AMS Neve 8801 Channel Strip

SKU: 8801 Channel Strip
$ 3,695.00
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Completely hand-built and hand-wired by Neve, this ground breaking Channel Strip delivers a front-end with all the quality and versatility that has become synonymous with the Neve name.

The 8801’s signal path consists of our extremely high-quality Neve mic preamp, high and low pass filters, four bands of highly musical equalization, a compressor, gate, dynamics side chain and an insert point. The order of the signal path can be easily modified as the producer requires.

The filter section and/or the equalization section can even be routed to the dynamics side chain to tailor the dynamics response of any input signal. An optional

Neve-designed analogue-to-digital converter accommodates all standard sample rates up to 192kHz, as well as direct-to-DSD conversion. In listening tests, many engineers and producers preferred the sound of these Neve-designed converters to standalone converters costing more than the entire 8801 unit.

Neve’s proprietary Recall software (Mac/PC-compatible) allows seamless integration with workstations, providing instantaneous recall of all external device settings. An essential tool for creativity, Recall combines the flexibility of a computer-based system with the power and sound quality of genuine Neve design. Quite simply, the 8801 is the most convenient way to give any serious studio the ultimate Neve analogue sound.

Features

  • Complete channel strip from the revered 88RS console in a single rackspace
  • Hand-built and hand-wired by Neve in Burnley, England
  • Genuine Neve mic preamp with High and Low Pass Filters
  • 4-band equalization with highly musical, full-range sound
  • 88RS-style compressor and gate
  • Insert send and return
  • EQ or filters to sidechain
  • USB port for direct connection to Mac or PC
  • Optional Neve analogue-to-digital converter

                                                   Performance Specifications


Mic input impedance                      1.2kΩ


Mic Mic input headroom                +26 dBu (reference 0dBu)


Mic input gain range                       0 dB to 70 dB (using pad)
 

Line input impedance (balanced)  > 20Ω
 

Line input headroom                      +26 dBu (reference 0dBu)
 

Line input gain range                      -24 dB to 24 dB
 

DI input impedance (balanced)      >750kΩ
 

DI input headroom                          +20 dBu (reference 0 dBu)
 

DI input gain range                          -44 dB to +24 dB (using pad)
 

Line output impedance                   <50Ω
 

Main output Maximum output        >+26 dBu into 600Ω
 

Frequency Response                      +/- 0.2 dB 10Hz to 20kHz
                                                           +/- 0.5 dB 10Hz to 40kHz
 

THD + N                                             <0.005%
 

Line Output to Main Output, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, using a measurement window of 10 Hz to 80 kHz
 

Line Output to Main Output            <-89 dBu
 

All audio blocks in circuit                <-80 dBu
 

All noise measurements made between 20 Hz – 20 kHz using measurement window of 10 Hz – 22 kHz

Dimensions
 

Width                                                  48.2 cm / 19 inches
 

Height                                                 4.4 cm / 1¾ inches (1U)
 

Depth                                                  24 cm / 9½ inches (without power socket plugged in)
 

Weight                                                 3 Kg / 6.6lbs

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