PreSonus Digimax FS
PreSonus Digimax FS

Digimax FS, Solid-State Pre-amp from PreSonus in the Digimax series.

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 6 reviews )
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Value For Money : Excellent
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parker13's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

PreSonus Digimax FS
I chose it for its insert.
Good quality device ...


Conf single, simple to use.
Simple connections and word clock sync ADAT slave master ... World clock is generated by the RME 800.


Good reproduction,
Preamps transparent enough ... Good headroom. Not rated coloring.


I mostly use for 2 years for synths. I never did catch a direct voice. I always pass by another preamp.
However, taken with a simple guitar or Rode SM 58 .... good sound.
Very good value for money ... especially with inserts .. That said the digimax D8 is already more than enough. Even model without inserts.
I do it again the same choice.
Good supplement for the home studio.

shimelo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good work!"

PreSonus Digimax FS
Preamp 8-channel transistors Rack 1 unit (ooh there at the time of vintage fashion and the lamp, it starts badly ...) ... mic inputs on the front! (Ouch! ouch! Ever! ... Cà does not help ...) ... Gain knobs on the front staggered Ok .... Phantom power block 4, yeah ... Well too bad, I bought it without thinking too much and now he will do with it, especially since the recording of the album begins tomorrow morning 24-track live and I absolutely had eight more entries for me ADAT Login MOTU 896 MK3 Hybrid my. Good surprise: ADAT as well, which means that I have more than 8 analog outputs to connect to my Soundcraft. It syncs any branch and in a flash, the MOTU and Protools have not budged ... Not bad ...


The config could not be easier, no need manual, a good point when we have lots of things to do. Just a quick look at the manual is very clear, nothing to say ...


I tested the input gain, no problems. Very little breath even with my Sennheiser MD441 which seems to be loaded. A good dynamic sound neutral and bright. The unit even defends preamps and converters meet the formidable MOTU. Same test with RME Fireface 800, the queen. Well of course there is a little lower but for the price it is very good. All microphones spend, Neumann and ribbon microphones, frankly it's the ball! I began to be reassured and my first impression is forgotten.


I use it for a good 2 hours and Digimax FS does not stop to amaze me. In addition he manages well with the PRE MOTU that I have and I know now that I can attack my album in peace.
What I like most about the Presonus Digimax FS? :
Construction reassuring its rich connectivity, there for everyone, clean sound, ease of adaptation in an existing set, everything is sharp and clear, even the manual ...
What I like least? :
Initially the idea of ​​front mic does not seem the best taste but it saves me finish 8 points to the patch, especially when it comes to cabin instruments connect in 3 seconds ...
Gains staggered entry ... Finally we made it
Conclusion: An excellent versatile device that does good work, happy ending for a purchase initially thought too but I do not regret that choice.

Guiloux666's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good preamp"

PreSonus Digimax FS
- What technology is used? : + Low noise preamp analog digital conv
- What is the connection? : On the front panel Neutrik Combo XLR + TRS
Back: TRS Direct Out Insert + + + 2 ADAT OUT (In + Out) + WordClock
- Is this a rack or rack-mount model? Yes


- The general configuration is simple?
You plug, you turn and you listen
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
Why use a manual? see, why do a manual!


- The sound of your instruments or microphones is correctly reproduced?
Good presence across the spectrum, no breath clean, good headroom available for micro timber.
I use extension of a motu 828 mk3 at 44.1 kHz and I prefer the sound of the preamp preamp than the motu. It is true that the knobs a bit small but for use in mobility, sound and live sound, it was all in a 1U rack

- The preamp makes it clear or does it stain?
No particular color (so much better, too bad, it's up to you), I like it.


- For how long have you been using it?
2 years 1 / 2
- Did you try many other models before getting this one?
In pure preamp connected adat not just once or twice of the AD8000 Berhinger that has nothing to do (not enough headroom, too much wind, no insert, etc. ....
- What is so special that you like best?
I chose this preamp to the possibilities offered by the inserts on each preamp before conversion. While this option is useless in the studio, but live it nikel to "spoil" a kick or compress a snare before AD conversion.
- What is so special that you like least?
the phantom power for 4 preamp rather than preamp but that's just because we had put something in the "love less"
What is your opinion about the value for the price?
Very good because it was the only game of this price to have the phantom switch on the front and taking the insert and direct out before conversion
Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...
Eyes closed, knowing it is cheaper than two years ago

manpile's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Nickel"

PreSonus Digimax FS
I use it to supplement my motu828mk3 battery for my toms, HH.
connected ADAT 24b 44Khz (I tried also 48Khz).
no worries of malfunction between the Motu and it ...


No prob installation (it can be recognized via adat)


I find her very loyal, not just flattering realistic. the sound is very clean! 1 year


not use ED surprises, reliable and accurate device in sounds, I recommend it.

nemery's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good value for money, surely the best on the market."

PreSonus Digimax FS
Card with 8 preamps Presonus transistor (same as on a FP10 or FireStudio).
ADAT digital output with the option to leave the 8 preamps directly, without going through the ADAT (and skip the A / D conversion of digimax), which can serve!
Briefly, all information on the manufacturer's website.


We can not be simpler:
you plug, you turn your gain knob and you're done.
the only problem (if it really is one) lies in the fact of not making a mistake to connect the ADAT and BNC cables in "output" instead of "input" ...


A priori it is relatively transparent preamps.
After, at this price, you get the transparency and cleanliness required to make very accurate registration.
To have a little park in good quality microphone, you get easily get very good catches its exploitable in a mix.


I used this in 3 sessions Digimax taken its complement of Presonus FireStudio for 16 tracks simultaneously and thus produce good catches taken or drums live.
I have owned the Firepod model before moving on this config.
Honestly, I think with presonus it is really about what can be better in this price range to make the recording very correct with 8 or 16 preamps simultaneously.
In addition, the Digimax can connect to any interface of any brand via the ADAT or any converter via the OUTPUT's Direct, which enables its buyer to really use it long whether amateur home-studio owners wishing to have pus on the cheap preamps to make drums or is PRO interfaces, preamps and converters of much better quality but would need to complete all this to make big catches live etc. ...
brief ... A purchase that can be very useful and scalable thanks to its compatibility with any hardware whatsoever.
A value for money out of competition.
I would do this choice with great pleasure.

Tabyzax's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

PreSonus Digimax FS
- What technology is used? : Numrique
- What is the connection? :
Front panel Neutrik Combi XLR + Jack symtrique
At the rear: jack symtrique ADAT IN and OUT + + WordClock
- Is this a rack or rack MODEL? Yes


- The configuration gnrale Is it easy? :
Yes, you plug and works on.
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ... :
Reduces the manual is its simplest form. However, there is not much
said ...


- The sound of your instruments or microphones is properly reproduced?
Enter the heart of the matter.
Being accustomed to pramplis vintage (V72, V276 ...), the cost of the device me
surprise. The pramplis are not flatterers, but respectful of the signal returned.
What I most apprci is keeping the signal in all its spectrum.
For example, recording a bass line: that of happiness.
I possde yet a 5 string, and the ben pramps dcrochent not only in the extreme
serious. Impressive.

On a vote taken at beginners, supra j'au t cot by little flattering.
And that's when we compress the signal that is recorded in s'apreoit
the balance of what was recorded.

So the question is the choice of a beautiful sound with a type pramp Neve,
or its less flattering but slips easily into a hyper mix APRS
Processing ...
Not that I dprcierais Neve sound, however, for a price far more affordable,
can quickly begin working trssrieusement.

As for the reserve of gain, even with a fairly static micro lazy
greedy gain, DIGIMAX performs well.
One can only regret the smallness of the knobs of rglage gain, which do
a limited precision in the rglages ...


- How long have you use it?
A Day. But it does not take me long to form an opinion pourme plutt positive
the product.

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
To see over time

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
Some one and not the least ...

- How do you report qualitprix?
Excellent ...

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
I still step back, but I think so ...
NB: I will try, to express my gr on pramp / converter
enrich my view on the site of AF.
Also, I do not think in this opinion evokes all that I saw
when taken over the DIGIMAX.
I remain available for any question.