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Triton Audio products:

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  • Overview: TritonAudio design and produce innovative pro audio gear which excels in design and quality. Our products are handcrafted in the Netherlands and supplied to the international recording and pro audio communities. TritonAudio is the cooperation between Erwin Erkamp and Peter-Paul Wijte, both from Alkmaar, the Netherlands. We are long time friends with a passion for music and audio electronics. We have a background in high end audio, mechanical engineering and studio equipment engineering. We love audio equipment and look upon developing it as a form of art, always practised from a a high-end philosophy and a desire to create the best device possible.
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Currently available Triton Audio products:

Signal boosters, Phantom supplies, Phantom isolators, DI boxes and mic preamps:

  • True Phantom:

    Standalone high end, low THD, 48V Phantom supply.

    Our opinion: The only real update on the now standard Phantom powering scheme, the advantages of this 48V supply are easily heard but will only work with Schoeps style transformer-less microphones. Literally a breath of fresh air when used with any such mic. We like the enhanced detail and clarity of the low end especially. Note: This device does not affect the frequency response of the microphone but lowers the mic output's THD significantly.

    • Overview:
      For powering condenser microphones, the IEC 61938 Phantom Power supply has been the standard for years. Although being proven technology, there are several disadvantages to the current implementation. The microphone signal, for instance is not completely available to the microphone preamp. Also, isolation from the rest of the preamp or mixer circuit is not complete.
      True Phantom uses patented technology which overcomes these problems, compared to traditional Phantom Power supplies it achieves lower distortion and an increase of the signal-to-noise ratio.
    • Features:
      • Dual channel for stereo recording
      • XLR in and Outputs
      • Power on indicator
      • Built-in High end Phantom blocking circuit
      • Ground lift switch
      • Direct switch, bypasses the Phantom Blocking circuit
      • NOTE: When engaging the direct switch, be certain the channel onto which True Phantom is connected can handle P48 Phantom Power. Normally gear where you'll plug the True Phantom, especially microphone preamps, should have no difficulty in handling Phantom Power but to be really sure consult the manufacturer of your preamp. Do not turn your preamp's Phantom power on!
      • Currently available in 220-240 VAC (but internally switchable to 110-120 VAC).
    Price: 370 Ex VAT.
    IN STOCK

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  • D2O Mic Pre Series:

    Fet/Tube Microphone preamplifier. Re-introduced in 2016 with front panel DI Jack inputs.

    Our opinion: Quiet and subtly coloured preamp. Probably my favourite to date when pushed into overdrive (and I've tried many preamps). The Tube mode has a slightly softer transient response. Well built and as far as I can see, well designed so should be reliable for years to come. The input transformer gives the typical Lundahl colour. New 2016 versions include a built-in DI input. Plenty of gain!

    • Click here for a user review on Gearslutz.
    • D2O is a low noise discrete microphone preamp, inspired by the famous German V series preamps of the 40's and 50's, widely recognized as one of the best sounding preamps ever developed. D2O's general layout consists of a Lundahl 1571 input transformer followed by 2 single ended gain stages. The second gain stage can be selected to be either a high gain Fet or a Tube stage. when the high gain, all Fet circuit is engaged D2O becomes an ideal companion for microphones with a relatively low output like ribbon microphones. With the hybrid Fet/Tube circuit is engaged the sonic benefits of having a tube in the signal path can be utilized. Output drive is supplied by a discrete low impedance Fet buffer with superb sonic properties. Quality Paper in oil coupling capacitors are used, all other used components are high-end grade aswell.
    • Low noise / low esr power supply
      In single ended preamp designs the quality of the power supply is crucial, D2O is fitted with a discrete low esr voltage regulator built with low noise components enabling optimal performance to the amplifier circuit.
    • Switchable transformer ratio / input impedance
      By selecting the transformer ratio switch a selection between a 1:1.75 (LO) or 1:3.5 (HI) transformation ratio can be made. Besides setting voltage gain, this also switches the input impedance of the amplifier between 2.25KOhm and 6.25 KOhm. Different transformation rate and impedance selection options are very desirable as they allow for more sonic options from the connected microphone.
    • Selectable all Fet or Tube-Fet circuit
      The Tube-Fet switch determines whether D2O functions as an hi gain, all Fet or hybrid Tube-Fet circuit, each with its unique sonic character.
    • Specifications:
      • Gain D2O all Fet: 70 dB
      • Gain D2O Tube/Fet: 60 dB
      • EIN: -128dB
      • Headroom: 32 dB
      • Input impedance: 2,25 KOhm / 6.25K Ohm
      • Output impedance: 100 Ohm
      • Power supply: 24V AC
      • Input: XLR
      • Output: XLR / 1/4" jack
    • Features:
      • Front panel DI Jack input
      • Stepped attenuator
      • Phase reverse switch
      • Phantom power
      • Overload indicator
    • D2O comes in three versions (shown top to bottom):
      • A single slot 500 format unit
      • A single unit standalone preamp
      • A 19" Stereo rack mountable version
    Price:

    • Mono Tabletop (NEW VERSION): 536,00 Ex VAT IN STOCK.
    • Mono 500 format (NEW VERSION): 536,00 Ex VAT IN STOCK.
    • Stereo 19" Rack (NEW VERSION): 1030,00 Ex VAT IN STOCK.

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    Models:
  • FetHead adaptors:

    XLR Mic signal booster, booster with P48, booster/filter.

    Our opinion: Clean gain and a high impedance yielding no-load conditions with any mic. The Fethead is aimed at ribbon mics, the Phantom can be used with condenser mics so old condensers with low output suddenly come to life and the FetHead Filter gently rolls off the low end, giving a more natural tone balance to directional mics (cardioid, Fig-8) when used up close.

    • Fethead:
      FetHead is a high quality, phantom powered in-line preamplifier providing 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. The current version has even lower noise and THD compared to the original one. It can be distinguished by the type indication ring below the TritonAudio badge.

      • Click here for a review on Pro-tools-expert.com .
      • Click here for in-depth demo video.
      • Which microphones benefit:
        Any dynamic microphone. 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. FetHead's 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 issues.
      • Protection of the microphone's output:
        Some ribbon microphones do not tolerate phantom power well, 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 FetHead is lower than we are able to measure.
      • Features:
        • Ultra low noise Class A JFet amplifier
        • 20db amplification (@ 1 KOhm load)
        • 27dB amplification (@ 3 KOhm load)
        • double single ended amplifier topology
        • Hand matched jFets
        • Shielded enclosure
        • Z-in 22k
        • 24-48 v phantom power

    • FetHead Phantom:
      FetHead Phantom is a FetHead version which allows phantom power to reach the microphone. Low sensivity condensers can now have healthy output levels with full frequency and transient response. Also helps to properly balance unbalanced output mics like original Oktava MK012 and such. FetHead Phantom can be distinguished by the type indication ring below the TritonAudio badge.

    • 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 a strong or perhaps excessive proximity effect / low frequency response boost, like long motor ribbon microphones but also some dynamic hypercardioids like the Sennheiser MD441. FetHead Filter can be distinguished by the type indication ring below the TritonAudio badge.

    Price:

    • FetHead Standard: 57,00 Ex VAT. IN STOCK
    • FetHead Phantom: 66,00 Ex VAT. IN STOCK
    • FetHead Filter: 62,00 Ex VAT. IN STOCK

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    FetHead Models
  • BigAmp (V2) and BigAmp Piezo:

    XLR size instrument Direct Inject adaptor.

    Our opinion: The Bigamp V2 (2014 version) is a very handy "miniature" high quality DI box. Totally clean and quiet. Should be mendatory for Live engineers who work in unknown venues and often end up with poor quality DI boxes supplied by the venue organizers. The Piezo version works equally well when a higher input Z is required.

    • Philosophy:
      BigAmp is a small sized high quality jfet instrument preamp which performs equally well on stage as it does in a studio environment. It has a 1/4" female jack input which accepts signals ranging from the piezo pickup of a double bass, cello or acoustic guitar to the line level output of a synthesizer. BigAmp's provides amplification and converts the instrument output signal from unbalanced to balanced.
    • DAW Recording:
      BigAmp is an ideal companion for DAW recording. By recording a clean signal directly to disk you get the advantage of being able to sculpt the sound of your recorded track with your favourite plugin's during mixdown.
    • How it works:
      Stick BigAmp on a microphone cable, plug in your electric guitar, Bass(or any other instrument with a jack output) and switch on phantom power. BigAmp goes directly into a balanced input of your mixing desk, it can also be used as a frontend for your microphone-pre or channel strip in a (home)studio setup. BigAmp matches the high impedance unbalanced output of your guitar with the balanced low impedance input of a mixing desk/microphone-pre.
    • BigAmp Pizo:
      A pizo transducer typically has an impedance of several Mega Ohms, which is much higher compared to the high-Z input of instrument preamps or mixing consoles. This prevents the transducer to deliver its potential output signal to the preamp and restricts transient response. Additionally, the high impedance combined with the capacity of the cable to the preamp forms a low pass filter, making a pizo transducer often sound uninspiring. BigAmp Pizo is a BigAmp version specially designed to overcome above issues. It has a 7.5 Mega Ohms input Impedance, which enables the pizo transducer to deliver its full potential. Signal amplification is low (3dB) to allow for the highest possible headroom. Because of its small size BigAmp pizo can be connected as close to the transducer as possible which keeps cable capacitance to a minimum.

    • Features:
      • Low noise Class A JFet amplifier
      • 3db amplification
      • single ended amplifier topology
      • Balanced output
      • Z-in 1 MOhm / 7.5MOhm (BigAmp Pizo)
      • Lots of headroom
      • 18-48 v phantom power
    Price:

    • BigAmp V2: 57,00 Ex VAT. IN STOCK
    • BigAmp Piezo: 57,00 Ex VAT. OUT OF STOCK

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    BigAmp models:
  • Phantom Blocker:

    XLR Phantom blocker.

    Our opinion: This adapter can be a lifesaver in Live settings when you have Phantom power distributed between stage, monitor and FOH consoles and preamps: don't let Phantom go where it shouldn't! Also a nice protection device for ribbon mics.

    • Philosophy:
      Phantom blocker blocks Phantom power while leaving the audio signal intact. Phantom power can be applied to either the male or the female side of Phantom Blocker's XLR connector and will not reach the opposing xlr connector, the audio signal travels without restriction in both directions.
    • Applications:
      • Microphone preamps:
        Some (older) preamps are sensitive for Phantom power at the input. The preamp's input transformer cannot handle Phantom power from another source. The transformer's thin silk isolations can burn out because a burst of Phantom power switching on creates a high voltage in the input transformer ,to prevent this a complete blocking is needed.
      • Unbalanced TRS to XLR cables:
        When connecting an unbalanced TRS to XLR cable pin 3 of the XLR connector is directly connected to ground, creating a short, this can damage input transformers and under-dimensioned phantom power circuits.
      • Balanced device outputs:
        Phantom blocker is a great solution to protect the output of any device connected to the XLR input of a mixing desk or preamp which has Phantom power switched on, e.g. your computers audio interface.
      • Microphones:
        There are microphones (single ended/unbalanced types) which do not tolerate Phantom power but Ribbon microphones can also be destroyed if used in unbalanced condition with Phantom power applied (ie. cable or adaptor problem). Connecting a passive ribbon microphone to a cable which has Phantom power applied sends a transient through the microphone and can, in some instances, force the ribbon out of the magnetic field it is suspended in and can permanently stretch the ribbon. To protect your Ribbon microphone against Phantom power we advice using a Phnatom Blocker (or, of course, a FetHead).
    Price: 33,00 Ex VAT.
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    30,00 Ex VAT.
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