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Fostex FM-1 Portable Mic Preamplifier

B&H # FOFM1 MFR # FM-1
Fostex FM-1 Portable Mic Preamplifier

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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
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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
UPC: 636827300933
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
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.1 x 6.1 x 2.7"
Fostex FM-1 Portable Mic Preamplifier
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