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M-Audio Octane 8 Channel PRE


High-octane preamplification with all the versatility you need!

R4,595.00 R5,999.00


The M-Audio Octane 8-Channel Mic Preamp with ADAT Lightpipe adds connectivity and studio-quality preamps to your recording rig. Excellent for input-hungry miking applications. 2 mic/instrument channels provide input for guitars, basses, keyboards, and other instruments. Enables sophisticated stereo miking. Analog preamp direct outputs on every channel. ADAT lightpipe output. Word clock lets you sync multiple units.


  • 2 channels with mic/instrument preamps (front-panel 1/4″)
  • ADAT Lightpipe output (TOSlink)
  • 24-bit audio resolution
  • Selectable sample rate (44.1k and 48k) and external sync
  • Word clock I/O (75-ohm BNC) for synchronization to other digital devices
  • Line inputs are half-normalled as insert ins or standalone A/D
  • M-S matrix encoding on channels 7 & 8 with width control
  • Phase reverse switches on even channels
  • Low-cut filter on channel 1 (-12dB/oct @ 80Hz)
  • 8 channels, each with:
  • XLR mic input
  • 1/4″ TRS line input
  • 1/4″ preamp out
  • 3-segment LEDs
  • 20dB pad


Octane 8-Channel Mic Preamp with ADAT Lightpipe

  • Mic Inputs
    Variable Gain: 50dB
    Frequency Response: 20-20kHz, +/- 0.11dB; mid gain
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 120dB, A-weighted; mid gain
    Dynamic Range: 120dB, A-weighted; mid gain
    THD+N: 0.00041% -107dB, 1dB below clipping, 22Hz-22kHz; mid gain
    EIA Noise Rating: -129dBu @ max gain, 600 ohms, 22Hz-22 kHz (unweighted)
    Input Impedance: 2.85k ohms, no pad; 3.600k ohms, pad engagedInstrument Inputs
    Input Impedance: 3M ohms
    Variable Gain: 44dB
    Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz, +/- 0.03dB; mid gain
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 133dB, A-weighted; mid gain
    Dynamic Range: 133dB, A-weighted; mid gain
    THD+N: 0.0018% -95dB, 1 dB below clipping, 22Hz-22kHz; mid gain
    System Throughput Gain: 6dB to 50dB (balanced out); 0dB to 44dB (unbalanced out)Line Inputs
    Line Input Impedance: 20kOhms (balanced), 13.3k ohms (unbalanced)
    Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz, +/- 0.04dB
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 110dB, A-weighted
    Dynamic Range: 110dB, A-weighted
    THD+N: 0.00067% -103dB, -1dBFS, 22Hz-22kHzAdditional Features
    Maximum Rated Analog Output (Digital Clip): +26 dBu (balanced), +20 dBu (unbalanced)
    Output Impedance: 600 ohms (balanced)
    M/S matrix: L=M+S/3 and R=M”S/3
    Digital Clip Level at Line Inputs: +20dBu
    Channel Quasi-Peak Level Indicators: Light 3dB, 10dB and 20dB below digital clip
    Word Clock Range (Switchable): 44.1kHz, 48kHz and external
    Word Clock Slave Sync Range: 33kHz to 59kHz
    Word Clock Impedance: 75 ohms
    Power: 18 VAC (16.5 VAC minimum) @ 3.5A inline power adapter