The Antelope Audio MP8d is an 8-channel Microphone Preamplifier with A/D conversion. The MP8d 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.
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.
8 CLASS-A MIC PRES
8 Hi-Z, Line and Mic compatible preamps with individual phantom power
MP8d features all digital I/O you need – MADI, ADAT, AES/EBU, S/PDIF, TOSLINK
DB25 connector for 8-channel direct microphone output
64-BIT ACOUSTICALLY FOCUSED CLOCKING
A/D enhanced by Antelope’s world-renowned jitter management algorithm
Massive parallel DSP for fast routing, low-latency mixing and real-time FX
Oven-Controlled Oscillator, 2 Word Clock outs, 1 Word Clock in and 1 Atomic Clock in
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)
2 x Inserts on TRS (inputs 1,2)
8 x Lines on DB25 (8 channels)
1 x Stereo Headphone outs on TRS (2 channels)
1 x MADI (up to 64CH)
1 x MADI (up to 64CH)
2 x ADAT (up to 16CH)
1 x S/PDIF
1 x TOSLINK
1 x AES/EBU on DB9 (breaks down to 4 x XLR connectors, cable not included)
4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator
2.0 Hi-Speed, Type B, only for control
1 x 10M Input @ 75 Ohms 1Vpp on BNC
1 x Input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32-192 kHz
2 x Output @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32-192 kHz
Dynamic Range: 120 dB
THD+N: -110 dB
<+/-0.02ppm, oven controlled at 64.5ºC/148.1ºF
< 1ppm per year
32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
3.3 kg/7.28 lb approx.
Width: 483mm / 19’’
Height: 44mm / 1.75’’
Depth: 230mm / 9.1’’
AC Universal input
~95-245 V, 20 Watts Max
20 Watts Max