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Antelope Audio MP8D

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8-channel Microphone Preamplifier with A/D conversion
MP8d is an eight-channel class-A microphone preamplifier, which boasts Antelope Audio’s integrated world-class A/D conversion. Antelope’s converters are widely regarded for their naturally warm, yet sonically accurate sound signature.
This classically rich, yet modernly precise sound is accomplished thanks to Antelope’s Acoustically Focused Clocking jitter management algorithm and Oven-Controlled crystal oscillator, along with advanced analog and digital circuit board design, powered by a proprietary power supply.

8 Hi-Z, Line and Mic compatible preamps with individual phantom power

A/D enhanced by Antelope’s world-renowned jitter management algorithm

MP8d features all digital I/O you need – MADI, ADAT, AES/EBU, S/PDIF, TOSLINK

Massive parallel DSP for fast routing, low-latency mixing and real-time FX

DB25 connector for 8-channel direct microphone output

Oven-Controlled Oscillator, 2 Word Clock outs, 1 Word Clock in and 1 Atomic Clock in

Generous analog connectivity in a device taking up just 1U space
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.

MP8d features all digital I/O options you’ll ever need
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.

MP8d is a mic pream and A/D converter
All I/O’s you’d ever need: MADI, ADAT, AES/EBU, S/PDIF, TOSLINK; 8 8 Hi-Z, Line and Mic compatible preamps; DB25 connector for 8-channel direct microphone output; 2 Word Clock outs, 1 Word Clock in and 1 Atomic Clock in.
Plus Antelope’s world-renowned jitter management algorithm in this beautiful 1U rack unit.

Analog Inputs
8 x Mic / Line on XLR combos on the rear panel
2 x Hi-Z (instrument) inputs on TRS on the front panel (Mic inputs 1,2)

Analog Inserts
2 x Inserts on TRS (inputs 1,2)

Analog Outputs
8 x Lines on DB25 (8 channels)
1 x Stereo Headphone outs on TRS (2 channels)

Digital Inputs
1 x MADI (up to 64CH)

Digital Outputs
1 x MADI (up to 64CH)
2 x ADAT (up to 16CH)
1 x S/PDIF
1 x AES/EBU on DB9 (breaks down to 4 x XLR connectors, cable not included)

Clocking System
4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
64-bit DDS
Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator

2.0 Hi-Speed, Type B, only for control

Atomic Clock
1 x 10M Input @ 75 Ohms 1Vpp on BNC

Word Clock
1 x Input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32-192 kHz
2 x Output @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32-192 kHz

A/D Converter
Dynamic Range: 120 dB
THD+N: -110 dB

Clocking Stability
<+/-0.02ppm, oven controlled at 64.5ºC/148.1ºF

Clock Aging
< 1ppm per year

Clock Calibration

Atomic Clock
10 MHz

Sample Rates
32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz

Operating Temperature

3.3 kg/7.28 lb approx.

Dimensions (Approx)
Width: 483mm / 19’’
Height: 44mm / 1.75’’
Depth: 230mm / 9.1’’

Power Supply
AC Universal input
~95-245 V, 20 Watts Max

Power Consumption
20 Watts Max

Product Videos

MP8d 8-channel Mic Preamp and A/D | Antelope Audio 03:21

MP8d is a flexible 8-channel Class-A Mic Preamp from Antelope Audio. Its expanded connectivity make it a top companion for your favorite Antelope Audio interfaces. MP8d is not your regular microphone preamplifier, but a meeting point of several signature Antelope Audio technologies as well. MP8d features 8 mic/line preamps, 2 of which switchable to hi-Z, an extra headphone amp and a pair of inserts for your favorite outboard effects. MP8d's enormous connectivity potential is backed up by our Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) jitter management technology and world-renowned A/D conversion. Two Word Clock outputs will allow you to clock more devices, including the audio interface you've paired your MP8d with. The 8-channel Mic Preamp is the perfect match for units such as the Orion Studio or the Zen Studio, boosting the total input count to 20 channels, when connected via D-SUB 25 or ADAT. Its Digital (MADI, ADAT, AES, S/PDIF) or Analog Outs make the device easy to team up with other interfaces like UA Apollo 8 or 16, Apogee Ensemble or Symphony, or any of Avid interface. MP8d can be easily controlled from its OS X & Windows compatible Software Control Panel. Here you have the classic Antelope Audio routing matrix, offering numerous routing capabilities. The control panel also features a mixer, 8 effects slots (each with EQ and Compresso), Meters Tab, 5 Presets to store your favorite setups and two oscillators that can be used for testing and calibrating gear. Most MP8d features are also accessible through its intuitive Front Panel. Find everything about MP8d here: Never miss a post from Antelope Audio:

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1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

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