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M-Audio Octane 8-Channel Mic Preamp with ADAT Lightpipe  

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    High-octane preamplification with all the versatility you need!

    The M-Audio Octane 8-Channel Mic Preamp with ADAT Lightpipe adds connectivity and studio-quality preamps to your recording rig. Excellent for input-hungry miking applications. 2 mic/instrument channels provide input for guitars, basses, keyboards, and other instruments. Enables sophisticated stereo miking. Analog preamp direct outputs on every channel. ADAT lightpipe output. Word clock lets you sync multiple units.

    Features
    • 2 channels with mic/instrument preamps (front-panel 1/4")
    • ADAT Lightpipe output (TOSlink)
    • 24-bit audio resolution
    • 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)
    8 channels, each with:
    • XLR mic input
    • 1/4" TRS line input
    • 1/4" preamp out
    • 3-segment LEDs
    • 20dB pad

    Get this top-shelf 8-input mic pre and save big. Order today!

     

    Octane 8-Channel Mic Preamp with ADAT Lightpipe Specifications:

    • Mic Inputs
    • 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
    • EIA 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
    • Input Impedance: 3M ohms
    • Variable Gain: 44dB
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz, +/- 0.03dB; mid gain
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 133dB, A-weighted; mid gain
    • Dynamic Range: 133dB, A-weighted; mid gain
    • THD+N: 0.0018% -95dB, 1 dB below clipping, 22Hz-22kHz; mid gain
    • System Throughput Gain: 6dB to 50dB (balanced out); 0dB to 44dB (unbalanced out)
    • Line Inputs
    • Line Input Impedance: 20kOhms (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): +26 dBu (balanced), +20 dBu (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 Impedance: 75 ohms
    • Power: 18 VAC (16.5 VAC minimum) @ 3.5A inline power adapter
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    M-AudioOctane 8-Channel Mic Preamp with ADAT Lightpipe
     
    4.2

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    1.0

    M-Audio Octane

    By Mark Dooley

    from Chicago area

    Comments about M-Audio Octane 8-Channel Mic Preamp with ADAT Lightpipe:

    Invaluable to my setup for recording bands with everyone playing to get that perfect performance.
    This device has been a great for many sessions since I got it 6 months ago. Lightpiped to my 003 and I now have 16 mic inputs. It is a lot easier to record an entire band. Just make sure you use the Octane as your clock source or you will suffer clicking and popping issues. this is done in the Hardware set up in protools. The way it is set up for phantom power is the only draw back in my estimation. You can not turn on phantom power separately for each channel it is only available in banks of 4 channels( 1-4 or 5-8 ). Beware for your Ribbon mics . Make sure Phantom is off when you plug in a ribbon it is easy to forget and I almost got myself a few times I Have yet to use the M&S Matrix because I like to use a ribbon mic for this but I can't send Phantom power to a ribbon. Other than that this thing rocks. If you can swing it get it. It sounds great on most anything I throw at it lots of headroom and very clean and clear.
    Made tough feels solid and well built.
    Eight channels for the price. that works out to pretty good deal.

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    5.0

    don't know what I would do without it

    By Keiser Soze

    from Miami, FL

    Comments about M-Audio Octane 8-Channel Mic Preamp with ADAT Lightpipe:

    I have owned this product for over a year, and in my opinion, it's the greatest investment I have made for my 002Rack. I have it connected to the 002R through light-pipe so that I can have 12 simultaniously preamped tracks, especially for drums. It works great, sounds solid, and is built like a tank. I love this thing.

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    5.0

    Works wonders with Digi002

    By Donovan Murphy

    from Sacramento, CA

    Comments about M-Audio Octane 8-Channel Mic Preamp with ADAT Lightpipe:

    I personally streched my budget with this one and I'm completely happy with it. I was in an emergency situation where I bought a less expensive version of this from another company and wasn't working when I got it (this was also a preowned peice with visible damage so it's more my fault). Without even trying this out at home before I took it recording, I just plugged it in after taking the other peice out of the rack. I'm very happy about the features on this unit but lacking a BNR Word Clock out on the Digi002 was a disappointment and a panicing situation. Ater messing with the clock switch on the front of this M-Audio unit and the clock in Pro Tools it synced up and worked perfectly!! I wish I could comment on sound quality but I haven't reviewed tracks yet I just know that they're all recorded.

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    5.0

    Holy balls!

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about M-Audio Octane 8-Channel Mic Preamp with ADAT Lightpipe:

    I've been using the 1814 for years. Finally got the dough to score this piece and now I have 16 balanced channels. This thing blows the Firepod out of the water!

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    5.0

    M-audio's Octane is amazing!

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about M-Audio Octane 8-Channel Mic Preamp with ADAT Lightpipe:

    I'm doing a session right now with this new M-Audio 8 channel mic preamp, connected to a stack of ADATs through the lightpipe output. I'm using a studio Projects B1 and B3 in an M-S stereo configuration for the overheads on channels 7 and 8, with a separate kick (AKG D-112 on channel 6)and separate snare (SM-57 on channel 5), as well as a Marshall JCM 900 2500 half stack (SM-57 on track 3), a Fender Precision (into the discrete instrument input on channel 2), and a DB-60 metronome click track going direct to the A/D converter on channel 1. The tracks are VERY clean-sounding, with virtually no coloration... it sounds like the instrument, not like the preamp. It's got tons of transparency and detail, with plenty of headroom for drums. The M-S stereo matrix sounds wide and deep, and is mono-compatible. All in all, an excellent-sounding 8 channel (!) preamp.

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    4.0

    Rock solid little box

    By Dave90210

    from DFW, Texas

    Comments about M-Audio Octane 8-Channel Mic Preamp with ADAT Lightpipe:

    I've owned mine for almost a year now. I use it every day in the studio. The pre amps are very clean. Not much colorization of sound, just quiet and clean. Nice. Excels as a front end for your DAW (especially for your drum kit). The instrument inputs are very usable. I run the bass straigt in. The M-S matrix on channels 7and8 is a huge bonus. Very nice feature for this price. The ADAT outs are nice and quiet. (my ONLY complaint on this piece is no 96K, but I'll make do with 48K) Inserts on every channel if you need them. I really on this piece quite a lot. It has become a real centerpiece for I/O in my studio. It's an aweful lot for the money. I'm not pimping it, I just legitimately appreciate this addition to my studio. Money well spent.

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