Presonus' DigiMax LT is a straight forward set of eight microphone preamplifiers. It's simple in just about every way, as I guess it needs to be in order for them to fit eight channels of mic pres in a single space rack mountable casing. It's got dual XLR and 1/4" inputs for each of the eight channels, which basically means that it has an 1/4" input in the middle of the microphone input. It then has 1/4" connections for channel inserts for each of the eight channels. It is also expandable as it has an ADAT output and a word clock input and output.
Using the Presonus DigiMax LT couldn't really be any simpler. Each of the eight channels has gain control on the front panel, as well as buttons for phantom power and a pad. Each also has single light LED metering. There is also a button for selecting your sample rate (either 48, 44.1 or 32) and for the word clock. A manual isn't going to be necessary with the DigiMax LT unless you're having problems with the word clock or something like that.
The microphone preamplifiers on the Presonus DigiMax LT actually sound quite pristine. I wasn't expecting all that much since many of the Presonus preamps that I've heard end up sounding stale, but I was definitely pleasantly surprised. They aren't the fullest sounding in terms of pure body sound, but they have a nice high end and cut through pretty well. They are definitely all purpose so you can use them for anything in your home studio, which is where I'd recommend keeping this...
While they are no longer making the Presonus DigiMax LT mic preamps, if you're after one you can definitely find them used pretty easily since this wasn't discontinued all that long ago. Getting eight microphone preamps at this quality for this price is definitely a lot of bang for your buck, and when you factor in the ADAT feature it's almost a no brainer for home studio owners. While I wouldn't recommend this for professionals, it's the perfect addition to a home studio if you need some more mic preamps.
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Plb66's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
8 WAYS gadget without preamp, adat converter output, insert point of chanque way, word clock in out
XLR combo jack connectors
8 channels in one U
You can not gain easy entry pad, 48V
The sound is very good on a upstream Nuendo, ProTools, or it looks like a little old to DDA console very clear, a lot of presence for the price we pay for.
presonus digimax lt has designed the on the basis of the Digimax preamps which goes up to 96kHz with some gadget and more; Lt. care very good preamp with a sampling frequency 48 kHz limit.
little less engaging the pad the device tends to breath but nothing very very serious in most cases
For three years jai digimax lt of three units and zero concern, especially since I record concerts with so it is very often carried
very practical and cheap what is better the quality for the price is correct for those who want a system without console mix
yes I will take a fourth well but I have other priorities of