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Focusrite Red 1 500 Series Mic Preamp

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The Focusrite Red 1 500 Series mic preamp brings legendary Red Series mojo to the popular Lunchbox format. The Red 1 pre became an essential kit in the world's top studios, thanks to its unique signature sound and its ability to perform flawlessly with any microphone. With 66dB of gain, you can use the Red 1 500 Series pre with your condensers, dynamics, and ribbon mics, too. Like the original Red Range, this module is made in England with classic Red circuit topology and components. Put Red in your rack: the Focusrite Red 1 500 Series mic pre.

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About Focusrite Red 1 500 Series Mic Preamp


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


Preamp Type Solid State
Number of Channels 1
Frequency Response 10Hz-140kHz
Phantom Power Yes
Manufacturer Part Number Red1
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