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True Systems PRECISION 8i - Microphone Preamp

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Product Highlights

  • 8 Channels
  • 2 Channels of DI
  • Built-In MS Decoding
  • 48V and Phase Reverse per Channel
  • Dual DB25/TRS Outputs
  • External International Power Supply
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The Precision 8i from True Sysytems 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 preamps use a high-voltage composite architecture with discrete devices, plus integrated circuits. They offer 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: 736211529442
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 individually switchable
Multi Function No
Input Impedance Mic: +16 to +64dB
DI: 2MΩ
Maximum Input Level +15 dBu
Gain Range Mic: 5.5kΩ
DI: -4 to +44dB
Maximum Output Level +31dBu
Frequency Response 1.5Hz to 500kHz
Noise -132dB EIN
Slew Rate >40V/µS
CMRR 85dB (CMV = +10dBu)
Crosstalk -130dB
THD 0.0008% (+26dBu, 100kΩ)
Power Requirements 100/120/220/240VAC, 50/60Hz, 44W maximum
Dimensions (WxDxH) Unit: 19 x 13.4 x 1.74" (483 x 341 x 44mm)
6.6 x 6.4 x 1.75" (168 x 163 x 45mm)
Weight Unit: 10.2 lb (4.6kg)
P/S: 5.0 lb (2.3kg)
Specialties Phase reverse selector per channel
Packaging Info
Package Weight 20.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.6 x 18.8 x 6.9"
True Systems PRECISION 8i - Microphone Preamp
  • External Power Supply
  • One Year Warranty
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