MUSIC, umbrella company of industry-leading brands MIDAS, LAB GRUPPEN, LAKE, TURBOSOUND and TANNOY, etc. has today announced the launch of the MIDAS M8000, an ultra-high performance 192 kHz, 8 channel A/D converter with unprecedented audio and sonic performance.
Andy Trott, SVP, Enterprise & Entertainment Division states: “For over four decades, MIDAS has been the undisputed leader in audio and sound performance, especially known for its award-winning microphone preamplifiers and best sounding mixing consoles. Our Manchester Innovation team spent over 3 years and close to 1 US$ million to develop what we believe is the world’s best-sounding A/D converter. Based on advanced multi-bit delta-sigma architecture and a revolutionary high-speed TDM interface, the converter’s performance delivers close to 120 dB of dynamic range with sampling rates up to 216 kHz.”
Andy continues: “We are especially proud of the M8000’s incredible audio performance, which industry standard components could not achieve. Pushing the envelope has always been at the heart of MIDAS and for decades, MIDAS has been focusing on designing the world’s best mic preamps. For the first time in our history we now have found the perfect match between our preamps and an A/D converter, that is able to capture every nuance of the microphone preamp and convert it into the digital domain. The audio results and sonic performance are simply astounding and have exceeded all our expectations.”
MIDAS will start converting its mixing consoles to the new M8000 chip by end of 2016 and considers offering upgrade kits to existing customers.