Triton Audio FetHead mic preamp review

Submitted by on Dec 5, 2012

Hey what’s good fam! Got something a little different for you today, it’s a mic preamp.

This is from Triton Audio out of the Netherlends, they let me know about the product and asked if I would be interested in doing a review.

Of course I wanted to check it out and you’ll see why below

So what is the FetHead?

This is an inline mic preamp, meaning, you just plug it between your mixer/cable and the mic.

Supply phantom power to it and it provides a nice gain stage for your dynamic mics.

The idea behind the FetHead is low noise with good sound output.

The reason I was interested in it was the form factory, I found it pretty cool that it was an inline preamp, making it straight forward to use for anyone.

How does it sound?

For me, I find the sound to be much fuller and warmer with my mic.

I feel my voice sounds much more natural and “open” going through the FetHead, as I always felt it was a little “filtered” or somewhat muffled from my interface.

I just felt like my mic wasn’t getting enough preamplification.

However, the sound coming out of the FetHead just sound very natural and clean.

It’s very low noise and makes it so I don’t even need to mess with a compressor or anything to get a strong sounding vocal track.

What’s the bottom line?

If you need a simple and straight forward mic pre, definitely check this out. It has a rich warm sound and provides a really dynamic signal.

I give the FetHead 4 out of 5 subs, there aren’t any options to mess with, but that’s okay, because it simply sounds great.

Another reason I wanted to show this to you is the price, it’s 69 euros, which converts to about $91 USD.

I think for the improvements that can be had

I got a little too close to the mic a few times in my video but hopefully you were able to get an idea of what this can do.

Of course it will sound different depending on your mic but I’m definitely a believer in the technology.

Check it out on their site: Triton Audio FetHead

Leave a comment below and let me know what you think

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2 years 9 months ago

Pretty nice product to have when you have a home studio with no booth to record in, not a bad investment for the cost.

2 years 9 months ago

Yeah it’s a nice pre amp for sure, simple and to the point but good results

2 years 9 months ago

wow, just freakin wow! Im getting one for sure!

2 years 9 months ago

cool man, it’s a really good mic pre

2 years 9 months ago

Nice review Saintjoe!

I’ve definitely had some troubles with my gain staging as well!

Something to look into!


2 years 9 months ago

yeah man, I love it, really simple but effective!

2 years 9 months ago

Hey Saintjoe,

What audio interface were you using in this video?

Also, have you used the Focusrite Scarlette 2i4? (If so, what are your thoughts on it! — Currently I’m using an M-Audio Fast Track Pro, it’s been pretty poor on my end.)

2 years 9 months ago

I’m using a focusrite saffire pro 24, it’s cool. Haven’t messed with the scarlet but I know folks dig it.

2 years 9 months ago

That’s what I’ve been reading from reviews as well!

I like how it looks as too! (Something to look into!)

Thanks Saintjoe,

2 years 9 months ago

no problem man!

2 years 9 months ago

Def added some big to your tone for sure, sounded much better.

2 years 9 months ago

Indeed man it’s cool

2 years 9 months ago

works great on ribbon mics

2 years 9 months ago

Awesome that’s what they say as well

2 years 9 months ago

SJ: The Triton addition seem to make a great difference in the sound of your audio. This is a must buy for any vocalist. “The packaging is cool too.” Thanks for the review.

2 years 9 months ago

Thanks for checking it out, I have been pleased with the results.