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

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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 Microph...Click To Read More About This Product

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8 A/D/A converters and mic preamps in one ADAT-ready unit.

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 interfaceā€¯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
  • Rugged construction

Excellent preamplification and conversion for any environment. Order now.

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

(based on 33 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

have owned it for 5 trouble free years

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....Read complete review

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!

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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

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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

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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

Sweet Music!

By LaSoniaD

from Little Rock, AR

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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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great piece!

By Netman

from Central Pa

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

People having problems with noise and Behringer products might want to use a different outlet. I have used Behringer stuff and never had a noise problem. This thing does exactly what it promises with no muss and no fuss. Great Sonics but you have to set it up right!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Review

By Chako

from Chicago

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

I bought the ADA8000 along with the extended warranty over two years ago and got a lot of good use out of it along with my DIGI 001. Unfortunately in the last few months, it has developed an awful popping/clicking problem when it's set as the master clock, and I need to replace it. Basically I got what I paid for, I guess for the price you can buy one of these every 2-3 years and it's still a good value.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Save Your Money

By Macfan3000

from St. Louis, MO

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

I bought the ADA 8000 less than a year ago and already it stopped working. I tried to get it fixed but I registered it later than the time, so behringer did nothing. From the begining I never was thrilled with it, the mic pres sounded weak and tinny. I had heard about bad experiences with behringer products before I bought it but couldn't afford the presonus at the time. So save your money for the class "A" mic pres and you will be much happier with the sound you get.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Quiet and good sounding Mic Preamps

By AHA Studio

from Los Angeles

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

Good quality Mic preamps. Low Noise. And even though it is designed to ONLY work Analog to ADAT and vice versa - one optical cable changes that from analog to analog. Just connect the ADAT out to the ADAT in. It works. Amazing value for 8 Mic preamps. Enjoy.

(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

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

YESSSSS

By Texman-0hwQA

from Chama, NM

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

I bought the ADA8000 to get 8 more channels (optical) into my 002 interface. The unit works as advertised, and I am very satisfied with the relative transparency of the preamps. I use these channels for drums, compressed before going through the ADA8000. I don't compress the overheads and they sparkle nicely with clear definition throughout the low-mids to highs. I have used a couple of channels for acoustic guitar tracks and I have no real complaints about the quality of sound, although the tracks sound slightly brittle, but in mixing, with a little tube compression they smooth out. I gave the unit 10 stars across the board because I found the unit exceeded my expectations. Buy it!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Piece of Junk

By bubba

from Idaho

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

This thing works, but makes noise, which is intollorable for recording purposes. Maybe mine is defective, but I have yet to purchase any Bhringer gear that doesn't make noise (a slight hiss) when I cannot use during recording, making this thing junk/trash as it is unusable. I wanted to use it for 16 inputs (8-adat in) into my foxtex recorder. It hooks up with no problems like promised, but has a slight hiss.

 
5.0

Awesome Sound and Quality

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

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

I have been using it with with an HP Laptop and EMU 1616m. Have been recording live sessions and so far haven't had any problems. Very transparent sound quality.

 
5.0

Fantastic!

By louisik1

from Seattle, WA

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

I've been using the Behringer ADA8000 with an RME DIGI9652 ADAT PCI interface for several weeks now and I'm very satisfied with the results. Very quiet, very accurate, and very simple to use. Does only what it's supposed to, nothing more, nothing less, and at an amazing price point.There are a couple other features that would be nice such as independant channel phantom power switching and optional direct monitoring, but then the price would start going up and for my purposes they aren't that important.If you're considering this unit I highly encourage you to give it a shot in your studio. Enjoy!

 
5.0

More to tell

By Offensive Studio

from Cinci, ohio

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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.

 
5.0

Review

By jimlyonsmusic.com

from Campbell, CA

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

I have evaluated quite a few A/D converters over the years, but never have I seen a better performing unit as the ADA800 anywhere clost to its price point. I use t3-of these as my A/D and D/A in and out of an RME HDSP9654 via ADAT lightpipe connections. These 3-units have been running every day for over ayear now and have had no issues at all. This is a fantastic 8-channel converter that can hold it's own in any studio environment. I like the ADA8000 much better than my previous units: a Presonus Digimax LT, Alesis-AI-3 and a Presonus Firestation. Don't waste your money on anything else!

 
5.0

Middle School Jazz band sax section

By Mike Sevcovic

from Fort Wayne, IN

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

This unit worked well with AKG C1000s feeding the ADAT port of a MOTU 2408 into Sonar 3. Very reasonable audio quality, you can't beat this for the price.

 
3.0

ADA 8000

By Darkroom studio

from London, Ontario Canada

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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

This Thing Rocks

By M-PzFhB

from Atlanta

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

My band wanted a way to end up with multi-track recordings at 24bit without spending a ton of money. Since we rehearse in my basement, I wanted this capability to come with the least amount of equipment. With this solution, I run 8 inputs into the box...I have a single fiber optic out...which runs to my Emu 1212m card. We use Sonar or the multi-track recording. Right click, choose "arm for record" and hit the red button. What we end up with are 8 pristine tracks. There is NO noise in there. No hum. Nothing but the instrument that's connected. I will go so far as to say this is THE most important hardware I've purchased for my studio. I'm trying to find out if I can daisy chain it with one more so I can get 16 simultanious tracks through the Emu card. I can't say enough. Buy it. Set your sampling switch correctly...and you will be elated with the results!

 
5.0

YAY!!! It works.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

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

I bought this last christmas along with the M-audio Firewire 1814 interface. I use it for the 8 channel output with the fiberoptics ports and I use the other 8 TRS analog inputs on the firewire interface. I have never once had a problem using this piece of electronics. I have never really tried any other A/D D/a converter and I'm sure that there are better ones out there. For the price though, the ADA8000 is the way to go. The electronics inside might not be the best but it still sounds great.

 
5.0

Works well for me!

By Steve-o the sound guy

from Hagerstown, MD

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

I use this unit to expand the inputs and outputs for my live digital console. So far it has withstood the riggors of road life very well. I plan to buy another one for the front of house rig and a third one to feed in-ears on stage! You gotta love that!

 
5.0

Great Value!

By WAX

from S.F.

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

I was worried at first about the quailty. But, when I tested it out, I was very pleased. I compared it to my ProSonus DigiMax (much more expensive), and the ADA8000 was right with it. Great quality for the price. Just wish it had a pad button.

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