• 8-Channel Mic Preamp With Analogue Compressor | Tascam SERIES 8p Dyna
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Tascam SERIES 8p Dyna in a studio environmentWith superb audio specifications and connectivity and featuring an outstanding microphone preamp, the Tascam SERIES 8p Dyna is a great choice for both studio and stage. Housed in a rugged 1U rack-mount casing, its dual S/MUX optical ports make it a perfect expansion unit for a Tascam SERIES 102i or 208i or other S/MUX-equipped audio interfaces including ADAT, or use it as a stand-alone front end. In addition to eight separate TRS outputs, the SERIES 8p Dyna also has a multi-channel balanced analogue output that connects to an BO-16DX/OUT XLR breakout box, for example. And wordclock I/O ensures perfect synchronisation when using multiple units in parallel or operating with other professional equipment.

Tascam SERIES 8p Dyna – One-control compressor on each microphone channelEach microphone channel features individually switched +48V phantom power for use with condenser mics, and an easy-to-use, single-control analogue compressor with true bypass. A comprehensive display informs about signal levels, compression, overload and the current sampling rate.

A Superior Front End for Studio and Stage

Tascam SERIES 8p Dyna in a studio environment

Tascam has long been known for transparent, natural, ultra-low-noise preamps, and the eight excellent Tascam HDIA (High Definition Instrumentation Architecture) preamplifier circuits in the SERIES 8p Dyna are its best preamps yet: The noise level (EIN) is at –127 dBu, the THD is 0.0007%, the dynamic range is 116 dB, and the crosstalk attenuation is 119 dB. An easy-to-use, single-control analogue compressor with true bypass on each channel handles hot input signals and creates smooth audio input.

Versatile Features

Tascam SERIES 8p Dyna – Front panel overview

With two instrument/microphone combo inputs on the front panel, you can quickly plug in mics, guitars, bass and more. Six balanced mic/line inputs grace the rear. Every microphone input has individually switched +48V phantom power for using different types of microphones such as dynamic, condenser, ribbon and vintage for proper operation and safety. It adds up to a multi-purpose front end for recording and live sound.

Tascam SERIES 8p Dyna – Rear panel overview

Expand Your Interface or Other Device

Tascam SERIES 8p Dyna – Optical S/MUX outputs

Dual S/MUX optical outputs on the rear of the SERIES 8p Dyna enable you to use the unit as a front-end expander for S/MUX-equipped audio interfaces, such as Tascam’s SERIES 102i and 208i, and US-20x20. ADAT is also supported for compatibility with other devices. With two S/MUX outputs, you can send all eight SERIES 8p Dyna channels at up to 96 kHz (four channels at 176.4 kHz or 192 kHz) to expand your system’s capabilities with ease.

The Tascam SERIES 8p Dyna expands your audio interface Tascam SERIES 8p Dyna in a home recording studio

Send to Anything

Tascam SERIES 8p Dyna – Balanced line outputs

The SERIES 8p Dyna’s eight line-level analogue channel outputs are provided on both 6.3-mm balanced TRS connectors and a balanced 25-pin D-Sub connector. Route signals to interfaces, recording mixers, front-of-house consoles, and pretty much anything else. Connect its D-Sub outputs to a Tascam ML-16D or ML-32D Analogue-to-Dante converter, and it becomes a pristine front end for an audio-over-IP network.

The Features Professionals Need

From its high-end preamps to its versatile outputs, the SERIES 8p Dyna is a thoroughly professional product, right down to its rugged metal 1U rack-mount enclosure. Word clock input and output connectors with an In/Out/Thru switch enable proper synchronisation of digital signals. By using, for example, the Tascam CG-1000 Master Clock Generator as the clock source for your SERIES interface and mic preamp(s), you can create a highly accurate digital audio recording system that meets even the highest demands.

Front-panel overload indicators for analogue input signals, compression indicators, and easy-to-read peak and level meter bars let you monitor the unit’s performance. Yet the SERIES 8p Dyna is simple to operate so you can stay focused on the task at hand.

Tascam SERIES 8p Dyna synchronises perfectly via wordclock

Options

Tascam ML-16D/ML-32D | 16/32-Channel Analogue-Dante-Analogue Converter
ML-16D/ML-32D: 16/32-Channel Analogue-Dante-Analogue Converter
Tascam BO-16DX/OUT | Breakout Box For 16 Balanced Audio Outputs
BO-16DX/OUT: Breakout Box For 16 Balanced Audio Outputs

Related products

Tascam SERIES 102i | USB Audio/MIDI Interface With DSP Mixer (10 in, 4 out)
SERIES 102i: USB Audio/MIDI Interface With DSP Mixer (10 in, 4 out)
Tascam SERIES 208i | USB Audio/MIDI Interface With DSP Mixer (20 in, 8 out)
SERIES 208i: USB Audio/MIDI Interface With DSP Mixer (20 in, 8 out)
Tascam US-20x20 | 20-Channel USB Audio Interface / Digital Mixer
US-20x20: 20-Channel USB Audio Interface / Digital Mixer

Features at a glance

  • Eight-channel microphone preamp with eight analogue outputs and multi-channel optical outputs
  • Can be used as a standalone analogue mic preamp to expand any mixer or recording device
  • Ideal to add studio-ready audio inputs to a Tascam SERIES 102i/208i or US-20x20 via a single cable
  • Two S/MUX optical ports can output all eight channels up to a sampling rate of 96 kHz
    • 8 outputs at 44.1/48 kHz
    • 8 outputs at 88.2/96 kHz
    • 4 outputs at 176.4/192 kHz
  • Tascam HDIA mic preamps use instrumentation amplifiers and have outstanding specifications, enabling them to provide clear, natural sound with super-low noise
  • Eight balanced XLR/TRS combo input jacks
  • Channels 1–2 on the front can be used for guitars, basses and other instruments with high-impedance output
  • 48V phantom power can be provided to each input channel independently
  • Each input channel has its own single-knob analogue compressor with true bypass
  • 25-pin D-sub and eight separate TRS analogue balanced outputs support a variety of connections with other analogue equipment
  • Indicators for analogue overload, compressor and digital signals as well as level meters on the front panel
  • Wordclock input and output (with THRU switch) for flexible audio clock synchronisation with other equipment
  • AC adapter included (Tascam PS-P1230, with four exchangeable plug inserts)

Options

  • BO-16DX/OUT can be used to provide 16 XLR balanced outputs (for up to two SERIES 8p Dyna units)

Specifications

General
Sampling frequencies 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
Quantization bit depth 24-bit
Audio input/output channels 8 channels
Analogue audio inputs
Mic inputs (1–2 set to MIC/LINE, 3–8) Combo connector, XLR-3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
  Input impedance 2.4 kΩ
  Nominal input level −58 dBu (0.001 Vrms, gain knob max.)
−6 dBu (0.388 Vrms, gain knob min.)
  Maximum input level +10 dBu (2.45 Vrms)
  Maximum gain 52 dB
Instrument inputs (1–2 set to INST) 6.3-mm standard TS jack
(Tip: HOT, Sleeve: GND)
  Input impedance 1 MΩ
  Nominal input level −58 dBV (0.0012 Vrms, gain knob max.)
−6 dBV (0.501 Vrms, gain knob min.)
  Maximum input level +10 dBV (3.162 Vrms)
  Maximum gain 52 dB
Line inputs (1–2 set to MIC/LINE, 3–8) Combo connector, 6.3-mm TRS jack
(Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
  Input impedance 10 kΩ
  Nominal input level −48 dBu (0.003 Vrms, gain knob max.)
+4 dBu (1.228 Vrms, gain knob at min.)
  Maximum input level +24 dBu (12.282 Vrms)
  Maximum gain 52 dB
Compressor 1-knob analogue compressor
  Bypass True hardware bypass
  Compression ratio 2:1
  Threshold range 40 dB
Analogue audio outputs
Line outputs (balanced, D-sub) 25-pin DB25 connector
  Output impedance ≤100 Ω
  Nominal output level +4 dBu (1.228 Vrms)
  Maximum output level +20 dBu (7.75 Vrms)
Line outputs (balanced, TRS) 6.3-mm TRS jack
(Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
  Output impedance 230 Ω
  Nominal output level +4 dBu (1.228 Vrms)
  Maximum output level +20 dBu (7.75 Vrms)
Digital audio outputs
OPTICAL OUT (S/MUX) 2 × optical (JEITA RC-5720C)
  Signal format Multi-channel optical format
(supports S/MUX2 at 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz and S/MUX4 at 176.4 kHz and 192 kHz)
  Output channels S/MUX (44.1/48 kHz) A: channels 1–8
B: channels 1–8
  Output channels S/MUX2 (88.2/96 kHz) A: channels 1–4
B: channels 5–8
  Output channels S/MUX4 (176.4/192 kHz) A: channels 1–2
B: channels 3–4
Control inputs and outputs
Wordclock input BNC
  Input voltage 2–5 Vpp
  Input impedance 75 Ω ±10 %
  Termination Switchable on/off
  Permissible frequency deviation during external synchronization ±100 ppm
Wordclock output/throughput BNC (with OUT/THRU switch)
  Input voltage 2 Vpp (at 75 Ω load)
  Output impedance 75 Ω ±10 %
  Sampling frequencies 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
Audio performance
Equivalent input noise ≤–127 dBu
Frequency response  
  Mic/line input to line output 20 Hz – 40 kHz, ±0.5 dB (JEITA)
40–80 kHz, ±5 dB (JEITA)
  Mic/line input to digital output 44.1/48 kHz: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.5 dB (JEITA)
88.2/96 kHz: 20 Hz – 40 kHz, ±0.5 dB (JEITA)
176.4/192 kHz: 20 Hz – 80 kHz, ±5 dB (JEITA)
S/N ratio  
  Mic/line/inst input to line output ≥116 dB (GAIN knob at minimum, JEITA)
  Mic/line/inst input to digital output ≥113 dB (44.1/48 kHz, 88.1/96 kHz)
≥111 dB (176.4/192 kHz)
Distortion  
  Mic/line input to line output ≤0.0007%
(1 kHz sine wave, maximum input level, GAIN knob at minimum)
  Mic/line/inst input to digital output ≤0.001%
(1 kHz sine wave, maximum input level, GAIN knob at minimum)
Crosstalk attenuation  
  Mic/line input to line output ≥119 dB (1 kHz sine wave, GAIN knob at minimum)
  Mic/line input to digital output ≥114 dB (1 kHz sine wave, GAIN knob at minimum)
Power supply and other specifications
Power requirements DC 12 V via dedicated AC adapter (PS-P1230)
Dimensions (W × H × D) 482 mm × 45 mm × 229 mm
Weight 2.6 kg
Permissible operating temperature range 0–40 °C
Included accessories AC adapter (Tascam PS-P1230 with four exchangeable plug inserts), rackmount screw kit, owner’s manual

Design and specifications subject to change without notice.

Last modified: 2019-09-20 14:29:22 UTC