Audient ASP800
Microphone Preamps

Audient ASP800

  • Vendor:Audient
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The Audient ASP800 is an 8-channel microphone preamplifier & ADC that will transform your sessions into world class recordings, the perfect addition to your set-up.

ASP880 provides eight of Audient's renowned console mic pres, pristine converter technology and a versatile feature set that includes Variable Impedance and Variable High Pass Filters. All in a 1RU rack!

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 console or on the road with ASP880, you’re always guaranteed the same world class Audient sound.

Pristine Converter Technology, Brilliance on the inside enables brilliance on the outside

ASP880 provides you with the highest grade converters from Burr Brown, the leaders in converter technology. The integral ADC guarantees you will have the best conversion possible. This isn't just the best converter in a mic pre either, it stands up against dedicated converters too. Focus on the music and let ASP880 take care of the rest.

Plug And Play, Plug in and be inspired

As well as offering you 8 channels of Audient mic pre, ASP880 has two harmonically rich JFET D.I inputs. Designed to replicate the input stage of a classic valve amplifier, you can plug your guitar, bass, keyboard or drum machine straight in and start recording instantly.

VARIABLE IMPEDANCE, Get the best from your microphones

If you’re partial to the character of ribbon mics, then ASP880 is made for you. Variable impedance allows you to match the pre to your favourite ribbon mic. Retain the punch and frequency response the mic was born with. It also works on your other mics, just more subtly.

VARIABLE HIGH PASS FILTER, Quickly remove unwanted low frequencies

Get it right at the source and lose those unwanted low frequencies with a simple to use variable high-pass filter.  Take control of low end rumble, reduce proximity effect and more by quickly sweeping anywhere between 25Hz and 250Hz. The result is a clean, ready to record signal.

Built To Last, Quality deserves protection

ASP880 has been designed to last, its all-metal construction and hand milled aluminium knobs will stand up to countless late nights in the studio and days on the road. All this in 1RU!

  • 8 x Class-A Audient Console Mic Preamplifiers
  • High Performance Burr Brown AD Converters
  • Variable Input Impedance
  • Variable High Pass Filters
  • 2 x Discrete JFET Instrument Inputs
  • 8 x Insert points (between the mic preamps and AD converters)
  • Digital Outputs - ADAT, AES & S/PDIF
  • All-Metal Enclosure
  • Over £500 worth of plugins and software with ARC

MICROPHONE PREAMPLIFIERS:

(measured to insert send)

MIC GAIN: -10 to +60dB (-10dB Pad)
LINE GAIN: -16 to +44dB (-10dB Pad)*
PHANTOM POWER: 48v +/-4v @ 10mA/Channel
MIC EIN: <-127.5dBu
CMRR: >80dB @ 100 to 10kHz
MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL: +22dBu (+32dBu with Pad)
INPUT IMPEDANCE: Mic LO: 220Ω Balanced
Mic MED: 1k2Ω Balanced
Mic HI: 2k8Ω Balanced
Line (All Z): >6kΩ Balanced
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: +/-0.5dB 10Hz to 100kHz
CROSSTALK: <-85dBu @ 1kHz & 10kHz
THD+N @ 0dBu (1kHz): 0.003% (-90.5dBu)
SNR: >90dB
HPF: Sweepable from 25Hz to 250 Hz, 2nd Order (12dB/Octave)
XLR: Pin 2 (Hot), Pin 3 (Cold) & Pin 1 (Shield)
1/4” JACK: TIP (Hot), RING (Cold) & SLEEVE (Shield)


* Line input level at the combi jacks will be affected by the input impedance switch position, this can be used as a second pad control to adjust line input ranges on all channels.

DISCRETE JFET D.I (Channels 1 & 2):

(measured to line outputs / insert send)

D.I GAIN: -10 to +60 dB (-10dB Pad)
MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL: +16dBu (typical), +22dBu
INPUT IMPEDANCE: 1MegΩ Unbalanced
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: +/-0.5dB 10Hz to 50kHz
THD+N @ 0dBu (1kHz): <0.03% (-70dBu)
SNR: 89dB
1/4” JACK: TIP (Hot) & SLEEVE (Shield)


LINE OUTPUTS (Insert Sends):

MAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL: +27.5dBu
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: <100Ω Balanced

 

ADC LINE INPUTS (Insert Returns):

(measured at optical output under AES-17)

MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL: +18dBu
DIGITAL REFERENCE LEVEL: 0dBFS = +18dBu
INPUT IMPEDANCE: >10kΩ Balanced
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: +/-0.5dB 10Hz to Fs/2
CROSSTALK: <-80dBu @ 1kHz & 10kHz
THD+N @ -1dBFS (1kHz): <0.002% (-94dB)
THD+N @ -6dBFS (1kHz): <0.002% (-94dB)
DYNAMIC RANGE: 113dB un-weighted

 

115dB A-weighted

PEAK LED LINEUP: +16dBu (-2dBFS)
SIGNAL LED LINEUP: Variable Brightness from -30dBu to -10dBu (-28dBFS)

 

DIGITAL i/o:

ADAT 8 CHANNELS SMUX: 44.1 - 96kHz
AES | S/PDIF 8 CHANNELS: 44.1 - 96kHz
CLOCK Internal or External
WORLDCLOCK INPUT 75Ω BNC

 

Optional 75Ω Termination


POWER SUPPLY:

  • High stability, low noise internal SMPS
  • Fanless, quiet operation
  • Works anywhere in the world without reconfiguring
LINE VOLTAGES: 90 to 264V (a.c)
INTERNAL RAILS: +/-18VDC, +48VDC & +5VDC
FUSE: T1A (1Amp Time Delay)
CONSUMPTION: Maximum 40 Watts

 

WEIGHT:

4.0kg