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Camden 500 is a mic, line, and instrument preamp that achieves stunning low-noise and low-distortion performance as well as frequency and phase linearity at all gain settings. The result is a stunningly clean and natural sounding preamp offering a perfectly neutral palette to apply analogue and digital processing.

For moments when that extra bit of 'British' character is required, Cranborne Audio developed the "Mojo" circuit; two discrete analogue saturation styles that can turn Camden 500 into the fattest, warmest, and most characterful preamp in your arsenal - all at the turn of a dial. Mojo can be subtle, it can also be exaggerated, but best of all - it can be bypassed.

Custom Topology

Featuring a custom transformerless front-end topology with 68.5dB of gain, Camden 500 achieves groundbreaking performance in noise, distortion, frequency response, and phase shift throughout all 12 gain positions.

3-Way Input Type Switch

Tailored input impedance and headroom for Mic, Line, and Hi-Z sources means punchy and full-range line recording with +26.5dBu of input headroom as well as alive and natural sounding DI'd instruments with 1.5M Ohm input impedance.

Tech Specs

< -129.5dBu, 150 ohm source, unweighted
< -135.5dBu, Inputs common, unweighted

THD+N: < 0.0004%, 1kHz, 35dB gain, 24dBu out

Phase Shift: 
< 2.25 deg, 40dB gain, 20Hz to 20kHz
< 4 deg, Max gain, 20Hz to 20kHz

Freq. Response: 
< +/-1dB, < 5 Hz to > 200 kHz, all gain settings

CMRR: > 70dB, typ > 85dB, 35dB Gain, 10-20kHz, 100mV Common mode

Cranborne Camden 500

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