TRITON AUDIO FetHead In-Line Microphone Preamp for Ribbon and Dynamic Mics

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TRITON AUDIO FetHead In-Line Microphone Preamp for Ribbon and Dynamic Mics
Key Features
  • Low-Noise Class-A JEFT Amplifier
  • Double Single-Ended Amplifier Topology
  • Shielded Enclosure
  • 4 Matched JFETs
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The FetHead from TritonAudio is a low-noise, in-line microphone preamplifier that provides improved sound for ribbon and dynamic microphones. The electronics are housed in a metal chassis with a balanced 3-pin female XLR input and a balanced 3-pin male XLR output. It is suitable for use at home, in the studio, on tour, and more.
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TRITON AUDIO FetHead Overview

The FetHead from TritonAudio is a low-noise, in-line microphone preamplifier that provides improved sound for ribbon and dynamic microphones. The electronics are housed in a metal chassis with a balanced 3-pin female XLR input and a balanced 3-pin male XLR output. It is suitable for use at home, in the studio, on tour, and more.

FetHead's circuit uses phantom power but shields it from the input and the microphone's output, providing protection to the microphone. Attach FetHead to a balanced microphone cable and plug it straight into the microphone. Switch on phantom power and enjoy clean gain. This works with any microphone.

UPC: 765407296424

TRITON AUDIO FetHead Specs

General
In-Line Accessory TypePre-Amplifier
Input / Output LevelInput: Mic Level
Output: Mic Level
Number of Channels1
Gain+27 dB (3-Kilohm Load)
Circuit TypeClass-A JFET
ControlsNone
Connectivity
I/O1 x XLR 3-Pin Female Balanced Input
1 x XLR 3-Pin Male Balanced Output
Power
Operating Voltage28 to 48 V (Phantom Power)
Physical
ShieldedYes
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.165 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.3 x 4.3 x 1.75"
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When using a FetHead with phantom power can it be ...

When using a FetHead with phantom power can it be left in a constant on condition 24 hours and seven days a week? Is this advisable?
Asked by: Paul
Best to ask Triton Audio directly for the definitive answer.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-09-21

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Will the Triton Audio FetHead In-Line Microphone Preamp work with the Sony ECM-44B - Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone?
Asked by: Daniel
The Sony ECM-44B is a condenser but can't be phantom powered. The ECM-44B requires an internal AA battery thus the FetHead Regular will work fine. If you want to use an ECM-55B or ECM-77B you'll need the FetHead Phantom unless you want to locally power the mic with an AA battery. Once locally powered, the mic will behave like a standard dynamic mic.
Answered by: Christopher
Date published: 2019-09-10

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How many versions of this product are there? And what are the differences between them?
Asked by: Anonymous
There are two major versions that I know of. One uses phantom power to boost the gain of dynamic microphones. The other can boost condenser mics while passing through phantom power.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-09-19

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Is this appropriate to use with an MKE 600 and Zoom H5?
Asked by: Jeff
Having no experience with these models, I can speak as a technician. Reports are that the recorded sounds with phantom mics and the H5N are really low. B&H has the correct one (TRFETHDPHNTM) which passes phantom power to your microphone. Since it provides some 18 db of gain, some unexpected loud sounds could distort the H5N's preamp!! So standard conference use or capturing natures animal sounds from a distance would work well with this setup.
Answered by: Hal S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Can this be used with an unbalanced stereo mic? Considering purchasing this to shield my AT2022 from phantom power but that mic outputs stereo on XLR.
Asked by: R. D. J.
sorry can't help with that one - i don't have a stereo mic so wouldn't know. fethead works great with my ribbon & SM7 though. try manufacturers (Triton Audio). good luck!
Answered by: Willem M.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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I am considering to order a FetHead for my dynamic mic and wondering if there will be any sound or gain difference between 1) when plugging the FetHead into my mixer/recorder(Zoom F4) first and then plugging the XLR cable to the mic and 2) when plugging the cable into my Zoom F4 first and then plugging the FetHead into my mic? I am not sure if plugging the FetHead into the mixer/recorder first is even possible or not because all the YouTube reviewers use their FetHeads directly on their mics.
Asked by: Seungmin
As long as your preamp can provide phantom power and the cable length is not more than 10 feet you should be ok. Only problem of doing this is you may run the risk of amplifying noise picked up on the cable along with what your mic produces in sound. Try to keep the FETHEAD as close to the microphone as possible and by all means keep the FETHEAD away from any strong radio frequency fields such as high power UHF/VHF transmitter of low frequency ham radio transmitters. Nearby radio frequency energy near the FETHEAD tends to clip voice peaks.
Answered by: JAKOV G.
Date published: 2018-12-09

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Electret Microphones. Will this TRITON FetHead Regular Preamp with with electret microphones?
Asked by: Sam C.
The standard Triton FetHead does not allow for the passing through of phantom power. The TRITON AUDIO FetHead PHANTOM In-Line Microphone Preamp B&H # TRFETHDPHNTM will provide phantom power to your electret mic.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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I want to use this item with an H4N pro and sennheiser Me66 with a K6.My question is should I get this version or the version with phantom? (I will be using the aa battery in mY K6 and not using theH4Npros's phantom power)
Asked by: Rob L.
Get this one. The Zoom H4N has its own phantom power.
Answered by: MIKAEEL A.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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