What's the purpose of the Bright-Eye & Dee-Eye?
I have a fairly good understanding of the Red-Eye and the Twin. What is the purpose of the Bright-Eye? Is it like a preamp? What is the best application for this unit? What is the purpose of the Dee-Eye and the best application?
All the Fire-Eye products are designed to especially benefit acoustic instruments. All 4 have the same field-effect transistor input circuit that properly matches the impedance of the popular piezoelectric pickups used in most acoustic instruments, such as guitar, violin, mandolin, bass, etc. That input circuit is also compatible with “active” pickups and the magnetic pickups found in electric guitars and basses.
The Red-Eye and the Red-Eye Twin are used by performing musicians to connect one or two instruments to a sound system. They provide a Boost stomp-button to accent solos and appropriate control of tone and volume.
The Dee-Eye was requested by the sound technicians that run the mixboard and sound systems in music venues. They asked us to make a simple preamp that was just like the Red-Eye but with no controls and no battery. The Dee-Eye runs on Phantom Power from the venue’s sound system and is used on stage when an acoustic musician comes to play at a venue with only his or her instrument.
The Bright-Eye is a clean boost and buffer preamp for use on a musician’s pedal board. It bring the Fire-Eye acoustic input circuit to the pedal-board environment. Most “pedals” work well only with electric guitars and sound terrible if you connect an acoustic instrument to one. The Bright-Eye provides a Boost function for pedal boards and makes them compatible with acoustic instruments as well. It uses standard 9 volt or 18 volt pedal-board power.