Tascam SERIES 8p Dyna 8-Channel Mic Preamp with Built-In Analog Compressor and Digital I/O
- Mic, Instrument & Line Inputs.
- For Recording or Live Use.
- 8 x Mic Preamps with Analogue Compression.
- Selectable +48V Phantom Power.
- 8 x Mic/Line Inputs, 2 x Instrument Ins.
- Product: #65755
- SKU: SERIES8PDYNA
Designed for studio and stage use, the Tascam SERIES 8p Dyna 8-Channel Mic Preamp with Built-In Analog Compressor and Digital I/O is a 1 RU rackmountable mic preamp with selectable analogue compression on each channel, as well as low-noise preamps, dual S/MUX optical ports, and selectable +48V phantom power on a per-channel basis. Because of this, you can use the unit as an expansion device for S/MUX equipped interfaces, as a front-end for DANTE setups, or as a standalone front end.
On the front of the unit, you'll find two combination XLR-1/4" input jacks for mic, line, or instrument usage. The rear provides six more XLR-1/4" combination jacks for line or microphone inputs. You'll also find eight 1/4" line outputs and a DB25 connector for all eight analogue outputs. BNC wordclock I/O and optical ports are found on the rear as well.
The front panel offers individually switched 48V phantom power as well as comprehensive metering via digital peak and level metres. The unit ships with its own power supply.
Features at a Glance
- 8 HDIA (High Definition Instrumentation Architecture) microphone preamplifiers
- Single-knob analogue compressor with true bypass, individually assignable to each input channel
- 2 front-panel instrument (Hi-Z)-microphone combo inputs
- 6 rear-panel balanced mic/line inputs
- Individually switched +48V phantom power per channel
- Dual S/MUX optical outputs: 8 channels at up to 96 kHz; 4 channels at 176.4 or 192 kHz (ADAT compatible)
- 8 line-level 1/4-inch balanced TRS analogue channel outputs
- 8 line-level balanced channel outputs on a 25-pin D-Sub connector
- Wordclock in and out on BNC connectors, with In/Out/Thru switch
- Front-panel analogue overload indicators, compression indicators, and digital peak and level metre bars
- Rugged metal 1U rackmount enclosure
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 switchable +48V phantom power, allowing you to operate condenser mics and ribbon mics safely at the same time. Thus, the unit gives you a multipurpose front end for recording and live sound.
Expand Your Existing Interface
Dual S/MUX optical outputs on the rear of the unit enable you to use it as a front end expander for S/MUX-equipped audio interfaces such as TASCAM 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), expanding your existing system's capabilities in the process.
Send to Anything
The SERIES 8p Dyna's eight line-level analogue channel outputs are provided on both 1/4-inch balanced TRS connectors and as a balanced 25-pin D-sub connector. 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 Analogue Dante convertor, and the SERIES 8p Dyna becomes a pristine front end for an audio-over-IP network.
You'll note the rugged metal 1 RU rackmount enclosure, perfectly suited to live use. Wordclock I/O on BNC connectors with an In/Out/Thru switch enable proper synchronisation of digital signals. Front-panel analogue overload indicators, compression indicators, and digital peak and level metre bars let you monitor the unit's performance. Still, the SERIES 8p Dyna is simple to operate, so you can stay focused on the task at hand.
|Sampling Frequency||44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192 kHz|
|Input Connections||8 x XLR-1/4" Combination Jacks|
|Input Impedance||Mic Input: 2.3 Kilohms
Instrument Input: 1 Megohm or More
Line Input: 10 Kilohms
|Input Gain||Mic: -58 dBu (Minimum), -6 dBu (Maximum)
Instrument: -58 dBV (Minimum), -6 dBV (Maximum)
Line: -48 dBu (Minimum), +4 dBu (Maximum)
|Gain Range||52 dB|
|Maximum Input Level||Mic: +10 dBu
Instrument: +10 dBV
Line: -+24 dBu
|Output Connections||8 x 1/4" TRS Line Outputs, Balanced
1 x DB25 Connector
|Output Impedance||Analogue Output: 100 Ohms or Less
Line Output: 230 Ohms or Less
Load Impedance: 2 kOhms or More
|Output Level||Nominal: +4 dBu
Maximum +20 dBu
|Digital Audio Connectors||Optical I/O, Multichannel Optical Format, Supports S/MUX2 at 88.2 and 96 kHz, S/MUX4 at 176.4 and 192 kHz|
|Word Clock I/O||I/O: 2 x BNC Sockets|
|Voltage||Clock Input: 2.0 to 5.0 V p-p
Clock Output: 2.0 V p-p into 75 Ohms
|Impedance||Input: 75 Ohms ±10% with Terminal On/Off Switch
Output: 75Ω ±10% with OUT/THRU Switch
|Sampling Frequency||44.1 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192 kHz|
|EIN||Mic Amp: -127 dBu or Lower|
|Frequency Response||Mic/Line to Line Output
20 Hz to 40 kHz, ±0.5 dB
40 kHz 80 kHz ±5 dB
Mic/Line (Analogue) to Digital Output (S/MUX)
Fs 44.1/48 kHz: 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.5 dB
Fs 88.2/96 kHz: 20 Hz to 40 kHz ±0.5 dB
Fs 176.4/192 kHz: 20 Hz to 80 kHz ±5 dB
|Signal to Noise Ratio||Mic/Line/Instrument Input to Line Output: 116 dB
Mic/Line/Instrument Input to Digital Output (S/MUX): 113 dB at FS 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz; 111 dB at Fs 96 kHz
|THD||Mic/Line to Line Output: 0.0007%
Instrument to Line Output: 0.0009%
Mic/Line/Instrument to Digital Output (S/MUX): 0.001%
|Crosstalk||Mic to Line Output: 119 dB
Mic to Digital Output (S/MUX): 114 dB
|Power||12 VDC (Dedicated AC Adapter)|
|Power Consumption||16 W|
|Operating Temperature||32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||19 x 1.8 x 9" / 48.2 x 4.4 x 22.8 cm|
|Weight||5.7 lb / 2.6 kg|