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Antelope Audio MP8d – No Longer Available

8-channel microphone preamplifier with 8-channels of A/D conversion
MFR# MP8D

Product Description

Known for their incredible digital output, Antelope Audio has once again created another tool, the MP8d, which will propel your recording studio to the next level. The MP8d is an eight-channel mic pre, which comes packed with impeccable A/D conversion and preamps based on the brand’s ever-popular Zen Studio and MP32. Offering precisely accurate sounds with natural warmth and smoothness to recordings, the MP8d was designed to create the purest quality sound, no matter how hard one pushes signal levels.

Analog Versatility


The MP8d mic pres are combo XLR/TRS connectors, which accept both mic and line level signals. Hi-Z inputs are associated with channels 1 and 2, and are accessible via dedicated TRS connectors on the front panel. Inserts for connecting your favorite effects outboard gear are available on the rear panel. A high-end headphone amp is accessible from the front panel to provide the convenience of integrated monitoring. The analog connectivity is accomplished with a D-Sub 25 connector directly outputting the mic signals at line level, making MP8d a perfect companion device for Antelope's Orion32 and Zen Studio audio interfaces.
    

Digital Efficiency


A plethora of digital connectors offer a wide variety of options, providing extreme flexibility and enhanced productivity. MP8d provides S/PDIF, AES/EBU, TOSLINK, ADAT and MADI connections expand the product compatibility and allow for both easy connection to other outboard gear or DAW, as well as cascading two or more MP8d units, expanding the channel count.

Flexible Management


MP8d relies on the highly sophisticated yet easy to use software control concept developed for Orion32 and Zen Studio. The intuitive user interface with color-coded drag and drop signal routing, multiple mixers and powerful DSP engine with on-board effects, makes the device extremely flexible and suited to various recording applications. Programmable presets allow for easy and fast recall of preferred configurations, while ergonomic aluminum knobs on the front panel provide precise mic gain adjustment in real-time.

Inputs

  • Analog Inputs
    • 2 x HI-Z Inputs on TRS
    • 8 x MIC/LINE on XLR Combo
    • 2 x Inserts on TRS(Inputs 1,2 )
  • Digital Inputs
    • 1 x Fiber Optic MADI
  • Word Clock
    • 1 x 10M Atomic Clock input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 44.1 - 192kHz
    • 1 x Word Clock Input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 44.1 - 192kHz
    • 2 x Word Clock Outputs @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 44.1 - 192kHz square wave signal


Outputs

  • Analog Outputs     
    • 8 x Lines on DB25 (8 channels)
    • 1 x Stereo Headphone out on TRS
  • Digital Outputs     
    • 1 x Fiber Optic MADI
    • 1 x S/PDIF  
    • 2 x ADAT  
    • 4 x AES/EBU on DB9
    • 1 x Toslink
  • USB
    • USB 2.0, Type B

Product Specifications

Condition New
Channels 8-Channel
Chassis 19-inch Rack-mount
Rack Spaces 1u
Digital I/O Yes
Input Connectors 1/4-inch TRS, Analog XLR, BNC, MADI
Output Connectors 1/4-inch TRS, AES/EBU XLR, Analog DB25, Optical, S/PDIF Coaxial
Computer Connection USB

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