Fredenstein Bento 2 Pure Analog 500 Series Module Carrier, Two-Slot
The Fredenstein Bento 2 PA is a high performance two module carrier for Fredenstein Series 600 modules or API-500 compatible plug-in cards. The unit can accept a maximum of 2 modules.
The Bento 2 PA features a complete linear power supply consisting of a mains transformer and linear regulators. This topology yields the cleanest power to your modules. Usually linear power supplies can't deliver high output currents, but Bento 8 outputs +/-16V DC 2A and +48V DC 0.25A, 500mA per slot, that's ample power for the most demanding 500 series modules!
Another drawback of linear supplies is that they are prone to introduce hum from the mains transformer directly into the input and output transformer inside modules, especially when plugged into the slot closest to the supply. Bento 2 PA incorporates extensive shielding of the mains transformer to eliminate induced hum.
Additional features include:
- Compressor Bus-linking
- Built-In Audio Routing
- Front Panel LED Power indicator
Like all Fredenstein products, the Artistic Pre is designed by a German-American team and manufactured in Taiwan.