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Fire-Eye Red-Eye Acoustic Preamp with Boost and DI Out


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Weight:  2.00
Price: $295.00
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An Austin, TX Original!

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.


  • Input: high-impedance, 1 million ohms, maximum 1 volt peak-to-peak level
  • Low-impedance, balanced, XLR output, 600 ohms, will drive long cables to mix-board
  • Boost button with volume control for amplifying solos
  • Treble control to boost or reduce treble
  • Long 9-volt battery life (~200 hours)
  • Automatic battery check: OK Light flashes for 1 second when preamp is powered up
  • Automatically uses XLR Phantom Power, when available, instead of the battery
  • ¼ inch output and input for accessory loop, suitable for stomp-tuners or effects boxes or for output to on-stage guitar amps or PAs
  • Internal filtering to reject radio-frequency interference from neon lights and cell phones

Manufacturer: Fire-Eye