Antelope Audio MP8d

SKU: Antelope Audio MP8d
$ 1,995.00

Antelope Audio MP8d

8-channel Mic Preamp and A/D

MP8d is an eight-channel class-A microphone preamplifier, which boasts Antelope Audio’s integrated world-class A/D conversion. Antelope’s converters are widely regarded for their naturally warm, yet sonically accurate sound signature.

This classically rich, yet modernly precise sound is accomplished thanks to Antelope’s Acoustically Focused Clocking jitter management algorithm and Oven-Controlled crystal oscillator, along with advanced analog and digital circuit board design, powered by a proprietary power supply.

Generous analog connectivity in a device taking up just 1U space
The MP8d mic pres are combo XLR/TRS connectors, which accept both mic and line level signals. Hi-Z inputs are associated with channels 1 and 2, and are accessible via dedicated TRS connectors on the front panel. Inserts for connecting your favorite effects outboard gear are available on the rear panel.

A high-end headphone amp is accessible from the front panel to provide the convenience of integrated monitoring. The analog connectivity is accomplished with a D-Sub 25 connector directly outputting the mic signals at line level, making MP8d a perfect companion device for Antelope’s Orion32 and Zen Studio audio interfaces.

MP8d features all digital I/O options you’ll ever need
A plethora of digital connectors offer a wide variety of options, providing extreme flexibility and enhanced productivity.

MP8d provides S/PDIF, AES/EBU, TOSLINK, ADAT and MADI connections expand the product compatibility and allow for both easy connection to other outboard gear or DAW, as well as cascading two or more MP8d units, expanding the channel count.

MP8d is a mic pream and A/D converter
All I/O’s you’d ever need: MADI, ADAT, AES/EBU, S/PDIF, TOSLINK; 8 8 Hi-Z, Line and Mic compatible preamps; DB25 connector for 8-channel direct microphone output; 2 Word Clock outs, 1 Word Clock in and 1 Atomic Clock in.

Plus Antelope’s world-renowned jitter management algorithm in this beautiful 1U rack unit.


  • Analog Inputs:
    • 8 x Mic / Line on XLR combos on the rear panel
    • 2 x Hi-Z (instrument) inputs on TRS on the front panel (Mic inputs 1,2)
  • Analog Inserts: 2 x Inserts on TRS (inputs 1,2)
  • Analog Outputs:
    • 8 x Lines on DB25 (8 channels)
    • 1 x Stereo Headphone outs on TRS (2 channels)
  • Digital Inputs: 1 x MADI (up to 64CH)
  • Digital Outputs
    • 1 x MADI (up to 64CH)
    • 2 x ADAT (up to 16CH)
    • 1 x S/PDIF
    • 1 x TOSLINK
    • 1 x AES/EBU on DB9 (breaks down to 4 x XLR connectors, cable not included)
  • Clocking System: 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking, 64-bit DDS, Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator.
  • USB I/O: 2.0 Hi-Speed, Type B, only for control
  • Atomic Clock: 1 x 10M Input @ 75 Ohms 1Vpp on BNC
  • Word Clock
    • 1 x Input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32-192 kHz
    • 2 x Output @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32-192 kHz
  • A/D Converter: Dynamic Range: 120 dB, THD+N: -110 dB
  • Clocking Stability: <+/-0.02ppm, oven controlled at 64.5ºC/148.1ºF
  • Clock Aging: < 1ppm per year
  • Clock Calibration: <+/-0.001ppm
  • Atomic Clock: 10 MHz
  • Sample Rates: 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
  • Operating Temperature: 0-50°C/32-122°F
  • Power Supply: AC Universal input, ~95-245 V, 20 Watts Max
  • Power Consumption: 20 Watts Max
  • Dimensions: 19’’ x 1.75’’ x  9.1’’
  • Weight: 7.28 lb (3.3 kg)

System Requirements
  • MAC
    • OS X: 10.9/10.10/10.11 (El Capitan 10.11.5 Recommended)
    • Disk Space: Minimum 512 MB available disk space
    • USB: 1x USB 2.0/3.0 Port
    • Required USB bandwidth (for firmware update): 80%-90%
    • Memory(RAM): 4GB Minimum (8GB or more recommended)
    • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo (Minimum) Intel Core i3 ™ or higher (Recommended)
  • Windows
    • OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10
    • Disk Space: Minimum 512 MB available disk space
    • USB: 1x USB 2.0 Port
    • Required USB bandwidth (for firmware update): 80%-90%
    • CPU: Intel or AMD equivalent CPU with at least 2GHz operating frequency
    • Memory (RAM): 4GB Minimum (8GB or more Recommended)


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