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SM Pro Audio PR 8 E, 8 channel microphone preamplifier, individual gain control per channel, Peak Light indicator per channel, Phantom On/Off per channel, Phantom power light indicator per channel, 8 x Balanced XLR/TRS inputs, 8 x TRS Balanced outputs @+4dB, Distortion < .05% 20Hz- 20kHz, external power supply
3-year Thomann warranty
30-day money-back guarantee
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Simple but effective preamp. Sound is relatively good for the price you pay and noise level is acceptable, in this price range. Controls are simple and easy (just gain and phantom on/off) so for home recording this was a great product for me. Only issue I have is that, after 4 years, 3 channels are no longer working!
I bought this preamp december 2009 so it's now 4 years old. Just after the 3 year warranty period, channel 1 gave the ghost. Today I noticed channel 5 producing strange electrostatic noise. Same issue I had in the past with channel 1 (now dead) but back then I thought it was a cabling problem. Channel 8 has very low output and when gain is turned up, the output remains the same but signal gets distorted. Probably a design flaw, some cheap capacitors.
I know, you can't expect miracles for the 133 Euro I paid back in '99. Soundwise, this product is OK but it seems that there is a quality issue. If you're not planning on using it for longer than 2 - 3 years, this is a good solution. If you want something that lasts a little longer, spend some more money because basically, I can throw it away now...
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8 channel preamp with great VFM
Richard217 on 08.02.2015
Well designed & built - had occasion to get a small problem fixed on an eBay purchase - my enginneer was impressed with the design, construction and quietness of such a good value product. I needed another so had no hesitation in buying from Thomann. Features would have been 5tar if SM added a pad to each channel, required because the inputs appear to be graduated towards consumer (-10db) than pro (+6db) levels. Otherwise an excellent product - I own 3 and 2 older models with built in power supply (slightly noisier) punches above it's weight!!!
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