Spatial Mic – Dante

Spatial Mic – Dante


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Spatial Mic Dante – premium rugged Dante enabled immersive audio microphone

With 8 high-quality capsules, digital connectivity, rugged design, built-in live streaming modes and Power Over Ethernet, Spatial Mic Dante helps you capture immersive 3D audio, surround sound, rotatable stereo and beyond.

Spatial Mic at a Glance:

  • Dante network interface up to 32-bit / 192 kHz
  • 8 capsule array for Second Order Ambisonics
  • AES67 mode up to 32-bit / 48 kHz
  • Live surround & pattern decoding modes
  • Power Over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Cirrus Logic ADC & That Corp analog front end
  • DAW plugin and MicNet Control app included
  • Individual calibration stored in each mic

Technical Specifications:

  • Up to 8 channels streaming over standard IP network
  • Output mode streaming over network: Unprocessed ( 8 channels), 5.1 surround (6 channels), 5.1.2 surround (8 channels), 7.1 surround (8 channels), virtual mic pattern decode (2 channels).
  • NE8FBH-C5 locking etherCON compatible, also compatible with standard RJ45 connectors
  • Digital performance over Dante network: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz and 192 kHz (-4% / -0.1% / +0.1% / +4.167%)  up to 32-bit
  • AES67 mode at 48 kHz / 32-bit
  • DSP: 32-bit XMOS with 16 real-time logical cores
  • DSP Modes: Unprocessed up to 192 kHz, all other decoding modes up to 48 kHz
  • Clock source: internal or from Dante network primary
  • ADC: 114-dB per channel at 24-bits
  • Power: complies with IEEE 802.3af PoE Class 0 power sourcing equipment that uses Alternative A or Alternative B options
  • Power consumption: 4.8W max
  • Thermal: Operates at up to an ambient temperature of 45 degrees Celsius
  • Spatial Mic Converter plugin DSP filter type: 64-element frequency dependent output filter matrix
  • Individual calibration stored in each Mic for balanced array
Capsule & Array
  • 14mm Prepolarized Condenser
  • SNR: 78dB-A at 1 kHz
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Max SPL: 136dB @1kHz
  • Array: 8 transducers1
  • Construction: Aluminum & Nylon
  • Spatial Mic Dante Dimensions: Height: 7.65 in (19.4cm) Diameter: 2.25 in (5.7cm)
  • Weight (Mic only): 0.86lbs
System Requirements
  • Host computer running Dante Controller for signal routing
  • Host computer running MicNet Control app for device control (device can be used without MicNet Control and will recall the last saved settings upon power up)
  • PoE switch or injector supporting IEEE 802.3af
  • Managed Gigabit (1000 Mbps) or higher rated switches


Software Requirements
  • DAW supporting multi-channel audio tracks like Reaper, Pro Tools Studio, Pro Tools Flex, Cubase Pro, Logic Pro or Nuendo for Spatial Mic Converter Plugin
  • Spatial Mic Converter plugin, MicNet Control and Spatial Mic Control app have been tested to work on macOS 10.11 and higher or Windows 10. Plugin and Control apps are available for download to test system.
  • Array Ordering: Looking at Spatial Mic from the front, as indicated by the logo, Capsule 1 is on the lower right (Roman numeral ‘I’). Capsule 5 is on the top ring of the capsule array and inline with microphone knob. The bottom ring contains capsule 1-4 and the top ring contains capsule 5-8.

What’s In The Box:

  • Spatial Mic Dante
  • ¼-20 to ⅝’’ mini swivel ball hard-mount
  • Foam windscreen
  • For Download
    • Spatial Mic Converter VST3® plugin (macOS & Windows), AU  (Audio Unit for macOS) and AAX (macOS & Windows)
    • MicNet Control app (macOS & Windows)
    • User Manual