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Camden EC1 is an award-winning Camden preamp with Mojo analogue saturation, and a reference-quality headphone amplifier with a discrete line mixer built-in to a desktop-friendly, half-rack chassis. Priced to be your first preamp, but performs to be the only preamp you will ever need. World-class technical excellence at home in any professional studio around, delivered to your studio for less than you may think. Perfect for musicians, engineers, podcasters, voice over artists.

Award-winning Preamp Performance
Connect Camden EC1 to your audio interface and experience the award-winning sound of the Camden preamp design. Providing up to 68.5dB of pristine, clean gain, Camden EC1 is the perfect preamp to pair with low-gain dynamic microphones and ribbon mics.

Powerful Headphone Monitoring
Featuring a reference-grade, high-powered headphone amp with a dedicated line mixer, Camden EC1 gives you TRUE, zero latency, mastering-quality monitoring of your preamp that is effortlessly mixed with playback from your DAW.

Key Features and Specs

Discrete mic/line/hi-z preamp featuring the award-winning 'Camden' topology from the Camden 500 Preamp and Signal Processor for 500 series

Audio performance at the near-theoretical limits of noise, distortion, and phase/frequency linearity at all gain settings
• EIN: < -129.5dBu, 150 Ohm source, unweighted, < -135.5dBu, Inputs common, unweighted
• THD+N: < 0.00025% (1kHz, 35dB gain, +24dBu out)
• Intermodulation Distortion: < 0.0006% (50Hz and 7kHz, 35dB gain, +20dBu out)
• Phase Shift: < 2.75 degrees (20Hz to 20kHz, 40dB gain), < 6 degrees (20Hz to 20kHz, Max Gain)
• Freq. Response: +/-0.7dB (< 1 Hz to > 1000 kHz, 35dB gain), +/-1dB (< 5 Hz to > 200 kHz, Max Gain)

Unique 48v status LED
• 48v LED Lights Orange to indicate voltage charging or dissipating to prevent damage to ribbon microphones and to ensure voltage is fully charged before use
• 48v LED lights RED when voltage is fully charged and ready to use

'Mojo' analogue saturation circuits with variable control, true bypass, and 2 discrete styles - Thump and Cream
• Thump excites low-end content by boosting lower odd/even harmonics from a range of 160Hz to 20Hz and below
• Cream boosts odd/even harmonics whilst also reducing the amplitude of the fundamental frequencies and applying typical transformer-style transient taming

Discrete headphone mixers with independant CH 1, Ext Input, and Aux Input level controls
• Monitor the Camden preamp directly with headphones during mic placement to find the sweet spot of the instrument/source
• Create zero-latency artist mixes by combining the Camden preamp with external playback from Aux Input 1/4" jacks on Camden EC1's rear panel
• Use the reference grade headphone amplifier for critical listening by sending stereo mixes from the interface into the Aux input and monitoring directly using Camden EC1's headphone output

Reference-quality, high-powered headphone amplifier
• Freq. Response: < +/-1dB, < 1 Hz to > 100 kHz
• Output Impedance: 0.33 Ohms
• THD: 0.0003%, 1kHz
• Output Wattage: 2x250mW @ 600 Ohm, 2x450mW @ 220 Ohm, 2x250mW @ 100 Ohm

Balanced XLR output and impedance balanced 1/4" jack outputs for maximum connectivity into audio interfaces and other downstream equipment
• -10dB PAD to attenuate preamp output for lowheadroom audio interfaces

Dedicated Impedance balanced 1/4" jack Link output for true instrument DI functionality and splitting instrument inputs to balanced or unbalanced amplifiers and effects

C.A.S.T. OUT port for connecting into 500R8/500ADAT
• Transmit Camden EC1's preamp and Ext Input directly into 500R8 and 500ADAT's 500 series modules inputs for recording/processing
• Receive a stereo mix generated from 500R8/500ADAT and monitor using Camden EC1's headphone mixer
• All managed and distributed via a single shielded Cat 5e, Cat 6, or Cat 7 cable

External high-current 24v, 1.25a power supply with latching connector

Dimensions: 24cm x 22cm x 4.4cm / 9.5in x 8.6in x 1.75in
Weight: 2.8kg (6.2lb)

Cranborne Camden EC1