Thursday, October 6, 2022

Neve Announce Neve 88M – Legendary Sound on your Desktop

We are delighted to announce the launch of the 88M, our first Dual Mic Preamp and USB Audio Interface. It uses the same transformer-balanced technology as Neve’s flagship large-format 88RS, bringing the legendary sound of AIR, Abbey Road and Capitol Studios into your home and portable studio setup.

Designed and manufactured in England by Neve Engineers, this robust front-end recording system is complemented with mastering-grade AD/DA conversion, producing world-class fidelity and premier studio musicality throughout.

The USB-powered 88M has been designed with remote recording in mind. As with all Neve equipment, sound quality takes ultimate priority, and the 88M is no exception.

General Specification

  • 2x Analogue Preamp Outputs (Mic/Line/DI)
  • 2x Balanced Analogue Monitor TRS Line Outputs
  • 1x Balanced TRS Headphone Output
  • 8x ADAT Digital Inputs & 8x ADAT Digital Outputs via TOSLINK Connection
  • Insert send and return loop
  • USB 3.0 B -Type port for direct connection to Mac or PC
  • Class Compliant – Core Audio/ASIO
  • Headroom: +18dBu @ 1kHz (<0.5% THD+N)
  • Distortion (THD+N): Typically 0.008% @ 1kHz (measured at +18dBu, 10Hz to 80kHz filter)
  • General Noise: <-85dBu (A-wtg)
  • Frequency Response (Mic/Line/DI): +/- 0.1dB 20Hz – 20kHz (+/- 0.5dB 10Hz – 35kHz)
  • Voltage: USB3
  • Current <900mA

Preamp Specification

  • Microphone input impedance (balanced): 1.5k Ohms Microphone dynamic range: >110dB
  • Microphone input gain range: +21dB to 68dB
  • Line input impedance (balanced): 20k Ohms
  • Line input dynamic range: >111dB
  • Line input gain range: -35 – +35dB
  • DI input impedance (balanced): 900k Ohms
  • DI input dynamic range >100dB
  • DI input gain range: +13dB to +60dB

Monitor Output Specification

  • Maximum output level : +18dBu
  • Dynamic range: >113dB
  • Headphone Output Specification: (150 Ohm load)
  • Maximum output level : +10dBu
  • Frequency Response: 20-20kHz +/- 0.3dB
  • Distortion (THD +N): <0.007% @10dBu 1kHz
  • Noise floor: -96dBA

Dimensions

  • Width: 182mm (7.2 inches)
  • Height: 76mm (3 inches)
  • Depth: 203mm (8 inches)
  • Weight: 1.675Kg (3.7Lbs)

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