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Cranborne Audio goes to Camden

Cranborne Audio has unveiled its new Camden EC2, consisting of a two channel 19 inch rackmount preamp, Mojo signal processor, and dual headphone mixer

Cranborne Audio has launched the latest of its Camden products, the Camden EC2, including a two channel 19 inch rackmount preamp, Mojo signal processor and a dual headphone mixer, based on the award-winning Camden 500 preamp.

Featuring two features from Cranborne’s Camden 500 preamp, with the same Mojo analogue saturation circuit, Camden EC2 provides low-noise and low-distortion performance, as well as frequency and phase linearity, at all gain settings.

When switched into line mode the Camden EC2, combined with the Mojo saturation circuits, can apply vintage colouration onto stereo stems during the mix phase. Camden EC2 can take on the persona of a vintage British-style transformer-based preamp using Thump, a gooey tube-based preamp using Cream, or a clean, natural sounding preamp when Mojo is bypassed.

Packaged into a standalone 1U 19 inch chassis and showcasing two headphone amplifiers with discreet line mixers and CH1, CH2, and Aux input level controls, Camden EC2’s reference-quality headphone outputs can be used during mic placement. They can also be configured to create a zero-latency all analogue monitor mix, combining the local Camden preamps with playback incoming from an external playback source.

Camden EC2 utilises Cranborne’s C.A.S.T. system for distributing audio around studios, by repurposing the internal copper wires of a Cat 5 cable to transport balanced analogue audio to and from other C.A.S.T. enabled products. Connected to the C.A.S.T inputs of another C.A.S.T. enabled product, Camden EC2 can send its preamp outputs directly into the inputs of the connected device whilst simultaneously receiving a monitor mix to monitor using Camden EC2’s Aux 1 headphone mixer.

The Camden EC2 is manufactured in the UK, and is accessible for all professional, project, and home studio engineers at a cost-effective price. It will be available in the second quarter of 2019.

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