Cranborne Audio Camden EC1

SKU: Camden EC1

The Ultimate Performer’s Front End
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.

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.

Might be the first preamp you will ever buy, and possibly the last.
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.

Ultra-Clean and Transparent
Capture your mic, line, and instruments with complete transparency; boost low-sensitivity dynamic microphones without adding noise; and capture instant peaks without phase shifts that make mixing difficult.

With Vintage Mojo On Tap
At the turn of a dial, the clean, Camden preamp takes on the persona of vintage transformer or valve-based preamps using its Mojo analogue saturation control and 'thump' and 'Cream' styles.

Perfect For Musicians, Engineers, Podcasters, Voice Over Artists
Modern pristine or vintage saturated preamp performance combined with a comprehensive feature set makes Camden EC1 one of the most versatile preamps on the market and perfectly at home in any application you can throw at it.

Musicians
Develop your own signature sound using Mojo analogue saturation and take it on the road or from studio to studio with you.

Record natural, and forgiving-feeling instrument DI's that perfectly capture the character of your pickups and instrument.

Split the Hi-z signal using the Link Output to record both the DI and a processed amp'd signal - perfect for reamping workflows.
Engineers
Critique your mix or master using a true, reference-grade headphone amp with clean power, and enough volume to make your headphones shine.

Offer TRUE zero latency mixes to your clients that can be controlled using 2 simple controls directly on the front panel for Preamp, Aux in/DAW level.

Comprehensive connectivity including balanced XLR and 1/4" impedance balanced preamp outputs and a 10dB pad to prevent clipping your converters.
VO Artists
Monitor your vocal channel directly using headphone connected to the preamp itself.

Use Mojo to apply different characters to your voice - use Thump for intimacy or use Cream excitement. Record using the Mojo settings for a streamlined workflow.
Podcasters
Apply 68.5dB of gain to low-sensitivity microphones (Shure SM7b. EV RE20) without adding noise or colouration.

Monitor your own voice in ZERO latency as well as your Program Output using the reference-grade headphone amp built-in to its front panel.

Camden EC1 By The Numbers

If you prefer numbers, we have you covered. Camden EC1, statistically, is one of the cleanest, most linear, and transparent preamps on the market. Our ‘Camden’ preamp topology allows us to push the boundaries of Frequency Response, Phase Shift, Noise, and THD performance; and we have all the specs to back that up.

Equivalent Input Noise (EIN): <-129.5dBu (150 Ohm source, unweighted)
Frequency Response: ±0.7dB (<1 Hz to >1000 kHz, 35dB Gain)
Phase Shift: <4° (20Hz to 20kHz, 63dB Gain)
THD+N: <0.00025% (1kHz, 35dB Gain, +24dBu out)

Immersive Headphone Amp With Zero Latency Mixing
The reference-grade headphone amplifier built-in to Camden EC1 is as impressive as its Preamp, but the way it has been tightly integrated with the preamp makes it even more special.

Zero Latency Tracking
Monitor the Camden preamp in true, zero latency using headphones connected directly to its front panel and mix it in with external DAW playback using the stereo 1/4" Aux Input jacks on Camden EC1’s rear panel.

Mixing And Mastering
With the same reference-grade design developed for the 500R8 audio interface, Camden EC1's headphone amps deliver up to 1.2watts of clean power per ear and a flat frequency response from 5Hz to 70kHz - perfect to power any set of headphones with clean power.

Headphone Amp By The Numbers

If you prefer to look at the numbers, we have you covered again! Camden EC1's headphone amp is quite something. Statistically, it stands up against some of the most reputable headphone amps ion the market. Here are the specs to back that up.


Frequency Response: ±1dB, <1 Hz to >70 kHz
THD: 0.0006% (-104.4dB) @ +20dBu, 1kHz, A-weighted, 300 Ohm load
THD+N: <0.00085% (-101.4dB) @ +20dBu, 1kHz, A-weighted, 300 Ohm load
Output Impedance: 0.33 Ohms
Output Wattage: 250mW x 2 @ 600 Ohms, 1kHz | 650mW x 2 @ 220 Ohms, 1kHz | 1.21W x 2 @ 100 Ohms, 1kHz | 500mW x 2 @ 32 Ohms, 1kHz
Dynamic Range: 114.5dB A-weighted, AES17 method, 20Hz - 20kHz, 300 Ohm load


Manufacturer: CRANBORNE Audio

690.00

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