Behringer Ultragain Pro-8 Digital ADA8000

Behringer Ultragain Pro-8 Digital ADA8000

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Ultragain Pro-8 Digital ADA8000, Analog/Digital Converter from Behringer in the Ultragain series.

15 user reviews
Prices starting at $400 Average price: $400

Behringer Ultragain Pro-8 Digital ADA8000 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Behringer
  • Model: Ultragain Pro-8 Digital ADA8000
  • Series: Ultragain
  • Category: Analog/Digital Converters
  • Added in our database on: 08/10/2008

High-End 8-Channel A/D & D/A Converter with Premium Mic Preamplifiers and ADAT® Interface

8-channel A/D and D/A converter with 8 built-in IMP microphone preamplifiers. This ultra-compact 19\" unit gives you the opportunity to connect analog audio signals directly to a multitrack recorder or similar equipment via the integrated ADAT® interface—and needs only one rack space. You can connect the digital signal of a multitracker via ADAT® to the eight analog line outputs of your ADA8000. DANALOG DDX3216\'s performance can be augmented using the ADA8000 option, increasing the number of mic preamps to 20. Signal conversion can be processed at 44.1 or 48 kHz with 24-bit resolution. The ADAT® inputs and outputs can be operated independently as long as there is an identical wordclock signal. The integrated A/D and D/A converters ensure optimal signal conversion without any distortion or signal deterioration.

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Behringer Ultragain Pro-8 Digital ADA8000 user reviews

Average Score:3.6( 3.6/5 based on 15 reviews )
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AnimalTracksStudio's review

Behringer Ultragain Pro-8 Digital ADA8000
Converts Standard Analog in 1/4 and XLR to 24 ADA Digital output via Lightpipe.


Talk about a needed accessory in today’s digital workstation world and you will eventually settle upon the need for something like this.

The Behringer ADA8000 is an eight channel digital to analog converter which serves as an eight channel Mic pre amp that can convert the signal into eight discreet channels of ADAT Light Pipe audio at twenty four bit for insertion into any DAW that accepts ADAT and it keeps everything in the Digital domain so you get pristine audio sound and the best part is, it is affordable.

You have eight XLR inputs and eight quarter inch inputs so it is very versatile as a front end input for your Light Pipe equipped DAW.

The XLR inputs also are Phantom powered so you can save a few bucks on not buying a separate power unit for your Mics.

There is a front mounted gain control on each channel that is used on both inputs so you can control what is going out the other end to your Computer, the ADAT section has both an input and an output making it quite system flexible and the outputs are via eight balanced XLR connectors so if you use it as a Pre Amp or Phantom supply, the eight channels can go right into your main mixer with no worries or effort.

What does all this mean to you? A Lot.

If you have a DAW, the eight channels into Light Pipe will allow you to free up the usual eight channels of analog inputs on your interface for more things so you end up with eight channels of digital in and eight channels of analog in or a full sixteen channels of audio input into your computer, which is more than enough to record an average band on separate tracks on a live session or gig.

This is an item that I highly recommend you get for your studio or live recording set up.

moosers's review

Behringer Ultragain Pro-8 Digital ADA8000
I use this with the ADAT ins and out for my Digidesign 002R. It has 8 basic preamps, with an XLR/line in and an out for each of them. The main function of this is to hook it up with the ADAT jacks I believe, using them as external preamps, good for someone with an interface that only has a few inputs and wants extra preamps at a ridiculously cheap price.


I've had this for about 3 years now and I have used it both with my Digidesign 002R and I used to have a MOTU 896HD and it worked great with both of them, espically with my 002R since it only has 4 preamps on it and to record drums its great to have the option of having 12 preamps instead of just 4. But the thing I like most about this unit is the price. Considering how cheap this is there is no excuse to be without one if you are looking for more preamps on a budget. Obviously these are not the best preamps in the world, but if you are simply looking to have more inputs it won't color the sound too much, and with some good mics it doesn't sound bad at all. Until I upgrade with a few more high end preamps, I'll be holding onto mine for awhile.

amandinemeloww's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Okay"

Behringer Ultragain Pro-8 Digital ADA8000
What are the proposed conversions? (Which formats and what the meaning of conversions?)
ADAT Line / Mic IN

What is the connection?
8 inputs and 8 line inputs micro
8 line outputs


How long have you use it?
2 years

What is the particular feature you like best and least?
the general audio quality. is relatively flat it is not far from M audio
the number of input / output

the 48 volt is for all the track or any
buttons preamp notched
48000 hz max

Have you tried many other models before buying it?
this is my first A / DD / A converter

How would you rate the quality / price?
Very very good! we not have any preamp death, but not his breath, and it is flat. what more? can be dynamic

With experience, you do again this choice? ...
yes, no problems

florch's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" amazing for the price"

Behringer Ultragain Pro-8 Digital ADA8000
I used to increase the input and outputs of my sound card for live.
she is slave at the clock on my card.

here is frankly more than 2 years since I toured with a problem I loved the mic preamps are not cash too there is a LED clip anyway, and signal presence.
but I caught it in with my sound card output (ULN 2d)
I plug it dynamic microphones, static: bousouk DY, percussion, output effect processor,

I like my face came into use these handy.

you can assign what you want on the XLR balanced output (output returns and premix beats directly from my loopeur).


The pros: price, usability, connectivity,

the -: Phantom power is not individual quality preamps (should not dream that price 210 eur).

to live is the super model!

I expect to listen to the 820 ada preamps midas

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