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Midas XL48
8-Channel Mic Pre


The MIDAS XL48 packs 8 MIDAS XL4 mic preamps into a 1U box, complete with swept high and low pass filters, 8 MIDAS XL8 A/D converters and a super-low jitter 1ppm clock.
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The MIDAS XL48 packs 8 MIDAS XL4 mic preamps into a 1U box, complete with swept high and low pass filters, 8 MIDAS XL8 A/D converters and a super-low jitter 1ppm clock. Additional features include 8-segment LED input meters, individual phantom power, polarity invert, and -20 dB pad. All inputs are on Neutrik XLR and duplicated on 25-way D-sub connectors as standard.
XL48 features both analogue and digital outputs in ADAT and AES/EBU format. All five outputs can be used simultaneously, making the XL48 a multifunction analogue/digital mic splitter as well as adding the MIDAS touch to 8 channels of your mix. Multiple clocking options are available, including external word clock, internal 96 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 48 kHz, and 44.1 kHz.
Applications include portable recording rigs, analogue and/or digital splits between consoles, or improving the input stage of an ordinary digital console with MIDAS mic preamps, convertors and a reference-grade clock.


  • 8 mic/line inputs featuring classic MIDAS XL4 mic preamps
  • Unique all-analogue MIDAS XL4 swept low and high pass filters
  • Individual 48 V phantom power switching per channel
  • Individual -20 dB pad switching per channel
  • High accuracy 8 segment LED meter per channel
  • MIDAS XL8 ultra-low latency 96 kHz 24-bit A/D converters
  • Supports operation at 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz sampling frequencies
  • Ultra-low jitter reference-grade 1 part-per-million (1 ppm) temperature-compensated clock oscillator with external Word clock syncing options
  • Parallel fully-balanced XLR and 25 W D-Sub input connections
  • Driven and buffered fully-balanced 25 W D-Sub output connections
  • Dual AES3 25 W D-Sub output connector
  • Dual TOSLINK optical output connectors


  • Maximum Input Level                                  
    Mic\Line +11 dBu
    Mic\Line + Pad +31 dBu
  • CMR at 1KHz (Typical)
    Mic (gain + 40 dB) > 80 dB
    Mic + Pad (gain + 40 dB) > 70 dB                                                          
  • Noise                      
    Mic EIN at 60 dB gain -128 dBu
    Mic EIN at 40 dB gain -125 dBu
    Output noise at minimum gain -95 dBu
  • Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz +0 dB to -1 dB
  • Distortion at 1 kHz Input to output (0 dB) 0.03%
  • Crosstalk at 1 kHz Channel to Channel < -90 dB
  • Maximum Output Level                               
    Line Outputs (into 600R) +21 dBu
  • Digital Output         
    Sampling Frequency 96, 88.2, 48 or 44.1 kHz
    Bit Rate 24 Bit Only
    Dynamic Range (20 Hz-20 kHz) >110 dB
  • Power Requirements
  • Voltage: 100 V a.c. to 240 V a.c. ±10%
    Frequency: 50 Hz to 60 Hz
    Consumption: <25 W

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