Fredenstein Artistic Mic Preamp

1-channel microphone pre-amplifier, 500-module

  • Completely discretely constructed operational amplifier OPA2
  • High quality American output transformer
  • High impedance instrument input
  • Input impedance selectable from 1500 Ohm to 300 Ohm
  • + 48V phantom power can be switched
  • -20 dB pad
  • Gain control 15 dB to 65 dB
  • LED level indicator
  • POL switch
  • Power consumption: +/- 16V, +/- 50 mA
  • Construction: 500 module

Further Information

Pre-Amp Yes
48 V Phantom power Yes
compressor No
limiter No
equalizer No
De-Esser No
other processors No
Rack/Frame No
supplies No

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Decent pre-amp, but there are better for the price
Just a customer, 19.08.2019
Out of the case, this preamp is well constructed and fits the fredenstein bento 6 rack I have perfectly. So far, so good.

I tested with a couple of mics and compared to my midas 502 preamp I also fairly recently bought. To my ears, the midas is more my cup of tea. Subjectively the fredenstien sounds brittle and less detailed. Not bad at all though, and this is just my opinion.

Anyway I bought this primarly as a DI for recording guitar and bass to VST amp plugins. It works well for that and I get a nice aggressive, forward tone in this role. So overall I'm happy enough, but I did miss an output level pot. Also the pad button doesn't seem to do anything as far as I can see.

So, for a mic pre, I would go with the midas 502. For me, better sound, control and options. However, this is a good, cheap 500 series DI.
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Very suprised!
Bluemusic, 13.08.2018
I have API 512, Neve 1073 and a SSL VHD in my 500 unit. They all sound different. From the warm and almost distorted Neve, throught the puchy API to the soft SSL.
This preamp rates close to the API but woth a little more bottom. It?s also very very loud! The DI sounds great and for me this is actually a very welcome unit to all my micpres. I also have Elberg, Universal Audio, Audient, RME, TLA and ART to compare with. I would buy these any day.
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