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[Musikmesse] Midas XL-48

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Midas has launched the XL48 ‘digi-log’ mic preamp at Prolight + Sound / Musikmesse 2012, Hall 8, Stand L80.

The XL48 features eight MIDAS XL4 mic pres into a 1U box. The Midas XL48 comes with swept high and low pass filters, eight Midas XL8 96 kHz 24-bit A-D converters and a low-jitter 1ppm clock. Additional features include 8-segment LED input meters, individual phantom power, polarity invert, and -20dB pad. All inputs are Neutrik XLR and 25-way D-sub connectivity.


The XL48 also features both analogue and digital outputs in ADAT and AES/EBU format. All five outputs can be used simultaneously, allowing the XL48 to perform as a multi-function analogue/digital mic splitter as well as adding the Midas touch to eight channels of a mix. Multiple clocking options are available, including external wordclock, internal 96k, 88.2k, 48k and 44.1k.


Applications include mobile recording, analogue and/or digital splits between consoles, and upgrading other brand digital consoles with MIDAS mic pres and a reference-grade clock.



  • Eight mic/line inputs featuring classic Midas XL4 mic pre amps
  • Classic analogue Midas XL4 swept low and high pass filters
  • Individual 48V phantom power switching per channel
  • Individual -20dB pad switching per channel
  • Individual polarity switching per channel
  • 8-segment LED meter per channel
  • Midas XL8 ultra low latency 96kHz 24Bit A-D converters
  • Supports operation at 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz sampling frequencies
  • Reference-grade 1 part-per-million (1 ppm) temperature-compensated clock oscillator with external Word clock syncing options
  • Parallel balanced XLR and 25W D-Sub input connections
  • Driven and buffered balanced 25W D-Sub output connections
  • Dual AES3 25W D-Sub output connector
  • Dual TOSLINK optical output connectors
  • Designed and engineered by MIDAS in the UK


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