“The EC1 is a useful little tool that will enhance the recordings of anyone who uses a low-cost audio interface, but also continue to hold its own as the quality of their studio equipment improves.”

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Camden EC1 – the most compact and portable preamp in Cranborne’s Award-Winning Camden preamp range is reviewed by Audio Media International. Touted as a “stand-alone desktop microphone preamplifier with some unique features”, Music technology author and lecturer Stephen Bennett explores the possibilities of Camden EC1 in the modern studio.

“Whenever I review a microphone preamplifier, I always subject it to what I call the SM57 test. I find that the higher quality the preamplifier is, the better this venerable microphone sounds. I can report that the EC 1 passed this test with flying colours…”

“Once it’s all set up, the EC 1 performed without fuss. The internal mixer is very useful, the metering adequate and the headphone amplifier drove my range of headphones without strain or artifact.”

“It can deliver excellent transparent low noise recordings, but also offers some really useful analog ‘mojo’ if required.”

“If you add up the cost of a high-quality microphone and instrument preamp, a beefy headphone amplifier and a couple of analog saturation processors, the EC 1 appears to be something of a bargain.”

To read the full review of the Camden EC1, please visit the Audio Media International website here.

Pricing and Availability

The Cranborne Audio Camden EC1 is available now available for shipping priced at £549 RRP inc VAT.

Cranborne Audio is distributed in the UK/ROI by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call 01462 480000 or visit www.soundtech.co.uk/cranborne-audio.