True Systems PRECISION 8 - 8 Channel Microphone Preamp with 2 Channels of DI and Built-In MS Decoding

True Systems PRECISION 8 Microphone Preamp


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The Precision 8 is an eight channel microphone preamp designed to provide the detailed, transparent sonic performance necessary for the highest quality direct tracking and live sound applications. Sonically accurate discrete FET instrument inputs are available on two of the eight channels, for recording or live sound applications in which realistic and unaffected sound quality is desired.

The Precision 8 uses a high-voltage composite architecture with discrete devices, plus integrated circuits. It offers very low noise and distortion as well as high headroom. The totally balanced dual-servo design eliminates nearly all capacitors in the audio path, and is DC-coupled at the output. All this results in a very detailed and transparent sound quality.

The unit is ideal for location recording due to its eight-channel/single-rack unit format, smooth continuous gain controls, useful level metering, and easy interconnect. The integral MS decoder provides creative spacial image control that is particularly useful in attaining an exciting stereo image with minimum effort and microphone repositioning. The 5-segment peak-hold level metering with selectable peak reference allows rapid optimization of program levels between the Precision 8 and devices to which it is interfaced.

Eight highly transparent solid state microphone preamps in a 1 unit rack configuration
Built-in M-S (Mid-Side) decoding for creative spacial image control
Active, high-impedance instrument inputs (DI's) selectable on two channels
5-segment level indicators with peak-hold feature and selectable peak reference
Smooth continuous gain controls
Easy interface to a Hard Disc Recorder, Digital Multi Track or Digital Audio Workstation
Dual DB25/TRS phono outputs for flexible interconnection (both available simultaneously)
UPC: 736211528742
Number of Channels 8
Inputs 6 x XLR microphone
2 x Neutric combination (XLR, 1/4" TRS)
Output 8 x TRS balance phono
25 pin D-Sub connector (Tascam wiring)
Phantom Power +48V
Multi Function No
Gain Range +48dB
Maximum Output Level +31dBu
Frequency Response 1.5Hz to 500kHz
Noise -132dB EIN
Dimensions 1U Rack, 13 1/2" deep
Specialties Ground lift switch
Packaging Info
Package Weight 15.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.15 x 18.5 x 6.8"
True Systems PRECISION 8 - 8 Channel Microphone Preamp with 2 Channels of DI and Built-In MS Decoding
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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


    Really TRUE !!!

    By andyfo

    from hollywood , CA

    About Me Professional Musician

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    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Powerful
    • Professional Functions
    • Versatile


      Best Uses

      • Performances
      • Professional Recording
      • Soundtracks

      Comments about True Systems PRECISION 8 Microphone Preamp:

      This preamp is 5 stars . I could notice the difference and better , I can listen to the difference this preamp make .
      Pristine sound , sharp hi-end and clear details . I think that´s the reason why many classical engineers are using this pre .It doesn´t have quite color ; no I am not saying it´s boring . Right the opposite , the sounds I´ve recorded seemed to be much more interesting and to match easier in the mix.
      I´d recomend this for everyone´s looking for pristine sound . If you´re up to colored sound , may be this is not for you . I record mainly acoustic music (jazz,world,classical and some pop).
      I´m using it via 25pin cable and found that way to be the best to hook up on my RME fireface . The unit is pretty simple to work with .
      Don´t think , just go for it !

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