Presonus DigiMax D8 Studio Preamp

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The DigiMax D8 from Presonus is an eight-channel microphone preamplifier, featuring eight Class-A XMAX microphone preamps, coupled with eight-channels of analog-to-digital conversion via an ADAT digital output. Each of the preamps include a direct output (in addition to the digital output), a variable trim control, LED metering, a 20dB pad and +48V phantom power (switchable in pairs). The front panel features two 1/4", Hi-Z instrument inputs for plugging-in electric guitars. The balanced 1/4" TRS outputs on the real panel allow the unit to be used as a standalone microphone preamp with any analog mixing console. The unit also includes Wordclock sync input for ultra-low jitter and robust synchronization, making the DigiMax D8 a perfect front-end solution for any DAW with an ADAT optical input.

  • 8 XMAX Mic Preamps
  • 2 Hi-Z Inputs
  • 24-Bit ADAT Output
  • 48V Phantom Power
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Technical Specification

  • Preamp Type: Solid State
  • Number of Channels: 8
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-50kHz
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • Analog Inputs: 8 x XLR (Mic), 2 x 1/4" (Hi-Z), 1 x BNC (Sync)
  • Analog Outputs: 8 x 1/4"
  • Digital Outputs: 1 x ADAT (Optical)
  • Rack Spaces: 1U
  • Height: 1.75"
  • Depth: 7"
  • Width: 19"
  • Weight: 6 lbs.
  • Warranty: 1 year

What Is In The Box

  • PreSonus DigiMax D8 - Multi-Channel Microphone Preamp with ADAT Output
  • AC Power Cable

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Manufacture Description

Our classic multichannel preamplifier.

For more than a decade, DigiMax-series preamp/converters have been relied on in countless recording studios worldwide. Based on our highly lauded XMAX Class A solid-state preamp, the DigiMax D8 has become a classic, offering eight of these prized preamps—enough to raise your entire studio rig to a higher level. And thanks to its eight-channel, 24-bit ADAT Optical output, the DigiMax D8 provides an excellent front end or expander for ADAT Optical-equipped digital-audio devices, such as our AudioBox 1818VSL, Studio 192, and Studio 192 Mobile audio/MIDI interfaces.


Superior sound.

A good microphone preamp boosts a mic’s level to almost 400 times that of the original signal, making the preamp one of the most important stages in an audio system. A cheap, off-the-shelf, op-amp-type mic preamp delivers thin, noisy, harsh results. In contrast, PreSonus® XMAX microphone preamps deliver incredibly high headroom, deep lows, smooth highs, and a rich overall sound. With XMAX preamps, your system’s sound quality is limited only by the microphone you plug in.


The right analog I/O makes the D8 a versatile front end.

Its complement of inputs and outputs makes the DigiMax D8 a versatile front end for virtually any system. Two convenient front-panel instrument inputs let you plug in guitars, bypassing the mic inputs. All other connections are in the rear, keeping the wiring out of your face. With eight XLR mic/line inputs, you can plug in virtually any mic- or line-level sound source. Eight ¼-inch, balanced, direct channel outputs allow you to add preamps to devices with line-level inputs or split the mic preamps between two devices.


Expand via ADAT Optical and record the whole band.

Eight-channel, 24-bit, 44.1/48 kHz ADAT Optical (“Lightpipe”) output makes the DigiMax D8 an excellent way to add more analog inputs to any third-party, Lightpipe-equipped digital-audio device. Better yet, add a DigiMax D8 to a Lightpipe-equipped PreSonus AudioBox® 1818VSL for a 2-rackspace rig with 16 XMAX-equipped recording channels—enough to record an entire live band. 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 ADAT Optical.

Careful, it’s loaded!

The DigiMax D8 is a proven solution for adding eight professional microphone preamplifiers to any digital recording system. You can easily integrate it into your studio, thanks to plentiful I/O, variable trim control for each preamp, 48V phantom power (switchable in odd-even pairs), fast-acting LED metering, and a 20 dB pad. And you’ll love its sound! If you’re considering expanding your system, you owe it to yourself to check out the DigiMax D8 at your favorite PreSonus dealer.

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