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Fostex AR501 [B-STOCK MODEL]
Battery Powered Single-Channel Microphone Preamplifier

OUR PART #:  AR-501-B1

The Fostex AR501 is a battery-powered professional quality microphone preamplifier housed in compact, light weight, yet robust aluminum chassis.
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The Fostex AR501 is a battery-powered professional quality microphone preamplifier housed in compact, light weight, yet robust aluminum chassis. It offers 48V phantom power, good for combination with DSLR camera, Camcorder, Line Mixer, Audio Interface etc. for ENG, sports relays, location recording and installations.

NOTE: This product is a B-STOCK item. The item may have some minor signs of use, but is in close-to-new condition. This item carries the full warranty from the manufacturer. Please contact your Sales Representative for more information on this and other products.

Fostex AR501 Features:

  • Selectable mic input gain level, -20 / -30 / -45 /-60 dBu
  • Phantom 48V power supply
  • HPF at 80 or 160Hz with -6dB/oct
  • Cascading function for stereo application with a supplied dedicated joint plate
  • Balanced Out (+4dBu, XLR) and Unbalanced Out (-10dBVor attenuated -50dBV, stereo mini)
  • Peak LED and Power LED that doubles with low battery warning
  • Powered by 1 x AA battery (Alc or NiMH) for 10 hours operation (approx. 4 hours with P48V on) or DC-IN (5V, Micro USB)
  • Power saving mode (phantom power down to 24V) to extend the operation hours
  • Extruded aluminum chassis for light weight but robust construction
  • Shoe rails for various camera rigs and a tri-pod compatible screw hole
  • ET-C0.2, stereo mini OFC cable included for DSLR connection or cascading to another unit

Fostex AR501 Specifications:

  • Analog Input:
    • Connector: XLR-3-31, electrically balanced, 2-Hot
    • LINE Input Reference Level:  +4dBu
    • Maximum Input Level:  +24dBu
    • MIC Input Reference Level:  -60 /-45/-30/-20dBu
    • Maximum Input Level:  0dBu
    • Phantom Power:  DC48V +/-4V (10mA) (DC24V in energy saving mode)
  • Analog Output:
    • Balanced Connector:  XLR-3-32, electrically balanced, 2-Hot
    • Input Impedance:  10 kOhms or more
    • Reference Output Level:  +4dBu
    • Maximum Output Level:  +24dBu (+20dBu in energy saving mode)
    • Unbalanced Connector:  3.5mm stereo mini jack
    • Reference Output Level:  -10dBV (ATT ON: -50dBV)
    • Maximum Output Level:  +10dBV (ATT ON: -30dBV)
  • High Pass Filter Cutoff:  80Hz / 160Hzswitchable, -6dB/oct.
  • Frequency Response:
    • 20-20kHz +/-1dB (between MIC In – Out, reference level, Gain Low)
    • 20-20kHz +/-3dB (between MIC in – Out, reference level, Gain Hi)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio:  60dB or higher (Gain Hi)
  • T.H.D.:  Less than 0.1% (1kHz, Gain Hi)
  • Measurements:  42.8(W) x 31.6(H) x 116(D) mm
  • Weight:  Approx. 110g (150g including AA battery)
  • Power:  1 x AA battery (Alkaline or Ni-MH) /DC-IN (+5V)
  • Power Consumption Maximum:  0.6W
  • Accessories:  1 x stereo mini cable (ET-C0.2), 1 x joint plate

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