Spatial Mic

Technical Specifications

Spatial Mic Dante

Electrical
  • 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 Celcius
  • Spatial Mic Converter plugin DSP filter type: 64-element 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
Mechanical
  • 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 router or injector supporting IEEE 802.3af

Spatial Mic USB

Electrical
  • 8 Channels Streaming to USB 2.0 Audio Host via USB-C Connector / 2 Channels Streaming Playback
  • 8 Channels ADAT Lightpipe Digital Output
  • USB Streaming and ADAT may be used independently or concurrently
  • Sample Rates USB: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz and 96kHz
  • Sample Rates ADAT: 44.1kHz and 48kHz
  • ADC 110dB SNR per channel, DAC 108dB SNR
  • Bit Depth: 16/24-bit
  • ADC clipping in pad mode: 131dB SPL
  • USB bus powered via USB-C or external 5v source via micro-USB
  • Headphone output: 130mW into 16 ohms via 3.5mm TRS jack
  • Live binaural monitoring using Google Resonance HRTFs  (44.1kHz and 48kHz) and live Mid-Side monitoring (88.2kHz and 96kHz)
  • Spatial Mic Converter plugin DSP filter type: 64-element output filter matrix
  • Individual calibration stored in each Mic for balanced array.
Capsule & Array
  • 14mm Prepolarized Condenser
  • SNR: 72dB-A
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Max SPL: 120dB @1kHz
  • Array: 8 transducers1
Mechanical
  • Construction: Aluminum & Nylon
  • Spatial Mic Dimensions: Height: 6.75’’ Diameter: 2.125’’
  • Spatial Mic Weight: 0.54 lbs
System Requirements
  • Host device supporting multi-channel USB Audio 2.0 or ADAT lightpipe input
  • USB bus power via USB-C jack or external 5v / 500mA source via micro-USB

 

Software Requirements
  • DAW supporting multi-channel audio tracks like Reaper, Pro Tools Ultimate or Nuendo for Spatial Mic Converter Plugin
  • Spatial Mic Converter plugin, MicNet Control and Spatial Mic Control app have been tested to work on Mac OSX 10.11 and higher or Windows 10. Plugin and Control apps are available for download to test system.
Miscellaneous
  • 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.