Rupert Neve Designs RMP-D8 8-Channel Dante Microphone Preamplifier

Rupert Neve Designs RMP-D8 8-Channel Dante Microphone Preamplifier

Rupert Neve Designs RMP-D8 8-Channel Dante Microphone Preamplifier

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Product Highlights

  • 8 x XLR-1/4" Mic/Line Inputs
  • Up to 60 dB of Gain in 1 dB Increments
  • Class-A Preamps & Custom Transformers
  • Premium 24-Bit/192 kHz Converters
  • Dante Integration with Redundant Ports
  • 8-Channels of AES Outputs via XLR Jacks
  • 48V, Polarity, Pad, and High-Pass Filter
  • Redundant International Power Supplies
  • OLED Display, Local or Remote Control
  • Reinforced Steel Chassis
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Rupert Neve Designs RMP-D8 overview

  • 1Description

The Rupert Neve Designs RMP-D8 is an 8-channel Dante microphone preamplifier designed to deliver classic Neve tone, high-resolution A/D conversion, and reliable Dante network integration for recording and mixing engineers in broadcast, houses of worship, and live stage applications. The eight Class-A mic preamps, which offer up to 60 dB of gain in 1 dB increments, are paired with custom Rupert Neve Designs transformers. Mic or line inputs can be utilized via the eight XLR-1/4" combo jacks. Mastering-grade converters operate at up to 24-bit/192 kHz resolution and feed digital signal simultaneously to dual Dante network ports and four 2-channel AES XLR outputs.

Each channel features selectable 48 VDC phantom power, polarity, a -10 dB pad, and an 80 Hz high-pass filter. RMP-D8 parameters can be viewed and adjusted locally via the large OLED display and front-panel controls, or remotely over the network. Built with touring in mind, the RMP-D8 boasts a reinforced steel chassis, redundant international power supplies, and latching IEC power cables.

Classic Rupert Neve Tone
The heart of the RMP-D8 lies in the modular mic preamp cards featuring Mr. Rupert Neve's custom transformer designs. Unlike other integrated Dante mic preamp designs that rely primarily on a single IC for gain & tone, each channel on the RMP-D8 has a fully-realized class-A microphone preamplifier feeding a custom transformer, maintaining the high standards of Rupert Neve Designs' standalone preamplifiers.
Mastering-Grade Conversion
Where converters are often an afterthought on combination devices, the 24-bit/192 kHz converters in the RMP-D8 are a product of years of careful listening. The precision-controlled internal clocking and enhanced jitter reduction enable capture of the full breadth of performance from the mic preamplifiers. Pull-up and pull-down rates are supported in addition to standard sample rates up to 192 kHz.
Fail-Safe Dante Integration
Two rear-panel RJ45 network ports accommodate primary and secondary Dante connections. When properly configured, device operation and signal transmission will continue in the event of a primary network failure. The selectable Gain Compensation mode mirrors the primary outputs with a -6 dB offset to deliver clean safety channels in case of clipping on the main Dante outputs. Additionally, the RMP-D8 is compatible with the Dante Virtual Soundcard and Dante Via for direct computer integration.
Redundant Power Supplies
The dual power supplies are reliable and capable of operating anywhere in the world. The included IEC power cables feature a latching design to inhibit accidental disconnects.
Built for Touring
The reinforced steel chassis grants enhanced RF shielding and rugged reliability, making it ideal for use in challenging environments such as arenas, clubs, and concert venues.
Flexible Control
Operate the RMP-D8 locally via its large OLED display, easy-to-read meters, and convenient front-panel controls. Alternatively, configure and adjust the RMP-D8's parameters via the available software application, which can be used remotely over the network.
In the Box
Rupert Neve Designs RMP-D8 8-Channel Dante Microphone Preamplifier
  • 2 x IEC Power Cables
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Rupert Neve Designs RMP-D8 specs

    Number of Channels 8
    Inputs 8 x XLR/TRS combo jacks
    Outputs 4 x XLR 3-pin jacks (eight AES digital channels)
    Network 2 x RJ45 ports (primary and secondary Dante network connections)
    A/D and D/A Conversion Up to 24-bit/192 kHz resolution
    Phantom Power 48 VDC, selectable per channel
    Gain Range 0 to 60 dB in 1 dB steps
    Input Impedance 5.5 kOhms
    Maximum Input Level +25.5 dBu
    Dynamic Range 110 dB
    Frequency Response 20 to 50 Hz (-0.5 dB)
    50 Hz to 12.5 kHz (-0.1 dB)
    12.5 to 40 kHz (+0.2 dB)
    Noise -91 dBFS at +60 dB Gain: (150-Ohm balanced source, AES output, 22 Hz to 22 kHz, unweighted)
    -110 dBFS at Unity Gain: (150-Ohm balanced source, AES output, 22 Hz to 22 kHz, unweighted)
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) 84.4 dB
    Pad -10 dB
    High-Pass Filter -3 dB at 80 Hz, 12 dB/octave slope
    Power Connectors 2 x IEC ports (main and redundant PSU inputs)
    Power Requirement 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 150 W
    Construction Material Reinforced steel chassis
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 19.0 x 12.0 x 3.5" / 48.3 x 30.5 x 8.9 cm
    Weight 13.5 lb / 6.1 kg
    Specialties 1 x USB Type-A port for firmware updates
    OLED display
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 17.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.5 x 17.2 x 8.7"

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