Midas XL 48

Microphone Preamp

  • Phantom power
  • Switchable pad and polarity per channel
  • Adjustable low and high pass
  • 8x Analog inputs (XLR)
  • 8x Parallel outputs (Sub D)
  • 8x Analog outputs (Sub D)
  • 4x AES
  • 2x Digital outputs
  • World Clock input and output
  • Format: 19" / 1U
  • Incl. connector cable for digital out (AES) D-Sub cable with 8x XLR

Further Information

Channels 8
Number of microphone inputs 8
Instrument input No
Tubes No
Compressor/Limiter No
Equalizer Yes
De-Esser No
Phantom power Yes
Phase Reverse Yes
External effect loops No
Analogue Outputs Sub-D 25-pol
Digitale Outputs AES, ADAT
Headphone connection No
Level Meter Yes
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The best head amp.
KZ.Kazuma, 20.01.2021
8-channel mic preamp
I use it for drums.
The resolution is high and the sound is powerful.
It is also good to have 48V, phase inversion, and Pad-20db individually for all channels.
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Gran relación calidad/precio
Aucler, 19.12.2012
En líneas generales una excelente calidad a un precio razonable; cumple con nota en cuanto a calidad de previos - aunque estos dan un "salto" en el tramo final de recorrido del potenciómetro, entre 55 y 60 dB- y conversores para funciones de directo. Su variedad de salidas simultáneas resulta muy útil para emplearlo en grabación durante el mismo, o para splittearlo a diferentes dispositivos. Variedad de opciones en cuanto a resolución con salida a 96khz via ADAT (Dual Toslink) y un reloj interno ultra-estable utilizable como maestro a través de su salida RG-59.
Mejorable para mi gusto en algunos aspectos como pudiera ser la inclusión de inserts por canal (posibilidad de insertar dinámica p.ej.), un ventilador más silencioso o un interruptor de encendido/apagado. Es de agradecer la inclusión de una manguera Sub-D/ XLR que puede emplearse tanto para las salidas analógicas como para las AES3.
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Ein PreAmp der Funktionier
Nik_P, 23.12.2020
Ich habe den PreAmp als Erweiterung meiner 4 Kanäle an meinem Fireface 802 gekauft.

Vom Handling her ein sehr intuitiver PreAmp, gibt nicht viele Knöpfe die für Verwirrung sorgen. Der PreAmp an sich hört sich in meinen Ohren Musikalischer an und nicht so klinisch rein wie die vom Fireface 802, mit Musikalischer mein ich das sie mehr wärme Aufweisen und vor allem die höhen sanfter wiedergeben. Dazu kommt das er einem mehr Verzeiht als so manch anderer PreAmp was Punkto Gain und Verzerrung angeht.

Ein plus geht ganz klar an die Output Sektion. Viele Ausgänge da man alles gleichzeitig nutzen kann.

Die Verarbeitung ist top. Die Potis lassen sich angenehm schwer drehen und wackeln nicht rum. Die Knöpfe rasten sauber ein und zeigen dank LED den Status an.
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Un préamp.. Music group.
Zigaboo, 10.01.2019
Heureux possesseur d'une Venice 240, l'époque des "vraies" Midas, je cherchais des préamps à sa hauteur. Je me suis tourné vers celui-ci, un peu à reculons avec le rachat de Midas par Behringer.

Et je n'ai pas été impressionné, loin de prendre une claque comme avec ma console, ou la 1ere fois que j'ai touché une XL200 pour un concert. Mais il est quand même présenté comme un rack de 8 préamps de XL4. A 100 euros le préamp, vous y croyez, vous? Surtout quand Behringer sort des préamps à 150 euros les 8, qui sont paraît-il aussi des Midas..

C'est un bon préamp sans plus, relativement neutre, quoiqu'un peu bas-mid je trouve. Peut-être une alternative à ses concurrents dans la meme gamme de prix, Audient et Rme.

Les préamps de ma Venice sont beaucoup plus "généreux", on tourne un peu le gain et on a du son, de la dynamique.. Comme tout ce qui existait chez cette marque. Sur le Xl48, pour avoir un résultat semblable, il faut "rentrer dedans", le gain est bien moindre.

La construction est un peu cheap, les switches et potards ne sont plus de la même qualité, on voit même l'intérieur de la machine, par l'interstice se trouvant autour des potards de gain. Les bargraphs ne sont pas non plus très clairs, chaque carré qui s'allume éclaire aussi le suivant. Ce qui est peu précis, et peut être vite pénible suivant les conditions.

J'en suis satisfait pour mon utilisation, je n'ai pas les exigences d'un studio professionnel, mais j'ai juste le sentiment d'avoir des préamps à 100 euros.
Après Lexicon, Klark Teknik (ex: DN370) au tour de Midas de descendre en qualité..
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