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RME 12Mic-D Multichannel Preamp with MADI and Dante  From RME

12-channel digitally controlled microphone preamplifier with Dante, ADAT & MADI

RME

$3,999.00

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Manufacturer's Description from RME

The RME 12Mic-D features twelve microphone and line level inputs with digital, no-compromise, studio-quality conversion; remote controllable gains; integrated MADI and Dante connectivity; plus a multitude of additional functionality, designed for use in high-end studio recording, live audio, and location sound and music recording.

 

Designed for the Next Decade - RME’s preamps for Audio Networks

The RME 12Mic-D features twelve microphone and line level inputs with digital, no-compromise, studio-quality conversion; remote controllable gains; integrated MADI and Dante connectivity; plus a multitude of additional functionality, designed to make it the perfect companion for any professional recording setup. The 12Mic-D is sonically identical to the already existing 12Mic (with 128 AVB channels) and complements the M-Series lineup of professional network audio solutions.

 

Twelve transparent mic preamps for exceptional conversion performance

The PAD-free microphone input stages have a 75 dB gain range and accept signals of up to +18 dBu. On the converter side, the 12Mic shines with an outstanding signal-to-noise ratio on all channels. All twelve front-facing XLR connections accept microphone and line level signals, whilst the first four connections also accept TRS connectors, with switchable high impedance (Hi-Z) for instruments. 

 

MADI & ADAT for maximum flexibility

In addition to Dante, the 12Mic-D has two separate MADI ports- with coaxial built into the device as standard, and optical MADI available via an optional SFP module - along with three ADAT outputs and a line level headphone output for monitoring all incoming digital and analog signals. With the help of a routing matrix, any of the 12Mic-D’s 204 input channels can be individually routed to any of the 218 output channels.

When connected to a Dante network, a combination of both analog and digital channels (such as connected MADI devices) can be transmitted to the network if required. In return, the 12Mic-D can receive up to 64 audio channels from the Dante network, which in turn can be forwarded to the headphones, ADAT, and two MADI connections as required.

 

Dante Audio Networking - 2 fully redundant network ports

With an ever changing landscape of network audio solutions, the challenge for RME’s development team was to design a highly performant device platform that will guarantee unparalleled flexibility and stability for years to come. To match these high requirements in accordance with RME’s core principles everything was built from the ground up. By integrating Audinate’s Dante IP Core on a custom built RME FPGA platform, RME is not only delivering a highly flexible solution but also gets one step closer to achieving a truly universal Audio Networking experience.

 

Plug & play - rapid user interaction

Control all device states directly from the front panel for convenient, direct access to all features. RME network audio devices can also be fully remote controlled via a web-interface on any network link (including wirelessly over Wi-Fi), allowing for the rapid creation of gain groups, phantom power switching, and routing of signals to headphones for monitoring. The integrated routing matrix allows for quick routing of any analog inputs straight to the headphone output, as well as all digital signals. As such, problem-solving of signals, clocking, connectivity or other issues is both simple and straight-forward!

 

SteadyClock FS - Reference class Digital Clocking

In digital audio, the clock frequency is an essential factor, as it creates the correlation between the audio bits and the time reference. Unfortunately, the clock frequency is not always as stable as desired. The 12Mic offers full SteadyClock FS performance for lowest jitter and highest jitter immunity.

Excellent performance in all clock modes and High Quality Analog Conversion to hear your mix as it is. Digital format conversion in RME products are done without any loss or degradation, and SteadyClock FS ensures your sonic image will never experience degredation. This helps to optimize recordings and mixes because the soundstage has more depth and clarity.

RME

About Manufacturer

RME is a young German team of developers with a robust vision of creating innovative, user friendly, and high-quality digital audio solutions for less money. Founded in 1996, RME quickly earned their stripes as a premiere industry provider, expanding rapidly into mainstream international markets. Each developer on the RME team is either a musician or sound engineer - besides being a specialist in hardware and software development. Additionally, to give their designs a persistent competitive edge in today's market, RME developers regularly network with other industry specialists to exchange knowledge and information - truly designing a line of products with superior quality, and affordable, mass-market appeal. RME has had a consistent string of successful product releases, earning awards and accolades from the press and the public alike. The enthusiastic response and worldwide support the RME product line has generated ranks them one of the top audio device companies in the industry.

Specifications

Inputs

XLR In 1-12:

  • Input: XLR, electronically balanced
  • Input impedance: 3.4 kOhm
  • Gain range: 75 dB, 1 dB steps
  • Resolution AD: 24 bit
  • Frequency response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.1 dB: 8 Hz – 20.8 kHz
  • Frequency response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 4 Hz – 29.2
  • Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 3 Hz – 43.7
  • THD @ 30 dB gain: < -110 dB, < 0.00032 %
  • THD+N @ 30 dB gain: < -104 dB, < 0.00063 %
  • Channel separation: > 110 dB
  • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): > 117 dB RMS unweighted, > 120 dB(A)
  • Equivalent Input Noise (EIN), 30 dB Gain: 123 dB RMS unweighted, 125.5 dB(A) @ 150 Ohm
  • Maximum input level, Gain 0 dB: +18 dBu
  • Maximum input level, Gain 75 dB: -57 dBu
 

TRS In 1-4:

As above, but:

  • Signal to Noise ratio (SNR): 115 dB RMS unweighted, 118 dBA
  • TRS jack, balanced
  • Gain range: 42 dB, 1 dB steps
  • Maximum input level, Gain 8 dB: +20 dBu
  • Maximum input level, Gain 50 dB: -22 dBu
  • Switchable high impedance (unbalanced TS): 1 MOhm
 

MADI:

  • Coaxial via BNC, 75 Ohm, according to AES10-1991
  • Optical via optional SFP module
  • 62.5/125 and 50/125 compatible
  • Accepts 56 channel and 64 channel mode, plus 96k Frame
  • Single Speed: up to 64 channels 24 bit 48 kHz
  • Double Speed: up to 32 channels 24 bit 96 kHz
  • Quad Speed: up to 16 channels 24 bit 192 kHz
 

Word Clock:

  • 75 ohm Word Clock BNC connectivity
  • Support 44.1kHz - 192kHz
  • Support full or single speed operation
  • SteadyClock FS extracts low jitter clock signal
  • Intelligent Clock Control switches clock source seamlessly
 

ADAT:

  • 3 x TOSLINK
  • Quad Speed (S/MUX4): 1 x 2 channels 24 bit 192 kHz
 

Outputs

Phones 1/2:

  • Resolution: 24 Bit
  • Noise (DR): 115 dB RMS unweighted, 118 dBA
  • Frequency response @ 44.1 kHz, -0.5 dB: 9 Hz – 22 kHz
  • Frequency response @ 96 kHz, -0.5 dB: 9 Hz – 45 kHz
  • Frequency response @ 192 kHz, -1 dB: 8 Hz - 75 kHz
  • THD+N: < -100 dB, < 0.001 %
  • Channel separation: > 110 dB
  • Output: 6.3 mm TRS stereo (unbalanced) or mono (balanced) jack
  • Maximum output level at 0 dBFS: +13 dBu (unbalanced), +19 dBu (balanced)
 

MADI:

  • Coaxial via BNC, 75 Ohm, according to AES10-1991
  • Optical via optional SFP module
  • 62.5/125 and 50/125 compatible
  • Accepts 56 channel and 64 channel mode, plus 96k Frame
  • Single Speed: up to 64 channels 24 bit 48 kHz
  • Double Speed: up to 32 channels 24 bit 96 kHz
  • Quad Speed: up to 16 channels 24 bit 192 kHz
 

Word Clock:

  • 75 ohm Word Clock BNC connectivity
  • Support 44.1kHz - 192kHz
  • Support full or single speed operation
  • SteadyClock FS extracts low jitter clock signal
  • Intelligent Clock Control switches clock source seamlessly
 

General

  • 2x RJ45 1 GigE AVB, 8 streams (each up to 16 ch.) per direction with redundancy
  • MADI input redundancy (requires optional SFP module)
  • Internal routing of up to 268x282 channels
  • 19” enclosure 1 unit height
  • 1,54” full color display with control knob and four buttons for convenient, direct access to all features
  • SteadyClock FS - ultra-low jitter digital clock technology
  • Remote control via HTTP, JSON, IEEE 1722.1 AVDECC, MIDI over MADI
  • internal PSU, optional 12V DC redundant power supply
  • USB 2.0 (for remote control and firmware updates)
  • DC-coupled outputs
 

Hardware Specifications

  • Dimensions: 440 x 44 x 243 mm (17.3 x 1.7 x 9.6 inches)
  • Weight: 2.8 kg (6.2 lbs)
  • Package: 560 x 315 x 115 mm (22.1 x 12.4 x 4.5 inches)
  • Conformity: CE, FCC, WEEE, RoHS
  • Power supply: internal 30 W 100-240 V AC, external 12 V 2.5 A DC (optional)
  • Power consumption: typ. 20 W, standby 0.5W