At this year's NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, RME will present the new 12Mic-D, a digitally controlled 12-channel microphone preamplifier with high-resolution A/D conversion as well as MADI, ADAT and Dante® network connectivity. Launched in 2020, the 12Mic with AVB technology has already set new standards in numerous application areas and and has been repeatedly recognized as the new reference for microphone preamps. Now with the new 12Mic-D version, RME responds to the high demand from users who want to integrate the 12Mic into existing Dante systems. By integrating Audinate's Dante IP Core on a custom-developed RME FPGA platform, RME not only delivers a highly flexible solution, but also takes a step towards a truly universal audio networking experience. Visually, the 12Mic-D is almost identical to the 12Mic (with 128 AVB channels), which also remains available. Both units have 12 analog XLR inputs (four of which are XLR/TRS combo jacks with switchable Hi- Z) with up to 75 dB gain and an exceptional signal-to-noise ratio of over 120 dB(A) after AD conversion. The intuitive front panel display control concept allows users to check and configure the 12 channels directly on the unit, both individually and in groups.
The 12Mic-D will be available in Q4/2022 at a price of CHF 3399 (as of June 2022)