The Cranborne Audio Camden 500 is a supremely clean, linear and transparent 500 series mic preamp with added coloured options.
The Cranborne Audio Camden 500 has been designed in the UK with the intention of being the ultimate front-end for recording engineers. It uses a unique custom preamp topology nicknamed ‘ Camden’ that delivers impressive performance from extreme low-noise and low distortion to frequency and phase linearity at all gain settings. This translates in THD+N as low as 0.0002% and a frequency response of +/-0.7dB between 5Hz to 200kHz at max gain. Phase shift is also inferior to 2 degrees between 20Hz and 20kHz. It provides up to 68dB of gain, enough to power any microphone without sacrificing any of the precision and natural sound.
For those instances where you may require colour and vibe, the Camden 500 includes a unique Mojo circuitry replacing the more traditional transformers with two discrete analogue saturation styles. Mojo consists of an array of filters and discrete second and third harmonic generators that provide the characteristics of vintage transformer and valve equipment. A choice of two voicings is provided. Thump brings low-frequency excitement, between 20Hz and 100Hz adding weight and fuller sound. Cream blends two saturation stages to bring a fair amount of distortion to help your source cut through a busy mix while smoothing out the low-mids and. On full range material, it will also add low-end and smoothing of transients. None of the tone-shaping is achieved through equalisation ensuring a fuller and tighter sound with no smeariness.
|AT A GLANCE|
|Demo in Store||Yes|
|Short Description||Supremely clean, linear and transparent 500 series mic preamp with added Mojo.|
|Valve / Solid State||Solid State|
|Channel Count||Single Channel|
|Side Chain Input||No|
|High Pass Filter||Yes|