Camden 500

Camden 500 is the most astoundingly clean, linear, transparent preamp you’ve ever heard. But it also has “Mojo” – 2 discrete custom analogue saturation circuits that can be applied, exaggerated, and perhaps best of all – bypassed.

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Mic Preamp With MOJO

• Fully-discrete, transformerless design featuring our custom ‘Camden’ preamp topology designed by our Director of Engineering – Edward Holmes
• Optimised for and fully-compliant with the 500-series format

o Camden 500 is not a 19” unit shoe-horned into a 500-series module, it has been designed from the ground-up to perform under the low-voltage power rails and supply current limitations of the 500-series format whilst delivering groundbreaking performance

• Performs at the near-theoretical limits of noise, distortion, and phase/frequency linearity at all gain settings
o EIN: <-129.5dBu, 150 ohm source, unweighted, <-135.5dBu, Inputs common, unweighted
o THD+N: <0.0004%, 1kHz, 35dB gain, 24dBu out
o Intermodulation Distortion: <0.0008%, 50Hz and 7kHz, 35dB gain, 20dBu out
o Phase Shift: <2.25°, 40dB gain, 20Hz to 20kHz, <4°, Max gain, 20Hz to 20kHz
o Freq. Response: <±1dB, <5 Hz to >200 kHz, all gain settings
o CMRR: >70dB, typ >85dB, 35dB Gain, 10-20kHz, 100mV Common mode

• Optimised input Impedance and input headroom for Mic, Line, and Hi-z sources
o Mic Preamp, Instrument Di, and – thanks to Mojo – line-level analogue saturator

• Custom ‘Mojo’ analogue saturation circuit with variable control, true bypass, and 2 discrete styles – Thump and Cream
o Reamp tracks from your DAW through Mojo to apply analogue saturation to your stems, VST, and stereo mixes
o Thump excites low-end content by boosting lower odd/even harmonics from a range of 160Hz to 20Hz and below
o Cream boosts odd/even harmonics whilst also reducing the amplitude of the fundamental frequencies and applying typical transformer-style transient taming

• Gold Flashing on backplane contacts for increased conductivity and durability
• Designed & Engineered in the United Kingdom