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Glen Sound Dark8MAI MKII

Glen Sound Dark8MAI MKII

  • Eight Audio Inputs

The DARK8MAI MKII has 8 audio inputs. Each input is on its own Neutrik 3 pin XLR socket and each input can be set to accept line or mic level inputs. Clever internal circuitry even changes the input impedance to correctly match the input type.

  • Low Noise Mic Amps

The very best low noise & distortion microphone amplifiers chipsets by Profusion are used in our very carefully designed pre-amp. The design of the pre-amp took our Chief Design Engineer over 3 months to develop and tailor to provide crystal clear sound unaltered by unwanted characteristics.

  • Mic/Line/Phantom Power

Each of the eight inputs can be individually switched to accept either a mic or line level input.  The mic input can also have 48 Volt phantom power turned on/ off. Input selection and phantom power settings are enabled on the Windows 10 app.

  • High Quality Analogue To Digital Converters

As well as the best microphone amplifiers the very best widest range analogue to digital converters (ADC) currently available are used to make sure the digital audio on your network is as good as it possibly can be. The filter settings of the ADC can even be changed via the app.

  • Windows 10 App For Remote Control

GlenController, our free Windows 10 app, provides full remote control of the DARK8MAI MKII. It allows switching of input types, gain control, level monitoring and more.

  • Network Interface

There are 4 network interfaces on the DARK8MAI MKII. There are 2 x Neutrik Ethercon (RJ45) connectors and there are also 2 x SFP slots for customers to fit their own preferred fibre interfaces.

  • Redundant Network Interface

When using the Dante protocol it is possible to set the DARK8MAI MKII to have a fully redundant network interface whereby a completely glitch free automatic redundant audio network link is provided across 2 of the network interfaces.

  • Power

DARK8MAI MKII can be powered from independent sources to provide a redundant power option. Each copper RJ45 network socket can accept PoE (this means that just 1 cable can carry power and audio data to/ from the unit). A DC input is also provided for powering the unit from an external DC source if no PoE is available.


    Frequency Response: +/-0.25dB 20Hz to 22kHz
    Maximum Input Level: +18dB
    Input Impedance: >20k Ohm
    Distortion: 0.0013% @ 100Hz
                      0.0022% @ 1kHz
                      0.00094% @ 10kHz
    All reference to +8dBu output
    Noise: -93dB @ Line up A weighted RMS (22Hz to 22kHz)
    Interchannel Crosstalk: >101dB @ 0dB with 1kHz Tone
    Dynamic Range: >111dB
    Input Type: Electronically balanced (can be wired unbalanced)


    Frequency Response: +/-0.25dB 40Hz to 22kHz
    Input Range: -67 to -15dB (for -24dBFs line up)
                          -61 to -7dB (for -18dBFs line up)
    Input Gain Resolution: 3dB Steps
    Input Impedance: >2k4 Ohm
    Equivalent Input Noise: 127dB (22Hz to 22kHz Terminated 300 Ohms)
    Distortion: 0.013% @ 100Hz
                      0.002% @ 1kHz
                      0.003% @ 10kHz
    All Reference to +8dBu output
    Phantom Power: +48 Volts


    Physical: 2 x Neutrik Ethercon RJ45 sockets and 2 x GBIC SFP module slots
    Protocol: Dante & AES67
    Audio Sample Rates: 32 - 192 kS/s

    • POWER

    PoE Inputs: 2 of standard 48V. 
                       One on each network RJ45
    PoE Consumption: Total unit consumption <15Watts


    Size: 59x 157 x 238mm (H x D x W)
    Weight: 1.20Kg
    Mechanics: All aluminium construction, anodized panels and laser etched front & rear panels
    Shipping Carton: Rugged export quality cardboard carton 610 x 420 x 130mm (L x D x H)
    Shipping Weight: 2.5Kg


    Operating Temperature: 0 to +50°C (32 to 122°F)

    Storage Temperature: -20 to +70°C (-4 to 158°F)
    Relative Humidity: 0 to 95% non-condensing


    Network Cable: 1 of 2 metre RJ45 Cable
    Handbook: A5 paper handbook (download also available)


    General: Windows 10 application. Direct install on PC (not App store download)


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