only mic.

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McBoost provides 26 dB of ‘variable clean gain’, which means it has a rotary knob on the front panel to set the level of gain between 100%, 50%, or variable. The circuit and electrical isolation ensure that it does not add any noise or tone color i.e. transparent operation.

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