True Systems Precision 8Item ID: Precision8
8-channel Microphone Preamplifier with 2 Direct Instrument Inputs
Yes, It's In Stock!
This item is available for immediate delivery. You'll enjoy the fastest delivery time in the industry with our centrally-located warehouse and latest shipping cut-off times.
Get More Value From Sweetwater
From Our Research Team:
Pristine Sound!A mic pre by the world leader in microphone manufacturing, the Precision 8 gives you eight channels of pro-quality preamplification! The first two inputs can be linked in a MS configuration and inputs 7 and 8 can be used as a direct box for line level signals. The outputs are balanced TRS and a DB-25 wired like a TASCAM DA-88. The front panel sports level controls, metering, +48V switch, polarity switch and a rotary control that defines the range of the metering. And the sound quality is superb.
Built in Mid/Side Decoding for stereo image control
8 Mic preamps w/ +48, and phase revese on each channel
Two selectable active high impedance instrument inputs on Channels 7 and 8
Dual output connections, TRS 1/4" and DB-25 (standard DA-88 pin outs)
5 segment level indicator w/ peak hold feature and selectable peak reference
Can We Help?Sweetwater's friendly and knowledgeable Sales Engineers are regarded as the most experienced and educated professionals in the music industry, with extensive music backgrounds and intense training on the latest products and technologies. As your personal contact here at Sweetwater, they are available to provide personalized advice any time you need it.
Call toll-free (800) 222-4700 or E-mail us
Reviewsbased on 4 reviews
This is how it should all be.
by Eli Resnick from Falls Church, VAThis machine makes me happy.
February 25, 2011
Music Background: Songwriter, Teacher, Upright Bassist
My girlfriend is jealous of it. Understandably.
At first I used to just plug one or two mics into it, and that was terrific.
... read more [+]Then I started setting up seven or eight mics on every track.
My RAM crashed before I started to hear distortion or operating noise. And it doesn't EQ anything. So if your mics have a flat response curve, you can record exactly the sound you play.
When I first got this machine I'd like to say I started using it right away, but the truth is I just stared at it, every day, for a couple weeks, wondering if it was real, wondering if I was worthy. When I finally couldn't take wondering any longer and plugged it in to see if it worked, I couldn't stop recording.
In sixty-four days I recorded sixty-four original songs.
While most audio engineers will tell you that to make a great album you need at least a clean preamp and a dirty preamp, if you have some clean mics and some dirty mics plugged into a Precision 8, you can get pretty darn close.
After I had played with this machine for a few months on my own, I felt comfortable recording some tracks for my band, which had previously been recording at a pretty well-renowned all-analog studio.
There's something really satisfying about setting up to record a vocalist with eight mics and when they ask, "which mic is going to get the take," just saying, "All of them. Sing to me." close [-]
by mike $ from MI USAThis baby is tight! It is very quiet with gobs of headroom. it is not quite as round as say my trident S20, or as big as my avalons or UA pres...but on instruments with shart transients (drums, acou... read more [+]stic guitar, percussion) it is my best sounding pre. I'm using Apogee PSX 100 SE converters. This pre makes drums seem fast (punchy) the other pres sound kind vieled or too round at times...With a U87a vocals sit in the mix will with little comp. or EQ needed. Location recording it rocks!!!you may need to get the plugin the back pad adapter if you are using condensers on drums...(close miked) but with dynamics like sm57's and 421's it sits just right. The unit does run hot...give it a blank space in the rack above it. The the dual TRS and Db 25 outputs work great for zero latency monitoring....hook one set up to the converters....(Zaolla makes a great silver 8 ch snake) and hook the TRS outputs to the mixer for monitoring.....sweet!!! I like it alot (say with a Jim Carrey english accent) happy recording!!! Mike$ close [-]
March 27, 2007
Music Background: college recording teacher, studio owner, malcontent,rabblerouser
Do you record orchestras, jazz or any other stringed instrument that begs for a transparency? True systems have hit the nail on the head with the Precision 8. Combine this with a Rosetta 800 convertor and your recordings will be the best they have ever been.
Simplicity and absolutely world-class quality! That's what you get with the Precision 8 from True. The mark of a GREAT mulitichannel mic pre is that it doesn't leave a mark! It's like there is absolute silence between your mic and your DAW. The proverbial "wire with gain" is attained in the Precision 8. The improvement in my system was so dramatic the moment I plugged these into my studio, I will never record without them!
by Chad M from Saint Paul Mn.I have been using a precision 8 with a MOTU 2408 mkII for about three years. I picked this up to complement my existing mic pres, including an Avalon, a custon Neve 33421, and a highly underrated AMR ... read more [+]VMP-2. The precision 8 is definitely by far the most transparent of them all. If you want EXACTLY what the mic hears, get this piece. I've had no problems, the knobs have no scratchy sound after 4 years, and it pairs up perfectly with any DAW. One word of caution: this baby puts out a lot of heat, do not park this directly under anything with a CPU or you might run into problems. I give it a definite 10. Buy one now! close [-]
January 1, 2005
Patty, El Sobrante, CA
True Systems Precision 8
Buy Today, MakeSweetwater's Flexible Payment Plan is a convenient, interest-free way to buy gear now and stretch your purchase across three budget-friendly payments. Simply choose the "3 Easy Payments" option in your cart, and we'll divide your purchase amount into three convenient payments, billed to your current MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express card. There is a $10 processing fee for using this service, and your billing address must be in the United States to be eligible. The 3 Easy Payments offer is valid on purchases up to $2,000, or on the first $2,000 of a larger purchase. It's just another way we make shopping at Sweetwater easy and convenient!
Get your True Systems Precision 8 now and spread out the payments!
This program is subject to credit approval. We will pull a copy of your credit report to approve your application.