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AMS Neve 8801 - 1U Producer Pack Channel Strip

by Neve
£2,295.00 inc. vat
£1,912.50 ex. vat
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AMS Neve 8801 Channel Strip

The Neve 8801 is a complete channel strip taken from the Neve 88R console. The 8801 features a mic preamp with high and low pass filters, a four-band EQ, a compressor, gate, dynamics side chain and an insert point. The order of the signal path can be changed to suit your requirements.

The Neve 88R is considered one the of best sounding analogue desk ever made and the 8801 - Hand-built and hand-wired in Burnley, England - takes the channel strip and puts in inside a solid 1U rack.

The preamp section features phantom power, phase reverse, -20dB pad and can handle Mic, Line or work as a DI. The filter section features high pass and low pass filters and an option to route the filters to the sidechain.

The dynamics section features a compressor with standard threshold, ratio and release controls with the addition of a gain make-up knob. The expander/gate features threshold, range and release controls. There is also the Hysteresis knob which sets the difference in threshold between the gate opening and closing signals. Pressing this button switches the gate off and the 2:1 ratio expander on.

The EQ is extremely musical and features four bands. The two middle frequencies are fully parametric with frequency, gain and Q settings, the out bands can switch between shelf and bell shaping with frequency and gain settings. The Q can be switch from wide to narrow. The EQ can be routed to the sidechain.

Using Neve's Mac and PC compatible Recall software allows instant setting recall for seamless integration.

An optional digital board offers high-quality analogue to digital conversion up to 192kHz on AES/EBU and S/PDIF connection. Wordlock is included of rock-solid clocking.

Neve 8801 Features

  • Complete channel strip from the revered 88RS console in a single rackspace
  • Hand-built and hand-wired by Neve in Burnley, England
  • Genuine Neve mic preamp with High and Low Pass Filters
  • 4-band equalization with highly musical, full-range sound
  • 88RS-style compressor and gate
  • Insert send and return
  • EQ or filters to sidechain
  • USB port for direct connection to Mac or PC
  • Optional Neve analogue-to-digital converter



  • Frequency Response: +/- 0.2dB (10Hz to 20kHz)+/- 0.5dB (10Hz to 40kHz)Line Input to Main Output
  • THD + Noise: <0.005% Line Input to Main Output (20Hz to 20kHz) using a measurement window of 10Hz to 80kHz
  • Noise: Line Input to Main Output: < -89dBAll the audio blocks in circuit: < -80dBuAll noise measurements made between 20Hz and 20kHz using a measurement bandwidth 22Hz to 22kHz

Microphone Input:

  • Input Impedance (balanced): 1.2k Ohms
  • Input Headroom: +26dBu (reference 0dBu)
  • Input Gain Range: 0db to +70dB (using PAD)

Line Input:

  • Input Impedance (balanced): > 20k Ohms, is able to encompass signals from sources referenced to +4dBu or to -10dBu
  • Input Headroom: +26dBu (reference 0dBu)
  • Input Gain Range: -24dB to +24dB

DI Input:

  • Input Impedance (balanced): > 750k Ohms
  • Input Headroom: +20dBu (reference 0dBu)
  • Input Gain Range: -44dB to +24dB (using PAD)


  • Line Output Impedance: < 50 Ohms
  • Main Output Maximum: > +26dBu into 600 Ohms


  • Width: 482mm (19 inches)
  • Height: 44mm (1.75 inches) - 1U
  • Depth: 240mm (9.5 inches) - without power socket plugged in
  • Weight: 3kg (6.6 pounds)


  • Digital Output: Optional analogue to digital card converts up to 192kHz sample rate, installs inside the 8801 unit