PreSonus DigiMax DP88 8-Channel A/D/A Converter with Remote Preamps

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  • 24-Bit / 96 kHz Analog/Digital Conversion
  • 8 x XMAX Microphone Preamps
  • XLR/DN25 Input Connections
  • Remote Control Functionality
  • Internal and External Clock Source Select

PreSonus DigiMax DP88 8-Channel A/D/A Converter with Remote Preamps

The PreSonus DigiMax DP88 is a professional A/D converter with built in XMAX preamps to allow high quality audio conversion and crystal clear microphone amplification. Featuring an audio resolution of 24 bit/96kHz, 8 channels with XLR/DB25 connections, internal clock and external clock selection and remote control functionality the Digimax DP88 is the essential A/D converter for any home, project or commercial studio.

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Premium DigiMax Preamp/Converter

For more than a decade, DigiMax-series preamp/converters have been relied on in countless recording studios worldwide. The DigiMax DP88 is the latest innovation in the DigiMax line, offering digitally controlled, analog preamps and unmatched digital conversion up to 96 kHz. Like its predecessors, the DigiMax DP88 provides the connectivity, flexibility, and professional sound quality to make it a perfect fit in any studio environment.

Transparent Analog/Digital Conversion

The DigiMax DP88 is equipped with audiophile-grade, Burr-Brown processors to deliver top-quality digital conversion up to 96 kHz. These converters provide 118 dB of dynamic range and are backed by a boast-worthy clock with sub-50 picosecond jitter to capture complex musical harmonics smoothly and naturally. You’ll hear every breath, transient, and detail of a performance in your recordings.

XMAX Preamps with Remote Control Functionality

The DigiMax DP88 includes eight digitally controlled, analog XMAX preamps, each providing high headroom, low noise, wide dynamic range, and extended frequency response. The resulting musicality and transparency made this design an industry favourite. In 1995, PreSonus patented digital control over analog circuits for their first product. Building on this legacy, they created a separate digital volume-control circuit ahead of PreSonus’s award-winning analog XMAX preamp design, providing the convenience of digital recall without sacrificing fidelity.

Versatile Input/Output Connectivity

Flexible rear-panel I/O makes it easy to incorporate the DigiMax DP88 into any studio environment. Access the preamps using XLR or DB25 connections. Eight direct, analog-to-digital, line-level inputs are available on DB25 and can be accessed per channel with a front-panel button, allowing you to keep all of your gear connected at the same time. Eight balanced DAC outputs are provided via DB25 so you can expand your interface’s outputs for monitor mixes or speaker switching. You also get eight balanced direct outputs on DB25 and eight channels of ADAT/dual SMUX optical I/O up to 96 kHz.


  • Flawless analog signal path with top-quality 118 dB digital conversion
  • 8 Digitally controlled XMAX mic preamps with individual phantom power
  • Controlled from front panel and remotely via MIDI
  • Controlled from UC Surface and Studio One 3 when connected to a PreSonus Studio 192
  • 8 Balanced, direct A/D line-level inputs (DB25)
  • 8 Balanced DAC outputs (DB25) to expand your interface outputs
  • 8 Balanced, direct outputs (DB25)
  • 8 Channels of ADAT optical I/O with 24-bit resolution and up to 96 kHz sampling rate
  • Input metering
  • External clock-source select (ADAT or BNC)
  • BNC word clock I/O


Microphone Preamp

  • Type: XLR Female & DB25 Female (Balanced Remote)
  • Input Level (Max): +12 dBu, +/-0.5 dB
  • Gain Control Range: 60 dB (+/-1 dB)
  • Frequency Response (A-D): 10 Hz to 40 kHz (+/-0.2 dB)
  • Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): > 110 dB
  • Dynamic Range (Unweighted): > 105 dB
  • THD+N: Input Impedance: 1600 Ohms
  • EIN: Common Mode Rejection Ratio: > 55 dB
  • Phantom Power: +48V

Line Inputs

  • Type: DB25 Female (Balanced)
  • Input Level (Max): +22 dBu (+/- 0.2 dB)
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+/- 2 dB)
  • Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): > 114 B
  • Dynamic Range (UnWeighted): > 105 dB
  • THD+N: Input Impedance: 10 k Ohms
  • Crosstalk: -80 dB

ADC Direct Line Inputs

  • Type: DB25 Female (Balanced)
  • Input Level (Max): +22 dBu (+/- 0.5 dB)
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+/- 2 dB)
  • Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): > 118 B
  • Dynamic Range (UnWeighted): > 105 dB
  • THD+N: Input Impedance: 10 k Ohms
  • Crosstalk: -80 dB

DAC Outputs

  • Type: DB25 Female (Balanced)
  • Input Level (Max): +24 dBu (+/- 0.5 dB)
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+/- 2 dB)
  • Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): > 120 B
  • THD+N: Output Impedance: 51 Ohms
  • Crosstalk: -80 dB

Digital Audio

  • Connection Type: ADAT / Dual SMUX
  • ADC Dynamic Range (A-Weighted): 118 dB
  • DAC Dynamic Range (A-Weighted):118 dB
  • Bit Depth: 24 Bits
  • Internally Supported Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz


  • Jitter: 50 ps RMA (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
  • Jitter Attenuation: >60 dB (1 ns => 1 ps Out)

Signal Level LEDs

  • Signal 1: -50 dBFS
  • Signal 2: -30 dBFS
  • Signal 3: -20 dBFS
  • Signal 4: -10 dBFS
  • Signal 5: -6 dBFS
  • Signal 6: -4 dBFS
  • Signal 7: -2 dBFS
  • Clip: -0.5 dBFS