RME Audio Interfaces Releases New 12Mic, M-1610, and AVB Tool | NAMM 2020

RME Audio, the German-based brand, have unveiled three new pieces of gear for 2020, all of which are set to be available this spring.

The first is the RME 12Mic—a digitally controlled, 12-channel mic preamp. It features built-in AD conversion, MADI, and dual AVB for redundancy. It's a 1U unit with four XLR/TRS combo jacks with switchable Hi-Z inputs, plenty of male XLR jacks, ADAT outputs, and also features fanless cooling and a full-color display.

In all, players use the browser-based routing matrix to route 268 inputs to 282 outputs, with computer connection via USB. Maximum gain for the unit is 75dB with a signal-to-noise ratio of 121.2dB after digital conversion.


Next is the RME M-1610: a 16-channel pro converter that's also in 1U format. This converter gives users 16 balanced analog inputs and eight balance analog outputs, 128 MADI channels per coaxial I/O, 32 ADAT output channels, and a front control panel featuring a full-color screen, secondary headphone output, and a switch for three line levels (+13, +19, +24dB).

Lastly, the AVB Tool is what the company calls a "little helper" and is just that. It's meant to be integrated into existing MADI/AVB as extra front-end connection and includes four mic preamps on combo inputs, MADI/AVB conversion and a routing matrix for analog, digital, and network-based audio signals.

These units are set to ship this spring, so be sure to check back soon for more detailed pricing and release info. In the meantime, click the orange banner below to follow along with more news from the NAMM convention in Anaheim.

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