Audient ASP880, Eight-channel Microphone Preamp/ADC with Burr Brown converters, line inputs, variable highpass filters, insert points, and two discrete JFET DIs
Upgrade Your Front End
The Audient ASP880 is an eight-channel microphone preamp/ADC that delivers transparent, world-class audio - with just a hint of analog coloration that sounds stunning on any project. Onboard, you'll find eight of Audient's acclaimed Class A console mic pres (with variable-input impedance), along with high-end Burr Brown converters, line inputs, variable highpass filters, insert points, and two discrete JFET DIs. Your recordings are only as good as your front end. If your mic preamps and converters leave something to be desired, the rest of your signal chain doesn't matter. Upgrade your front end with the Audient ASP880.
Audient ASP880 Eight-channel Microphone Preamp/ADC at a Glance:
- World-class audio - and incredible value
- Audient mic pres and Burr Brown converters onboard
- Versatile functionality to juice your workflow
World-class audio - and incredible value
Do you spend hours EQing, trying to make your recordings sound good? Your front end may be the problem. If your mic preamps and converters are not up to snuff, it really doesn't matter how good the rest of your kit is. A funky front end will degrade everything downstream. If this describes your studio situation, Industrie Music recommends the Audient ASP880. Highly respected for their world-class consoles, Audient gives you their superior technology and sound quality in a one-stop-shop 1U device. And it's an incredible value.
Audient mic pres and Burr Brown converters onboard
The ASP880 features eight of Audient's acclaimed Class A console mic preamps - and believe us - they sound amazing. For the best possible conversion, you also get integral ADC with the highest grade converters from Burr Brown, a leader in converter technology. The result is stunningly transparent sound, with just a taste of coloration. It's the ideal prescription for lackluster studio sound.
Versatile functionality to juice your workflow
The Audient ASP880 is fabulously versatile. It's perfect with ribbon mics, with variable impedance that lets you match the preamp to your favorite mic to maximize frequency response and punch. Variable highpass filters are convenient for eliminating rumble and other unwanted LF artifacts. Insert points let you use your favorite compressor or other analog processor before the converters. The A-D button lets the unit function as an eight-channel mic pre while you use the converters separately in stand-alone mode. And with two great-sounding discrete JFET DI inputs, you can plug your guitar or bass straight in.
Audient ASP880 Eight-channel Microphone Preamp/ADC Features:
- Eight superb-sounding Audient Console mic pres with 48V Phantom power
- State-of-the-art Burr Brown AD converter technology
- Variable-input impedance lets you optimize your (ribbon) mics
- Variable highpass filters get rid of unwanted low-frequency artifacts
- Eight insert points between the mic preamps and AD converters
- Two Channels of Class A discrete JFET DI instrument inputs
- Digital outputs: ADAT, AES, and S/PDIF for added flexibility
- Rugged all-metal construction and hand-milled aluminium knobs
Upgrade your studio's front end with the Audient ASP880!
Preamp Type: Solid State
Number of Channels: 8
Frequency Response: 10Hz-100kHz (±0.5dB)
Phantom Power: Yes
EQ: High Pass Filter (variable)
Sample Rate: Up to 96kHz
Bit Depth: 24-bit
Analog Inputs: 8 x XLR-1/4" combo (mic/line), 2 x 1/4" (Hi-Z), 1 x DB-25 (return)
Analog Outputs: 1 x DB25 (send)
Digital Outputs: 2 x Optical Toslink (ADAT, SMUX), DB-9 (AES, S/PDIF)
Clock I/O: 1 x Word Clock
Rack Spaces: 1U
Power Source: Standard IEC AC cable
Depth: 11" (not including jacks/controls)
Weight: 8.8 lbs.