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    M-Audio Octane Digital Microphone Preamp (8-Channel)

    8-channel preamp with ADAT Lightpipe output.
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    M-Audio Octane Preamplifier

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    M-Audio Octane 8-Channel Digital Preamp Product Description

    An 8-channel Preamp and A/D Converter with ADAT Lightpipe
    The perfect match for the FireWire 18/14 is the new Octane 8-channel preamp with ADAT Lightpipe output. At this aggressive price, Octane is perfect for enhancing the front end of any multitrack digital recording system.

    Octane is ideal for miking drum kits or bands - and 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.

    Features

    Award-winning M-Audio preamp technology

    8 channels, each including:
    - Microphone input (XLR)
    - Line input (1/4 in. TRS)*
    - Preamp out (1/4 in. 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 in. 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

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    M-Audio Octane Technical Description

    Specifications

    Microphone 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: 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): +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 Impedence: 75 ohms

    Power: 18 VAC (16.5 VAC minimum) @ 3.5A inline power adapter

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