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Synthax Announces 20th Anniversary RME Mic Preamp Promotion

Temporary price reduction on OctaMic XTC, Micstasy and Micstasy M, plus QuadMic II and OctaMic II

Ft. Lauderdale, FL – April 2016… Synthax, Inc., the Americas distributor for RME, a leading manufacturer of high quality digital audio solutions, announces a special pricing promotion for RME’s popular microphone preamps as part of the company’s 20th Anniversary Celebration. Available now through May 31st only at authorized Synthax / RME Dealers in the USA, the RME microphone preamps promotion is an outstanding opportunity to acquire one of professional audio’s leading products at a temporarily reduced price.

The five models included in the Synthax / RME promotion include the RME OctaMic XTC, Micstasy and Micstasy M, as well as the QuadMic II and OctaMic II. The RME OctaMic XTC mic preamp is an 8-channel digitally controlled unit with support for multi-format I/O. The formats recognized by the OctaMic XTC include ADAT, AES/EBU, and MADI optical. All analog and digital inputs, including up to 64 MADI channels and 8 AES/EBU audio channels, can be freely patched to any output, including the 24 channels of its Class Compliant USB 2.0 audio interface format.

RME’s Micstasy is an 8-Channel high end mic/line preamp and AD converter. It can operate in the analog domain (Mic/Line In to Line Out) and digitally (Mic/Line In to Digital Out), with both signal paths operating simultaneously. The RME Micstasy M incorporates RME’s I64 MADI Card, which provides the preamp with 64-Channel MADI input and output capability.

The RME QuadMic II is a 4-channel microphone preamp that provides excellent signal-to-noise ratio, low harmonic distortion, and wide gain range. Each of the unit’s four channels features balanced microphone and line inputs with Neutrik XLR/TRS combo jacks, switchable 48V phantom power, phase reversal, and a low cut filter. Since the unit runs on supply voltages from 9 to 18V DC, it can operate on virtually any power source available, including batteries and rechargeable batteries.

The RME OctaMic II is an 8-channel microphone preamp with integrated analog / digital conversion capability. This mic preamp provides 8-Channel 192 kHz / 24-bit AD conversion with eight high class microphone and line level pre-amplification channels. Among its numerous features, the balanced TRS inputs of the Neutrik Combo XLR jacks are phantom power-free and can be operated as real line inputs. The improved design of the input circuits provides for a maximum input level of +21 dBu with a convenient gain range from 6 dB up to 60 dB.

Mathias von Heydekampf, Managing Director at Synthax, commented on the company’s latest promotion, “RME enjoys a world renowned reputation as a manufacturer of some of professional audio’s leading products—with the company’s mic preamps being recognized among the finest in the industry. With this special promotion, musicians, recording engineers, broadcast professionals, and others have a unique opportunity to obtain one of these five exceptional products at a reduced price. I believe this is a promotion many studio professionals will find very difficult to pass up.”

The Synthax / RME 20th Anniversary Promotion offers a 20 percent price reduction from standard MSRP for these five models. MSRP pricing is as follows:

  • RME OctaMic XTC:                   $2,949.
  • Micstasy:                                   $5,299.
  • Micstasy M:                               $6,198.
  • QuadMic II:                                $849.
  • OctaMic II:                                 $1,999

About Synthax, Incorporated

Synthax Inc. is the exclusive USA distributor for RME digital audio solutions, Ferrofish advanced audio applications, and ALVA cableware. We supply a nationwide network of dealers with these products for professional audio, broadcast, music industry, commercial audio, theater, military and government applications. For additional information, visit the company online at