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Audient ASP800 Microphone Preamp

Audient ASP800
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Audient ASP800 Microphone Preamp

The Audient ASP800 Microphone Preamp is an audio powerhouse designed to transform your sessions into world class recordings, making it the perfect addition to your audio interface.

The Audient ASP800 Microphone Preamp 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!

Upgrade Your Sound - The first step to audio excellence

Whether you’re recording drums or simply need more channels, the Audient ASP800 Microphone Preamp 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

The Audient is the only company that use 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 Audient ASP800, you’re always guaranteed the same world class Audient sound.

Pristine Converter Technology

Brilliance on the inside enables brilliance on the outside. The Audient ASP800 Microphone Preamp provides you with high performance 118-dB AD converters from Burr Brown, the leaders in converter technology. Quality in the analogue stages of Audient's 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.

The Retro Channels - Take control of your audio

Retro Channels 1 & 2 of the Audient ASP800 feature two unique variable harmonic COLOUR controls per channel - HMX & IRON. Designed to emulate tones often associated with 1960’s tube designs and thoveted 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!

HMX - MOSFET Drive

The Audient knows 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 the Audient 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!)

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.

IRON - Magnetic Transformer 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. With one control that simultaneously alters drive impedance, bass response, high frequency damping, phase shift, magnetic saturation and transient shaping - IRON can instantly add sparkle, growl and so much more with one twist of a knob! It sounds killer on snare, bass, acoustic guitar and anything that needs some extra bite.

Converter Technology

The Audient ASP800 Microphone Preamp 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.

Audient ASP800 Microphone Preamp Features

  • 8 x Class-A Audient Console Mic Pres
  • 2 x Retro Channels with Dual Stage COLOUR Saturation Controls - HMX & 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
  • Over £500 worth of plugins and software with ARC

Audient ASP800 Microphone Preamp Specifications

  • Microphone Preamplifier
    • 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 O balanced (approx. 2.2k O)
    • Input Impedance (Line): >8k O balanced (approx. 8.6k O)
    • 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
    • D.I Gain: 0 dB unity gain (0 to 70 dB)
    • Maximum Input Level: +17 dBu
    • Input Impedance (D.I): 1Meg O 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
    • Maximum Output Level: +22 dBu
    • Output Impedance: <200O ground sensing, <100O unbalanced
  • A-D Converter
    • 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: 75O BNC - switchable 75O termination
  • Power Supply
    • Type: Low Noise Shielded Linear PSU
    • Operation: Fanless, Quiet Operation
    • Transformers: Custom Transformers
    • Power Consumption: 35W Maximum
    • 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: 4.5kg
  • Dimensions: 482mm x 286.5mm x 44mm

Audient ASP800 Microphone Preamp Includes

  • One Audient ASP800 Microphone Preamp
  • Mains IEC Cable
  • Quick Start Guide

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