Triton Audio FetHead
Simple low-noise, high quality, in-line microphone preamplifier for ribbon or dynamic microphones with up to 27dB amplification
FetHead is a low-noise, high quality, in-line microphone preamplifier. It provides improved sound for Ribbon and Dynamic microphones. The electronics are housed in a robust metal chassis with a balanced 3-pole female XLR input and a balanced 3-pole male XLR output, rugged enough for use at home, in the studio or on tour.
Which microphones benefit
In short, we noticed an improvement on all tested microphones. A Shure SM57 for instance, sounds more responsive over a broader frequency range. When mated with a high-end dynamic microphone like a Sennheiser MD441, or Shure SM7 FetHead really shines. Ribbon microphones benefit greatly too because of a much better impedance match, which lessens the load on the microphone, giving it better transient response characteristics. FetHeads high quality, low noise signal amplification also extends the usable range of a ribbon microphone, making it more suitable for recording softer passages.
Ultra low noise Class A JFet amplifier27dB amplification (@3 KOhm load)Double single ended amplifier topology4 matched jFetsShielded enclosureZ-in 22k24-48 v phantom power
T. W. Tobin
April 13, 2022
Lots of gain, no pain
Great little in-line signal booster. I removed the transformer from an SM57, and this helps give a big and clean boost to the signal. It also isolates phantom power from the mic, so no worries about damaging ribbons, etc. Excellent quality, and great service as always from Studio Economik - thanks, Read more
June 9, 2021
Works great with SM7B
It works great with my SM7B. Way cheaper than the cloudlifter and works just as well. Very happy with the purchase.
April 29, 2021
Ce produit, livre ce qu'il promet!
Quasiment moitié prix de son proche concurrent, le design est compact et évite d'avoir à utiliser 2 câbles XLR. Je m'en sert depuis plus d'un an avec Mes Shure SM7B et c'est parfait!
March 5, 2021
Utilisé avec micro dynamique pour réduire le bruit de préampli d'un enregistreur zoom h5. Résultats très satisfaisants.
October 30, 2020
Great, cheap in-line pre for dynamic mics
Using in conjunction with a Motu M4, which has decent pre's but is about ~10db short of enough gain to properly drive a Rode Podmic. The M4 and any other cheap interface will introduce at least some noise when going past 8 on the gain dial. The FetHead offers me more than enough gain so I can keep the gain dial at around 6 on my interface. Read more
The noise floor is fantastically low and the Fet doesn't appear to colour the sound significantly enough for me to notice in a small office setup.
August 7, 2020
Works as advertised. Adds gain to dynamic mics with phantom power
I recently bought a EV RE320 dynamic mic for podcasting and VO work. I found that although the mic was great, the levels it produced with my Zoom H4n were far too low. The Fethead adds about 20Db of gain to the mic using 48V of phantom power (the power never actually reaches the mic). Read more
When used properly, it really helps reduce pre-amp noise in post-production and doesn't add significant weight or bulk to the microphone setup.
June 24, 2020
Boosted the Gain
Awesome, easy to use, boosted the gain on my dynamic mic
Economik provided excellent customer service, making sure I got the product I needed
January 4, 2020
This is a must have if you use ribbon mics. The additional gain that it gives you is pretty awesome. It not only add some gain, it gives you sonically talking all the frequencies your mic can deliver.
August 8, 2019
Fantastic Piece of Gear
Clean, lots of gain and small enough to stay out of the way.
March 13, 2019
Great product - Clean audio boost
Not a very complex product, but did exactly what it said it did, well and with no problems.
July 20, 2017
Clean gain boost for low output mics
The FetHead is an excellent little device, providing transparent gain to low output dynamic mics. Even with good mic pres, having some additional headroom where I could back off on the pre gain was much appreciated. Used on all of my Shure SM7Bs.
June 23, 2017
J'ai acheté le fethead pour mon micro " shure SM7B " et c'est magique. Le son est parfait, sans bruit et impeccable
September 6, 2016
Triton Fathead à utiliser sans modération!!!
Si vous avez besoin de gain pour un micro à ruban! Le Triton Fethead est la solution à vos problèmes.
Pour donner plus de détail d'éclat et de profondeur à un SM57 ou un MD421 sur les prises de guitare de basse ou autres le Triton Fethead à son Read more
petit côté magique.
Gary Cable, AuraTone Productions
May 30, 2016
Clean and tiny
Excellent form factor and great value (why I chose them over CloudLifters), works well on quiet dynamic mics
April 28, 2016
Does exactly what's it's suppose to do, works really well with my Shure SM7B and my RME Fireface UFX.
December 21, 2015
Triton FetHead saves the day
I was having issues when using Shure SM7 microphones in my studio because of gain/noise issues.
The snake I use sometimes picks-up noise from electrical lines nearby. Of course with the gain requirements for the Shure SM7, you amplify sound as well as noise. Read more
The Triton FetHead resolved both gain and noise issue perfectly.
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