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Heritage AudioSúper 8 8-Channel Microphone Preamp

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Heritage Audio Súper 8

Add analog warmth and feel into your digital setup with the Súper 8 from Heritage Audio, an eight-channel analog preamp with ADAT and analog outputs. Using 8 of their 1073 style preamps with Carnhill input and output transformers plus Tantalum and Styroflex capacitors, you can be sure that you get all of that vintage, analog juice from your signal. Each channel has a switchable line input button to change which type of signal it is expecting, a 180 degree phase button, and LoCut button for reducing 80Hz by -3db. Channels 1 and 2 are unique in that they feature a LO-Z button which will change the input impedance, a pad button to reduce the input -20db, a JFET D.I., as well as a fully sweepable LoCut filter.

Connections abound with Súper 8's independent analog outputs per channel, as well as DB25 connectors of line inputs and outputs. The real jewel of this device is the premium 24-bit ADC that can go up 192kHz and is the engine behind the ADAT, SPDIF, and AES/EBU digital outputs. Also available via DB25 is a unique return path that lets you add extra equipment, like an EQ or Compressor, to any channel independently. When doing this, you can choose whether the DAW receives input from the preamp directly, or after the return. Effectively giving you two input options per channel.

Heritage Audio's Súper 8 is the perfect centerpiece for your hybrid studio setup bridging the gap between analog and digital without compromise.

Súper 8 Features

  • 19" 2U Rackmount 8 channel preamp
  • 1073 Style preamps per channel
  • Carnhill transformers for inputs and outputs
  • Channels 1 and 2 feature extra options for instrument levels, including front mounted 1/4" inputs
  • Send/return loop for each channel
  • Gold-plated XLR inputs and outputs per channel
  • DB25 connections for line level inputs, outputs and return channel
  • 24-bit 192kHz ADC
  • Digital ADAT, SPDIF, and AES/EBU outputs
  • BNC WordClock input and output, can be used as a master clock
  • Power:PSU Included
  • 19" Rackmount takes up 2U
  • Dimensions: 3.5x11x19 in
  • Weight: 20.8 lbs
  • Microphone input impedance channels 1 & 2: High, 1200 ohm minimum Low, 300 ohm minimum. Higher gain positions gradually have greater impedances, optimum for low gain ribbon mics. Input is transformer balanced and floating
  • Microphone input impedance channels 3-8: High, 1200 ohm minimum
  • Line input impedance: 10k ohm bridging, transformer balanced and floating
  • Output impedance: Less than 75 ohm, transformer balanced and floating, to drive a load of 600 ohm
  • D.I. input impedance: Greater than 2 M ohm, unbalanced (channels 1 & 2)
  • Maximum output: Greater than +26.5 dBu into 600 ohm (internally terminated)
  • THD: Less than 0.025% at 1 kHz, Less than 0.05% at 100 Hz
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz (+0.3 dB) to 20 kHz (-0.2 dB)
  • Maximum Gain: Slightly greater than 80 dB
  • Equivalent Input Noise: Less than -125 dBu
  • Output stage noise: Less than -100 dBu
  • S/PDIF Specs: 9-pin breakout RCA cable, IEC 958, and supported sample rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
  • AES/EBU Specs: 9-Pin breakout XLR cable, IEC 60958, and support sample rates of 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
  • ADAT Specs: Optical TOSLINK connections, ADAT Digital Lightpipe with S/MUX, and supported sample rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
  • ADAT Channel Assignments: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, Port 1 = Channels 1 – 8, Port 2 = 1 – 8 (mirrored), 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, Port 1 = Channels 1 – 4, Port 2 = Channels 5 – 8, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz, Port 1 = Channels 1 – 2, Port 2 = Channels 3 – 4
  • Word Clock: BNC with input termination at 75 ohms
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