Line Preamp LA-88

Octopus LA-88 8 Channels Line Preamplifier

Description

  • The Octopus LA-88 is an Eight Channel Line Preamplifier designed for professional use.
    The LA-88 features 8 inputs and 8 separate corresponding outputs on the rear panel as well as 8 auxiliary inputs on the front panel.
    Apart from the very transparent response and quality of the circuitry, the unique character of the “Octopus” stems from the possibility of having the first 4 channels (1..4) clean and the other 4 channels (5..8) colored, generating harmonics on the input signals through a new concept saturation circuit “LED technology” designed by Livio Argentini.
  • The Octopus has been designed to connect unbalanced audio instruments with high impedance, like synthesizers, keyboards, guitars or bass guitars, to professional recording and mixing equipments with balanced inputs.
    The use of one of the front panel inputs, disables the correspondent rear panel input. This way you can connect 8 fixed instruments on the rear and have 8 front panel inputs to be used on demand, optimizing the studio’s wiring setup.
  • The high versatility of the Octopus LA-88 stems from the ability to give transparency through the linear channels for acoustic instruments as well as to give character to the electric and electronic instruments by generating harmonics with the LED saturator, on top of  than having 8 rear or 8 front possible inputs and the known reliability of the Livio Argentini electronic design.

Technical data

Channels 4 (linear) + 4 (linear or saturated)

CHANNELS 1-4

Input Electronically Unbalanced
Input Level -9 dBu, +9 dBu
Input Impedance > 50kOhm
Level Control 20 dB range
Input Connector TRS mono Jack on back panel, doubled with priority on front panel

Output Electronically Balanced
Output Level +4dBu. Max +28dBu
Output Impedance 600 Ohm. External Load: > 2000 Ohm
Output Connector DB 25 on rear panel

CHANNELS 5-8

Input Electronically Unbalanced
Input Level -22 dBu, +4dBu
Level Control 26 dB range
Input Impedance > 100 kOhm
Input Connector TRS mono Jack on back panel, doubled with priority on front panel

Output Electronically Balanced
Output Level +4dBu. Max +28dBu
Level Control 10 dB range
Output Impedance 600 Ohm. External Load > 2000 Ohm
Output Connector DB 25 on rear panel
Saturator LED technology. Indicator on front panel

Electrical Info

Power Supply Linear. Toroidal Transformer
Operating Voltage 220V 50Hz. 110V 60 Hz on request
Power Consumption 20W
Rear Panel AC mains IEC C13 16A connector, AC mains cord with IEC Schuko
Power Switch On front panel