Excellent Value for a Preamp!
By: J. Kumjian from Lake Ann, MI
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
It is a very well-built unit and has been dependable so far.
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
The best feature of this product is it's ease of use. The only thing I would have done differently is put the phantom power switches on the front panel as opposed to the back.
Ease of Use
How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be?
The Presonus D8 is simple to use...it has worked well with my HD24 Hard Drive Recorder. I took it out of the box, hooked it up and was able to make it work without having to "study" the manual.
How is the tone?
The tone quality is, for the most part, clear and VERY quiet for such a low-cost unit. The tone has an almost tube quality, even without tubes...a fairly warm, smooth sound.
How has it stood up over time?
I have not had the unit long, but I have used it pretty regularly and have not had a single issue with the unit.
Your general opinion of this product.
I think that it has surpassed what I had expected given the lower price than other models.