FetHead is a low-noise, high quality, in-line microphone preamplifier. It provides improved sound for Ribbon and Dynamic microphones.
- Ultra low noise Class A JFet amplifier
- 27dB amplification (@3 KOhm load)
- Double single ended amplifier topology
- 4 matched jFets
- Shielded enclosure
- Z-in 22k
- 18-48 v phantom power
BOOST YOUR RIBBON OR DYNAMIC MICROPHONE
FetHead is a low-noise, high quality, in-line microphone preamplifier. It provides improved sound for Ribbon and Dynamic microphones. The electronics are housed in a robust metal chassis with a balanced 3-pole female XLR input and a balanced 3-pole male XLR output, rugged enough for use at home, in the studio or on tour.
FetHead is available in three versions
Fethead: A regular version for Ribbon and Dynamic microphones
Fethead Phantom: A FetHead for Condenser microphones
Fethead Filter:A FetHead with high-pass filter for Ribbon and Dynamic mic's
Which microphones benefit
In short, we noticed an improvement on all tested microphones. A Shure SM57 for instance, sounds more responsive over a broader frequency range. When mated with a high-end dynamic microphone like a Sennheiser MD441, or Shure SM7 FetHead really shines. Ribbon microphones benefit greatly too because of a much better impedance match, which lessens the load on the microphone, giving it better transient response characteristics. FetHeads high quality, low noise signal amplification also extends the usable range of a ribbon microphone, making it more suitable for recording softer passages.
Protects the microphone
Some ribbon microphones do not tolerate phantom power, FetHead's circuit uses Phantom power but shields it from its input (and the microphone's output), as a result it offers effective protection to the microphone.
How it works
Attach FetHead on to a balanced microphone cable and plug it straigt into the microphone, no extra cables are required. Switch on phantom power and enjoy clean gain!