PreSonus DigiMax D8 8-Channel Microphone Preamp with ADAT

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  • 2 unbalanced ¼” instrument inputs (front panel; bypass Ch. 1 and 2 mic inputs)
  • 8 balanced rear-panel XMAX mic preamps
  • 1 BNC word-clock input
  • Individual channel-trim controls with -4 dB to +50 dB gain range
  • 48V phantom power for condenser microphones (switchable in pairs)

$589.00 CAD

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SKU: 673454000089 Category: Model Number: DIGIMAX-D8

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About PreSonus DigiMax D8 8-Channel Microphone Preamp with ADAT

Add Eight Premium Preamps to Any Studio. Our classic multichannel preamplifier.

For more than a decade, DigiMax-series preamp/converters have been relied on in countless recording studios worldwide. Based on our highly lauded XMAX Class A solid-state preamp, the PreSonus DigiMax D8 8-channel microphone preamp with ADAT has become a classic, offering eight of these prized preamps—enough to raise your entire studio rig to a higher level. And thanks to its eight-channel, 24-bit ADAT Optical output, the DigiMax D8 provides an excellent front end or expander for ADAT Optical-equipped digital-audio devices, such as our AudioBox 1818VSL, Studio 192, and Studio 192 Mobile audio/MIDI interfaces.

Superior sound.

A good microphone preamp boosts a mic’s level to almost 400 times that of the original signal, making the preamp one of the most important stages in an audio system. A cheap, off-the-shelf, op-amp-type mic preamp delivers thin, noisy, harsh results. In contrast, PreSonus® XMAX microphone preamps deliver incredibly high headroom, deep lows, smooth highs, and a rich overall sound. With XMAX preamps, your system’s sound quality is limited only by the microphone you plug in.

The right analog I/O makes the D8 a versatile front end.

Its complement of inputs and outputs makes the PreSonus DigiMax D8 8-channel microphone preamp a versatile front end for virtually any system. Two convenient front-panel instrument inputs let you plug in guitars, bypassing the mic inputs. All other connections are in the rear, keeping the wiring out of your face. With eight XLR mic/line inputs, you can plug in virtually any mic- or line-level sound source. Eight ¼-inch, balanced, direct channel outputs allow you to add preamps to devices with line-level inputs or split the mic preamps between two devices.

Expand via ADAT Optical and record the whole band.

Eight-channel, 24-bit, 44.1/48 kHz ADAT Optical (“Lightpipe”) output makes the DigiMax D8 an excellent way to add more analog inputs to any third-party, Lightpipe-equipped digital-audio device. Better yet, add a DigiMax D8 to a Lightpipe-equipped PreSonus AudioBox® 1818VSL for a 2-rackspace rig with 16 XMAX-equipped recording channels—enough to record an entire live band. To keep your digital audio in sync with ultra-low jitter, the D8 receives word clock at its BNC connection and sends word clock via ADAT Optical.

Careful, it’s loaded!

The PreSonus DigiMax D8 8-channel microphone preamp is a proven solution for adding eight professional microphone preamplifiers to any digital recording system. You can easily integrate it into your studio, thanks to plentiful I/O, variable trim control for each preamp, 48V phantom power (switchable in odd-even pairs), fast-acting LED metering, and a 20 dB pad. And you’ll love its sound! If you’re considering expanding your system, you owe it to yourself to check out the DigiMax D8 at your favorite PreSonus dealer.

 

Features

PreSonus DigiMax D8 8-Channel Microphone Preamp with ADAT Features:

Input/Output

  • 2 unbalanced ¼” instrument inputs (front panel; bypass Ch. 1 and 2 mic inputs)
  • 8 balanced rear-panel XMAX mic preamps
  • 1 BNC word-clock input
  • 8 balanced ¼” direct outputs (1 per channel)
  • 1 ADAT Lightpipe optical digital output (8 channels)

Meters, Controls, and Features

  • Individual channel-trim controls with -4 dB to +50 dB gain range
  • 48V phantom power for condenser microphones (switchable in pairs)
  • -20 dB pad on every channel
  • 4-segment, fast-acting LED input meter
  • Clock source (sets clock to external or internal with 44.1 or 48 kHz sample rate)

Digitalia

  • Professional-quality AD converters (+107 dBu dynamic range)
  • ADAT Lightpipe digital output: 8 channels at 24-bit resolution and 44.1 and 48 kHz internal sampling rate
  • Word-clock master via ADAT Lightpipe or slave to external word clock

Power

  • Internal power supply with standard IEC connector

Physical

  • 1U rack-mountable, rugged steel chassis

Specifications

PreSonus DigiMax D8 8-Channel Microphone Preamp with ADAT Specifications:

Inputs

Input TypeXLR Female Balanced
Frequency Response (±0.5 dB)20 Hz to 50 kHz
Frequency Response (±3.0 dB)20 Hz to 150 kHz
Input Impedance (Balanced)1600Ω
THD+N (unwtd, 1 kHz @ +4 dBu Output, Unity Gain)< 0.003%
EIN (unwtd, 55 dB Gain, 150Ω Input, 20 Hz to 22 kHz)-126 dBu
S/N Ratio (Unity Gain, unwtd, Ref. = +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 22 kHz)>101 dB
Common Mode Rejection Ratio (1 kHz, 55 dB Gain)> 55 dB
Gain Control Range (±1 dB)-4 dB to 50 dB
Maximum Input Level (Unity Gain, 1 kHz @ 0.5% THD+N)+14 dBu
Signal Level LEDs+10 dBu (0 dBFS)
Red/Clip (±0.5 dBu)+4 dBu (-6 dBFS)
Yellow (±0.5 dBu)-8 dBu (-18 dBFS)
Green (±0.5 dBu)-14 dBu (-24 dBFS)
Phantom Power (±2 VDC)+48 VDC

Instrument Input (channels 1 and 2 only)

Type¼” TRS Female Unbalanced
Input Impedance1 MΩ

Line Outputs

Type¼” TRS Balanced
Output Impedance51Ω

Digital Audio

ADC Dynamic Range (A-wtd, 48 kHz sample rate)107 dB
Bit Depth24
Reference Level for 0 dBFS+10 dBu
Internal Sample Frequency, Selections44.1, 48 kHz
External Sample Frequency, Input75Ω BNC

Power

Input Connector TypeIEC
Input Voltage (factory configured)90 to 230 VAC
Power Requirements (Continuous)20W

Additional information

Weight6.5 lbs
Dimensions23.5 × 12.4 × 5.1 in

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