Mic Preamp and Analog Compressor
Expanding the SERIES 102i & 208i
The TASCAM Series 8p Dyna mic preamp and analog compressor allows me to add eight (8) more inputs to the TASCAM Series 102i USB audio interface, bringing the total to ten (10).
For those with the TASCAM Series 208i USB audio mixer, that unit can handle two (2) of these preamps. That would bring that unit from the four (4) onboard to a total of twenty (20!) 48k 24bit digital inputs with six (8) of them capable of handling instrument line levels.
I have been greatly impressed with how well the unit cleanly amplifies the sound coming from the mics. The 48 volt phantom power can be individually activated for each input.
For mics, such as the TASCAM TM-80 (that came free with the TASCAM TH-02 headphones as a rebate when I purchased the preamp) the need for a preamp is crystal clear. I could jack up levels in my DAW and get all kinds of noise, or I could run the mics through the preamp and get clean, highly sensitive, intentional sound.