Fredenstein Artistic MicPre SE

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Fredenstein breaks all barriers with this new preamp / DI for 500 series, at such an incredible price!

The Artistic microphone preamplifier is the first member of the Fredenstein Value Line of 500 series compatible products. The Artistic Pre SE features top of the line performance at a very affordable price. Key component to achieve this performance level is our fully discrete gain stage and DI input. As all Fredenstein products, it is not a copy of an older design, but a completely new circuitry manufactured in SMT technology.

A 2M Ohms high impedance direct input is located on the front-panel, it accepts balanced and unbalanced signals, the rear microphone input is automatically disconnected when a plug is inserted in the DI connector.
The features include a maximum gain of 65 dB, a 20 dB Pad, switchable polarity, low-cut filter, and Phantom-Power support. Our new eight LED Peak-Meter with a 50 dB range gives the user a precise reading of the operating conditions.
As all Fredenstein products, the Artistic Pre is designed by a German-American team and manufactured in Taiwan.


  • 500 Series
  • Mic Preamp
  • Instrument DI
  • Phantom Power
  • Phase Reverse
  • Pad -20dB
  • Low Cut Filter 120hZ
  • LED Metering


  • Frequency Response : 20 Hz – 20,000 Hz, +/- 1 dB
  • Distortion : < 0.02% at +4 dBu output level
  • Input Noise : < -127 dB
  • Input Impedance : > 1500 Ohms
  • DI Impedance : 2 MOhms
  • Max. Input Level : + 24 dBu, Pad activated
  • Max Input Level DI : + 18 dBu balanced or unbalanced
  • Output Impedance : 600 Ohms
  • Max. Output Level : + 26 dBu
  • Input Attenuator : - 20 dB (switchable)

Our ONE WITH EVERYTHING ZEN WARRANTY extends the standard manufacturer warranty by one year, see our ZEN WARRANTY page for details.