Originally Posted by Claude G.
Does this thing work well? Does it "improve" the sound or is it only to boost the sensitivity of the preamp? I have a few ribbons, but my Great River and AP-1 provide great amplification to the ribbons; why would I need these? Just asking......
Yes, the FetHead works well, unlike the Rode D-PowerPlug which is excessively noisy. The FetHead provides 20 dB of clean, uncoloured gain. An important feature of the FetHead is its high input impedance which at 22 kOhms is much higher than that of a typical mic preamp. This high impedance means reduced loading on the mic. This usually results in a substantial change in the sound quality of dynamic and ribbon mics and is usually perceived as an improvement.