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Last year, TerraTec Electronic introduced the EWS MIC8 and EWS MIC2 audio systems, featuring eight balanced high-quality line and microphone inputs and eight balanced outputs. The systems also provides 48V phantom powering and a low-cut filter on each channel, ADAT interface, 24-bit S/PDIF, 2 MIDI Ports, WordClock I/O, and free routing of all sources. The new "Plus" versions also include the EWS88 PCI card with 4 meter connection cable, the analog I/O between a PC and the rack-mount unit, plus S/PDIF I/O.

The EWS MIC8 AudioSystem offers a variety of additional technical treats. On top of that, it delivers audio quality that has never been available at this price. For example, the 8-channel microphone preamp has been developed in close cooperation with SPL (SoundPerformanceLab) Germany. Besides direct operation via TerraTec EWS88 PCI card, the EWS MIC8 AudioSystem can also be used as a stand-alone system. To name only a few of its functions as examples: a microphone preamplifier and/or as 24-bit/96-kHz AD/DA converter in connection with ADAT devices or cards.

Based on the MIC8 19" module, the AudioSystem EWS MIC2 offers all of the features of its "big sister" also including 8 balanced analog inputs and outputs but with two rather than eight independent microphone preamps.

There are four different products available: EWS MIC 2, EWS MIC 8, EWS MIC 2+ (including PCI Card) and EWS MIC 8+ (including PCI card):

Key features MIC8/MIC2

  • 19" rack mounted external module for EWS88 PCI card interface (since hardware version 2.0) or any ADAT interface cards
  • 24 bit/96 kHz A/D converters with - 105 dB (A) SNR
  • 24 bit/96 kHz D/A converters with - 106 dB (A) SNR
  • 8 channel balanced analog inputs, XLR and 6,3 mm stereo jack (TRS)
  • 8 channel balanced analog outputs, 6,3 mm stereo jack (TRS)
  • 8 gain controllers on front side for analog inputs (20/60 dB range -- line/mic)
  • 8 input signal and clip LEDs on front side
  • 2 XLR balanced Mic INs on front side, alternatively to input 7 and 8 (auto priority)
  • Input switchable between mic and line/instrument
  • 8 (2 with MIC2) high quality microphone amplifiers, developed in co-operation with SPL Germany
  • Direct out setting for all analog channels on front side (monitoring)
  • Phase, low-cut and mute settings for each channel
  • 48 Volt phantom power
  • High quality headphone DAC and amplifier for monitoring the mixed signal
  • Integrated power supply
  • Integrated ADAT interface (Light-Pipe)
  • TOS-Link interface for ADAT or S/PDIF
  • Up to 8 ADAT channels and audio channels can be mixed
  • 2 separate MIDI-interfaces (with EWS88 PCI card, revision >/= 2.0)
  • WordClock I/O
  • +4/-10 dB setting
  • Stand-alone operation mode (microphone preamp, ADAT interface, DI-Box)
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