Behringer ADA8200 Ultragain Pro A/D D/A Converter, 8-Channel

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Behringer ADA8200 Ultragain Pro

Need to convert a digital multi-track signal to analog, or vice versa? The Behringer Ultragain Digital ADA8200 is sublimely easy to operate, fits neatly into a single rack space, and thanks to its MIDAS-designed Mic Preamps and integrated A/D and D/A converters you'll get optimal signal conversion-without the slightest hint of distortion or signal deterioration. The ULTRAGAIN ADA8200 is the professional's edge.

What's Been Updated?

The ADA8200 builds on the proud legacy of the Behringer ADA8000, which is one of Behringer's all-time, best-selling products. Now, it's been upgraded to reference-class Cirrus Logic converters and MIDAS-designed Mic Preamps, making the ADA8200 the natural choice for musicians and audio engineers alike.

The Technical Stuff

Signal conversion in the ADA8200 takes place at either 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. Frequency range is an ultra-wide 10 Hz - 24 kHz at a 48 kHz sampling rate.

The Ins and Outs

Connections are provided for balanced XLR and 1/4" TRS, as well as unbalanced 1/4" TS inputs. XLR line out connectors located on the rear panel provide either balanced or unbalanced connectivity. Digital I/O is handled via ADAT format TOSLINK optical sockets, which support up to 8 channels of data.

Important Compatibility Information

There is a known issue with the ADAT interface implementation of the MOTU 2408 audio interface that makes it incompatible with the ADA8000/ADA8200 under certain operating conditions. Users are advised to avoid the following configuration:

- The MOTU 2408 is connected to a MOTU PCI
- 424 card and operating in PCI Mode under computer control
- The ADA8000/ADA8200 SYNC option is set to SLAVE and the clock input is being supplied from the MOTU 2408
- The optical output from the ADA8000 ADAT interface is connected to an ADAT input on the MOTU 2408

Learn more about the Behringer ADA8200 Ultragain Pro:


- Ultra-high quality 8-channel A/D and D/A interface for virtually any digital recording/mixing environment
- 8 state-of-the-art MIDAS designed Mic Preamplifiers
- Phantom power on all microphone inputs
- Reference-class Cirrus Logic 24-bit converters for ultimate signal integrity
- Processes 48 and 44.1 kHz sample rates
- External sample rate synchronization via word clock or ADAT input
- Optical ADAT in/out interface for ultimate compatibility
- All mic/line inputs routed to the ADAT output
- ADAT input routed to all Line outputs
- "Planet Earth" switching power supply for maximum flexibility (100 - 240 V~), noise-free audio, superior transient response plus low power consumption for energy saving
- High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
- Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany
(8 ratings)
Submitted May 12, 2014 by Sam Hillman in Murfreesboro, TN
"Incredible Value. Great performance for the price!"
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I only have limited experience with the older revision of this product (the ADA8000) but this is definitely an improvement. The older version had less capable mic preamps, not quite as much dynamic range, and issues with the converters clocking properly with certain interfaces. The ADA8200 has improvements in all of these areas. The mic preamps certainly don't have as much clean gain as my Focusrite ISA Ones or my Seventh Circle Audio pres, but they are still have enough gain to push a Shure SM7 to line level without any appreciable noise. Some people are deterred by the inability to use S/MUX for higher sample rates, but this isn't an issue for me. I never record anything above 44.1 or 48khz. I bought two ADA8200s here on Zzounds at a B-Stock/Blemished item price of $150 each! That is a truly unbeatable price for getting 16 mic preamps and 16 A/D/D/A. I use them with a MOTU 828mk3 with no issues thus far. If you are looking for the cheapest route to expand the number of channels in your project studio rig, look no further! The sound quality is on par with any of the more expensive alternatives like the Focusrite Octopre, M Audio Octane, Presonus Digimax, etc. My only issue with the unit is having so many of the connections on the front. I have them permenantly interfaced with a patchbay so each unit has 16 cables and connectors hanging out on the front of the rack and it can sometimes be difficult to adjust the levels for the mic pres. Its a small price to pay in read more terms of ease of use considering how great of a value it is!

Musical Background:
Been involved with music for 10-12 years. I play guitar, and do freelance engineering/production work.

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