Audient ASP880 1RU 8-Channel Microphone Preamplifier and ADC asp-880

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Audient ASP880 Details

Upgrade your studio's front end with the Audient ASP880!

Intended for professional recording studios, the Audient ASP880 offers eight Class-A microphone preamplifiers from the company's consoles designed by David Dearden via XLR/TRS combo connectors as well as Burr Brown analog to digital conversion in an all-metal 1RU 19" rackmountable enclosure. It also features a pair of front panel Class-A JFET 1/4" DI instrument inputs for recording guitars, keyboards, drum machines, and more.

Each channel features a selectable +48V phantom power button, a selectable pad, a selectable polarity reverse switch, a variable high-pass filter, and a switch for inserting a signal processor between the preamplifier and A/D converter. A front-panel button allows you to select and lock the sample rate of the converter at 44.1, 48, 88.2, or 96 kHz. Digital outputs are provided by rear-panel ADAT, AES, and SPDIF connections. A word-clock input is also included.


  • Mic Pres: Uses renowned Class-A console mic-pre design that was optimized over the course of 18 years by David Dearden
  • A/D Converter: Uses high-grade Burr Brown conversion
  • Plug and Play: Offers eight channels of mic-pre and line inputs as well as two discrete JFET DI inputs
  • Analog Insert: Allows you to insert signal processors between the preamplifier and the A/D converter
  • HPF: Allows you to selectively attenuate unwanted low frequencies
  • Variable Impedance: Allows you to match the preamplifier to ribbon microphones
  • Construction: Features all-metal construction and hand-milled aluminum knobs


  • 1/4" Jack: Tip (Hot) & Sleeve (Shield)
  • Dimensions: 19.0" x 1.75 x 12.6" (482 x 44.4 x 321 mm)
  • Weight: 8.8 lb (4.0 kg)

Microphone Preamplifiers (measured to insert send):

  • Mic Gain: -10 to +60dB (-10dB Pad)
  • Line Gain: -16 to +44dB (-10dB Pad)*
  • Phantom Power: 48v +/-4v @ 10mA/Channel
  • MIC EIN: <-127.5dBu
  • CMRR: >80dB @ 100 to 10kHz
  • Maximum Input Level: +22dBu (+32dBu with Pad)
  • Input Impedance: Mic LO: 220Ω Balanced, Mic MED: 1k2Ω Balanced, Mic HI: 2k8Ω Balanced, Line (All Z): >6kΩ Balanced
  • Frequency Response: +/-0.5dB 10Hz to 100kHz
  • Crosstalk: <-85dBu @ 1kHz & 10kHz
  • THD+N @ 0dBu (1kHz): 0.003% (-90.5dBu)
  • SNR: >90dB
  • HPF: Sweepable from 25Hz to 250 Hz, 2nd Order (12dB/Octave)
  • XLR: Pin 2 (Hot), Pin 3 (Cold) & Pin 1 (Shield)
  • 1/4" JACK: TIP (Hot), RING (Cold) & SLEEVE (Shield)
  • * Line input level at the combi jacks will be affected by the input impedance switch position, this can be used as a second pad control to adjust line input ranges on all channels.

Discrete JFET D.I (Channels 1 & 2)(measured to line outputs / insert send):

  • D.I GAIN: -10 to +60 dB (-10dB Pad)
  • Maximum Input Level: +16dBu (typical), +22dBu
  • Input Impedance: 1MegΩ Unbalanced
  • Frequency Response: +/-0.5dB 10Hz to 50kHz
  • THD+N @ 0dBu (1kHz): <0.03% (-70dBu)
  • SNR: 89dB

Line Outputs (Insert Sends):

  • Maximum Output Level: +27.5dBu
  • Output Impedance: <100Ω Balanced

ADC Line Inputs (Insert Returns) (measured at optical output under AES-17):

  • Maximum Input Level: +18dBu
  • Digital Reference Level: 0dBFS = +18dBu
  • Input Impedance: >10kΩ Balanced
  • Frequency Response: +/-0.5dB 10Hz to Fs/2
  • Crosstalk: <-80dBu @ 1kHz & 10kHz
  • THD+N @ -1dBFS (1kHz): <0.002% (-94dB)
  • THD+N @ -6dBFS (1kHz): <0.002% (-94dB)
  • Dynamic Range: 113dB un-weighted, 115dB A-weighted
  • Peak Led Lineup: +16dBu (-2dBFS)
  • Signal Led Lineup: Variable Brightness from -30dBu to -10dBu (-28dBFS)

Digital i/o:

  • ADAT 8 Channels SMUX: 44.1 - 96kHz
  • AES | S/PDIF 8 Channels: 44.1 - 96kHz
  • Clock: Internal or External
  • Worldclock Input: 75Ω BNC, Optional 75Ω Termination

Power Supply:

  • High stability, low noise internal SMPS
  • Fanless, quiet operation
  • Works anywhere in the world without reconfiguring
  • Line Voltages: 90 to 264V (a.c)
  • Internal Rails: +/-18VDC, +48VDC & +5VDC
  • Fuse: T1A (1Amp Time Delay)
  • Consumption: Maximum 40 Watts

ASP880 is an 8-channel microphone preamplifier & ADC that will transform your sessions into world class recordings, the perfect addition to your set-up.

Canadian Manufacturer Warranty

Audient Product(s) offer a manufacturer’s warranty for one year (12 months) from the date of purchase. The warranty covers faults due to defective materials used in manufacture and faulty workmanship only. During the warranty period Audient will repair at its discretion or replace the faulty unit provided it is returned carriage paid to an authorized Audient service centre. We will not provide warranty repair if in our opinion the has resulted from unauthorized modification, misuse, negligence or accident.

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