Triton Audio FetHead Germanium

Triton Audio FetHead Germanium

Germanium microphone preamp

FetHead Germanium is a high quality, in-line microphone preamplifier. It provides a punchy and direct, ‘larger than life’ germanium sound for ribbon and dynamic microphones, adding classy Germanium harmonics. Sounding full and rich it is reminiscent of much higher priced vintage gear, making FetHead Ge’s desirable coloration a really great addition to (Interface) preamps which sound rather neutral.

  • For Ribbon and Dynamic microphones
  • Great addition to neutral sounding preamps
  • New old stock Germanium transistor
  • 29dB amplification
  • Shielded Enclosure
  • Easy install – 2 clicks and done

Germanium flavour

Germanium transistors were widely used in earliest transistor designs by Neve, EMI, Telefunken, and Fairchild, and have developed a reputation for a decidedly vintage mojo that remains sought after today. We created a novel hybrid circuit that consists of low noise JFets and a hand-selected ‘new old stock’ germanium transistor to take full advantage of the “Germanium” sound and at the same time achieve the same sonic quality we are known for.

Protects the microphone

Some ribbon microphone do not tolerate phantom power. FetHead Germanium circuit uses 48v phantom power but shields it from the microphone, your microphone is protected.

TritonAudio D20 Tube-Fet 500 Series

TritonAudio D20 Tube-Fet 500 Series

D2O Tube-Fet
The 500 series version of our low noise dicrete microphone preamp,
inspired by the famous German V series preamps of the 40’s and 50’s.

Features:

  • switchable transfomer ratio / input impedance
  • selectable feedback ratio sets gain and character
  • Low noise / dc-dc converter
  • stepped attenuator
  • phase reverse switch
  • phantom power

TritonAudio FetHead Phantom

TritonAudio FetHead Phantom

FetHead Phantom
FetHead Phantom is a FetHead version which allows phantom power to reach the microphone. It was developed after several requests from different audio engineers to build a FetHead for condenser microphones with low output. We tested FetHead Phantom on a broad range of condenser microphones and are very happy with the results. It works well with electret microphones like the countryman or an AKG C1000. These are microphones which consume very little power, FetHead Phantom also works great on “real” condenser microphones like a U87 or even with an Oktava MK319 which consumes a hefty 8mA!

FetHead Phantom can be distinguished by a red dot below the TritonAudio label.

 

Philosophy
Inspired by the positive results of the BigAmp we wondered if a phantom powered, high quality preamp preceding the microphone cable could improve the sound quality of a ribbon or dynamic microphone. the results were more then convincing. Enter FetHead, our latest innovation in phantom powered preamp design. While testing FetHead we noticed an overall increase of sound quality and a change of tonal character of the attached dynamic microphone towards a more open, controlled sound.

Which microphones benefit
In short, we noticed an improvement on all tested dynamic microphones. A Shure SM57 or SM58 for instance, sounds more responsive over a broader frequency range. When mated with a high-end dynamic microphone like a Sennheiser MD441, or Shure SM7 FetHead really shines. Ribbon microphones benefit greatly too because of a much better impedance match, which lessens the load on the microphone, thus giving it better transient response characteristics. FetHeads high quality, low noise signal amplification also extends the usable range of a ribbon microphone, by making it more suitable for recording softer passages without introducing noise.

Protects the microphone
Some ribbon microphones do not tolerate phantom power, FetHead’s circuit uses Phantom power but shields it from its input (and the microphone’s output), as a result it offers effective protection to the microphone.

Low noise
Fethead uses low noise jfets configured as a double class a amplifier. Jfet’s are among the most quiet amplifying elements available today. The calculated noise figure of the FetHead based on the jfet’s datasheet is lower than we are able to measure.
 

How it works
Attach FetHead on to a balanced microphone cable and plug it in a dynamic microphone, switch on phantom power and enjoy FetHeads Natural open sound!

Features

  • Ultra low noise Class A JFet amplifier
  • 20db amplification (@ 1000 ohm load)
  • double single ended amplifier topology
  • Balanced output
  • Lots of headroom
  • Z-in 22k
  • 18-48 v phantom power
  • Free worldwide shipping

TritonAudio FetHead Broadcast

TritonAudio FetHead Broadcast
FETHEAD BROADCAST

IN LINE MICROPHONE PREAMP FOR LIVE AND BROADCAST APPLICATIONS

Philosophy
FetHead Broadcast is an in-line microphone preamp specially designed for operating in challenging environments.

FetHead Broadcast was developed in conjunction with Dutch Broadcasting and facility service company CineVideoGroup. it is Based on technology used in our product FetHead and is fitted with a high quality jfet preamp, followed by a low impedance output buffer to enable output drive to long cables (up to 3kM). It offers 27dB’s of low noise, high quality amplification which can be applied to either dynamic or condenser microphones as phantom power is transferred to the microphone. In Broadcast or live performance situations, a microphone signal often travels through long cables before reaching the mixing desk. When small microphone signals travel along power lines or dimmed light cables, ( audible ) signal interference is likely to be induced into the microphone cable which results in a polluted signal. FetHead broadcast amplifies the microphone signal before the cable and greatly improves the signal to noise ratio offering a much higher quality signal to the mixing desk.
Because its phantom powered no mains supply or batteries which could stop working during “on air” time / operation are required.

 

Features

  • Low noise Class A JFet amplifier
  • Rugged enclosure
  • 27dB’s of amplification
  • Internal supply power filtering
  • Low impedance output buffer
  • High voltage protection
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • For all types of microphones

TritonAudio FetHead

TritonAudio FetHead

BOOST YOUR RIBBON OR DYNAMIC MICROPHONE
FetHead
Philosophy
Inspired by the positive results of the BigAmp we wondered if a phantom powered, high quality preamp preceding the microphone cable could improve the sound quality of a ribbon or dynamic microphone. the results were more then convincing. Enter FetHead, our latest innovation in phantom powered preamp design. While testing FetHead we noticed an overall increase of sound quality and a change of tonal character of the attached dynamic microphone towards a more open, controlled sound.

Which microphones benefit
In short, we noticed an improvement on all tested dynamic microphones. A Shure SM57 or SM58 for instance, sounds more responsive over a broader frequency range. When mated with a high-end dynamic microphone like a Sennheiser MD441, or Shure SM7 FetHead really shines. Ribbon microphones benefit greatly too because of a much better impedance match, which lessens the load on the microphone, thus giving it better transient response characteristics. FetHeads high quality, low noise signal amplification also extends the usable range of a ribbon microphone, by making it more suitable for recording softer passages without introducing noise. Some ribbon microphones do not tolerate phantom power, FetHead’s circuit uses Phantom power but shields it from its input (and the microphone’s output), as a result it offers effective protection to the microphone.

Low noise
Fethead uses low noise jfets configured as a double class a amplifier. Jfet’s are among the most quiet amplifying elements available today. The calculated noise figure of the FetHead based on the jfet’s datasheet is lower than we are able to measure.
 

How it works
Attach FetHead on to a balanced microphone cable and plug it in a dynamic microphone, switch on phantom power and enjoy FetHeads Natural open sound!

Features

  • Ultra low noise Class A JFet amplifier
  • 20db amplification (@ 1000 ohm load)
  • double single ended amplifier topology
  • Balanced output
  • Lots of headroom
  • Z-in 22k
  • 18-48 v phantom power
  • Free worldwide shipping
We recieved some really nice product feedback from KRAMER:
I COULD NOT DO MY JOB AS A RECORD PRODUCER WITHOUT THE HELP OF PRODUCTS MADE BY TRITONAUDIO. THAT’S A SIMPLE FACT. NONE OF MY VINTAGE RIBBON MICS WOULD SOUND THE WAY THEY DO ON MY RECORDS IF I DID NOT HAVE MY FETHEAD PLUGS. I OWE A HUGE DEBT TO TRITONAUDIO. THANKS FOR DOING WHAT YOU DO, AND DOING IT SO WELL!
FetHead Phantom
FetHead Phantom
FetHead Phantom is a FetHead version which allows phantom power to reach the microphone. It was developed after several requests from different audio engineers to build a FetHead for condenser microphones with low output. We tested FetHead Phantom on a broad range of condenser microphones and are very happy with the results. It works well with electret microphones like the countryman or an AKG C1000. These are microphones which consume very little power, FetHead Phantom also works great on “real” condenser microphones like a U87 or even with an Oktava MK319 which consumes a hefty 8mA!

FetHead Phantom can be distinguished by a red dot below the TritonAudio label.
 


FetHead Filter


FetHead Filter
FetHead Filter is a Fethead version with a built-in 6dB/octave high pass filter with a corner frequency of 220Hz (other cutoff frequencies available on request). It is specially designed for microphones which exhibit an excessive proximity effect / low frequency response, like long motor ribbon microphones. The components which make up the filter are not directly in the signal path but are applied to the components which set the gain of FetHead Filters amplifier, thus making it frequency dependant. This way the sonic character which makes a FetHead attractive to the ear is preserved.

FetHead Filter can be distinguished by a green dot below the TritonAudio label.

 

TritonAudio NeoLev

TritonAudio NeoLev

How it works
Place them under your near field monitors, record player or under your cd/dvd player and isolate your equipment from feedback.

Neolev magnetic levitation dampers are our latest development. Placed under Speakers, CD/DVD players, turntables, speakers etc., they eliminate acoustic feedback and mechanical distortion to bring out the full potential of your gear. Cancellation of contact induced resonance is very effective as forces perpendicular to the device are stopped from being transferred. Based on two repelling Neodium magnets one single NeoLev lifts up to 8kg. NeoLev’s are adjustable to ensure perfect levelling.

Sonic improvements from NeoLev damping feet
NeoLevs eliminate direct coupling and lower related distortion, we like them under near field monitors or Hi-Fi speakers but the effect is clearly audible with any device they are put under. Bass will become tighter and the lower mid frequencies are better separated from the low frequencies which opens up the whole spectrum.

Applications

  • Near Field monitors
  • HiFi speakers
  • Turntables
  • CD/dvd players
  • Preamps
  • Power amps


 Distortion measurements made on near field monitors
 The graph below shows distortion measurements made with a flat frequency response (within 1dB) measurement
 microphone on Quested near-field monitors, with and without NeoLev
 
 Blue trace without NeoLevs mounted, Red trace with NeoLev

 Speakers: Quested F5 near-field
 Analysis software: FuzzMeasure which uses a swept sine wave.
 IO: RME HDSPe RayDat and RME AD8DS.
 There is a loopback of the entire electronics and A/D sections, so the data is free of electronics “imprint”.