Trident Audio TR88 Analog 8-Bus Recording Console with Meter Bridge (8 Channels)

Trident Audio TR88 Analog 8-Bus Recording Console with Meter Bridge (8 Channels)

Trident Audio TR88 Analog 8-Bus Recording Console with Meter Bridge (8 Channels)

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Trident Audio TR88 Analog 8-Bus Recording Console with Meter Bridge (8 Channels)

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  • 8x Class-A Discrete Mic Preamps
  • Split Inline Console
  • Separate Channel and Monitor Controls
  • Direct Outputs for Each Input
  • 4-Band EQ and Tilt EQ for Each Channel
  • 8 Busses/Groups
  • Integrated Talkback Microphone
  • 8 Aux Sends
  • Inserts for Channel, Mic, Bus, and Main
  • Optional Automation and I/O Transformers
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Trident Audio 88-8 overview

  • 1Description

Based on the Series 80 mixing desks, the 8-channel Trident TR88 is an 8-bus analog inline mixing console with an integrated LED meter bridge. The 88 is designed for ease of use and workhorse reliability—each channel strip is situated on an individual module, which may be removed for repair without dismantling the entire console.

The input section features separate mic and line gain controls that allow you to set levels independently, while the Input Reverse switch flips the channel input and the monitor section. Additionally, the Meter Select switch allows you to choose metering from the Direct Out or Monitor Return. Each Class-A mic preamp offers a full-bypass, post-fader insert point that allows you to bypass the onboard preamp to incorporate any external preamp.

At the heart of the TR88 lies the 4-band Trident EQ with high- and low-shelving EQs and sweepable mid-high and mid-low peak filters. Every channel is fitted with a full 4-band EQ and a Tilt EQ on the monitor section. Additionally, an EQ switch is provided to swap the Tilt and full EQ for the monitor and input path, allowing you use the full EQ on the monitor path. An EQ insert allows you to bypass the console's full EQ when using outboard EQ.

The master section features 8 Aux Masters, each with solo and ALF/PLF Master with level adjustment. In addition to the main speaker outputs, there are two separate ALT Monitors, each with level control and on/off switches. Simple studio playback is also possible through mono Auxes 1/2, as well as Aux 7/8. The integrated talkback microphone sends the mic signal to the Auxes in pairs, to the groups, or directly to the studio. An external microphone can also be utilized for talkback functions.

There are a number of optional features available such as Lundahl transformers for each I/O, VU metering, automation, short loading, and channel configurations exceeding 40 channels. Features found throughout the TR88 make for a straightforward and powerful package, but paramount to all else is the sound. Carrying on in the tradition of the Series 80 consoles, the TR88 consoles deliver a big, warm sound when pushed hard. The TR88 ships with a rackmount power supply.

Fully Modular Design
  • Faders, channels, groups, and master section are individually removable
  • All rear connections are also removable
Split/Inline Console
  • Dual input to the channels – line and monitor
  • Four-band, sweepable channel EQ is switchable with monitor Tilt EQ
Microphone Preamp
  • Discrete Class-A
  • 60 dB of gain
  • Electronically balanced input, with optional transformer-balancing via Lundahl LL1538
  • Full bypass insert
Console EQ
  • High and low shelving
  • Low/high mid-peaking
  • 4 sweepable bands boost/cut to +/-15 dB
  • 50 Hz high-pass filter
  • Insert pre/post EQ
  • Monitor In: Tilt
  • Group FX Returns: 12 kHz and 80 Hz shelving
  • Group Monitor Returns: 12 kHz and 80 Hz shelving
Master Section
  • 8 subgroups
  • Monitor returns with high and low EQ
  • FX returns with high and low EQ
  • 1/8" TRS input onboard
  • Talkback to Auxes in pairs, groups, or studio
  • Built-in oscillator is selectable at 1 kHz or 10 kHz
In the Box
Trident Audio TR88 Analog 8-Bus Recording Console with Meter Bridge (8 Channels)
  • Power Supply
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty (Extendable to 3 Years with Registration)
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    Trident Audio 88-8 specs

    Input Impedance Microphone: >2 kOhms, electronically balanced
    Line: >10 kOhms, electronically balanced
    Output Impedance Left/Right, Monitor O/P, Group, and Auxes: <60 Ohms (Outsmarts drive)
    All Other Outputs: <100 Ohms
    Frequency Response Mic Input to Mix Output: <+0, -0.3 dB, 20 Hz to 80 kHz @ 6 to 40 dB gain
    Line Input to Mix Output: <0, -0.3 dB, 20 Hz to 60 kHz @ 0 dB gain
    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) + N Distortion/Noise (T.H.D + Noise) at +15 dBu output
    Mic XLR Input to any Output (-20 dBu Input): <0.005%
    Line Input to Any Output: <0.003%
    Monitor/Tape Return Input to Any Output: <0.003%
    Noise Mic EIN (20 Hz to 20 kHz, 150 Ohms Source, 60 dB gain): <-128.5 dBu
    Residual Bus Noise (Output Fader at Min): <-95 dBu
    Bus Noise (40 Inputs Continually Assigned): <-81 dBu
    (24 Input Mon/Tape Returns, 8 EFX Returns and 8 Master Tape Returns)
    Bus Noise (24 inputs routed equivalent to 64 inputs): <-77 dBu
    Crosstalk Adjacent Channel: <-90 dB (@ 20 kHz), <-110 dB (@ 1 kHz)
    Channel Fader Mute: <-95dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
    Monitor/Tape Return Mute: <-85 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
    Mix/Bus Assign: <-80 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
    Aux to Aux: <-80 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
    Maximum Input Mic (XLR) Input (at Minimum Gain): +17 dBu
    Mic (1/4") Input (at Minimum Gain): +42 dBu
    Line (at Minimum Gain): +42 dBu
    Channel Insert Return: +22 dBu
    All Output Insert Returns: +28 dBu
    Maximum Output Mix, Group, Aux, Monitor Outputs: +26.5 dBu (into 600 Ohms)
    Insert Send, Studio, Alt Outputs: +22 dBu (into 2 kOhms)
    Phase Mic Input to Direct Out: +17 to -8° (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
    Mic Input to Mix Output: +25 to -17° (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
    Line Input to Mix Output: +25 to -20° (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
    Monitor/Tape Return to Mix Output: +15 to -20° (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 23.4 x 36.2 x 13.0" / 59.4 x 91.9 x 33.0 cm

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