- For dynamic and ribbon microphones
- Extremely low-noise Class A JFet amplifier
- 27 dB gain (@3 kOhm load)
- XLR 3-pin female to XLR 3-pin male
- 4 Coordinated JFets
Note: Requires 24 - 48 V phantom power and does NOT transfer phantom power to the microphone.
Home studio and live operation
The FetHead can be used, for example, to plug your mic straight into your audio interface – without having to resort to its on-board preamp to bring the signal to an adequate level – and thus provide noise-free amplification. As previously mentioned, it is also useful for raising the signal level of passive ribbon microphones, and, more generally, for limiting the amount of hiss certain preamps might produce above a certain threshold, by providing a “free” transparent boost. Last but not least, the FetHead also provides an uncomplicated solution in live situations where the microphone preamp that is to be used produces too much noise once a certain gain level is exceeded – a common occurrence for bands and artists who have to adapt to different conditions from one night to the next, mike up quiet instruments, and feed the signal into mixing boards of varying quality.