The MP8d 8-Channel Microphone Preamp & Orion32+ 32-Channel AD/DA Bundle comprises two congruent Antelope products in one convenient kit and provides class-A mic pres and an AD/DA in one package.
The Orion 32+ is designed to function as the central hub for any pro audio setup, with 32 channels of 24-bit/192 kHz conversion from the analog world to digital realm—and back again, if need be— and a variety of analog and digital I/Os, including USB and Thunderbolt. The unit also features fiber-optic MADI I/Os for passing audio to external MADI gear, as well as ADAT inputs and outputs.
The MP8d, on the other hand, provides eight class-A microphone preamps, as well as two 1/4" Hi-Z inputs. Line-level output from the MP8d can be routed via D-Sub connections straight to the Orion 32+, though both units can also communicate with each other digitally. Each unit also offers Antelope-style clocking powered by 64-bit AFC technology to handle jitter.
These devices, combined, give you Antelope clocking, a plethora of channels to convert, and a sizable number of analog inputs in one solitary purchase.