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Cranborne Audio Camden 500 - 500-Series Preamp with Mojo

£328.99 inc. vat
£274.16 ex. vat
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Cranborne Audio Camden 500

The Cranborne Audio Camden 500 is designed to be the most clean, linear and transparent 500 series microphone preamp you've ever heard. The Camden 500 by Cranborne Audio features a mic, line and hi-z inputs along with mojo-two analogue saturation emulates that provides the colour and character of vintage valves and transformers.

The Camden 500 is designed and engineered in the UK from the ground up to be the ultimate front end for the modern studio and engineer. The pre-amp is a completely  custom-designed and original topology that achieves stunning low-noise and distortion performance as well as frequency and phase linearity at all gain settings.

When more character is required, the Mojo-Two discrete analogue saturation styles can provide anything from subtle, to exaggerated harmonic distortion making the Camden 500 the cleanest, and warmest, fattest and most characterful pre-amp in your arsenal, all at the turn of a dial.

Key Features  

  • Fully-discrete, transformer-less design featuring custom ‘Camden’ preamp topology designed by Cranborne Audio’s Director of Engineering - Edward Holmes
  • Optimised Input Impedance and input headroom for Mic, Line, and HI-Z sources
  • Optimised for and fully-compliant with the 500-series format
  • Audio performance at the near-theoretical limits of noise, distortion, and phase/frequency linearity at all gain settings
  • RGB Signal Level LED with integrated Clip indicator
  • Unique 48v status LED
  • Mojo analogue saturation circuits with variable control, true bypass, and 2 discrete styles - Thump and Cream
  • Reamp line-level tracks from your DAW through Mojo to apply analogue saturation to your stems, VST, and stereo mixes
  • Gold Flashing on backplane contacts for increased conductivity and durability
  • Designed and Engineered in the UK


  • Minimum Gain:
    • Mic= 8dB, Line = 0dB, Hi-Z = 3dB
  • Maximum Gain:
    • Mic = 68dB, Line = 60dB, Hi-Z = 63dB
  • Input Impedance:
    • Mic= 8.9kOhms 48v Off, 5.4kOhms 48v ON,
    • Line = 24.3kOhms,
    • Hi-Z= 1.5MOhm unbalanced, 3MOhm balanced
  • Max Input Level:
    • Mic = 17.6dBu (<0.003% THD),
    • Line = 26.5dBu (<0.02% THD),
    • Hi-Z = 24dBu (<0.02% THD)
  • Output Impedance
    • 150 Ohms
  • Max Output Level
    • 27.5dBu (<0.002% THD, 30dB gain)
  • Equivalent Input Noise (EIN)
    • <-129.5dBu (150 ohm source, unweighted), 
    • <-131dBu (150 ohm source, A-weighted), 
    • <-135.5dBu (Inputs common, unweighted)
  • Frequency Response:
    • ±0.25dB (<5 Hz to >200 kHz, 35dB gain),
    • <±1dB (<5 Hz to >200 kHz, max gain)
  • Phase Shift:
    • <2.25° (40dB gain, 20Hz to 20kHz),
    • <4° (max gain, 20Hz to 20kHz)
  • THD+N:
    • <0.0004% (1kHz, 35dB gain, 24dBu out)
  • Intermodulation Distortion:
    • <0.0008% (50Hz and 7kHz, 35dB gain, 20dBu out),
    • <0.0006% (50Hz and 7kHz, 35dB gain, 15dBu out)
  • Hi-Pass Filter (HPF):
    • 80Hz, -3dB, 12dB/Oct
  • Current Draw:
    • 120mA per rail - idle, 140mA per rail - typical use case
  • CMRR:
    • >70dB, typ >85dB, 35dB gain, 10-20kHz, 100mV Common mode
  • Slew Rate:
    • 20V/uS, 35dB gain, 25dBu out
  • Dimensions (mm):
    • 31.8/133.35/170.11 (w/h/d)