In response to the many customer requests received over the years, the MIDAS XL48 DIG-LOG Microphone Preamplifier is a combination of the best of both analogue and digital worlds. XL48 features eight classic XL4 series microphone preamplifiers in a 1U 19" rackmount enclosure with the acclaimed low latency 24 bit 96 kHz ADC converters with overload protection from the MIDAS XL8 Live Performance System, and a precision reference clock oscillator with 1 part-per-million (ppm) stability.
Additional features include swept high and low pass filters, 8 segment LED input meters, and individual phantom power, polarity invert, and -20 dB pad switches per channel. XL48 features both analogue outputs and digital outputs in ADAT optical and AES3 formats and all outputs can be used simultaneously, allowing the XL48 to be used as a multifunction analogue and/or digital microphone splitter. Multiple internal sample rates are supported, with the option to sync to external word clock.
XL48 is ideal for use in portable recording rigs, analogue and digital splits between consoles, or indeed augmenting the performance of other mixing consoles with its MIDAS XL4 microphone preamplifiers, XL8 analogue-to-digital conversion and precision reference-grade 1 ppm internal clock oscillator.
Anyone knows when the XL48 will be released? This is exactly what I'm looking for. 8 (i hope not bad) preamps with good metering and adat in 1U.
How about getting a nice 8 channel preamp with digital output such as Audient ASP880 or Midas XL48?
I like a Midas xl48 a lot. $1k new or $750 used. Has adat and aes outs. Mabee pickup an avedis ma5 x2 for kick in and out. Edit: not sure how much a used Cransong spider is used these days but if I had 4K to spend I would totally get this or wait...
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