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Audience ASP880-8 Channel Microphone Preamplifier and ADC

$1,850.00 $1,410.00

Looking for world-class mic pre-amp with an affordable price? Audience ASP880 is your best choice! ASP880 delivers transparent, world-class audio – with just a hint of analog coloration that sounds stunning on any project.

Description

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ASP880 is an 8-channel microphone preamplifier & ADC that will transform your sessions into world class recordings, the perfect addition to your set-up. ASP880 provides eight of Audient’s renowned console mic pres, pristine converter technology and a versatile feature set that includes Variable Impedance and Variable High Pass Filters. All in a 1RU rack!

Transform your sessions into world class recordings with ASP880, the perfect addition to your set-up. Bypass the mic pres and converters in your current interface and achieve the same audio excellence as the top studios.

Audient’s renowned Class-A, console mic pre outshines the competition and gives you the same sonic quality of products costing three or four times the price. Capture the detail and excitement of your audio sources, all with a hint of analogue colouration that will sound stunning on any project!

Developed by design legend David Dearden, our mic pre is used by thousands of professional studios around the world. With its versatile nature and accurate translation, the ASP880 will quickly become your ‘go to’ mic pre.

ASP880 provides you with the highest grade converters from Burr Brown, the leaders in converter technology. The integral ADC guarantees you will have the best conversion possible.

This isn’t just the best converter in a mic pre either, it stands up against dedicated converters too. You can focus on the music and let ASP880 take care of the rest.

As well as offering you 8 channels of mic pre and line inputs, ASP880 has two sonically accurate discrete JFET DI inputs, so you can plug your guitar or bass straight in.

Bring your outboard in from the cold

Ever wanted to add compression or EQ to your signal before going to the computer? Well with ASP880 you can. Simply insert any analogue processor before the converters – it’s as easy as that!

The A-D button allows ASP880 to function as an 8 channel mic pre while you use the converters separately in stand-alone mode.

Say Goodbye to Pesky Low frequencies

Lose those unwanted low frequencies with a simple to use variable high-pass filter. The result is a clean, ready to record signal.

Wrap it up with a ribbon

If you’re partial to the character of ribbon mics, then ASP880 is made for you. Variable impedance allows you to match the pre to your favourite ribbon mic. Retain the punch and frequency response the mic was born with. It also works on your other mics, just more subtly.

ASP880 has been designed to last, its all-metal construction and hand milled aluminium knobs will stand up to countless late nights in the studio and days on the road.

All this in 1RU!

Features:

  • Eight superb-sounding Audient Console mic pres with 48V Phantom power
  • State-of-the-art Burr Brown AD converter technology
  • Variable-input impedance lets you optimize your (ribbon) mics
  • Variable highpass filters get rid of unwanted low-frequency artifacts
  • Eight insert points between the mic preamps and AD converters
  • Two Channels of Class A discrete JFET DI instrument inputs
  • Digital outputs: ADAT, AES, and S/PDIF for added flexibility
  • Rugged all-metal construction and hand-milled aluminium knobs

Specifications:

MIC GAIN:-10 to +60dB (-10dB Pad)
LINE GAIN:-16 to +44dB (-10dB Pad)*
PHANTOM POWER:48v +/-4v @ 10mA/Channel
MIC EIN:<-127.5dBu
CMRR:>80dB @ 100 to 10kHz
MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL:+22dBu (+32dBu with Pad)
INPUT IMPEDANCE:Mic LO: 220Ω Balanced Mic MED: 1k2Ω Balanced Mic HI: 2k8Ω Balanced Line (All Z): >6kΩ Balanced
FREQUENCY RESPONSE:+/-0.5dB 10Hz to 100kHz
CROSSTALK:<-85dBu @ 1kHz & 10kHz
THD+N @ 0dBu (1kHz):0.003% (-90.5dBu)
SNR:>90dB
HPF:Sweepable from 25Hz to 250 Hz, 2nd Order (12dB/Octave)
XLR:Pin 2 (Hot), Pin 3 (Cold) & Pin 1 (Shield)
1/4” JACK:TIP (Hot), RING (Cold) & SLEEVE (Shield)

* Line input level at the combi jacks will be affected by the input impedance switch position, this can be used as a second pad control to adjust line input ranges on all channels.

DISCRETE JFET D.I (Channels 1 & 2):

(measured to line outputs / insert send)

D.I GAIN:-10 to +60 dB (-10dB Pad)
MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL:+16dBu (typical), +22dBu
INPUT IMPEDANCE:1MegΩ Unbalanced
FREQUENCY RESPONSE:+/-0.5dB 10Hz to 50kHz
THD+N @ 0dBu (1kHz):<0.03% (-70dBu)
SNR:89dB
1/4” JACK:TIP (Hot) & SLEEVE (Shield)

LINE OUTPUTS (Insert Sends):

MAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL:
+27.5dBu
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE:
<100Ω Balanced

ADC LINE INPUTS (Insert Returns):

(measured at optical output under AES-17)

MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL:+18dBu
DIGITAL REFERENCE LEVEL:0dBFS = +18dBu
INPUT IMPEDANCE:>10kΩ Balanced
FREQUENCY RESPONSE:+/-0.5dB 10Hz to Fs/2
CROSSTALK:<-80dBu @ 1kHz & 10kHz
THD+N @ -1dBFS (1kHz):<0.002% (-94dB)
THD+N @ -6dBFS (1kHz):<0.002% (-94dB)
DYNAMIC RANGE:113dB un-weighted
115dB A-weighted
PEAK LED LINEUP:+16dBu (-2dBFS)
SIGNAL LED LINEUP:Variable Brightness from -30dBu to -10dBu (-28dBFS)

DIGITAL i/o:

ADAT 8 CHANNELS SMUX:44.1 – 96kHz
AES | S/PDIF 8 CHANNELS:44.1 – 96kHz
CLOCKInternal or External
WORLDCLOCK INPUT75Ω BNC
Optional 75Ω Termination

POWER SUPPLY:

  • High stability, low noise internal SMPS
  • Fanless, quiet operation
  • Works anywhere in the world without reconfiguring
LINE VOLTAGES:90 to 264V (a.c)
INTERNAL RAILS:+/-18VDC, +48VDC & +5VDC
FUSE:T1A (1Amp Time Delay)
CONSUMPTION:Maximum 40 Watts

WEIGHT:

4.0kg