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Neumann DMI 8 ES100 Digital Microphone Interface with EtherSound

code: 539398
  • £880.09
  • RRP: £860.30
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  • 8 Channels
  • Converts AES 42 to AES/EBU
  • Provides Remote Control

Neumann 539398 (539-398, 539/398, 53-93-98, 53 93 98) (DMI8ES100, DMI/8/ES100, DMI-8-ES100) DMI 8 ES100 Digital Microphone Interface with EtherSound

The Ethersound interface card allows access to all 8 microphone signals via Ethersound. With the remote control software RCS all parameters of DMI 8 and microphones may be controlled via Ethersound.

The Digital Microphone Interfaces in general is Equipment that supports the AES 42 standard can process the output signals of Solution-D microphones directly. In all other cases, the DMI-2 portable or DMI-8 digital microphone interface is used. The DMIs convert the AES 42 data format supplied by the microphone into an AES/EBU signal.

The Interface is operated and the microphone parameters are controlled via the Neumann RCS remote control software, which is installed on a desktop or laptop computer. The computer is connected to the DMI via a USB port and a USB to RS 485 interface converter. If a large number of microphones is used, several DMI-8's can be cascaded. In this case, each digital microphone interface can be addressed individually.

In addition to a word clock input and output, the DMIs also have an internal word clock generator. If no master word clock signal (e.g. from a mixing console) is present at the input, the DMI internal word clock is used automatically to synchronize the microphone channels, and the signal is switched to the word clock output.

External commands such as "On Air" (red light) can be controlled via a 9-pin user port.

The DMI-8

  • The DMI-8, an eight-channel version of the digital microphone interface is considerably simplifying the setup for multichannel applications.



  • Operating temperature: 0 °C … +45 °C (non-condensing humidity)
  • Storage temperature: –20 °C … +70 °C (non-condensing humidity)
  • Relative humidity: max. 90 % at +20 °C
  • AES42 inputs: 8x XLR3F , Audio data in accordance withAES/EBU (AES3) data format, Digital phantom power (DPP)Remote control data
  • Phantom power (DPP): +10 V, max. 250 mA per channel, short-circuit proof
  • Remote control data: Pulses (+2 V), superimposed on the phantom power, approx. 750 bits/s or 9,600 bits/s (depending on the microphone)
  • Outputs: 2x SUB-D 25, AES/EBU (AES3) data format, Yamaha® and Tascam® pinout, 1x Toslink, ADAT® format up to 48 kHz, 1x RJ 45, GN format up to 192 kHz, incl. power-out pin: approx. +15 VDC, max.1 A, short-circuit-proof
  • Sampling rates supported: 44,1 / 48 / 88,2 / 96 kHz /176,4 kHz/ 192 kHz
  • Microphone synchronization: AES42 – Mode 2 (synchronous mode) Microphone clock control via PLL
  • DMI-8 Synchronization: automatically to an external word clock or AES11 signal, if present, otherwise the internal word clock generator is activated.
  • Word clock (or AES11) input: BNC
  • Word clock (or AES11) output: BNC
  • Internal word clock generator: 44,1 / 48 / 88,2 / 96 kHz / 176,4 /192 kHz, Accuracy ±25 ppm
  • Indicators: Power, Ext Word Clock, Valid,Level (microphone)
  • Control elements: 8x Channel SelectGAIN +/–
  • Control bus: 2 x RJ 45 ports; connection to computer USB port via the Neumann USB 485 interface converter; connected in parallel for the purpose of cascading. RS 485 with additional power-out pin (approx. +11.3 V, max. 500 mA)
  • Device address (ID): 0 to 15, adjustable viacoding switch on the backof the device
  • User port: 9-pin sub-D, 1 switch function per channel (Mute and/or Light 1/Light 2 selectable)
  • Power supply: 90 V to 240 V; 50/60 Hz
  • Power consumption: < 55 VA
  • Dimensions: (W x H x D) 483 x 88 x 210 mm
  • Weight: approx. 2.8 kg

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  • DMI 8 ES100 Digital Microphone Interface with EtherSound
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