Audient ASP008 8 Channel Mic Preamp with AES/ADAT Digital Card Option (Ex-Display)
The Audient ASP008 is a compact, 1U rack mount unit featuring eight ultra high quality microphone preamplifiers developed from the renowned design used in the acclaimed ASP8024 recording console.
- Eight channels of Class A mic preamps
- Eight line inputs on D-Sub connectors
- Variable impedance switch
- +48V Phantom power on each channel
- 2 Super Channels with high impedance instrument inputs
- AES and ADAT AD converter card fitted
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The ASP008 offers 8 channels of Audient's premium mic preamps packaged in a convenient 1U rack with digital output option for AES/ADAT. This provides the perfect upgrade for any user looking to step up to a world class quality of recording. Audient's mic pres and A/D converters will bypass the mic pres and converters in your multi channel interface and bring warmth, clarity and punch to everything you record.
For a quick test, plug a bass guitar into the DI input and check out the solid bottom end, then plug in a decent mic, try out some quick vocals and listen to the dynamic subtleties you can capture with the ASP008 plus the amazing crispness of the top end. There is a fantastic smoothness to s and f sounds recorded through ASP008 and they are distinctly different from each other. Many traditional designs suffer from a blurring between s and f sounds making vocals much less present and distinct.
Mic pre design
Audient uses an 8 transistor, discrete Class A design to provide a low distortion, low noise front end to your system. With 60dB of gain available it will handle any signal you can throw at it.
A D-Sub on the rear allows 8 line inputs to be connected to the ASP008. The Line button switches this input through the unit, providing a simple way to feed your line sources into your recording system, either through the line outputs or via the A/D converters.
Variable high pass filter
With a variable potentiometer to adjust the cut off frequency, the HPF can be used to roll off low end rumble and unnecessary bass frequencies. The result is a clean, ready to record signal that will sit straight in the mix without further processing.
Variable impedance switch
Ribbon mics love this feature! Many mic pres don't operate at the optimum impedance for ribbon mics, often taking the sheen off the sound. ASP008 will offer impedances up to 5000 ohms and 60dB of gain, perfect for all ribbon mics out there. Non ribbon mic users can enjoy the tonal differences possible with one mic simply by switching impedances.
Audient knows a thing or two about converters. Although the ASP008 was their first venture into A/D conversion, the design team has been working on converter design for some 20 years. Audient use the best converter chips available and take great care in both the analogue and digital stages to ensure they offer conversion that competes with the best out there.
The ASP008 converter offers up to 96kHz/24bit resolution through AES or ADAT connections.
ASP008 has two channels that can take high impedance signals as well as mic signals. You can plug a guitar or bass straight into the front panel and enjoy to best DI sound available. A -20dB switch lets you pad down the signal if necessary.
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