Red-Eye Musical Instrument PreamplifierTM
The Red-Eye Instrument Preamp offers a simple, one-box, direct-connect solution to musicians playing instruments with high-impedance piezoelectric pickups…for example, the L.R. Baggs violin bridge pickup. Any passive instrument pickup is supported.
The Red-Eye Preamp’s high input-impedance allows piezoelectric pickups to operate essentially unloaded, which results in a smooth, natural, acoustic instrument tone. Low distortion, low noise, and generous headroom mean clear tone comes through even when an instrument is played percussively and loudly.
The Red-Eye Preamp also works well with instruments that have magnetic pickups, such as electric guitars and electric basses.
Red-Eye Preamp Signal Path:
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? The Instrument Input impedance is 1,000,000 ohms.
? The Effects Loop Output impedance is less than 4,000 ohms.
? The Effects Loop Input impedance is 4,000 ohms.
? The XLR Output impedance is 600 ohms.
? Frequency response is flat from 25 Hz to 18 KHz when Treble Control is centered.
? Boost level above no Boost: Minimum Boost = +3 db, Maximum Boost = +7 db
Using the Red-Eye Preamp to simply connect your instrument to a club's sound system:
? You have control over your instrument's treble.
? You have control over solo boost if you need it.
? If you turn on a Stomp-Tuner, the XLR output to the Mix Board will be muted.
Using several effects boxes or a pedal board with the Red-Eye Preamp:
? Connect Effects and/or a Stomp-Tuner in series to the Red-Eye Preamp Effects Loop.
? Effect Boxes and/or Stomp-Tuner will affect the XLR output to the Mix Board.
Using the Red-Eye Preamp to convert a Single-Ended signal to XLR Balanced Output:
? The Red-Eye can also be used as a high-quality passive direct box. The isolation transformer used in the Red-Eye Preamp has a nearly linear response from 18 Hz to over 30 KHz.
? Power is not required
? 4,000 ohm input-impedance, single-ended input
? 600 ohm output-impedance, balanced output