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Fostex FM-1 Portable Mic Preamplifier

B&H # FOFM1 Mfr # FM-1
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Product Highlights
  • Compact, Rigid, and Lightweight
  • Powerful Mic Gain Limiter
  • Steppable Gain Trim
  • Switchable High Pass Filter
  • Flexible Output with Peak Overload LED
  • XLR I/O
  • 3.5mm Stereo Headphone Jack
  • Battery or DC Power
  • Belt Clip

The FM-1 Portable Mic Preamplifier from Fostex is a compact mic preamp ideal for ENG applications. It offers a high-quality microphone preamp and powerful mic gain limiter with ultra low distortion. The mic input has a steppable gain trim with 9 steps. There is also a switchable 80/160Hz high pass filter to reduce low frequency noise. The preamp offers flexible output levels with a peak overload LED indicator so you know when signals are too hot.

The preamp has standard 3-pin XLR input and output connectors, as well as a 3.5mm stereo mini headphone jack for monitoring. The FM-1 has P48V and T12V power for use with condenser microphones. It can operate on battery or DC power for versatility and convenience. A belt clip is included for portability.

Compact, lightweight, and rigid design is ideal for field use and ENG applications
The mic input has a steppable gain trim with 9 steps between -3dBu and -70dBu
A high-quality limiter with a -55dB max ensures low-distortion performance
The switchable 80/160Hz high pass filter makes it easy to reduce low frequency noise
The flexible output is switchable between +4, -10, and -60dBu and also has a peak overload LED indicator so you know when signals are too hot
Standard 3-pin XLR input and output connectors offer wide compatibility with a variety of microphones
Has P48V and T12V power for use with condenser microphones. It can operate on battery or DC power for versatility and convenience
A belt clip is included for portability
Input Gain -3 to -70dBu (9 Steps, 5dB Each)
Output Level +4, -10, -60dBu (Switchable, 0 to -7dB)
HPF Off, 80Hz, 160Hz (Switchable)
Limiter -55dB Max
Connectors 1 x XLR Input
1 x XLR Output
1 x 3.5mm Stereo Headphone Jack
Indicators Peak Overload LED
Power P48V and T12V
Battery or DC Power
Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Fostex FM-1 Portable Mic Preamplifier
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