3- Sound Quality: Headphone Amp
Building-in a headphone amplifier into a mic preamp is not new, however with Camden EC1, the preamp and headphone amp elements have been tightly integrated and carefully considered to make it more meaningful than ever before.
The headphone amp built-in to Camden EC1 is the same, high-power, super-low impedance design, developed for the acclaimed 500R8 audio interface. With up to 1.2watts of power per ear (!) and a flat frequency response from 5Hz to 70kHz, the headphone amp has enough juice to power any set of headphones with clean power. In fact, a headphone amp that performs at the same level would easily set you back the same cost of a Camden EC1...
Secondly, Camden EC1 has a pair of ¼" Aux Inputs on its rear panel that allow you to connect the outputs of an audio interface and use the headphone amp during mixing/mastering - when headphone amp quality is at its most important!
This means that, yet again, Camden EC1 is a gift that keeps on giving; it’s not only a world-class preamp, its also a super-powerful, reference-grade headphone amplifier that is equally as useful during tracking as well as mixing.