Fredenstein V.A.S. MicPre

1-Channel microphone preamplifier

  • Characterful vintage sound
  • Discretely constructed OPA2 operational amplifier
  • American output transformer
  • +48 V Phantom power
  • Switchable phase reversal
  • -20 dB pad
  • Low Cut
  • Switchable input impedance, 1500 ohm to 300 ohm (LZ)
  • LED meter
  • XLR microphone input
  • Hi-Z instrument input for guitar / bass on the front side
  • Line output: 6.3 mm XLR and jack
  • Insert: 6.3 mm jack
  • Headphone: 6.3 mm jack
  • Integrated power supply
  • Power switch on the back
  • Desktop format
  • Design: 9.5" / 1U

Further information

Channels 1
Number of microphone inputs 1
Instrument input Yes
Tubes No
Compressor/Limiter No
Equalizer No
De-Esser No
Phantom power Yes
Phase Reverse Yes
External effect loops Yes
Analogue Outputs XLR, jack
Digitale Outputs None
Headphone connection Yes
Level Meter Yes

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AndyNuca, 16.02.2018
The Fredenstein V.A.S. is a open transparent tool with a nice body, a toneprint of the discrete OP-AMP driving a good transformer. On vocals it shines, used with SM-7B sounds amazing, full, open, rounded. I use it with a T-Bone SCT-140 on acoustic instruments, snare sometimes, all with great results. Excelent design, wide array of options, Power Supply PSU inside, XLR and JACK ins and outs, headphone amp to check sound when positioning the mics. I give it a 5 star. Hutch Hutchinson (ex chief designer at Manley Labs) and the team did a great job. Did I mention the price?
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Joe die Brieftasche, 25.07.2017
I've become very careful with micro-amplifiers in the budget area. Thomann has taken back some orders from me without complaint; Thanks again for the angels' sake! After a long search, my main Pre became a Great River, which I will never give back.

For the second channel, mostly acoustic guitar recordings, I could not spend so much again, so therefore the Fredenstein.

Result: I am thrilled!
The VAS values ??the sound clearly, compared to the microphone directly in the audio interface. The recording sits "more grippy" in the mix and sounds pleasant, less "stressful". The rather small differences in the sound and the slightly larger reductions in the material quality of the housing and the user interface compared to the Great River are gladly accepted at this price - which is only too fair.

Conclusion: You can make with this more than cheap Pre already really great shots! The effort and care in microplating is much more important than the small limitations that one necessarily has in such a favorable device.

That the front plate looks a bit, as if colored coloring children designed them, does not bother me at all. GREAT DEVICE!

PS: Contrary to another review here I would not compare the VAS with the Golden Age Project. The Pre-73 DLX Plus was one of the candidates I've had to go back. He was good but not very good. The Fredenstein I would audibly settle. But everyone has to find the right thing for himself.
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