Overview

EVERY STUDIO NEEDS MP8d

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.

…it’s a great sounding preamp and it’s so flexible with this app to control all the settings.”

Mitch Gallagher is one of the leading music/pro audio/audio recording authorities in the world. He teaches audio recording and music business at Purdue University/Indiana University, and has appeared at festivals, conventions and conferences around the world.

mp8d features

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8 CLASS-A MIC PRES

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

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64-BIT ACOUSTICALLY FOCUSED CLOCKING

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

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DIGITAL CONNECTIVITY

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

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POWERFUL DSP

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

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8 CHANNELS

DB25 connector for 8-channel direct microphone output

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SUPREME CLOCKING

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

MP 8d’s features

DESCRIPTION

ANALOG VERSATILITY

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.

…even at maximum gain the preamp has a very low noise and sounds absolutely constant over the entire control range.”

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DIGITAL EFFICIENCY

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.

let’s recap

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.

Video tutorials

Connectivity

Specifications

    • 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 TOSLINK
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

    • USB I/O

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

<+/-0.001ppm

    • Atomic Clock

10 MHz

    • Sample Rates

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

    • Operating Temperature

0-50°C/32-122°F

    • Weight

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

System requirements

Windows

OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10
Disk Space: Minimum 512 MB available disk space
USB: 1x USB 2.0 Port
Required USB bandwidth (for firmware update): 80%-90%
CPU: Intel or AMD equivalent CPU with at least 2GHz operating frequency
Memory (RAM): 4GB Minimum (8GB or more Recommended)

MAC

OS X: 10.9/10.10/10.11/10.12 (Sierra Recommended)
Disk Space: Minimum 512 MB available disk space
USB: 1x USB 2.0/3.0 Port
Required USB bandwidth: 80%-90%
Memory(RAM): 4GB Minimum (8GB or more recommended)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo (Minimum) Intel Core i3 ™ or higher (Recommended)

Additional Info: Internet connection required for product activation.

FEATURED REVIEWS

Downloads

MANUALS

User manual

MP8d Owner’s Manual

SOFTWARE

Windows
MP8d Control Panel for Windows (Nov 24, 2016)

MAC
MP8d Control Panel for Mac OS X 10.9 Mountain Lion (Nov 24, 2016)

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