Heritage Audio Super 8 Preamplifier

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Super 8 Preamplifier

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The Super 8 offers a fantastic, compact solution for when several high quality preamps and top class conversion is needed.

Using the Class A 73 Preamp building experience Heritage Audio were able to fit 8 MIC/Line preamps into a sturdy 2 unit rack. All 8 are faithful to the 3 stage all Class A design with Carnhill transformers fitted at the input and the output. The first two channels also include the high quality JFET DI as well as a fully sweepable Lo-cut filter. All 8 channels include switches for 48V, Line, Lo-cut(-3dB at 82Hz) and Phase.

There is built in analog to digital conversion available on 3 different digital formats: ADAT, AES/EBU and SPDIF with BNC connectors for reliable word clock syncing. Selectable sampling frequencies from 44.1kH to 192kH. Not only can the MIC/Line Preamp outputs be directly sent to the DAC, but there also exists the possibility of choosing an alternative input, per channel, for the digital conversion, making this an extremely flexible unit. This can really come in handy if you need to output the preamps to an EQ or compressor before returning them for digital conversion.

• 8 Class A 73 Style Preamps with 3 Stage design offering up to 80dB of Gain
• Exclusively designed Carnhill Transformers on the Input and Output
• High quality JFET D.I. before the Input Transformer on first 2 Channels
• Sweepable LoCut filter on first 2 Channels
• Premium 24Bit/192kHz 8 Channel ADC
• ADAT, SPDIF, AES/EBU Digital Output options
• Analog Inputs & Outputs on Gold Plated XLRs as well as DB25 Connectors
• Alternate Input path to ADC available

Analog I/O
- Microphone input impedance channels 1 & 2: High: 1200 Ohm minimum; Low: 300 Ohm minimum. Higher gain positions gradually have greater impedances, optimum for low gain ribbon mics. Input is transformer balanced and floating
- Microphone input impedance channels 3-8: High: 1200 Ohm minimum
- Line input impedance: 10 kOhm bridging, transformer balanced and floating
- Output impedance: Less than 75 Ohm, transformer balanced and floating, to drive a load of 600 Ohm
- D.I. input impedance: Greater than 2 MOhm, unbalanced (Only Channels 1 & 2)
- Maximum output: Greater than +26.5 dBu into 600 Ohm (internally terminated)
- THD: Less than 0.025% at 1 kHz, Less than 0.05% at 100 Hz
- Frequency response: 20 Hz (+0.3 dB) to 20 kHz (-0.2 dB)
- Maximum Gain: Slightly greater than 80 dB
- Equivalent Input Noise: Less than -125 dBu
- Output stage noise: Less than -100 dBu

- Connector Type: 9 PIN Breakout Cable (RCA)
- Format: IEC 958
- Supported Sample rates (kHz): 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192

- Connector Type: 9 PIN Breakout Cable (XLR)
- Format: IEC 60958
- Supported Sample rates (kHz): 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192

- Connector Type: Optical TOSLINK JIS F05
- Format: ADAT Digital Lightpipe with S/MUX
- Supported Sample rates (kHz): 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
- Channel Assignments @ 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz: Port 1 = Channels 1 - 8, Port 2 = 1 - 8 (mirrored)
- Channel Assignments @ 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz: Port 1 = Channels 1 - 4, Port 2 = Channels 5 - 8
- Channel Assignments @ 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz: Port 1 = Channels 1 - 2, Port 2 = Channels 3 - 4

Word Clock
- Connector Type: BNC
- Word Clock Input Termination: 75 Ohms, switchable

Syncronization Sources
- 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4, 192kHz
- Internal, External (Word Clock)

- Dimensions: 280 x 88 x 482mm
- Weight: 9.450 kg


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Because of this, Long & McQuade provides our customers with a FREE one-year Performance Warranty on most of our products. The Long & McQuade Performance Warranty supplements the manufacturer’s warranty to ensure that our customers receive complete “no hassle” warranty coverage within their first year.

How does the Long & McQuade Performance Warranty differ from most manufacturers' warranties?
  • Performance Guarantee: Normal wear and tear is covered, so your product will be performing as well as the day you purchased it for the entire duration of the coverage. Band and Orchestral Performance Warranty does not include replacing pads or cleaning for woodwind instruments, unless deemed necessary by our repair staff. Ultrasonic cleaning for brass instruments will be provided if deemed necessary by our repair staff, but is not routinely offered under the Performance Warranty.
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Long & McQuade reserves the right to restrict the purchase of additional years of Performance Warranty. Used products come with a 3-month Long & McQuade Performance Warranty. Some products (i.e. computers, software, cymbals and other items) are covered only by the manufacturer‘s warranty. Consumables (i.e. strings, reeds, drum sticks, batteries, tubes, cross faders) are excluded as they are designed to be replaced. Cosmetic Damage, Accidental Damage, or problems caused by Humidity or Temperature Issues are not covered. Speakers damaged by overpowering are generally not covered. Our coverage does not provide compensation for loss of use. As of June 2018 the Performance Warranty is no longer transferable. The warranty is only valid in Canada.

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