RMP-D8

8-Channel Dante™ Mic Pre

    Overview

    The massive weight & tone of classic Rupert Neve Designs studio microphone preamps: now available for your stage.

    For the last decade, the world’s leading live sound engineers have chosen Rupert Neve Designs as some of the only analog equipment to accompany their digital touring rigs. With mastering-grade 24-bit 192kHz converters and full Dante integration, the RMP-D8 finally offers the live sound world something that studios have always coveted: the sound of Rupert Neve Designs.

    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.

    “What I heard was a significant improvement over my console’s onboard preamps and converters. I noted in many cases that I was using my EQ’s less, especially on vocal channels…I heard and felt the difference immediately. The RMP-D8 sounded absolutely fantastic.”
    Vince Lepore, FOH Magazine

    Mastering-Grade Conversion

    Where converters are often an afterthought on combination devices, the 24-bit/192kHz 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 or the line inputs; with the RMP-D8, there is no weak link in the audio path.

    The New Dante Standard

    Dante audio networking uses standard IP networks to transmit high-quality, uncompressed audio with near-zero latency. It’s the most flexible, reliable, and easy-to-manage audio networking solution available, and provides the lowest cost of ownership by dramatically reducing cabling and labor costs. Dante is the audio networking choice of nearly all professional audio manufacturers, making it the industry standard for digital audio networking.


    The RMP-D8’s audio signal will work with any Dante device across settings ranging from concert halls to arenas, clubs, studios, houses of worship, and educational facilities.All in all, the RMP-D8 brings the classic sound of Rupert Neve Designs into the Dante-connected world.

    “As expected, there was plenty of headroom even for a musician who really hits his drums hard and the results were precisely what I’ve come to expect from Rupert Neve Designs–full, solid and with a touch of colour that never gets in the way of clarity.”
    Audio Media International

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    Features

    • 8 mic / line inputs with 48V phantom power, polarity reverse, input pad & high-pass filter controls

    • 1dB-stepped class-A mic preamplifiers with 60dB gain and remote control capability

    • Custom Rupert Neve Designs transformers for the larger-than-life tone of Rupert’s classic modules

    • 24-bit / 192kHz Mastering-Grade Converters with precision-controlled internal clocking and enhanced jitter reduction

    • Ultra-reliable, redundant power supplies capable of operating anywhere in the world

    • Dante integration with redundant network ports for reliability

    • Gain-compensated secondary output

    • 4 dual-channel AES outputs on XLR connectors

    • Large OLED display with full local control,· accurate and easy-to-read meters

    • Compatible with Dante Virtual Soundcard and Dante Via for direct computer integration

    • Reinforced steel chassis for enhanced RF shielding and rugged touring use in challenging environments

    Videos

    The RMP-D8: Origin Story

    Dream Theater and the RMP-D8

    RMP-D8 Audio Tests at Orb Recording

    Aaron Hedden on the RMP-D8

    RMP-D8

    Remote Control

    The RMP-D8 is capable of being remote controlled through it’s Dante connection.

    Currently, remote control is possible from a computer connected to the dante network using our PC and Mac applications which are available on the downloads tab

    Remote control is also available natively through Yamaha CL and QL consoles using firmware V5.01 and later

    In the future, we will be announcing remote control options for other consoles.

    Reviews

    “The microphone preamplifier will live up to the announcement of providing Rupert Neve Sound with punchy and present-day presence for live sound.”

    “The RMP-D8 AD sounds fantastic. Crystal clear, focused. Exactly what I’d expect from Rupert Neve.”

    “The Rupert Neve Designs gear has been the backbone for recording Dream Theater’s new record. Having recorded on vintage Rupert Neve consoles throughout my career, working with the Shelfords and RMP-D8s has been a very familiar experience. The RMP-D8 sounds and feels like a classic Rupert Neve console to me. James Meslin

    “As expected, there was plenty of headroom even for a musician who really hits his drums hard and the results were precisely what I’ve come to expect from Rupert Neve Designs–full, solid and with a touch of colour that never gets in the way of clarity. Audio Media International

    “What I heard was a significant improvement over my console’s onboard preamps and converters. I noted in many cases that I was using my EQ’s less, especially on vocal channels…I heard and felt the difference immediately. The RMP-D8 sounded absolutely fantastic. Vince Lepore, FOH Magazine

    Tech Specs

    Noise

    150 Ohm Balanced Source, AES Output, 22 Hz to 22 kHz, un-weighted+60dB Gain 
    -91 dBFS

    Unity Gain
    -110 dBFS

    Frequency Response

    0dBu , Unity Gain, 96Khz

    30Hz to 45kHz +/- 0.2 dB
    10Hz -3 dB

    Input Impedance

    5.5 kOhms

    Gain

    0 to 60 dB in 1 dB steps

    High Pass Filter

    -3dB @ 80 Hz, 12 dB/Octave Slope

    Pad

    -10 dB

    Signal to Noise Ratio

    84.4 dB

    Dynamic Range

    110 dB

    Maximum Input Level

    +25.5 dBu

    Shipping Weight

    17.6 lbs. (8 kg)

    Shipping Dimensions

    22” (W) x 18” (D) x 9” (H) 55.9 cm (W) x 45.7 cm (D) x 22.9 cm (H)

    Power Cord Type

    IEC Standard 3 Pin 18AWG Latching Type

    Downloads

    RMP-D8 Manual

    PC Remote Control APP

    Note on the MAC app, WIFI must be turned off when discovering the RMP’s on the current version
    MAC Remote Control APP