Tascam SERIES 8p Dyna 8-Channel Mic Preamp with Built-In Analog Compressor and Digital I/O

$599.99
PA SKU # TAS SERIES8PDYNA MFR # SERIES 8P DYNA UPC # 043774034178
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  • Product Highlights
  • 8 TASCAM HDIA Microphone Preamplifiers
  • Single-Knob Analog Compressor With True Bypass
  • 2 (Hi-Z)/Microphone Combo Inputs
  • 6 Rear-Panel Balanced Mic/Line Inputs
  • Individual +48V Phantom Power Per Channel
  • 8 Line-Level 1/4-Inch Balanced TRS Outputs
  • Word Clock in and Out on BNC Connectors
  • Rugged Metal 1U Rack-Mount Enclosure

With Superb Audio Specifications and Connectivity and Featuring an Outstanding Microphone Preamp, 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, and 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, bass 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 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.

  • Versatile, great-sounding front end for recording and live sound
  • 8 TASCAM HDIA (High Definition Instrumentation Architecture) microphone preamplifiers
  • Single-knob analog 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 analog channel outputs
  • 8 line-level balanced channel outputs on a 25-pin D-Sub connector
  • Word clock in and out on BNC connectors, with In/Out/Thru switch
  • Front-panel analog overload indicators, compression indicators, and digital peak and level meter bars
  • Rugged metal 1U rack-mount enclosure
  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1k / 48k / 88.2k / 96k / 176.4k / 192k Hz
  • Quantization Bit Rate: 24-bit
  • Analog Audio Inputs

  • 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: 2.3kΩ
  • 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: 1MΩ 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: 10kΩ
  • Rated input level
  • GAIN: MAX: -48dBu (0.003 Vrms)
  • GAIN: MIN: +4dBu (1.228Vrms)
  • Maximum Input Level: +24dBu (12.282Vrms)
  • Gain Range: 52dB
  • Analog Outputs

  • ANALOG OUT (Balanced)
  • Connector: D-Sub 25pin, inch-screw No.4-40 UNC
  • Output Impedance: 200Ω or less
  • Nominal Output Level: +4dBu (1.228Vrms)
  • Maximum Output Level: +20dBu (7.75Vrms)
  • Load Impedance: 2kΩ 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: 200Ω or less
  • Nominal Output Level: +4dBu (1.228Vrms)
  • Maximum Output Level: +20dBu (7.75Vrms)
  • Digital Audio Outputs

  • 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)
  • Control Input/Output

  • WORD IN
  • Connector: BNC
  • Input Voltage: 2.0Vpp to 5.0Vpp
  • Input Impedance: 75Ω +/-10% with Terminal ON/OFF Switch
  • Frequency Deviation: +/-100ppm
  • WORD OUT
  • Connector: BNC
  • Output Voltage: 2.0Vpp (into 75Ω)
  • Output Impedance: 75Ω +/-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)
  • Audio Performance

  • Mic amp EIN (equivalent input noise): -127dBu or lower
  • Frequency Response: * JEITA
  • MIC/LINE to LINE OUT
  • 20Hz to 40kHz, +/-0.5dB
  • 40kHz to 80kHz, +/-5dB
  • MIC/LINE (analog) to digital output (S/MUX)
  • 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
  • S/N ratio: * GAIN knob at minimum, JEITA
  • MIC/LINE/INST to LINE OUT: 116dB
  • MIC/LINE/INST (analog) to digital output (S/MUX)
  • Fs 44.1kHz: 113dB
  • Fs 48kHz: 113dB
  • Fs 96kHz: 111dB
  • THD: * 1kHz sine wave, maximum input level, GAIN knob at minimum
  • MIC / LINE to LINE OUT: 0.0007%
  • INST to LINE OUT: 0.0009%
  • MIC/LINE/INST to digital output (S/MUX): 0.001%
  • Crosstalk: * 1kHz sine wave, GAIN knob at minimum
  • MIC to LINE OUT: 119 dB
  • MIC to digital output (S/MUX): 114 dB
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