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CAMDENEC2

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A Complete Studio Front End
Camden Ec2 is a Two channel 19", 1u preamp featuring award-winning Camden preamps, Mojo analogue saturation circuits, and dual reference-quality headphone amplifiers with discrete line mixers.

Two Channel Preamp
Based on the award-winning Camden 500 Preamp and Signal Processor for the 500 series lunchbox format, Camden EC2 combines the sonic capabilities of one of the markets cleanest and most transparent preamps with the flexibility of a standalone, 1u, 19" chassis that can integrate into any recording setup with or without 500 series connectivity.

Dual Headphone Mixer
More than two preamps in a metal box, Camden EC2 features Two reference-quality headphone amplifiers with independant line mixers that allow for direct monitoring of both Camden preamps using headphones connected directly to Camden EC2's front panel.

Award-Winning 'Camden' Preamp Topology
Featuring two discrete instances of Cranborne Audio's 'Camden' preamp topology, Camden EC2 achieves unprecedented low-noise and low-distortion performance as well as frequency and phase linearity at all gain settings.

Ultra-Clean and Transparent Performance
Camden EC2's preamps exhibit performance specifications that rival and exceed the most revered 'transparent' preamps on the market.

Capture your audio sources with complete transparency; boost low-sensitivity microphones without adding noise; and capture instant transients without phase shifts that cause summing abnormalities.

Vintage Mojo On Tap
With two discrete Mojo styles, Camden EC2 takes on the persona of vintage transformer-based preamps using its Thump Mojo or gooey tube-based preamps using its Cream Mojo.

Unlike transformer or valve-based preamps, Mojo's saturation is completely variable allowing you to dial-in the amount of saturation you need for each source. Keep it at 3-4 for authentic preamp THD or crank it up to 11 for a more exaggerated effect.

Advanced Tracking And Reamping Tool
Two reference-quality headphone amplifiers with independant line mixers allow for direct monitoring of both Camden preamps using headphones connected directly to Camden EC2's front panel.

Headphone Amps Built-In
Monitor the preamp signals directly using headphones during mic placement to find the sweet spot of the instrument/source or create zero-latency artist mixes by combining the preamps with external playback from the Aux Input jacks on Camden EC2's rear panel.

Link Output For Reamping
Connect your instrument to one preamp using the hi-z input, connect the 1/4" Link output of that preamp to your instrument amplifier/effects pedal, and capture that signal using the second preamp. Record both preamps simultaneously and reamp the dry DI at a later date.

C.A.S.T. Enabled
Using C.A.S.T., 500R8/500ADAT users can relocate Camden EC2's preamps and headphone amps into the live room using a single Cat 5e, Cat 6, or Cat 7 cable whilst freeing-up 500 series slots in 500R8/500ADAT for more EQ and Compressor modules and extra processing before hitting 500R8/500ADAT's converters.

Quick Specs
Equivalent Input Noise (EIN): < -129.5dBu (150 Ohm source, unweighted)
Frequency Response: +/-0.7dB ( < 1 Hz to > 1000 kHz, 35dB Gain)
Phase Shift: < 4⁰ (20Hz to 20kHz, 63dB Gain)
THD+N: < 0.00025% (1kHz, 35dB Gain, +24dBu out)
Dimensions(Rackmount / 1U): 481mm x 44.5mm x 240mm (19" x 1.75" x 9.5")
Weight: 2.8kg (6.2lb)
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