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Neumann DMI-8 USB Digital Microphone Interface

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  • 8 Channels
  • Converts AES 42 to AES/EBU
  • Provides Remote Control
  • Wordclock I/O
You Pay: $3250.00 QTY
  • Lifetime Tech Support
  • Just Updated!
  • Q & A
  • Product Highlights
  • 8 Channels
  • Converts AES 42 to AES/EBU
  • Provides Remote Control
  • Wordclock I/O

8-Channel Digital Microphone Computer Interface for Solution-D Microphones


The DMI-8 from Neumann is an AES 42 interface for use with Neumann Solution-D and KM-D series digital microphones. The unit converts the AES 42 data format supplied by the microphone into an AES/EBU signal. The 8-channel interface also establishes remote operation over the microphones from a laptop or desktop PC using RCS remote control software.

The interface is used whenever these digital microphones are connected with equipment that does not support the AES 42 standard. Remote operation and control include phantom power and polar pattern switching, etc. The computer is connected to the interface via a USB port and a USB to RS 485 interface converter. Wordclock inputs and outputs are featured, along with a built-in Wordclock generator in cases where no master clock sync is present.

Several DMI units can be cascaded for multiple microphone usage. External commands such as "On Air" (red light) can be controlled via a 9-pin user port.


  • AES 42 to EBU conversion
  • Powering, remote control and synchronization of the microphones without a sample rate converter (AES42, mode2)
  • Automatic Wordclock or AES 11 synchronization
  • Supports all sample rates, from 44.1 to 192kHz
  • Complete control and storage of the settings via Mac or PC
  • Capability of cascading up to 128 channels
  • Level meter and gain setting on the front panel, operable even without a computer
  • D-sub 25 outputs with Tascam and Yamaha pin assignments
  • Optical ADAT interface
  • Open architecture for later connection to other multi-channel interfaces and audio networks, such as EtherSound and MADI


  • Sampling Rate: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192kHz
  • Inputs:
    8 x XLR3F AES 42, audio data in accordance with AES/EBU (AES3) data format, digital phantom power (DPP) Remote control data
    1 x BNC Wordclock (75Ω)
  • Outputs:
    2 x 25-pin D-SUB, AES/EBU (AES3) data format, Yamaha and Tascam pinout,
    1 x TOSLink ADAT up to 48kHz,
    1 x RJ 45, GN format up to 192kHz, including power-out pin: approximately +15VDC, maximum
    1A, short-circuit proof
    1 x BNC Wordclock (75Ω)
  • Phantom Power: +10V, maximum 250mA per channel, short-circuit proof
  • Wordclock: Internal Generator: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192kHz, +/-25ppm accuracy
  • Alarm Volume: Pulses (+2V), superimposed on the phantom power, approximately 750 bits/sec or 9,600 bits/sec (depending on the microphone)
  • Synchronization:
    Microphone: AES42 - Mode 2 (synchronous mode) microphone clock control via PLL
    DMI-8: Automatically to an external word clock or AES11 signal, if present, otherwise the internal word clock generator is activated
  • Indicators:
    Ext Wordclock
    Level (microphone)
  • Control:
    Elements: 8 x Channel Select, GAIN +/-
    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 (approximately +11.3V, maximum 500mA)
  • Device Address (ID): 0 to 15, adjustable via coding switch on the back of device
  • User Port: 9-pin sub-D, 1 switch function per channel (Mute and/or Light 1/Light 2 selectable)
  • Operation Range:
    Operating Temperature: 32F to 113F (0C to 45C)
    Storage Temperature: -60F to +158F (-20C to +70C)
    Relative Humidity: Maximum 90% @ +68F (+20C)
  • Power: 90~240V, 50/60Hz
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 19 x 8.3 x 3.5" (483 x 210 x 88mm)
  • Weight: 6.2 lb (2.8kg)

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