Originally Posted by RobAnderson
DAV B.G. 8
Pro's: robust pad on every channel; light weight; stepped gain that is measurable; perhaps the biggest selling point to me - respected classical guys seem to be very pleased with the sound;
Cons: it only has a single DB25 output - I'd hate to use Y-cables with a DB25; I don't know about the heat or if there is a fan; or if there are any issues with build quality/durability......
A pretty high output from my BG8 for most location purposes, so much so that I'm often running at 0 or first notch only of gain on the DAV even for quiet chamber music concerts. So if you have a sensitive next item after the BG8 in your signal chain you may need to use the pads frequently. Great sound, not clinical or transparent but plenty of weight and realism...it doesn't sound thin or veiled or coloured to my ears. I'm curious tho...why a Y ? It doesn't generate much heat at all, there's no fan and no need for one. It would probably do justice to even quiet mics such as low output ribbons, if that's a direction you'd like to move in ?