Behringer ADA8000 Ultragain Pro-8 A/D/A Converter 889406359307

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The Behringer ADA8000 Ultragain Pro-8 A/D/A Converter is a state-of-the-art 8-channel A/D/A converter with built-in phantom-powered Invisible Microphone Preamplification (IMP) mic preamps. You can con... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Behringer ADA8000 Ultragain Pro-8 A/D/A Converter is a state-of-the-art 8-channel A/D/A converter with built-in phantom-powered Invisible Microphone Preamplification (IMP) mic preamps. You can connect analog audio signals directly to a multitrack recorder or similar equipment via the integrated ADAT interface”and it takes up only one rackspace. It will even connect the digital signal of a multitracker via ADAT to the 8 line outputs of the ADA8000. Selectable signal conversion allows processing at 44.1kHz or 48kHz with 24-bit resolution. The ADAT I/O can be operated independently with an identical word clock signal.

Features
  • 8 channels
  • 24-bit A/D/A converters
  • Processes 44.1 and 48kHz sample rates
  • Studio-grade IMP mic preamps
  • Phantom power
  • Optical ADAT I/O
  • External sample rate synchronization via word clock or ADAT input
  • ADAT input can be routed to all line outputs
  • Mic/line inputs are routed to ADAT output
  • Master/locked (slave) LED display
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
1 year warranty. 3 year warranty if registered within 90 days of purchase.


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BehringerADA8000 Ultragain Pro-8 A/D/A Converter
 
4.3

(based on 43 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Behringer ADA8000 does work

The pops and clicks that the other customer was talking about in his review were due to the Digi002 and the ADA8000 not synchronizing with each other. It has been a while since I...Read complete review

The pops and clicks that the other customer was talking about in his review were due to the Digi002 and the ADA8000 not synchronizing with each other. It has been a while since I tried it because I got rid of my Digi002 but on the back of the ADA8000 you need to set the master/slave switch. Read the manual and all should be fine. Those pops and clicks are normal if your settings are wrong.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not worth the risk

I originaly bought this thinking that it would be a great deal and get me through until I could afford a Firepod, DigiMAX, or higher. What I did not realize is that the...Read complete review

I originaly bought this thinking that it would be a great deal and get me through until I could afford a Firepod, DigiMAX, or higher. What I did not realize is that the cheap transformer would cause the meltdown of 4 capacitors and ultimately the loss of a recording deal in the middle of tracking.Some may say that it was due to my power source, but the piece spent it's entire lifetime in a power conditioned rack case in my studio.A word on the preamps: I was using a Monster Cable lightpipe and an EM-U 1820M processor and still, every single mic had a strange hissing noise. Not only that, but when trying to set tracking levels with the gain, I could only turn each knob 1-2 times before it would clip.Only if you are in dire need for a temporary preamp would I hardly suggest this purchase. Trust me, there is a reason for the price gap between this and the Firepod. With Behringer, you definitely get what you pay for.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

have owned it for 5 trouble free years

By JAB

from Nashville, TN

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Powerful
  • Professional Functions
  • Versatile

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Home Studio
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Behringer ADA8000 Ultragain Pro-8 A/D/A Converter:

Kinda have to shake my head with all the negative reviews of this gear. Or maybe it's a fluke and I got a good one! For the money this thing can't be beat. I use it with a M-Audio projectmix I/O to get 16 inputs and 12 outputs. That's enough to track anything I can fit in my little studio. I find the mic pre's are just fine for my project studio and the box is exactly what I needed to get the flexibility of all the a-d and d-a. Buckle this up to an iMac with Pro tools and I have a very flexible recording environment where I can send a discreet monitor mix to 6 different floor monitors/headphones in addition to the control room feed and still have the analog outs of the M-Audio box sitting there unused!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Cheap but effective

By Matty-sLMvS

from Nashville, TN

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Cheap

Cons

  • Bad Sounding Preamps
  • Cheap knobs
  • Just sounds flat

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Behringer ADA8000 Ultragain Pro-8 A/D/A Converter:

Got two of these for my Profire 2626. While many will kindly describe these "Preamps" as "Transparent", I call them flat and ugly. Honestly, do not use these if you want a professional, stackable mix. Tracks recorded using the Behringer preamps will blend and sound like a muddy mess. However, for [$] this thing gives you a bunch of inputs.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

DON'T FORGET THE CABLES

By adam raschka

from La Porte, IN

Comments about Behringer ADA8000 Ultragain Pro-8 A/D/A Converter:

If you're a producer whose DAW channel strips are typically populated with more than three plugins, then this is the A/D/A unit for you. Don't even hesitate. Buy this. You'll have an extra 8 channels for not very much money. The preamps are much better than just "passable." I have mine connected to a Presonus Firestudio and the difference in the preamps is only slightly noticeable. The difference between the two sets of preamps is very easy to compensate for with an EQ (you'll want to boost 15k 1dB higher than you typically would). THE CABLES: You need a Toslink (optical audio) cable and a BNC cable. Set the sync switch on the back of the ADA8000 to "WC Slave" and connect the BNC cable to the "Out" word clock port on your interface.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

OUTSTANDING UNIT FROM BEHRINGER

By Unnamed User-1uCux

from Undisclosed

Comments about Behringer ADA8000 Ultragain Pro-8 A/D/A Converter:

I have had other products from Behringer and was not impressed, even to the point I returned or sold them quickly. HOWEVER, with this unit, Behringer STRUCK GOLD! This unit is crystal clear, very quiet, and has totally transparentpreamps. This unit provides the ideal solution for those who still know there is NO BETTER CONNECTION to a PC than ADAT. Super quiet, super high input for connectivity with ZERO noise. Be certain to read the PDF Manual before buying so you will note that the front inputs do not crossover into the back side outputs. This unit is almost made exclusively to get 8 Channels of ADAT input into a mixing console/PC and route 8 channels of ADAT output of the mixing console/PC into this unit, then have 8 various sources of analog input/output connect to the ADA8000. That is it, nothing more. The deal is this, no plugging and unplugging at the console/PC, and also digital connectivity so there is zero noise on the inputs/outputs.My recommendation to Sequencer software companies or Behringer; make PCI sound cards with ADAT to be sold with this as an option.Fire wire sucks; sound quality cannot be matched to ADAT and this unit keeps ADAT alive! I will die if the day should occur these units are discontinued. I have had mine for several years, no issues at all. 5 stars all the way for the ADA8000, you will not regret it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet Music!

By SoniaD

from Sherrill, AR

Comments about Behringer ADA8000 Ultragain Pro-8 A/D/A Converter:

I currently am using 2 ADA8000 with an m audio profire 2626 while running Pro Tools 9 and it works and sound great. The ADA8000 comes with both Adat I/O and it also can be used as a master or slave with my profire 2626 which is nice. I have my keyboards, piano, mv8800, and sound modules contacted to to the ADA8000 via mixer and my music sounds very clean and clear. I highly recommend the Adat Preamp for anyone on a studio budget it offers more feature than many other Adat Preamp. For instance the M audio Octane only has Adat output.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Can't complain

By Chris D.

from Baton Rouge, LA

Comments about Behringer ADA8000 Ultragain Pro-8 A/D/A Converter:

I was using 2 of these units with a MOTU 2408 legacy unit. I love the facr that they have a 2-way adat signal path and getting it to synch was an after thought. I used both units just shy of 5 years and both of them went out within the same week. Haven't tried to get them repaired because I'm not sure it's worth it. I got my money's worth out of them. I'll just get another one. Word of warning: you might get one initially that has issues, but don't panic. Most compainies have a 45 day money back deal. If it's gonna fail, it's gonna do it within 45 days.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good product, Little information

By Jonny B

from Nicholasville, Kentucky

Comments about Behringer ADA8000 Ultragain Pro-8 A/D/A Converter:

This unit works great...when you know how to hook it up. For a digi 003, you'll need an optical audio cable, and a double BNC-type wordclock cable. I had to order this cable and nobody seemed to know what it was. You can get sound without the wordclock cable, but it will pop and crack, defeating the purpose. I had to return what was probably a working unit before I realized that I needed the BNC cable. This is a coaxial cable with custom locking ends. Otherwise, this unit gives a clarity equal to that of other brands, at half the cost...or less. A fine addition to my studio rack. Perfect for individually recording each of my drum kit pieces at once. Eight more channels for my Digi 003!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

watch your sample rate

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Behringer ADA8000 Ultragain Pro-8 A/D/A Converter:

great product for the money...says what it does and does what it says. But beware folks this runs at a low sample rate 44 etc. not 96 like a digi max...which people can't seem to get that they are both running at a different rate and both work great at the rate they run at but don't expect one to do the others job....and mind you if you do run at 96 the digimax is has way better pre's

 
3.0

ADA 8000

By Darkroom studio

from London, Ontario, Canada

Comments about Behringer ADA8000 Ultragain Pro-8 A/D/A Converter:

You get what you pay for with this unit, if your on a strict budget this unit will get you recording music. Don't expect to get the clarity and transparency of the higher priced pre amps. Like I said you get what you pay for. All in all it is a good value for the buck. The price of these units has dropped substantially since I purchased mine to about half making it an even better value.

 
5.0

More to tell

By Offensive Studio

from Cinci, Ohio

Comments about Behringer ADA8000 Ultragain Pro-8 A/D/A Converter:

I posted below awhile ago, more with this product since then: I added a second ADA8000 to get 24 digital tracks, worked great for our album, since then the older unit quit on me. It was 3-4 years old, I agree it should have lasted longer then that I hope it isn't an issue again, but still for the price I am able to buy 2 of these in addition to my Firestudio for way cheaper. I could buy 2-3 behringer ADA8000 for 1 firestudio. Word clock is very important I have better luck using the ADAT LightPipe to sync them than the BNC cable. still occassionally hack crackling on the behringer channels not the firestudio cant figure if its a bad optic cord or defect. Reseting Cubase SX3 & G5 Mac seems to fix it temporarily. Good way to get more cheap tracks.

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