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Audient ASP800 8 Channel Microphone Preamp

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Product Description

8 Channel Microphone Preamplifier and ADC with HMX and IRON.
ASP800 is an audio powerhouse designed to transform your sessions into world class recordings, making it the perfect addition to your audio interface. ASP800 provides 8 channels of Audient’s renowned console mic preamps, class-leading Burr-Brown converter technology, two JFET D.I’s and two Retro channels with revolutionary tone control. Just plug in your mics, guitars, keyboards and drum machines and you’re ready to go, so get creative and start thinking big!

Audient ASP800 8 Channel Microphone Preamp Features

  • 8 x World Class Audient Console Mic Pres
  • 2 x Retro Channels with Dual Stage COLOUR Saturation Controls - HMX and IRON
  • 2 x Discrete JFET Instrument Inputs
  • Pristine 118-dB Burr-Brown A-D Converters
  • Balanced Analogue Line Outputs
  • ADAT Output for Expandability
  • Word Clock Input
  • All-Metal Enclosure
Upgrade your sound. The professional sound you deserve.
Whether you’re recording drums or simply need more channels, ASP800 is the perfect tool for expanding your existing interface via ADAT. Its flexible and intuitive feature set will transform your current setup into the complete recording rig, perfectly at home recording both acoustic and electronic instruments.

World Class Mic Pres. The professional sound you deserve.
Audient is the only company that uses the same Class-A mic pre design throughout their entire product range, whether you’re in the studio with an Audient ASP8024 console or on the road with ASP800, you’re always guaranteed the same world class Audient sound. Developed by design legend David Dearden and optimized over 18 years, thei rmic pre is used by thousands of professional studios around the world. With its versatile nature and smooth tone, the ASP800 will quickly become your ‘go to’ mic pre.

The Retro Channels. Take Control of your audio.
Audient is known for super clean mic pres but that doesn’t mean they don’t understand the importance of adding color. Whether you need to add growl to a bass guitar or make those vocals sparkle, ASP800’s revolutionary harmonic generation circuitry has got you covered.

Retro Channels 1 & 2 feature two unique variable harmonic COLOR controls per channel - HMX & IRON. Designed to emulate tones often associated with 1960’s tube designs and the coveted transformer zing of British audio in the 1970’s, HMX & Iron will add new dimension to your audio by providing warm, sparkly tones. Better still, you can combine them to get anywhere in between!

Plenty of engineers love the sound of tubes/valves and if you’re one of them, then you’re going to love HMX. Travel back in time with ASP800’s very own custom harmonic distortion control. Similar to vintage valve preamplifier designs of the 1960s, HMX provides a sweet, thick tone that will sound incredible on anything from drums to electric guitars.

By using discrete MOSFET technology, HMX produces asymmetrical harmonic distortion giving you the option to add richness and body to the pristine tone of the Audient mic preamp, D.I or line input. Take control of your sound and bring your audio to life, 1960’s style.

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Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Audient ASP800 8 Channel Microphone Preamp Specifications
  • Microphone Preamplifier: (measured to balanced DB25 analogue outputs)
  • Mic Gain: 0 to 70 dB (extra gain stage for more!)
  • Switchable Pad: -15 dB (all channels front panel switchable)
  • Line Gain: -10 to 60 dB (-25 to 45 dB inc. PAD)
  • Phantom Power: 48V ±4V @ 10mA / channel
  • Mic EIN: <-127.0 dBu
  • CMRR: >80 dB @ 100Hz to 2kHz
  • Maximum Input Level: +20 dBu (+35 dBu with PAD)
  • Input Impedance (Mic): >2k Ω balanced (approx. 2.2k Ω)
  • Input Impedance (Line): >8k Ω balanced (approx. 8.6k Ω)
  • Frequency Response: ±0.5 dB 10Hz to 100kHz @ min. gain
  • Crosstalk: <-90 dBu 10Hz to 10kHz
  • THD+N @ 0dBu (1kHz): <0.003% (-90.5 dBu) mostly 3rd harmonic
  • SNR: >90 dB @ min. gain
  • XLR Combi Female: Pin 2 (Hot), Pin 3 (Cold) & Pin 1 (Shield)
  • 1/4” TRS Jack: Tip (Hot), Ring (Cold) & Sleeve (Shield)
  • Discrete JFET D.I: (measured via microphone preamplifier circuitry)
  • D.I Gain: 0 dB unity gain (0 to 70 dB)
  • Maximum Input Level: +17 dBu
  • Input Impedance (D.I): 1Meg Ω unbalanced
  • Frequency Response: ±0.5 dB 10Hz to 50kHz
  • THD+N @ 0dBu (1kHz): <0.01% (-80 dBu) mostly 2nd & 3rd
  • SNR: >85 dB @ min. gain
  • 1/4” TS Jack: Tip (Hot) & Sleeve (Shield)
  • A-D Converter: (measured under AES-17 sans microphone preamplifiers)
  • Chipset: Burr-Brown PCM4204 24-bit PCM
  • Digital Referrence Level: Selectable via Rear Panel
    • 0 dBFS = +18 dBu (iD22 Professional)
    • 0 dBFS = +12 dBu (iD14 Prosumer)
  • Frequency Response: ±0.1 dB 20Hz to Fs/2 (Nyquist)
  • Crosstalk: <-110 dBFS @ 1kHz & <-90 dBFS @ 10kHz
  • THD+N @ -1 dBFS (1kHz): 0.0015% (-96.5 dB)
  • THD+N @ -6 dBFS (1kHz): 0.0009% (-101 dB)
  • Dynamic Range:
    • 113.5 dB un-weighted
    • 116.0 dB A-weighted
  • Peak LED Lineup: -2 dBFS (moves with reference level)
  • Signal LED Lineup: -38 dBFS (moves with reference level)
  • ADAT 8 Channel SMUX: 44.1 to 96.0 kHz
  • Clock: Internal Crystal or External Source
  • Wordclock Input: 75Ω BNC - switchable 75Ω termination
  • Weight: 4.5 kg
  • Dimensions: (1RU) 482 x 286.5 x 44mm

Customer Reviews

Shannon Submitted: 3/5/2019
Product Rating
Product Rating
What is your opinion of this product?
Great drum mic pre amp !
Kychyns Submitted: 2/3/2019
Product Rating
Best pre amp ever owned. Money well spent
What is your opinion of this product?
Crisp sounding recordings. Makes any mic source sounds amazing
DMAB, Submitted: 8/15/2018
Product Rating
Sound and function... Boom.
What is your opinion of this product?
I really like this set of pres. I have experience with Audient consoles and in the same stroke this piece did not leave me wanting. I purchased it to use in conjunction with my UA interface and I couldn't be happier with the results. It's been great on everything I've tried it on. Great support unit, great on it's own. The two main channels are beasts and the other 6 channels though basic, still perform in great form. Great for drums.
Greg Eichelberger Submitted: 1/3/2018
Product Rating
Great partner to my Apollo!
What is your opinion of this product?
I did lots of research on this before buying, I was updating my trusty old Behringer ADA8000 as an ADAT 8 channel input for my Apollo. What an upgrade! Well built, and the pre’s sound amazing. Highly recommended!


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