RME Octamic XTC

8-Channel preamplifier

  • For microphone, instrument and line signals
  • 192 kHz A/D conversion
  • 8x Digitally controlled high-end mic/line preamps
  • 1x MADI I/O (optical)
  • 4x AES / EBU I/O per D-sub
  • 8 Channels @ 192 kHz
  • 2x ADAT Out
  • 8 Channels @ 96 kHz
  • 1x ADAT In
  • 4 Channels @ 96 kHz
  • 2x Stereo analog outputs
  • 1x MIDI I/O
  • 1x Word clock I/O
  • 1x USB connection - Class compliant mode for sound card operation on the Apple iPad (requires optional camera connection kit) or Apple computer with OSX (no additional drivers required)
  • Housing: 19"/ 1U
  • Including opto-cable, manual, power cable

Further Information

Channels 8
Number of microphone inputs 8
Instrument input Yes
Tubes No
Compressor/Limiter No
Equalizer No
De-Esser No
Phantom power Yes
Phase Reverse Yes
External effect loops No
Analogue Outputs Jack
Digitale Outputs ADAT, AES, MADI
Headphone connection Yes
Level Meter Yes
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Admittedly, it's a lot of money - abe res is worth it!

Rainer & Carmen, 31.12.2013
I am in the classic area on the road, and have been using a fireface UFX since a good year, and am already very happy with this.

Now I have the Octamic XTC in a short time, and the first two shots behind me.

The most important thing for me is the sound, and the XTC is simply brilliant. Since the digitization, I had always the feeling that, despite rising sampling rates and bit depths, the sound simply always looks unnatural.
This is different with the Octamic XTC at all, it sounds pure and absolutely authentic. It's just a blessing to listen to. Even at low sampling rates, it sounds incomparable, which also increases with higher sampling rates.
Soundly, therefore, above all doubt.

It is important, however, that the device can be integrated very securely. I control the XTC as well as the UFX over firewire and TotalMix. UFX and XTC are connected audibly through Adat. The set I use over TotalMix, XTC and UFX are connected via Midi.

I must also mention the system stability. During the last concert recording, somebody switched me off several times in quick succession. Notbook ran on battery, but XTC and UFX, as well as the backup hard disk connected via the memory USB port were de-energized.
A real shock from which I could recover but soon, as the whole set about 1 minute later synonymous and without jumps was available.

The phantom power even with my current-like microphones long cable routes (> 100m) also well with.

So I am completely satisfied, and can recommend the Octamic XTC only to everyone.
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