FetHead is a low-noise, high quality, in-line microphone preamplifier. It provides improved sound for Ribbon and Dynamic microphones. The electronics are housed in a robust metal chassis with a balanced 3-pole female XLR input and a balanced 3-pole male XLR output, rugged enough for use at home, in the studio or on tour.
Which microphones benefit
In short, we noticed an improvement on all tested microphones. A Shure SM57 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, giving it better transient response characteristics. FetHeads high quality, low noise signal amplification also extends the usable range of a ribbon microphone, making it more suitable for recording softer passages.
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.
Got my fetheads today and I must say I am impressed ! Even
my noisiest and most low - output ribbon mic "came to live" using the fethead, and
not to be speaking of my somewhat low-end dynamic mics.. Beautiful!
I recieved the Fethead, it works well with my Shure 57.
all the best,
I had a chance to hear one your FetHeads at a friend house
with a ribbon mic & a regular old SM-57. One word, AMAZING!!! It added nothing to
the sound but more sound!
Would like to express my complete satisfaction with your
product! Cheap and effective, I have even posted a comparison online because I was
so pleased with it. Thank you very much, I expect I will be buying from you again
in the future.
It's going well - Chris has testes the FetHead with an
SM58, it boosted the gain cleanly and produced a subtle change in tone that gave the
mic a better defined low end - very good! Best wishes,
Did some quick testing last night, much prefer the sound of the FetHead to my focusrite built in pre amp, I'm using a Rode Procaster and it sounds much better with this, great job :)
Hello, I purchased a Triton Fethead a year ago. It worked
GREAT with my Shure SM7B.
First let me say that the FetHead is awesome! Best thing
for my AEA R84's and SM7 ever! I will be picking up another one. Thanks!
I've enjoyed my fetheads for quite a few months now. I am
even more amazed how they sound for each session they're in use (which is often!)
Now i'm thinking about buying more..
Best Regards, Sjur
I've had a FetHead for a year or so and really love it
with my SM7b on vocals. I just bought a second one so I can use them with a pair of
The Fetheads arrived today. With a short testing the
impression is very positive: they do what is promised and what we are looking for.
We are expanding our radio production to several countries and will most likely
order more of these in near future.
Regards,Lauri 13-5-2011 10:33
I just ordered one of your FetHeads and I was wondering
about something: Would it be possible to run a hot, unbalanced signal through the
fethead in order to saturate its transformers for a nice distorted sound? Would
this damage the fethead? Also I would like to say that I am very impressed with how
well the FetHead works and how affordable it is.
I received the fethead this morning, just did some tests
with my sm57, I do find the improvements really good. Thanks for making such a nifty
Hi, the Fethead arrived safely and works perfectly -
many thanks. Mark
The goodies just arrived and I?ve had a quick test; very
impressive even just into my pc audio, so much more open-sounding than just winding
the gain up on interface. I should say these little units ought to be great tools
for the pro and home studio markets. Thanks very much for all your support.
Best regards, Stuart
My 2 FetHeads arrived today, I tried them out and the they sounded fantastic (I will definitely be ordering some more in the near future)
Many thanks - these are a really great product!
Thank you very much! I am impressed with the results and I
get to use my old ribbon mic on quiet sounds!
My Fethead finally arrived today! Works perfectly! Super Clean gain all the way!
My only problem is now I'll need to buy one for all my
mics! Hahaha I work in a music store over here I'll be recommending these
highly!Great product! I'll grab another 3 soon as I have the cash!
Cheers Mate Clenn
De Fethead is binnen, toch behandeld als pakje. Afijn een
buitengewoon lange reis Gelijk even geprobeerd, met de Ribbon moet ik de tijd nemen,
maar mijn oude Senheisser MD421HN, klinkt veel helderder, terwijl de rest van het
karakter blijft. (Via Golden Age Project 73 -> Focusrite liquid 56).
Dank, en met groet, Severin
Thanks for the info. I use to live in Den Helder back in
the 1990's and had quite a few nights out in Alkmaar, it's a beautiful city, you're
a lucky man to live there! Also, I already have one Fethead, and I'm loving it, my
SM7b is finally usable on non-explosive level sources!
Regards, Mick .
Best-Buy! Ik ben 200% tevreden met de FetHead. In mijn
oren (en voor mijn stem) klinkt mijn Beyer Classic Ribbon nu beter dan mijn 10x zo
Beste wensen, Willem
Gisteren de fethead voor het eerste live gebruikt op een
August Albert show,bedoeling was om drums met ribbon kit mics live te brengen (max
4 kanalen) fethead heeft enorm geholpen om ribbon mics toch live te kunnen
gebruiken, top kan ik via deze weg nog 1 bestellen of liever via de website ?
This past weekend, I try my fethead, and now really my
ribbon microphones work a lot better! Just wanted you to know that in Argentina
there is a crazymen happy with your work! Thank you!
Received my two Fetheads and plugged them in with a ribbon
mic and a "Elvis" mic. Performed as advertised! More open sound , reduced noise and
less gain needed from mixer input gain knob.
Thank you Scott
I've just bought another Condenser Mic, the Rode NT1A, and
it is working fantastic with the Fethead Phantom...no static is introduced and the
signal is boosted as advertised.
Just got back from testing the fetheads. working
excellently with my ribbon mics! Thank you very much for providing such high quality
products for such a low price!
Fethead - Great Product! I just received my second Fethead
today. I am using two Fetheads with a pair of modified Apex 205 ribbon microphones
for a Blumlein XY stereo setup. The fetheads are excellent to boost the ribbon mics
to an acceptable level for use with my tube preamp. Thank you very much for an
I really like the Fetheads: they are a must have for
remote recording in my opinion.
Hi, Thank you for your answer. I will contact you when I
have the funds for theD2O. And I want / need another Fethead! That little beast is
We recieved some really nice product feedback from
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!
"Can I use the FetHead on the preamp side of the signal chain?"
"What is the difference between the regular FetHead and the FetHead Phantom?"
A regular FetHead is designed for dynamic microphones and ribbon microphones, it has a relatively high impedance of 22k which allows the microphone the microphone to operate at "no-load" condition. A FetHead Phantom is designed for for Condenser microphones or other Phantom powered devices, it passes Phantom Power to the microphone.
"Hi folks, I have a Tascam DR40 and am about to get a Rode Lavalier (condenser) mic. The preamps aren't great on the DR40, I'm reading through your site and wondering if the Fethead Phantom would be the right choice ?"
A FetHead Phantom can be used to get extra amplification, it has an xlr input. Does the Lavalier mic operate on 48V Phantom power and does it have an XLR male connector? In this case it should be no problem to use it together with a FetHead Phantom