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Audient ASP800 Mic Preamp

89 out of 100. Incorporating 125+ ratings and reviews.

Gearank High Notes

Gearank Recommendation

The Audient ASP800 appeared on our recommended list for Microphone Preamps in our first edition back in February 2017 where it remained until February 2018 when it was out-ranked by other preamps.


Audient is relatively new to the recording gear market, but they have been getting much attention, especially in the mid-tier price range.

The ASP800 showcases what the company is all about, providing modern functionality and quality at a reasonable price point.

This rack mountable unit has 8 channels, two of which have MOSFET and Magnetic drive controls, interesting features that let you go from transparent to saturated coloration as you please.


  • Channels: 8
  • Mic Preamps: 2 Preamps with HMX Iron MOSFET Drive, 6 Solidstate Preamps
  • Sample Rate: Switchable (44.1/48/88.2/96 kH), 24-bit
  • Input Connectors: 8 x XLR/TRS Combo, 2 x 1/4″ (Hi-Z)
  • Output Connectors: 1 x DB-25, 2 x ADAT (Channels 1-4 and 5-8)
  • Controls: Gain, Pad, Phantom Power, 2 x Retro Channels with MOSFET and Magnetic Drive Controls
  • Dimensions: 1.75″ x 11.27″ x 19″
  • Weight: 9.92 lbs.
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now options with higher ratings in our guide to The Best Microphone Preamps