Avid Pro Audio Community

Avid Pro Audio Community

How to Join & Post  •  Community Terms of Use  •  Help Us Help You

Knowledge Base Search  •  Community Search  •  Learn & Support


Avid Home Page

Go Back   Avid Pro Audio Community > Legacy Products > Pro Tools 9

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-09-2011, 05:44 AM
JONK JONK is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Townsend
Posts: 93
Default Behringer ADA8000 (BLA)

I've been thinking about getting a Behringer ADA8000 to use with my Alesis Master Control. They go for about 200 bucks. Anyone using one? Do you like it? Black Labs Audio sells a mod for 550 or so - worth it? Anyone have input? Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-09-2011, 07:59 AM
leviset leviset is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1
Default Re: Behringer ADA8000 (BLA)

Had one in my studio for over a year now to give me an extra 8 analogue channels via ADAT from my Digi 002 Rack.
Works brilliantly without colouring the sound quality in any way.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-09-2011, 08:10 AM
JONK JONK is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Townsend
Posts: 93
Default Re: Behringer ADA8000 (BLA)

Awesome. Good to know! Thanks!!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-09-2011, 09:38 AM
flautista's Avatar
flautista flautista is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Chile
Posts: 1,607
Default Re: Behringer ADA8000 (BLA)

Quote:
Originally Posted by leviset View Post
Had one in my studio for over a year now to give me an extra 8 analogue channels via ADAT from my Digi 002 Rack.
Works brilliantly without colouring the sound quality in any way.
For the price really good
__________________
Jascha Koneffke flutist
www.prodmusica.cl
GA-X58A-UD3R[/
I7 950
RAM 24Gb corsair 1600 (3 sticks)
9-9-9-24
MAC
MacBookPro i7 2,3 15"
RAM 16gb
PT 11.3
003 Rack
MBox 3 Pro
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-09-2011, 10:02 AM
F_MacDonald F_MacDonald is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Toronto
Posts: 4
Default Re: Behringer ADA8000 (BLA)

I've owned it for a few years, i actually prefer it's converters tho those of the 002.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-09-2011, 11:10 AM
sunburst79 sunburst79 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Cleveland, Ohio USA
Posts: 12,763
Default Re: Behringer ADA8000 (BLA)

I've had one and thought it was great for the money. As far as spending 550.00 to mod it? I'd burn the money first.

Nothing against BLA (they do good work) but IMO you would be better off buying something better that works out of the box. Something thats going to have some resale down the road. Spend 349-399.00 for a B stock D8 and put the other 350.00 or so savings in your pocket.

Nothing wrong with a ADA8000. Mine was 99.00 used worked great. Its alive and well in a Chicago HD studio. I bought a new one at 199.00 and it had a bad power switch. I sent it back and got a D8 instead. I would snag a used ADA8000 and see how you like it. If you don't like it you can probably get exactly what you paid for it out of it.

The ADA8000 and 002 pres seemed very similar to me as far as gain and noise went. The 002 was a little brighter and harsher and the ADA8000 sounded a bit fatter and smoother. Compared to the 003 and the Presonus D8 the 002 and ADA8000 sounds slightly masked or veiled. A D8 should sound better than the 002 and the ADA in my opinion and cost half the price of the modded ADA8000 and plus retain most of its retail value. I have no idea how these would compare to the Alesis however.

Just a Note.. Who's Black Labs Audio? A Google search turns up nothing. If its Black Lion Audio then as far as I can see they offer no ADA8000 mod.
__________________
Scott

Formerly Hobo Wan Kenobi

Core 2 Specs Page

ASUS P6T6 Revolution | i7 930 | 12GB OCZ DDR3 1600 7-7-7-20 | PTLE 10 | CPTK | 003 | Presonus D8 | 11Rack | Alesis AI3 | Presonus HP60 | Mercury + Studio Classics | Sound Toys | MasseyPack | Axiom61 | MAudio Keystation Pro 88
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-09-2011, 03:52 PM
playground_strifer's Avatar
playground_strifer playground_strifer is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Posts: 37
Default Re: Behringer ADA8000 (BLA)

The only difference I ever noticed between the 002 pre's and the ADA8000 was the sharp increase of gain when working at a high level on the ada8000.

There is a steady increase with the digi002 pre's even at high gain levels, whereas the ada8000 jumps right up when the gain is cranked.

I have seen the pre's bypassed on the ADA8000 and used as a splitter for a live system (which is, arguably, a waste of money for the device). I have used it personally when close micing less important instruments which don't require a great deal of balls from the pre and where colouring the source isn't really required.

For the money, an absolute gem and extremely versatile in its application.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-10-2011, 08:59 AM
JONK JONK is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Townsend
Posts: 93
Default Re: Behringer ADA8000 (BLA)

[QUOTE=Just a Note.. Who's Black Labs Audio? A Google search turns up nothing. If its Black Lion Audio then as far as I can see they offer no ADA8000 mod.[/QUOTE]


Sorry - it is Black Lion Audio. I saw one up on up on Ebay last week - it wasn't on their website.

Thanks for all the input!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-10-2011, 09:05 AM
JONK JONK is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Townsend
Posts: 93
Default Re: Behringer ADA8000 (BLA)

I was basically just looking for a way to increase the inputs to my Alesis Master Control. Right now I have 6. I can make due with that, but it would be easier to have more. I may just buy a used ADA8000 and stick with that.

Here is the link to the eBay auction where I saw the BLA mod:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-10-2011, 09:09 AM
JONK JONK is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Townsend
Posts: 93
Default Re: Behringer ADA8000 (BLA)

Quote:
Originally Posted by sunburst79 View Post
I have no idea how these would compare to the Alesis however.
I'm still getting used to the Alesis, too...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Behringer ADA8000? sethbrand General Discussion 3 02-20-2007 11:58 PM
Behringer ADA8000 kevinsimons 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win) 2 09-18-2006 12:06 AM
Behringer ADA8000 stevesound 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 16 05-31-2004 01:40 PM
Behringer ada8000 hotstuff 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win) 3 12-21-2003 07:01 PM
Behringer ADA8000 Punx 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 11 10-17-2003 04:00 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:14 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Forum Hosted By: URLJet.com