Tascam Announces Series 8p Dyna 8-channel Microphone Preamp

July 18 2019, 00:15
Tascam has unveiled the new Series 8p Dyna 8-channel mic preamplifier with analog compressor, the company's first standalone mic preamp and A-D expansion device. Featuring versatile connectivity and re-designed microphone preamp circuits, the Tascam Series 8p Dyna is designed for both studio and stage use, and a perfect expansion for the recently introduced 102i and 208i Series USB interfaces, both featuring powerful DSP input and output mixers.

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, Celesonic US-20x20, or other S/MUX-equipped audio interfaces including ADAT, or it can be used as a stand-alone front end. Using the two S/MUX outputs simultaneously, users can send all eight Serues 8p Dyna channels at up to 96 kHz (four channels at 176.4 or 192 kHz).

For additional versatility, the Series 8p Dyna's eight line-level analog channel outputs are provided on both 1/4-inch balanced TRS connectors and a balanced 25-pin D-Sub connector so users can route signals to interfaces, recording mixers, front-of-house consoles, and more. In addition, the multi-channel balanced analogue output can be connected to an BO-16DX/OUT XLR breakout box, for example.

With two instrument/microphone combo inputs on the front panel, users can quickly plug in mics, guitars, bass and more. Six balanced mic/line inputs grace the rear. Every microphone input has individually switched +48V phantom power for use with condenser mics. 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. True bypass is available per input.

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 enable monitoring the unit's performance. Connecting the D-Sub output to a Tascam ML-16D or ML-32D Analog Dante converter, the 8p Dyna unit becomes a pristine front end for an audio-over-IP network. Yet the Series 8p Dyna is simple to operate so users can stay focused on the task at hand.
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