Reviews online speak very highly of this unit and the creators are renowned. I've enjoyed it on recording anything you can think of, from scratch vocals to using it as a straight 8 channel convertor from a console, to bagpipes, and even running a condenser mic to a door to record a thunderstorm. Analog outs and line ins are db25, has optical out for 8 channel adat and db9 for 8 channel aes/ebu.I've even used it as my outboard transformer preamp converter when I'd had to send my main interface in for repair and had to use an interim interface with not my black lion audio modded ufx converters, so it's great for pretty much al things studio. This will come with the Audient asp008, the digital card and one Kev power cable. Audient sets the price/performance standard for multichannel preamps. Amongst audio professionals, Audient equipment is renowned for its ability to provide high performance, transparent sound, and intelligent ergonomic design in a cost-effective package. The ASP008 is a compact, 1U rack mount unit featuring eight ultra-high-quality mic preamplifiers developed from the outstanding mic pre design used in the acclaimed ASP8024 recording console.
The ASP8024 rivals the sound of many "A" room consoles at a fraction of the cost. If you're looking to add eight great preamps to your studio or portable rig for a remarkably reasonable price, we recommend a close look at the ASP008-ADAT with Audient's ADAT digital option card pre-installed. The ADAT lightpipe interface makes it the perfect companion for Pro Tools LE, MOTU, and other systems with ADAT lightpipe inputs. Audient ASP008 8 Channel Variable Input Impedance Mic Preamp, First Take:8 channels of ultra-high-quality preamps ADAT digital interfaceTransparent audio with variable impedance for tone shapingElectronically balanced XLR I/O and two instrument DIsUltra-high-quality preampsThe design uses an 8 transistor discrete Class A front end with extended bandwidth and a noise floor close to the theoretical Johnson limit. Johnson noise is random white noise generated by thermal agitation of electrons, and is the limiting minimum noise any circuit can attain at a given temperature.Carefully chosen close tolerance components are used to achieve high Common Mode Rejection at all gain settings (eliminates unwanted RF and electromagnet field-generated noise allowing long cable runs) and distortion is minimized to less than 0.001% at 20dB gain and +10dBu output. This outstanding technical performance delivers a mic amp with incredible transparency and detail without coloration or other unwanted artifacts. ADAT digital outputThe ADAT digital interface card provides ADAT digital outputs at either 44.1 or 48kHz sample rates (selectable on the front panel) for all 8 channels on a single lightpipe output connector.
The outputs can be set to 16-, 20-, or 24- bit depth using the front panel controls. A BNC along with an INT/EXT function select switch is also provided on the digital output card. With the switch released, the ASP008 will run off its internal clock generator. Depressing the switch allows a master word clock to be connected via the BNC connector enabling the ASP008 converters to be sync'd to an external source.
The front-panel-mounted Lock LED will illuminate when the unit is locked. Transparent audio with variable impedanceAudient's design philosophy as far as sound quality is concerned is to make the most transparent sounding preamps possible. According to founder and designer Dave Dearden, colored preamps tend to become one-trick-ponies, since that color may not be appropriate for every recording application. However, with transparent preamps, you have the option of adding color later on.
If you know your specs, you know that this is pretty incredible, especially when you realize that you only find specs such as this on single-channel preamps costing twice as much as the Audient 8-channel ASP008. Each microphone amp on the ASP008 also features switchable input impedance, which allows you to explore subtle variations in microphone character and achieve the best performance for your mics. Electronically balanced XLR I/OThe ASP008 has been designed and developed to provide highly robust system integration interfaces, allowing worry-free system hook-up under the most demanding situations.
Inputs and outputs are implemented using advanced electronically balanced topologies and are fitted with extensive RFI rejection networks. Additionally, Channels 1 and 2 have front panel mounted unbalanced high impedance jack inputs to allow instruments to be directly connected to the ASP008.
Electronically balanced microphone inputs are provided on 3pin XLR female connectors with Pin 2 Hot and Pin 3 Cold. Pin 1 is permanently connected to the ASP008 chassis and thereby to the safety earth. Line level inputs and outputs are provided on 25 pin D Sub female type connectors with 4-40 screw thread jack posts.
Wiring is in accordance with the TASCAMTM DA88 convention. All channels feature'soft start' 48V phantom power, switchable input impedance, 25-250Hz hi-pass filter, line input selection, and phase reverse.Channels 1 and 2 also feature a -20dB attenuator and a high-impedance Instrument/DI input on a front panel mounted jack. LEDs provide indication of signal present and overload. Who is Audient and what makes them so coolWhile British-based Audient is fairly new on the scene (1998), the company's founders have quite a long and respectable pedigree. Co-founder David Dearden has worked with David Manley (original owner of Manley Laboratories), Eddie Offord (Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Yes), and was involved in building a custom console and private studio for John Lennon for his Imagine sessions, followed by studios for George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Gus Dudgeon (producer, Elton John, David Bowie), and Chris Squire of Yes. After three years with MCI and two years with Soundcraft, David Dearden and Gareth Davies (also from Soundcraft) formed DDA (Dearden Davies Associates), a maker of high-quality analog consoles. When DDA became part of the Klark Teknik Group, he also designed the Midas XL200 live sound console and did the initial concept and design of the Midas H1000 console. Midas consoles are generally acknowledged by FOH professions to be one of the, if not the best live sound consoles in existence. In 1997 Dearden rejoined with Gareth Davies to form Audient, whose products are typified by high performance, intelligent ergonomics, and transparent sound quality.
Notable users of Audient gear include Abbey Road Studios, Pete Townshend's Eel Pie Recording, and England's Royal Academy of Music. Discrete Class A front end. Variable Hi-Pass filter on all inputs. Line level input on all channels.
Phase invert on all channels. ADAT digital outputs with selectable Sample rate and Dither. The item "Audient ASP008 8 channel microphone preamp with a/d card" is in sale since Thursday, October 19, 2017. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Preamps & Channel Strips". The seller is "papertigerbob" and is located in Marysville, Ohio.
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