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RME OCTAMIC-XTC 8-Channel Remote Controllable Microphone Preamp

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RME OCTAMIC-XTC 8-Channel Remote Controllable Microphone Preamp

The OctaMicXTC from RME is a professional 8-channel digital microphone preamp and USB 2.0 interface that features recording up to 192 kHz, offers AES/EBU and ADAT digital I/O, and supports the powerful MADI multi-channel audio protocol. The OctaMic XTC is equipped with one MADI optical port that provides up to 64 channels of MADI I/O at 48 kHz. It also boasts eight balanced XLR/TRS mic/line inputs. Four of these inputs feature a pad for recording loud sound sources, and the other four can be switched to accept direct Hi-Z input from electric guitars and basses. Each of the eight inputs are fitted with a high-quality digitally controlled preamp. Furthermore, the unit features a D-sub 25 connector that provides four AES/EBU inputs and four AES/EBU outputs. It also has one optical ADAT input and two ADAT outputs, each of which are capable of carrying eight channels of digital audio a piece. The OctaMic XTC also provides ample MIDI connectivity, equipped with two 5-pin DIN standard MIDI I/O connectors, plus it allows for two sets of MIDI I/O to be transmitted over USB and an additional set over the optical MADI port.


  • All analog and digital inputs, including up to 64 MADI channels and 8 AES/EBU audio channels, can be freely patched to any output. Up to 24 channels can be carried over the USB 2.0 port
  • Two unbalanced hi-power stereo headphone outputs that can also operate as line outputs with use of TRS to RCA phono cable, or TRS plug to TS cable
  • Switchable +48V phantom power per channel
  • Full color TFT display
  • BNC word clock I/O


  • Form Factor: Rackmount
  • Max Sample Rate/Resolution: 192 kHz / 24-Bit
  • Number of Mic Preamps: 8
  • Connectivity:
    • Analog Audio I/O:
      • 2 x 1/4" TRS Line/Headphone Output
      • 4 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced Mic/Line Input
      • 4 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input
    • Phantom Power: 48 V, Selectable On/Off
    • Digital Audio I/O:
      • 1 x DB-25 AES3 In/Out
      • 1 x TOSLINK Optical ADAT Input
      • 2 x TOSLINK Optical ADAT Output
      • 1 x Duplex SC-Plug Optical MADI In/Out (MIDI-over-MADI Support)
    • Host Connection / USB: 1 x USB Type-B (USB 2.0)
    • Sync I/O:
      • 1 x BNC Word Clock Input
      • 1 x BNC Word Clock Output
    • MIDI I/O:
      • 1 x DIN 5-Pin Input
      • 1 x DIN 5-Pin Output
  • Performance:
    • Frequency Response:
      • A/D Converters: 8 Hz to 94 kHz +0/-1 dB (at 192 kHz)
      • D/A Converters: 8 Hz to 75 kHz +0/-1 dB (at 192 kHz)
    • SNR:
      • A/D Converters:
        • 113 dB RMS
        • 117 dBA
      • D/A Converters:
        • 115 dB RMS
        • 118 dBA
    • THD:
      • AD/DA Converters: < -110 dB / < 0.0003%
  • Digital Audio:
    • Sync Sources: ADAT, AES3, Internal, MADI, Word Clock
    • Clocking: Lock Range: 28 to 200 kHz
  • Compatibility:
    • OS Compatibility:
      • macOS
      • Windows
  • Power:
    • AC Input Power: 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
  • Physical:
    • Rackmount Size: 1 RU
  • Packaging Info:
    • Package Weight: 10.25 lb
    • Box Dimensions (LxWxH): 22.3 x 12.6 x 5"


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