8 Channel Mic Pre with HMX & 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 Console Mic Pres

The professional sound you deserve

 

We are the only company that use the same Class-A mic pre design throughout our 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.

 

Pristine Converter Technology

Brilliance on the inside enables brilliance on the outside

 

ASP800 provides you with high performance 118-dB AD converters from Burr Brown, the leaders in converter technology. Quality in the analogue stages of our design comes from years of experience as analogue console designers, and when coupled with outstanding converter technology it enables you to hear audio as it’s supposed to sound. The importance of converters should never be underestimated. Experience audio the Audient way.

 

HMX & IRON on a Multitrack Production

 

HMX Harmonic Saturator

We know that 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. (TIP! Try it on bass synth, or 808 too!)

 

IRONTransformer Drive

Say hello to Audient’s BRAND NEW British transformer saturator - IRON. A testament to innovation, IRON uses a custom British transformer with a high voltage MOSFET drive network designed to recreate that sparkly, “sounds like a record” signature of 1970’s recording.

Audient ASP800: 8 Channel Mic Pre & ADC with 2 Channels of HMX & IRON

$849.00Price

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 >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)

BALANCED ANALOGUE LINE OUTPUTS:

(ground sensing compensation scheme)

8-CHANNEL DB25:25-Pin Tascam Format

MAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL: +22 dBu
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: <200Ω ground sensing
<100Ω unbalanced

A-D CONVERTER:

(measured under AES-17 sans microphone preamplifiers)

CHIPSET: Burr-Brown PCM4204 24-bit PCM
DIGITAL REFERENCE 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)

DIGITAL OUTPUT:

ADAT 8 CHANNEL SMUX: 44.1 to 96.0 kHz
CLOCK: Internal Crystal or External Source
WORDCLOCK INPUT: 75Ω BNC - switchable 75Ω termination

POWER SUPPLY:

LOW NOISE SHIELDED LINEAR PSU FANLESS, QUIET OPERATION: CUSTOM TRANSFORMERS
35W Maximum Consumption
INTERNAL D.C POWER RAILS: ±15V, +48, +30V & +9V
SWITCHABLE MAINS VOLTAGE: 100, 120, 220 or 230Va.c
FUSE: 200mA (UK) or 315mA (US)
Time Delay (T) Slow-Blow Type

WEIGHT:

 

4.5 kg

 

DIMENSIONS:

 

1RU
482mm x 286.5mm x 44mm

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