Cranborne Audio Camden EC1 Preamp, Signal Processor & Headphone Amplifier

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CAMDENEC1

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Camden EC1 is an award-winning Camden preamp with Mojo analogue saturation, and a reference-quality headphone amplifier with a discrete line mixer built-in to a desktop-friendly, half-rack chassis. Priced to be your first preamp, but performs to be the only preamp you will ever need. World-class technical excellence at home in any professional studio around, delivered to your studio for less than you may think. Perfect for musicians, engineers, podcasters, voice over artists.

Award-winning Preamp Performance
Connect Camden EC1 to your audio interface and experience the award-winning sound of the Camden preamp design. Providing up to 68.5dB of pristine, clean gain, Camden EC1 is the perfect preamp to pair with low-gain dynamic microphones and ribbon mics.

Powerful Headphone Monitoring
Featuring a reference-grade, high-powered headphone amp with a dedicated line mixer, Camden EC1 gives you TRUE, zero latency, mastering-quality monitoring of your preamp that is effortlessly mixed with playback from your DAW.

Key Features and Specs

Discrete mic/line/hi-z preamp featuring the award-winning 'Camden' topology from the Camden 500 Preamp and Signal Processor for 500 series

Audio performance at the near-theoretical limits of noise, distortion, and phase/frequency linearity at all gain settings
• EIN: < -129.5dBu, 150 Ohm source, unweighted, < -135.5dBu, Inputs common, unweighted
• THD+N: < 0.00025% (1kHz, 35dB gain, +24dBu out)
• Intermodulation Distortion: < 0.0006% (50Hz and 7kHz, 35dB gain, +20dBu out)
• Phase Shift: < 2.75 degrees (20Hz to 20kHz, 40dB gain), < 6 degrees (20Hz to 20kHz, Max Gain)
• Freq. Response: +/-0.7dB (< 1 Hz to > 1000 kHz, 35dB gain), +/-1dB (< 5 Hz to > 200 kHz, Max Gain)

Unique 48v status LED
• 48v LED Lights Orange to indicate voltage charging or dissipating to prevent damage to ribbon microphones and to ensure voltage is fully charged before use
• 48v LED lights RED when voltage is fully charged and ready to use

'Mojo' analogue saturation circuits with variable control, true bypass, and 2 discrete styles - Thump and Cream
• Thump excites low-end content by boosting lower odd/even harmonics from a range of 160Hz to 20Hz and below
• Cream boosts odd/even harmonics whilst also reducing the amplitude of the fundamental frequencies and applying typical transformer-style transient taming

Discrete headphone mixers with independant CH 1, Ext Input, and Aux Input level controls
• Monitor the Camden preamp directly with headphones during mic placement to find the sweet spot of the instrument/source
• Create zero-latency artist mixes by combining the Camden preamp with external playback from Aux Input 1/4" jacks on Camden EC1's rear panel
• Use the reference grade headphone amplifier for critical listening by sending stereo mixes from the interface into the Aux input and monitoring directly using Camden EC1's headphone output

Reference-quality, high-powered headphone amplifier
• Freq. Response: < +/-1dB, < 1 Hz to > 100 kHz
• Output Impedance: 0.33 Ohms
• THD: 0.0003%, 1kHz
• Output Wattage: 2x250mW @ 600 Ohm, 2x450mW @ 220 Ohm, 2x250mW @ 100 Ohm

Balanced XLR output and impedance balanced 1/4" jack outputs for maximum connectivity into audio interfaces and other downstream equipment
• -10dB PAD to attenuate preamp output for lowheadroom audio interfaces

Dedicated Impedance balanced 1/4" jack Link output for true instrument DI functionality and splitting instrument inputs to balanced or unbalanced amplifiers and effects

C.A.S.T. OUT port for connecting into 500R8/500ADAT
• Transmit Camden EC1's preamp and Ext Input directly into 500R8 and 500ADAT's 500 series modules inputs for recording/processing
• Receive a stereo mix generated from 500R8/500ADAT and monitor using Camden EC1's headphone mixer
• All managed and distributed via a single shielded Cat 5e, Cat 6, or Cat 7 cable

External high-current 24v, 1.25a power supply with latching connector

Dimensions: 24cm x 22cm x 4.4cm / 9.5in x 8.6in x 1.75in
Weight: 2.8kg (6.2lb)
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A warranty can be a very important factor when making a buying decision. Because repairs can be very expensive in terms of parts and labour costs, manufacturers usually only provide one year limited warranties that generally only cover items that malfunction due to a manufacturer’s defect. With an important purchase such as a musical
instrument or piece of studio gear, however, many people want to have the peace of mind in knowing that their investment will be protected should the product no longer be performing at 100%.

Because of this, Long & McQuade provides our customers with a FREE one-year Performance Warranty on most of our products. The Long & McQuade Performance Warranty supplements the manufacturer’s warranty to ensure that our customers receive complete “no hassle” warranty coverage within their first year.

How does the Long & McQuade Performance Warranty differ from most manufacturers' warranties?
  • Performance Guarantee: Normal wear and tear is covered, so your product will be performing as well as the day you purchased it for the entire duration of the coverage. Band and Orchestral Performance Warranty does not include replacing pads or cleaning for woodwind instruments, unless deemed necessary by our repair staff. Ultrasonic cleaning for brass instruments will be provided if deemed necessary by our repair staff, but is not routinely offered under the Performance Warranty.
  • Product Replacement: If your product cannot be fixed or costs too much to fix, we will replace it with the equivalent model for no additional charge. If this is not possible, a full refund will be provided.
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  • Accessory Coverage: Any peripheral devices or accessories that come with your product (i.e. foot pedal, case) are also covered.
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Long & McQuade reserves the right to restrict the purchase of additional years of Performance Warranty. Used products come with a 3-month Long & McQuade Performance Warranty. Some products (i.e. computers, software, cymbals and other items) are covered only by the manufacturer‘s warranty. Consumables (i.e. strings, reeds, drum sticks, batteries, tubes, cross faders) are excluded as they are designed to be replaced. Cosmetic Damage, Accidental Damage, or problems caused by Humidity or Temperature Issues are not covered. Speakers damaged by overpowering are generally not covered. Our coverage does not provide compensation for loss of use. As of June 2018 the Performance Warranty is no longer transferable. The warranty is only valid in Canada.

Purchasing additional years of coverage

Some manufacturers provide warranties for longer than 1 year; however, these are usually limited warranties that do not provide the same coverage as the Long & McQuade Performance Warranty. Customers interested in more complete and convenient (but not necessarily longer) coverage are still able to purchase additional years of the Performance Warranty.

If you are interested in receiving this coverage for longer than one year, you have the option of purchasing additional years of the Performance Warranty. The pricing is as follows:

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