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High-octane preamplification with all the versatility you need!

The M-Audio Octane 8-Channel Mic Preamp with ADAT Lightpipe adds connectivity and studio-quality preamps to your recording rig. Excellent for input-hungry miking applications. 2 mic/instrument channels provide input for guitars, basses, keyboards, and other instruments. Enables sophisticated stereo miking. Analog preamp direct outputs on every channel. ADAT lightpipe output. Word clock lets you sync multiple units.

M-Audio Octane 8-Channel Mic Preamp with ADAT Lightpipe Features:

  • 2 channels with mic/instrument preamps (front-panel 1/4")
  • ADAT Lightpipe output (TOSlink)
  • 24-bit audio resolution
  • Selectable sample rate (44.1k and 48k) and external sync
  • Word clock I/O (75-ohm BNC) for synchronization to other digital devices
  • Line inputs are half-normalled as insert ins or standalone A/D
  • M-S matrix encoding on channels 7 & 8 with width control
  • Phase reverse switches on even channels
  • Low-cut filter on channel 1 (-12dB/oct @ 80Hz)

    8 channels, each with:
  • XLR mic input
  • 1/4" TRS line input
  • 1/4" preamp out
  • 3-segment LEDs
  • 20dB pad
  • Phantom power with indicator (groups 1-4, 5-8)

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M-Audio Octane 8-Channel Mic Preamp with ADAT Lightpipe Specifications:

  • Mic Inputs
  • Variable Gain: 50dB
  • Frequency Response: 20-20kHz, +/- 0.11dB; mid gain
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 120dB, A-weighted; mid gain
  • Dynamic Range: 120dB, A-weighted; mid gain
  • THD+N: 0.00041% -107dB, 1dB below clipping, 22Hz-22kHz; mid gain
  • EIA Noise Rating: -129dBu @ max gain, 600 ohms, 22Hz-22 kHz (unweighted)
  • Input Impedance: 2.85k ohms, no pad; 3.600k ohms, pad engaged

    Instrument Inputs
  • Input Impedance: 3M ohms
  • Variable Gain: 44dB
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz, +/- 0.03dB; mid gain
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 133dB, A-weighted; mid gain
  • Dynamic Range: 133dB, A-weighted; mid gain
  • THD+N: 0.0018% -95dB, 1 dB below clipping, 22Hz-22kHz; mid gain
  • System Throughput Gain: 6dB to 50dB (balanced out); 0dB to 44dB (unbalanced out)

    Line Inputs
  • Line Input Impedance: 20kOhms (balanced), 13.3k ohms (unbalanced)
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz, +/- 0.04dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 110dB, A-weighted
  • Dynamic Range: 110dB, A-weighted
  • THD+N: 0.00067% -103dB, -1dBFS, 22Hz-22kHz

    Additional Features
  • Maximum Rated Analog Output (Digital Clip): +26 dBu (balanced), +20 dBu (unbalanced)
  • Output Impedance: 600 ohms (balanced)
  • M/S matrix: L=M+S/3 and R=M—S/3
  • Digital Clip Level at Line Inputs: +20dBu
  • Channel Quasi-Peak Level Indicators: Light 3dB, 10dB and 20dB below digital clip
  • Word Clock Range (Switchable): 44.1kHz, 48kHz and external
  • Word Clock Slave Sync Range: 33kHz to 59kHz
  • Word Clock Impedance: 75 ohms
  • Power: 18 VAC (16.5 VAC minimum) @ 3.5A inline power adapter

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