TASCAM Series 8p Dyna 8-Channel Mic Preamp with Analog Compressor

Add a pro touch to your recordings with the 8p Dyna preamp. This 8-channel beast offers easy-to-use one-knob compression on each channel to control dynamics.
With superb audio specifications, connectivity, and featuring 8 outstanding microphone preamps, the TASCAM Series 8p Dyna is a great choice for both studio and stage. Housed in a rugged 1U rack-mount casing, its dual S/MUX optical ports make it a perfect expansion unit for a TASCAM Series 102i or Series 208i or other S/MUX-equipped audio interfaces including ADAT, or use it as a stand-alone front end.

Each series 8p Dyna channel also features individually switched +48V phantom power for use with condenser mics, and an easy-to-use, single-control analog compressor with true bypass.

A Superior Front End for Studio and Stage

TASCAM has long been known for transparent, natural, ultra-low-noise preamps. The eight TASCAM no-compromise HDIA (High Definition Instrumentation Architecture) preamps in the series 8p Dyna are its best preamps yet; the noise level (EIN) is at -127dBu, the THD is 0.0007%, the dynamic range is 116dB, and the crosstalk is 119dB. Each series 8p Dyna channel also features an easy-to-use, single-control analog compressor with true bypass for handling hot input signals and creating smooth audio input.

Versatile Inputs

With two instrument/microphone combo inputs on the front panel, you can quickly plug in mics, guitars, basses and more. Six balanced mic/line inputs grace the rear. Every microphone input has individually switched +48V phantom power for using different types of microphones such as Dynamic, Condenser, Ribbon and vintage for proper operation and safety. It read more adds up to a multi-purpose front end for recording and live sound.

Expand Your Interface or Other Device

Dual S/MUX optical outputs on the rear of the series 8p Dyna enable you to use the unit as a front end expander for S/MUX-equipped audio interfaces, such as TASCAM's series 102i and series 208i, and Celesonic US-20x20. ADAT compatibility is also available. With two S/MUX outputs, you can send all eight series 8p Dyna channels at up to 96 kHz (four channels at 176.4 or 192 kHz), dramatically expanding your system's capabilities.

Send to Anything

The Series 8p Dyna's eight line-level analog channel outputs are provided on both 1/4-inch balanced TRS connectors and balanced 25-pin D-Sub connectors. Route signals to interfaces, recording mixers, front-of-house consoles, and pretty much anything else. Connect its D-Sub outputs to a TASCAM ML-16D or ML-32D Analog Dante converter, and it becomes a pristine front end for an audio-over-IP network.

The Features Professionals Need

From its high-end preamps to its versatile outputs, the series 8p Dyna is a thoroughly professional product, right down to its rugged metal 1U rack-mount enclosure. Word clock in and out BNC connectors with an In/Out/Thru switch enable proper synchronization of digital signals. Front-panel analog overload indicators, compression indicators, and digital peak and level meter bars let you monitor the unit's performance. Yet the series 8p Dyna is simple to operate so you can stay focused on the task at hand.
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- Sampling Frequency: 44.1k / 48k / 88.2k / 96k / 176.4k / 192k Hz
- Quantization Bit Rate: 24-bit

MIC IN (Balanced): 1-2 (when the input switch is set to MIC/LINE), 3 thru 8
- Connector: XLR-3-31 equivalent (1 GND, 2 HOT, 3 COLD)
- Input Impedance: 2.3 kOhms
- Rated input level: GAIN MAX -58dBu (0.001Vrms), GAIN MIN: -6dBu (0.388Vrms)
- Maximum Input Level: +10dBu (2.45Vrms)
- Gain Range: 52dB

INSTRUMENT IN (Unbalanced): 1-2 (when the input switch is set to INST)
- Connector: 1/4" (6.3mm) TS jack equivalent (Tip HOT, Sleeve GND)
- Input Impedance: 1 MOhm or more
- Rated input level: GAIN MAX -58dBV (0.0012 Vrms), GAIN MIN -6dBV (0.501Vrms)
- Maximum Input Level: +10dBV (3.162Vrms)
- Gain Range: 52dB

LINE IN (Balanced): 1-2 (when the input switch set to MIC/LINE), 3 thru 8
- Connector: 1/4" (6.3mm) TRS jack equivalent (Tip HOT, Ring COLD, Sleeve GND)
- Input Impedance: 10 kOhm
- Rated input level: GAIN MAX: -48dBu (0.003 Vrms), GAIN MIN +4dBu (1.228Vrms)
- Maximum Input Level: +24dBu (12.282Vrms)
- Gain Range: 52dB

ANALOG OUT (Balanced)
- Connector: D-Sub 25pin, inch-screw No.4-40 UNC
- Output Impedance: 100 Ohms or less
- Nominal Output Level: +4dBu (1.228Vrms)
- Maximum Output Level: +20dBu (7.75Vrms)
- Load Impedance: 2 kOhms or more

LINE OUT (Balanced): LINE OUT 1 thru 8
- Connector: 1/4" (6.3mm) TRS jack (Tip HOT, Ring COLD, Sleeve GND)
- Output Impedance: 230O
- Nominal Output Level: +4dBu (1.228Vrms)
- Maximum Output Level: +20dBu (7.75Vrms)

OPTICAL OUT (S/MUX)
- Connector: OPTICAL (JEITA RC-5720C)
- Signal Format: Multi-channel Optical Format (Supports S/MUX2: 88.2k/96k Hz, S/MUX4: 176.4k/192k Hz)

WORD IN
- Connector: BNC
- Input Voltage: 2.0Vpp to 5.0Vpp
- Input Impedance: 75O +/-10% with Terminal ON/OFF Switch
- Frequency Deviation: +/-100ppm

WORD OUT
- Connector: BNC
- Output Voltage: 2.0Vpp (into 75O)
- Output Impedance: 75O +/-10% with OUT/THRU switch
- Sampling Frequency: 44.1k / 48k / 88.2k / 96k / 176.4k /192k Hz

Power: DC 12V (dedicated AC adapter PS-P1230)
Power Consumption: 16 W
Dimensions: 482(W) × 44.8(H) × 228.8(D) mm
Weight: 2.6kg / 5.7lb
Operating Temperature Range: 0 to 40°C
Accessories: User's manual(with warranty), AC adapter (PS-P1230)

Mic amp EIN (equivalent input noise): -127dBu or lower

MIC/LINE to LINE OUT Frequency Response: 20Hz to 40kHz, +/-0.5dB, 40kHz to 80kHz, +/-5dB

- MIC/LINE (analog) to digital output (S/MUX) Frequency Response:
- Fs 44.1k/48kHz: 20Hz to 20kHz, +/-0.5dB
- Fs 88.2k/96kHz: 20Hz to 40kHz, +/-0.5dB
- Fs 176.4k/192kHz: 20Hz to 80kHz, +/-5dB

- MIC/LINE/INST to LINE OUT S/N ratio: 116dB

- MIC/LINE/INST (analog) to digital output (S/MUX) S/N ratio:
- Fs 44.1kHz: 113 dB
- Fs 48kHz: 113 dB
- Fs 96kHz: 111 dB
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 6.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 21 x 11 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): TAS SERIES8PDYNA
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: (323) 726-0303
Web: https://tascam.com/us/support/contact
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We wanted to add preamps to our studio that were also sync-able to outboard gear. This is an excellent low-cost option with studio grade specs. Our studio is Studio One 5/Sphere-based,centered around an Antelope Audio Synergy Core 4 interface,a Tascam 12 mixer,and a pair of Focal 5" monitors/8" sub. It's a fun recording rig-We can get a lot done easily. The Holy Grail set-up for us was adding the Tascam 8P, enabling us to sync it all together via Antelope Audio's stellar clocking. WOW! The level of available I/O is now more than we will ever need yet it delivers it all at a very reasonable price. The preamps are the same as our Tascam 12 mixer,allowing for a reliable 'sound' across tracks. We are planning to add a second one to our mobile rig. It's priced right!
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