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Midas XL48 8-Channel 96kHz 24-Bit Digi-Log Microphone Preamp
  • Midas XL48 8-Channel 96kHz 24-Bit Digi-Log Microphone Preamp
  • Midas XL48 8-Channel 96kHz 24-Bit Digi-Log Microphone Preamp
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Midas XL48 8-Channel 96kHz 24-Bit Digi-Log Microphone Preamp

Item #: MIDAS-XL48   •   MFG #: XL48


List Price:$1,034.99
Our Price:$899.99

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    Now everyone can benefit from having the world’s best-loved live sound mic preamps at the top of their signal path. The new MIDAS XL48 packs 8 MIDAS XL4 mic preamps into a 1U box, complete with swept high and low pass filters, 8 MIDAS XL8 A/D converters and a super-low jitter 1ppm clock. Additional features include 8-segment LED input meters, individual phantom power, polarity invert, and -20 dB pad. All inputs are on Neutrik XLR and duplicated on 25-way D-sub connectors as standard.

    XL48 features both analogue and digital outputs in ADAT and AES/EBU format. All five outputs can be used simultaneously, making the XL48 a multifunction analogue/digital mic splitter as well as adding the MIDAS touch to 8 channels of your mix. Multiple clocking options are available, including external word clock, internal 96 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 48 kHz, and 44.1 kHz.

    Applications include portable recording rigs, analogue and/or digital splits between consoles, or improving the input stage of an ordinary digital console with MIDAS mic preamps, convertors and a reference-grade clock.

    • Features

      • 8 mic/line inputs featuring classic MIDAS XL4 mic preamps
      • Unique all-analogue MIDAS XL4 swept low and high pass filters
      • Individual 48 V phantom power switching per channel
      • Individual -20 dB pad switching per channel
      • High accuracy 8 segment LED meter per channel
      • MIDAS XL8 ultra-low latency 96 kHz 24-bit A/D converters
      • Supports operation at 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz sampling frequencies
      • Ultra-low jitter reference-grade 1 part-per-million (1 ppm) temperature-compensated clock oscillator with external Word clock syncing options
      • Parallel fully-balanced XLR and 25 W D-Sub input connections
      • Driven and buffered fully-balanced 25 W D-Sub output connections
      • Dual AES3 25 W D-Sub output connector
      • Dual TOSLINK optical output connectors
      • 3-Year Warranty Program**
    • Specifications

      • Maximum Input Level
      • Mic\Line +11 dBu
      • Mic\Line + Pad +31 dBu

      • CMR at 1KHz (Typical)
      • Mic (gain + 40 dB) > 80 dB
      • Mic + Pad (gain + 40 dB) > 70 dB

      • Noise
      • Mic EIN at 60 dB gain -128 dBu
      • Mic EIN at 40 dB gain -125 dBu
      • Output noise at minimum gain -95 dBu
      • Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz +0 dB to -1 dB
      • Distortion at 1 kHz Input to output (0 dB) 0.03%
      • Crosstalk at 1 kHz Channel to Channel < -90 dB

      • Maximum Output Level
      • Line Outputs (into 600R) +21 dBu

      • Digital Output
      • Sampling Frequency 96, 88.2, 48 or 44.1 kHz
      • Bit Rate 24 Bit Only
      • Dynamic Range (20 Hz-20 kHz) >110 dB

      • Power Requirements
      • Voltage: 100 V a.c. to 240 V a.c. ±10%
      • Frequency: 50 Hz to 60 Hz
      • Consumption: <25 W

      • Dimensions
      • Dimensions: Width 483.0 mm (19.0”) x Depth 325 mm (12.8”)
      • Net Weight: 5.5 Kg
      • Shipping Weight: 6.5 Kg

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