Has anyone had experience with this 8 ch. preamp/A to D unit?
Yep - I've had mine about a month now; it's the berries! With Cream!!!
I've only used it for classical and some solo acoustic guitar stuff - haven't really checked out the analog tape emulation. I have used the "FAT" amp & it's a lot like the Flamingo (duh!). The converters & wordclock (I'm using it for studio master with a GENx6 as distributer) are first rate. The only minor -[very minor]- quibble I have is the unbalanced inserts - if they'd been balanced, it would be easier to interface the analog & digital sections separately with other gear (like using a tube pre-amp through the Spider's converters, or using the pre-amps direct to analog multitrack).
Buy one, you'll like it!
bastard...i'm next on the spider list, but dave has run out of parts and is waiting on his fucking manufacturers. and i need it for a project in just 4-5 weeks....
i heard it at AES alot. it's fab. the tape emulation is COOL.
What do these arachnids cost? No price on the website.
Ted - They're a steal at $6K.