Behringer ADA8000 Ultragain Pro 8-Channel A/D D/A Converter

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Add 8 mic preamps and 8 channels of 24-bit conversion to your DAW or digital mixer, with the Behringer ADA8000 Ultragain Pro analog-to-digital converter.

The ADA8000 is a state-of-the art 8-channel A/D and D/A converter with 8 built-in IMP microphone preamplifiers. This ultra-compact 19 in. unit gives you the opportunity to connect analog audio signals directly to a multi-track recorder or similar equipment via the integrated ADAT interface -- and needs only 1 rack space for this purpose! In return, you can even connect the digital signal of a multi-tracker via ADAT to the 8 analog line outputs of your ADA8000.

Of course, the ADA8000 is a perfect expansion of Behringer's digital mixing console DDX3216, and lets you turn your DDX3216 into a full-fledged 32-channel console. Signal conversion can be processed at 44.1 or 48 kHz with 24-bit resolution. The ADAT inputs and outputs can be operated independently as long as there is an identical wordclock signal. The integrated A/D and D/A converters ensure optimal signal conversion without any distortion or signal deterioration.

Features:

- Ultra high-quality 8-channel A/D & D/A converter for virtually any digital recording/mixing environment
- 8 state-of-the-art, studio-grade IMP 'Invisible' Mic Preamps
- Phantom power on all microphone inputs
- The perfect expansion for Behringer's digital mixing console DDX3216
- High-end 24-bit A/D and D/A converters for ultimate signal purity
- Processes 44.1 and 48 kHz sample rates
- External sample rate synchronization via wordclock or ADAT input
- Optical ADAT In/Out interface for ultimate compatibility
- ADAT input can be routed to read more all line outputs
- All mic/line inputs are routed to the ADAT output
- Master/locked (slave) LED display easily visible on the front panel
- Extremely rugged construction ensures long life even under the most demanding conditions
- Manufactured under ISO9000 certified management system
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Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (64 ratings)
Submitted August 30, 2006 by a customer from brainwashaudio.com
"perfect solution for my multi input problem"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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only reason i can see to replace this is if i start recording past it's 48khz limit which seems kinda pointless at the moment. i'd like to pick up a higher end mic pre for vocals & lead instruments & keep this for drums & synths.

Sound
sound is clean & flat. doesnt colour the tone positive or negatively. i'm sure more expesive pre's have more oomph to them, but for the price this thing is great.

Features
simple. line ins, line outs, volume, phantom power & the adat connections. it's a great interface for my creamware card. i can route audio pretty much any way i want with this thing.

Ease of Use
it's pretty basic. all controls are there. i have yet to play with the word clock. be sure to send adat light pipe both ways & slave it.

Quality
the only thing that bugs me is the volume knobs. they dont quite line up uniformly so if you are trying to boost in stereo (say 2 mics or a stereo in), you have to check levels elsewhere or trust your ear. otherwise it's solid. not top of the line by any means but anyone shopping in this price range should expect that.

Value
good bang for the buck if you want multiple inputs & have an adat friendly soundcard.

Manufacturer Support
havent dealt with behringer yet. so far no trouble with any of their gear.

The Wow Factor
perfect read more solution for my multi input problem. i wanted to use my creamware card to capture jams. drums, guitar, keys, ext... with 2 of these connected to the adat pipes on my creamware card i capture 16 channels of audio at once. straight to the hard drive. it's a clutch position in my setup.

Musical Style:
electronic rock
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