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MAudio OCTANE 8-channel Preamp and A/D Converter with ADAT Lightpipe

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m-audio octane MAudio OCTANE 8-channel Preamp and A/D Converter with ADAT Lightpipe MAudio OCTANE 8-channel Preamp and A/D Converter with ADAT Lightpipe
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The 8-channel Octane preamp is specifically designed to enhance the front end of any multitrack digital recording system. Its award-winning M-Audio preamp technology delivers pristine digital signals to any Lightpipe-compatible devices such as hard disk recorders and digital mixers. Octane is ideal for miking drum kits or bandsand the two mic/instrument channels are great for guitar, bass and other instruments. M-S matrix encoding lets you employ stereo miking techniques previously available only in pro studios. Octane even has analog preamp (direct) outs for each channel, making it the perfect upgrade for any digital audio interface or mixer. Word clock also means that you can sync multiple Octanes for as many channels as you need as your studio grows.

• Award-winning M-Audio preamp technology
• 8 channels, each including:
• microphone input (XLR)
• line input (1/4" TRS)*
• preamp out (1/4" TRS)*
• 3-segment LEDs
• 20dB pad
• phantom power with indicator (groups 1-4, 5-8)
• 2 channels are mic/instr preamps (front-panel 1/4" TS)
• ADAT Lightpipe output (TOSlink)
• 24-bit audio resolution throughout
• 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)

* balanced/unbalanced operation

Microphone inputs (analog)
• 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
• EIN 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 (analog)
• Input impedance: 3M ohms
• Variable gain: 44dB
• Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz, +/- 0.03dB; min gain
• Signal-to-noise ratio: 133dB, A-weighted; min gain
• Dynamic range: 133dB, A-weighted; min gain
• THD+N: 0.0018% -95dB, 1 dB below clipping, 22Hz-22kHz; min gain
• System throughput gain: 6dB to 50dB (balanced out); 0dB to 44dB (unbalanced out)

Line inputs (analog to digital)
• Line input impedance: 20K Ohms (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): +26dBu (balanced), +20dBu (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 impedence: 75 ohms
• Power: 18 VAC (16.5 VAC minimum) @ 3.5A inline power adapter
• Size: 17" x 5" x 3.5" 7.1 lbs

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