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Solid-State Pre-amp from RME Audio belonging to the OctaMic series.

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  • ericthegreatericthegreat

    Alot of inputs

    RME Audio OctaMicPublished on 11/27/11 at 23:58
    The Audio Octo Mic by RME is an analog solid state pre amp that is a both a pre amp and a DI box in one. It has 2 1/4 inch DI inputs and XLR connections as well. It is a rackable unit.


    UTILIZATION

    The configuration of the Octo Mic is pretty easy to follow and understand, and there are a lot of nice options and parameters to help you get your level in the best possible way. There are two large knobs for gain and level, as well as buttons that are either on or off for 48V phantom power, either Lo-Z or Hi-Z, either mic or DI, a low cut, and a phase button. There are also two LED lights that show power and the level coming. The manual for Octo Mic is pretty complete, but the pre amp …
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    The Audio Octo Mic by RME is an analog solid state pre amp that is a both a pre amp and a DI box in one. It has 2 1/4 inch DI inputs and XLR connections as well. It is a rackable unit.


    UTILIZATION

    The configuration of the Octo Mic is pretty easy to follow and understand, and there are a lot of nice options and parameters to help you get your level in the best possible way. There are two large knobs for gain and level, as well as buttons that are either on or off for 48V phantom power, either Lo-Z or Hi-Z, either mic or DI, a low cut, and a phase button. There are also two LED lights that show power and the level coming. The manual for Octo Mic is pretty complete, but the pre amp is easy enough to use that you don't need the manual to learn how to use this.


    SOUND QUALITY

    The sound quality of Octo Mic is pretty great. The pre amp is full sounding and will faithfully reproduce whatever mic or direct input that you throw this through. It has a rich and warm tone quality to it that makes it great for applications of all types. I have used the Octo Mic on everything from vocals to guitars, always with results that I'm happy with. The overall sound of the Octo Mic is full and is a great choice for applications of all types.


    OVERALL OPINION

    I've been using the Octo Mic for about a year and I've found it to be both a great direct input box and mic pre. I have come to know Universal Audio as a company that makes top end gear that really sounds great and is easy to use. The price of the Octo Mic is pretty reasonable, and isn't overpriced at all in my opinion. If you are looking for a reliably great sound mic pre and DI box in on, this is seriously worth a look.
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  • GeryGery

    RME Audio OctaMicPublished on 03/12/05 at 03:18
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    With 8 transistor outputs pramp indpendantes on sub D25 and jack sym
    Cutting down / Phanom / Invert per phase.
    3 output levels -10 dBV / +4 dBu / Hi Gain (sup +4 dBu)
    collection outdoor power supply

    UTILIZATION

    RAZ

    SOUND QUALITY

    Her trs prcis and Retailer. Gnreux and everything ..
    No equivalent in this price range

    OVERALL OPINION

    2 months of use. trs good product
  • Beat HohmannBeat Hohmann

    RME Audio OctaMicPublished on 07/02/05 at 02:03
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    8-channel transistors Prampli:
    - Output jack 6.3 mm simultanment sym. and D-sub (by standard Tascam and others)
    - Optional: A / D converters into a OctaMic D (we lose the analog D-sub25)
    - LED "clip" show (on request) overloading (overload) goes into flashing
    - Output level -10 dB (HiFi), + 4dB (business) or high gain
    - No compressors or limiters
    - 10 dB minimum gain, no attnuateurs; by consquent limit level of 2 volts approx. which is at least sufficient to micro prof. utiliss proximity of noise sources levbr /> - 8-28 V DC power Tolra (eg 12 V while in a car); collection outdoor power included
    - Rack - the "ears" can be removed to make a device "stand-alone"

    UTILIZATION…
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    8-channel transistors Prampli:
    - Output jack 6.3 mm simultanment sym. and D-sub (by standard Tascam and others)
    - Optional: A / D converters into a OctaMic D (we lose the analog D-sub25)
    - LED "clip" show (on request) overloading (overload) goes into flashing
    - Output level -10 dB (HiFi), + 4dB (business) or high gain
    - No compressors or limiters
    - 10 dB minimum gain, no attnuateurs; by consquent limit level of 2 volts approx. which is at least sufficient to micro prof. utiliss proximity of noise sources levbr /> - 8-28 V DC power Tolra (eg 12 V while in a car); collection outdoor power included
    - Rack - the "ears" can be removed to make a device "stand-alone"

    UTILIZATION

    Trs configuration transparent
    Small limitation: settle a gain between 10 and 60 dB with a single potentiomtre remains difficult: an end rglage between 50 dB + 60 dB and is as difficult as a Mackie 1402, the last ten dB gain are very s delicate (all channels), because the potentiomtre no longer linear.
    Once rglage fact, no problem.

    SOUND QUALITY

    I can confirm that the background noise is low trs (background report from the EIN of -129 dB).
    The background noise is at least infrieur the background noise of the best professional microphones like Neumann TLM 103, Rode 930 or NT1A MTG (which n'tait not the case with tests that I had produced Presonus ).
    Its neutral, no coloration.
    The position of "high gain" is not a luxury but absolutely ncessaire: not just for cards RME also p. ex. when one branch of the OctaMic recorder TASCAM DA78: position "+4 dB" the OctaMic is overdriven by TASCAM, only in "high gain" it is possible to modulate the entries of symmtriques DA78 fully. Has probably also applies to other entries symmtriques professional.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I bought the OctaMic (with a Fireface 800) 3 months ago APRS a thorough evaluation and field trials with Presonus and Focusrite (see the opinion).
    I'm quite happy with the OctaMic Despite the two limitations mentioned:
    - Limit level of 2 volts (not enough for line signals prof.)
    - Irrgularit gain between 50 and 60 dB
    The fact that records and displays the overmodulation passes avoids constantly monitor the display.
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