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RME OctaMic XTC 8 Channel Mic Pre-Amp

RME has developed an 8 channel pre-amp, that’s innovation and flexibility makes it’s feature set truly unique. Read on below to find out just what's packed into this classy 1 U rack-mountable device. RME proudly presents a new generation of top-class microphone, line and instrument preamp, hi-end A/D converter, digital patchbay and format converter, monitoring device, and last but not least the flexible frontend for Apple's iPad® - the OctaMic XTC! With the OctaMic XTC eight microphone and line inputs, four switchable to Hi-Z mode, meet an unrivaled variety of digital connection protocols - from common ADAT and AES/EBU to sophisticated 64-channel MADI optical. 


          With the help of the full color TFT display, the quickly accessible setup options reveal another truely unique feature: all analog and digital inputs, including up to 64 MADI channels and 8 AES/EBU audio channels, can be freely patched to any output - including the 24 channels of its Class Compliant USB 2.0 audio interface format.

          When attached by MIDI (DIN, MIDI over MADI, or USB) to an RME audio interface running TotalMix FX, the OctaMic XTC can be remote controlled directly within the input channel strips of TotalMix. An example is the combination of the renowned Fireface UFX with an XTC on top, connected via ADAT, adding 8 analog inputs and 4 analog outputs to RME’s flagship interface.

          Full remote control support allows the unit to be as close to the analog signal source as possible while important settings and configurations can be modified, as well as stored and recalled, not only on the unit itself, but also from a larger distance.

          With 24 channels I/O in Class Compliant mode the XTC is also the most flexible and advanced interface ever built to work with the iPad (needs Apple Camera Connection Kit).

          Other Features

          The OctaMic XTC is a full range hi-end preamp and AD/DA-converter in reference quality, fully remote controllable. In a standard 19" box with 1 unit height the device offers numerous extraordinary features like Intelligent Clock Control (ICC), SyncCheck, SteadyClock, QuickGain, AutoSet, MIDI over MADI, and remote control via USB, MADI and MIDI. It includes 8-channel 192 kHz / 24-bit AD conversion with eight high class microphone and line/ instrument pre-amplification inputs in excellent RME quality. Lowest distortion, excellent signal to noise ratio and perfect linear frequency response allow for unchanged transmission and amplification of the microphone signals.

          OctaMic XTC provides 8 balanced XLR mic/line inputs. 4 balanced line inputs via TRS and 4 unbalanced line/instrument inputs via TS were realized by using Neutrik XLRs/TRS combo jacks. Frontside keys give quick and direct access to the most often used functions, perfectly visualized on an easy to read TFT-display.

          The XTC's 8-channel AD- and 4 channel DA-conversion operates at up to 192 kHz. The digitized signal is available simultaneously at the double ADAT output (S/MUX), a D-sub 25 connector (4 AES/EBU outputs) and MADI optical. Using Mac OS X or an iPad™, up to 24 I/Os can also be used via USB.

          RME’s outstanding SteadyClock™ ensures perfect AD/DA-conversion, as jitter on the external sync sources is nearly completely removed. The digital inputs and outputs can be used simultaneously to the AD/DA conversion. Sophisticated routing options turn the OctaMic XTC into an AD/DA-converter with multiple digital outputs of different formats, as well as a digital format converter between ADAT, AES and MADI, and also a signal inserter/extractor for serialized MADI setups.

          Equipped with the latest professional AD-converters, the OctaMic XTC excels with super low noise, super low THD, and super low latency conversion (< 0.28 ms).



          8 x Mic/Line Preamps, digitally controlled
          (4 x PAD, 4 x Hi-Z switchable)

          2 x Stereo Analog Outputs

          4 x AES/EBU I/O

          1 x ADAT I/O (2 x out S/MUX)

          1 x MADI I/O optical

          1 x MIDI I/O over DIN

          2 x MIDI I/O over USB

          1 x MIDI I/O over MADI


          SNR AD: 113 dB RMS unweighted, 117 dBA
          THD: < 0.0003 %, < -110 dB
          Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 8 Hz - 94 kHz
          SNR DA: 115 dB RMS unweighted, 118 dBA
          Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 8 Hz - 75 kHz
          Supported sample rates: 28 kHz - 200 kHz
          Sync Sources: AES/EBU, Word Clock, MADI, ADAT, internal
          SteadyClock™ ensures best sound quality even when synched to jittery external clocks.

          Tech Specs

          8 balanced XLR microphone/line inputs, 4 TRS line, 4 TRS instrument inputs

          85 dB gain range: Analog input level from -53 dBu up to +32 dBu

          Hi-end circuit design with relais and lowest noise mic preamp

          Nearly noise-free gain changing

          AutoSet: automatic gain reduction with multiple linking

          Latest generation super low latency AD-converters

          2 unbalanced hi-power stereo outputs line/phones

          Unit's current state can be stored on 6 memory slots

          Completely remote controllable

          Word clock input and output

          MIDI I/O via DIN, USB (2x) and MADI

          4 x AES/EBU out via D-Sub, 8 channels @ 192 kHz

          2 x ADAT out, 8 channels @ 96 kHz

          MADI I/O (64 channels @ 48 kHz)

          Phantom power: +48 Volt switchable per channel

          Internal wide range switching power supply 100-240 Volt AC


          ** Please note, system requirements may change. For the most recent system requirements please visit the manufacturer's official product listing **

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