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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:$1,499.99
Our Price:$999.99

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This item is on backorder with an extended lead time from the manufacturer. We will contact you with expected availability.
  • Extended Lead Time; estimated delivery in September.

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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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