Audient ASP880 8 Channel Microphone Preamp and ADC
The Audient ASP880 8 Channel Microphone Preamp and ADC picks up where the industry standard ASP008 left off. A 1U channel strip with Audient Console Mic Pre’s, high-quality AD Converters and unique Variable Impedance and Variable High Pass Filters. As you would expect from Audient, the new ASP880 is crafted from high-grade components and is designed to meet the expectations of the most demanding users.
The new Audient ASP 880 features eight channels of pristine audio quality, with eight class-a microphone preamps derived from Audient consoles that yield a clean sound with a tasteful character and provide plenty of headroom. The 880 features eight line inputs in the form of XLR / jack combi inserts on the rear of the unit, on the front however there are two JFET DI inputs for directly inserting your instruments or other line level sources.
On the output stage, the ASP 880 has eight line outputs, eight AES outputs and also eight ADAT outputs which make this a perfect expansion tool if you want to add extra inputs to your front end, if you want add more inputs to your audio interface via ADAT connection. The converters onboard are developed by Burr Brown, these AD converters are renowned for precision audio replication.
Each channel features a balanced insert so you can use your favourite outboard gear in line and by engaging the A/D button on the front panel the ASP effectively becomes an 8 channel mic pre with a standalone AD converter.
A variable impeadance switch has been installed on each channel, this allowsd you to match the impeadance to your incoming audio source for exmaple; a Ribbon microphone with an obscure output or you can use it to simply change the tone of your microphone to get an optimum recording. There is also a variable high pass filter on each channel which allows you to remove unwanted low frequencies.
The main features of the Audient ASP880 Microphone Preamp Include:
- Class-a microphone preamps from Audient consoles
- Line insets on each channel
- AES, ADAT and XLR jack Combi outputs
- Worldclock sync
- Variable impeadance switching per channel
- High Pass filter per channel
- High quality Burr Brown AD converter chips
Written by Tom Lewis
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