Focusrite - ISA 828 8 channel Pre Pack pre-amp

R67,250.00
  • Model: ISA 828/0816
  • Manufactured by: Focusrite

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Focusrite - ISA 828 8 channel Pre Pack pre-amp

Focusrite's new ISA828 eight-channel microphone preamp might be viewed as the 'grown-up' equivalent of the Focusrite Octopre and, indeed, it could be used as exactly that. However, it is far more versatile and more highly specified than its ..

Focusrite - ISA 828 8 channel Pre Pack pre-amp

Focusrite's new ISA828 eight-channel microphone preamp might be viewed as the 'grown-up' equivalent of the Focusrite Octopre and, indeed, it could be used as exactly that. However, it is far more versatile and more highly specified than its Platinum pal, incorporating eight ISA transformer-based preamps, with circuitry based on the original Rupert Neve design used in the well-regarded Forte console, and subsequently in the ISA430 Mk2 and ISA428 preamps.
On the input stage, this circuit still uses the same high-spec Lundahl L1538 audio transformer and Rupert Neve's Zobel filter network. The aforementioned type of network is more usually associated with the speaker outputs of power amplifiers, to compensate for the inductive load of the speakers, but here it compensates for the inductance of the input transformer. All this fits into a mains-powered, 2U chassis.
Even discounting the optional digital capabilities included with the review model, the ISA828 provides the most cost-effective 'per channel' means of buying this particular design of preamplifier.

Focusrite - ISA 828 8 channel Pre Pack pre-amp

A remarkable, affordable preamp
Line inputs, easy DAW integration
Variable impedance
Eight original Focusrite ISA transformer-based pre amps in a single 2U space
Works seamlessly with Pro Tools, as well as other hard disc recorders and mixing consoles
Switchable input impedance (four settings per channel) provides a range of response flavors.
Eight line inputs with four front panel instrument inputs featuring high impedance options
Switchable Insert points on every channel
Vintage design highpass filters on every channel eliminate unwanted low frequencies without effecting the rest of the audio signal
Six LED Input meters on all eight channels provide clear input metering independent of the DAW
Sturdy 2U chassis

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