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Category: Focusrite Isa828

MPN: B00126D13E Model: ISA 828
Brand: Focusrite Type: Microphone Preamp
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Does Not Include the A/D Digital Card with the unit. We have that available in a different auctionEight ISA series transformer-based preampsIn a single robust 2U chassis, offering the classic Focusrite pre at its lowest cost-per-channel to date.New optional eight-channel 192kHz A-D converterNot IncludedEmbodies cutting-edge conversion technology, incorporating Focusrite analogue circuitry to deliver the best A-D performance Convenient 25 pin D-type connectorsThe ISA828 integrates quickly and seamlessly with ProTools HD, as well as other popular hard disk recorders and mixing desks.Switchable impedanceSelectable per channel; choose one of four carefully selected input impedances, including the original ISA110 setting, to suit any microphone.Direct instrument inputsEach instrument input features high and low impedance options to provide a comprehensive and accessible DI solution.Inserting available on every channelAllows external devices to be inserted between the preamp and the A-D converter, using the 25-pin D-type cable.High pass filter, phase reverse and phantom powerEach has a dedicated switch, independent on each channel.Six LED input meterComplete with precise meter trim - Designed to utilise the same reference points as Avid Pro Tools HD™.OverviewThe ISA828 eight-channel microphone preamplifier provides eight original ISA transformer-based preamps in a single robust 2U chassis, offering the Focusrite signature sound at its lowest cost per channel to date.The eight ISA-series transformer-based microphone preamps feature the same classic microphone preamplifier design as the original ISA110 module from Focusrite's critically acclaimed Forté console (including the original Lundahl L1538 transformer and bespoke zobel network).The preamps are complemented by eight line inputs, eight line outputs and an optional eight channel 192kHz A-D converter boasting a dynamic range of 122dB. Thanks to its convenient 25 pin D-Type connectors, the ISA828 also integrates quickly and seamlessly with ProTools HD, as well as other popular hard disc recorders and mixing desks. More information about the ISA828 A-D converter option can be found here<=link to ISA428/828 ADC option page>.The microphone input stage additionally includes a variable impedance circuit, allowing the user to switch between four carefully selected input impedance settings. The original ISA110 setting is supplemented by three further impedance settings to either perfectly match the preamp with any microphone, thus maximising level, or to use different settings creatively to shape the sound of the microphone being used.The four front panel instrument inputs also feature high and low impedance options to provide a comprehensive and accessible DI solution. Insert switches are also featured on every channel, should the need arise to place extra processing between the preamp and converter. Vintage design 75 Hz / 18dB per octave high pass filters are also provided on every channel, ensuring unwanted low frequencies are effectively eliminated. Finally, every channel features a six LED input meter, complete with global precise meter trim. Metering has been designed to utilise the same reference points as Digidesign’s Pro Tools HD™ system and provides clear and accurate input metering, independent of the DAW.SpecificationsWe always quote 'real world' performance figures (measured to the AES17 standard). Some companies choose to quote chipset performance, which is misleading, and here's why.Mic Input Response• Gain range: 0dB to 60dB in 10dB steps• Input Impedance, variable: 600?, 1k4?, 2k4?, 6k8?• EIN (equivalent input noise): -126dB measured at 60dB of gain with 150 Ohm terminating impedance and 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter• Noise at main output with gain at unity (0dB): -97dBu measured with a 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter• Signal to noise ratio relative to max headroom (9dBu): 106dB• THD at medium gain (30dB): 0.0008% measured with a 1kHz -20dBu input signal and with a 22Hz/22kHz bandpass filter• Frequency response at minimum gain (0dB): -0.5dB down at 10Hz and –3dB down at 110kHz• Frequency response at maximum gain (60dB): –3dB down at 16Hz and –3dB down 85kHz• CMRR: 91.8dB (Channel 1, 1kHz, maxiumum gain)• Crosstalk Channel to Channel: with 10dB@1kHz input to chA, chB output =102dBrA. With 10dB@10kHz input to chA, chB output = 84dBrALine Input Response• Gain range: -20dB to +10dB in 10dB steps• Input Impedance: 10k? from 10Hz to 200kHz• Noise at main output with gain at unity (0dB): -9