Behringer Ultragain Digital ADA8200
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Behringer Ultragain Digital ADA8200

Ultragain Digital ADA8200, Analog/Digital Converter from Behringer in the Ultragain series.

Spawn-X 10/30/2014

Behringer Ultragain Digital ADA8200 : Spawn-X's user review

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There is a microphone preamp eightfold converting all to the ADAT. It is also able to convert in the other direction via ADAT this time to 8 line outputs handy, for example, to manage multiple monitors or power a multi-preamp headsets.
Front, entries are entitled to duos XLR + Jack seems good. At the rear, it comes out XLR, which is a good thing, but is not necessarily very practical when mobile use recurring.
The rear panel also features the duo for Toslink ADAT I / O, as well as a very traditional BNC connector for sync word clock. A small 4-position switch accompanies this connector to choose how to sync.
Nothing very complicated in fact. It is of course also the EU connector for the power supply earth (and rather too much internal heat that is a good point).

Preamp, supposedly from the MIDAS series are correct, nothing more. But be careful not to push too because from the last third, it starts to blow badly.

However, I have nothing to reproach converters 24-bit Cirrus Logic AD / DA that do a very good job with my little RME BabyFace.

OVERALL OPINION

Used daily since July, I did not ask him a lot either. I doubt I actually draw definitive things about this machine, but for my current use mainly home-studio model, fully knowing that the fact that my goal for the purchase was to facilitate the simultaneous connection of all my gear at home while having the option of taking just my BabyFace when I go with the laptop, in which case I do not need all my gear staying at home.
Obviously I would have preferred that the preamps are completely silent, but at this price, do not ask the moon either. A cumbersome thing mentioned by another review, c'st strange Berho choice to opt for a green LED when the power supply is 48V off, and red when active. This is a destabilizing hair m ^ m if not prohibitive. Of course, at this price, you could not expect a separate 48V power supply for each entry, but here it is on or off for the 8 at a time ...

Thank you for the power button on / off the front, more convenient than the rear, m ^ m it would have been more practical to make STILL automatic thing by detecting a light on the arrival of toslink entry for example ... I quibble;) ...

Q / P ratio consistent with the range of € 200.
With a larger budget, it was necessarily better, but it necessarily spending more. ;)