8 mic pre channel ?

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andre77

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Hello!

I would like to ask you what are your favorite 8 mic pre channel sice I'm thinking on buying one and I would like to know opinions here. Low or high budget, does not matter.

Thanks !

Andre
 
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evankarjalainen

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Presonus Digimax LT
Focusrite Octopre

2 good 8 channel preamps, i believe they are both ADAT
 

JeffreyMajeau

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Audient ASP008 is what I just bought. It was about $1200, and the ADAT option added about $450 to the price. Very nice unit, switchable impedance, 8 channels, based on the pres in Audient's console.

Dan Roth
Otitis Media
otitis-media.net
 
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Bill Park

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I'm pretty fond of the ATI 8MX2 I bopught last year... also is an 8x2 mixer and has 8 comps built in.

Bill
 
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Babyhead

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You can get an API rack with up to 11 pres and /or EQs. You can get 2 Daking 4 channel pres(!), or John Hardy...I guess it's nice having 8 pres in the same package, but both of these guys make 4 in ones in a single space. You could get one of each for the price of a Grace, which I'm not to fond of. GML also make a 4x1 that is about as fullrange as you get. 8 pres in 2 spaces...cost no object? Must be nice. Seventh Circle Audio makes 8 1272's in 2 spaces if you crave the Neve sound in 2u. Quite reasonable, and even more if you biuld it.

-BH
 

AudioGaff

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Except for the ATI already mentioned, I can't think of another 8-ch mic pre unit that I would want to own except mabe the True Systems Precision 8 at about $2500.
 

JeffreyMajeau

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Yeah, I forgot about the ATI, that looks like a very full featured unit that'd work in all sorts of situations. And it's the same folks that deal with API.

Dan Roth
Otitis Media
otitis-media.net
 

AudioGaff

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While it is true that ATI and API have merged, the ATI gear sounds nothing like the API gear does. If I was looking for 8-ch at one time I'd pretty much go with a Vintech 473, and either an API lunchbox/rack with four 512C's or the API 3124 with the 4x2 mixer option.
 
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