RME 12Mic-D

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Network-Ready Microphone Preamp
with Dante®, ADAT & MADI

Expected to begin shipping Q4 2022.

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  •  High-End microphone preamp with audio networking
  •  Redundant Power, MADI & AVB Connections
  •  120 dB(A) SNR on all channels

Connectivity

  •  12 x Microphone Preamps:
  •   4 x XLR/TRS Combo inputs 
    (switchable P48 on XLR / Hi-Z on TRS)
  •   8 x Microphone Inputs (switchable P48)
  •  3 x ADAT Outputs
  •  1 x MADI Coaxial I/O
  •  1 x MADI Optical I/O (via optional SFP)
  •  2 x RJ45 Dante Networking I/O (64 x 64 channels)
  • 1 x Headphone Output
  • 1 x USB 2.0 (for remote control and firmware updates)
  • 1 x WordClock I/O (BNC)
  • 2 x Power Supplies

Optional:

Description

Dante Connectivity meets RME Reliability

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 all kind of professional application fields.

RME 12Mic-D front panel (click to enlarge)


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-D 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.

RME 12Mic-D - Dante-redundancy

Multiple layers of redundancy make the 12Mic a perfect companion
for any professional live sound application.

Never miss a Show - Multiple layers of redundancy make the 12Mic-D a perfect companion for any kind of live sound application.

  • 2x Power Supply
  • 2x MADI Ports
  • 2x RJ45 Ports for Dante Networks

 

Connectivity & Features

RME 12Mic-D Dante Preamp - Connections

MADI & ADAT for maximum flexibility

Both coaxial and optical (via an SFP module) MADI I/O is available for independent or redundant operation, and can be used for daisy chaining, merging and converting MADI signals at incredibly low latency.

Three optical ADAT outputs provide up to 24 channels of audio at single speed (for example, a combination of microphone inputs, MADI signals and Dante signals), or 12 output channels at 96 kHz sampling rate, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of audio interfaces. Additionally, the ADAT ports can also be used to send monitor mixes from Dante or MADI inputs to existing DACs/headphone amps.

Single-mode or multi-mode MADI integration - The MADI SFP can be equipped with a single mode transceiver, allowing the device to be easily integrated into any broadcast infrastructure.

RME 12Mic-D - Dante Back Panel

RME 12Mic-D rear panel (click to enlarge)


 

RME-Plug-n-Play-Graphic

Plug’n’play - rapid user interaction

Control all device settings directly from the front panel with an encoder and buttons 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 built-in 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!

The intuitive operating concept with display allows users to check and configure all 12 analog channels directly on the unit, individually and in groups.

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.

 

RME MADI SFP Module - Multimode

Optional: RME MADI SFP Module

The RME 12Mic's MADI I/O can be expanded via the optional SFP module, increasing the MADI channel count to a maximum of 256 channels and offering MADI redundant operation.

 

SteadyClock FS - Reference class Digital Clocking

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

Excellent performance in all clock modes and High Quality Analogue Conversion to hear your mix as it is. Digital format conversion in RME products is performed without any loss or degredation, 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.

Need more information? Call us on 01727 821 870 to speak to one of our team!

Specification

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

 

Dante:

• 2 x RJ45 for Dante network connectivity (up to 64 channels)

 

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
  • Intelligent Clock Control switches clock source seamlessly

Outputs

ADAT:

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

 

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)

 

Dante:

• 2 x RJ45 for Dante network connectivity (up to 64 channels)

 

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
  • Intelligent Clock Control switches clock source seamlessly

 

Hardware Specifications:

  • EAN: 42 6012336 341 3
  • 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

 

General:

  • 2x RJ45 for Dante® network connectivity:
    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
  • MADI input redundancy (requires optional SFP module)
  • Internal routing of up to 208x218 channels
  • 19” enclosure 1 unit height
  • 1,54” full color display with control knob and four buttons for convenient, direct access to all features
  • internal PSU, optional 12V DC redundant power supply
  • USB 2.0 (for remote control and firmware updates)
  • DC-coupled outputs

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