Behringer ADA8000 Ultragain Pro 8-Channel A/D & D/A Converter with Premium Mic Preamplifiers

Need to convert a digital signal to analog, or vice versa? The ADA8000 digital converter is sublimely easy to operate and fits neatly into a single rack space. The integrated A/D and D/A converters ensure optimal signal conversion without any distortion or signal deterioration.

The Basics

The ADA8000 is a state-of-the-art 8-channel A/D (Analog to Digital) and D/A converter with 8 built-in IMP (Invisible Microphone Preamps) microphone preamps. You can plug in your favorite mics (ADA8000 even includes +48 V phantom power for studio-grade condenser mics) and record directly to your multitrack or computer-based recorder, thanks to the built-in ADAT interface. Conversely, the ADA8000 can also be used to convert digital signals, from soundcards and other multitrack devices, back into analog audio.

The Technical Stuff

Signal conversion in the ADA8000 can take place at either 44.1 or 48 kHz with 24-bit resolution. The ADAT inputs and outputs can be operated independently, as long as there is an identical wordclock signal. Frequency range is an ultra-wide 10 Hz to 21 kHz at a 48 kHz sampling rate.

The Ins and Outs

Connections are provided for balanced XLR and 1/4" TRS, as well as unbalanced 1/4" TS inputs. Line Out connectors provide either balanced or unbalanced connectivity. Digital I/O is handled via a TOSLINK optical socket, which supports up to eight (8) channels of data.