The new PR8E ($199 MSRP) multichannel microphone preamplifier from SM Pro Audio (booth #6809, Hall A) is geared for use as a front-end device for many hard disk recording systems, as well as adding additional mic pre's to digital mixers and sound cards.
Each preamp features its own XLR/TRS combo jack input connector, 48-volt phantom power, phase reversal switch and peak LED. A -20db pad is built into the ¼-inch (6.5mm) TRS line-in jack sockets, and the outputs are eight balanced ¼-inch TRS output sockets. These features are housed inside a hardened-steel chassis, complete with 19-inch EIA rackmounting ears.
The PR8E is now available. For more information, visit www.smproaudio.com.