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True Systems Precision 8

TRUE Systems Precision 8

4.25 4.25 out of 5, based on 1 Review

8-channel mic pre designed with the on-location recordist in mind.


25th December 2011

TRUE Systems Precision 8 by RobAnderson

  • Sound Quality 4 out of 5
  • Ease of use 4 out of 5
  • Features 5 out of 5
  • Bang for buck 4 out of 5
  • Overall: 4.25
True Systems Precision 8

The TRUE Systems Precision 8 is a 1 RU 8-channel microphone amplifier with a number of great features that seem to have been geared twoards the on-location recordist.

Firstly, it features 8 clean-sounding mic amps in a single rackspace, with an enormous amount of gain. One of the best features is the redundant outputs so that one could feed two recorders simultaneously - one is on DB25, the other on TRS connectors.

Channels 1 and 2 can be used as a Mid/Side instead of discrete outputs. There is a peak light on each channel that can be calibrated to a level of your choosing. The peak is an infinite hold, so that your eye will always see if the level has reached.

There are only two "cons" to this unit - 1 is that it runs quite hot, so it is necessary to take into account a way to cool it during long sessions. The other is the minimum gain setting is 16 dB, and there is no pad built-in to the unit, so it is necessary to have on-hand some inline attenuators to tame those really hot sources.

All-in-all, the P8 is a good value for the price, and can be a great asset to an on-location rig.

 
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