Focusrite Red 1 Quad Mic-Pre

Focusrite Red 1 Quad Mic-Pre

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Red 1 Quad Mic-Pre, Solid-State Pre-amp from Focusrite in the Red series.

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Focusrite Red 1 Quad Mic-Pre tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Focusrite
  • Model: Red 1 Quad Mic-Pre
  • Series: Red
  • Category: Solid-State Pre-amps
  • Added in our database on: 10/09/2002

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Focusrite Red 1 Quad Mic-Pre user reviews

Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 3 reviews )
 2 reviews67 %

alexdelisle's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" excellent"

Focusrite Red 1 Quad Mic-Pre
XLR connector


easier you die
there is a big volume knob and a button to 48v


the sound is excellent it's very upscale
significantly better than for example ISA 428
I use it almost all the time on battery, but taken as a good quality mic preamp or it is versatile and allows taking its own and easily usable for reprocessing as desired (more dirty or not)

course it colors
rendering is not very precise degradation
excellent depth in the lower


I've had six months it has become one of my favorite preamps among chandler, manley, avalon and other gml we have here
I love the simplicity of the model a button that rings no fuss for nothing
and the look is rather nice

We try to achater another if there is because it is only OCCAZ this is rare

harpman666's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Focusrite Red 1 Quad Mic-Pre
A transistor
No effect. V. 48 phase inversion. button 60db gain.
XLR in and out rear face
2U rackmount well sr

Trs is the high-end Focusrite above isa MODEL 428. Far fewer features, more sound.


Simpler you die!
Manual clear but what is it ... simply turn the knob and press the 48V or not ... a manual ... ?


The sound is standard!
Certainly one of the best pramps the march. I compared it with GML, Avalon, Neve, Amek, Fearn, dbx, manley ... say anything is at the top.
Like all prampli particulire has a color that is ultra Fidler restitution. Trs made good on the basses and acoustic guitars, for example at the same time IDAL for drums (kick, snare, oheads) with 4 in a terrible sound.

On some forums I read the reviews trs hard ... I think it comes from people who have not tried or so who are between ranges by omniprsence Focusrite on the market.


I use it for 1 year or 800 3600 bought new slice
I prfre is that it is both trs prcis taken on soft and really pchu on guitar or drums.
I tried many MODELS (see above) do a blind test with neve, avalon, manley you'll be surprised.
A bit expensive, if I had found OCCAZ I would have taken but ... in gnral prfre I pay more to keep the hardware and dpart that sell the stuff rgulirement means.
I will remake this choice with his eyes closed primarily used for APRS have DIFFERENT styles of music with excellent results every time.

packs's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Focusrite Red 1 Quad Mic-Pre
Transistors top gammme


Configuration very simple no need to record ......
You turn and it sounds now, it's not magic .....


The preamp is just color but it takes no more, the input gain is pretty good even if on a ribbon microphone is a bit tight but rarely are the good times or people are using these microphones which that ...


I use is jewelry for 3 months and it just enlarge my small family of preamp on a drum kit Kick, Snare, oh it is terrible on acoustic guitar with a couple that is great on vocals and it goes pretty good too.
The addition to preamp is the simplicity of use and the least I do not think it really fault a beautiful high-end machine.
Even if the price is a little girl I must confess I do it again without hesitation that choice

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