Presonus D8

8 channel mic preamp with ADAT output

Order Code: D8
Our Price: $799.00

Don't just think of the ADAT inputs on your existing DAW (digital audio workstation) interface as 'extra holes' - they can become your number 1 go-to inputs with the addition of a Digimax D8. You get 8 high quality preamps (2 with guitar / instrument Direct Injection jacks), which output as 24-bit, 48 KHz (or 44.1) via the ADAT connection. In many cases, the quality from this preamp will surpass your existing rig!

To keep your digital audio in sync with ultra-low jitter, the D8 receives word clock at its BNC connection and sends word clock via Lightpipe.

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  • 2 unbalanced ¼” instrument inputs (front panel; bypass Ch. 1 and 2 mic inputs)
  • 8 balanced rear-panel XMAX mic preamps
  • 1 BNC word-clock input
  • 8 balanced ¼” direct outputs (1 per channel)
  • 1 ADAT Lightpipe optical digital output (8 channels)

Meters, Controls, and Features

  • Individual channel-trim controls with -4 dB to +50 dB gain range
  • 48V phantom power for condenser microphones (switchable in pairs)
  • -20 dB pad on every channel
  • 4-segment, fast-acting LED input meter
  • Clock source (sets clock to external or internal with 44.1 or 48 kHz sample rate)


  • Professional-quality AD converters (+107 dBu dynamic range)
  • ADAT Lightpipe digital output: 8 channels at 24-bit resolution and 44.1 and 48 kHz internal sampling rate
  • Word-clock master via ADAT Lightpipe or slave to external word clock


  • Internal power supply with standard IEC connector


  • 1U rack-mountable, rugged steel chassis