Preamp for condenser microphones

FetHead Phantom is an ultra-low noise, high quality, in-line microphone preamplifier. It provides improved sound for condenser microphones. Small, compact, but powerful, Fethead Phantom utilizes tried and true FET technology to deliver up to 18dB of clean boost. No more cranking your mic preamp and adding unwanted noise to get your microphone to an acceptable volume. Boost your microphone!

 

Which microphones benefit

FetHead Phantom is specially designed for condenser microphones. It works very well with all condenser microphones. FetHead Phantom is also an indispensable tool for mobile recording and a real upgrade for camera microphone preamps, because it lowers the noise floor.

 

Operation

Your Fethead Phantom will latch straight onto any XLR equipped microphone, or anywhere else in the signal path between microphone and preamp/mixer.  The electronics are housed in a robust metal chassis with a balanced female XLR input and a balanced male XLR output, rugged enough for use at home, in the studio or on tour.

 

Phantom power distribution

FetHead's Phantom circuit uses 48V phantom power but also passes it on from its input to the microphone. Your condenser mic is powered with the same phantom power.

 

  • Preamp for condenser microphones
  • Low noise Class A FET amplifier
  • 18 dB amplification (@3000 Ohm load)
  • Balanced XLR input/output
  • Lots of headroom
  • Frequency response 30hz-100khz (+/- 1dB)
  • Z-in 1000 Ω
  • Circuit is powered with 24-48V phantom power

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FAQ


"Will the FetHead protect my ribbon mic?"

Yes the regular FetHead and the FetHead Filter prevent the phantom power to reach the microphone. And protect your microphone.

"How long may the XLR cable be to power the FetHead?"

About 125 - 150M, dependant on cable capacity

"Can I use the FetHead on the preamp side of the signal chain?"

Yes, it is perfectly possible to use a FetHead on the preamp side of the signal chain