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Midas DL153 Fixed Format I/O Unit 16 Premium MIDAS Mic Pres, 8 Line Outputs

Product Code MIDL153
Manufacturer Midas

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16 Input, 8 Output Stage Box with 16 MIDAS Microphone Preamplifiers

16 award-winning MIDAS microphone preamplifiers with switchable +48 V phantom power
8 electronically balanced low impedance line level outputs
Remote operation up to 100 m via CAT5/5e cable
Selectable 96 kHz or 48 kHz sample rate operation
All settings programmable from front panel controls or console
PSU status indicator LEDs and configuration LCD display on front panel
Supports dual redundant AES50 networks
Features Neutrik etherCON* AES50 network ports
Rugged 2U rackmount chassis for durability in portable applications
Auto-ranging universal switch-mode power supply
3-Year Warranty Program*
Designed and engineered in England

DL153 is a 2U 19" fixed-configuration rack I/O unit with 16 mic/line level inputs and 8 line level outputs and delivers legendary MIDAS sound quality utilising our time-tested and road-proven technologies. Featuring award-winning MIDAS microphone preamplifiers with 2.5 dB analogue gain steps and two AES50 network ports providing dual redundancy, the DL153 is the ideal partner to all MIDAS PRO and M32 Series digital consoles, enabling a digital snake connection from Front of House to stage.High Output Drive Line Outputs with Mute
DL153 features 8 active servo-balanced low impedance line level outputs with high output current capability for driving long cable runs.

The outputs feature an automatic mute facility if the audio signal path is muted by the mixing console operator, and individual LED indicators are provided for each output connector.

Featuring a rugged steel 2U rackmount enclosure, the DL153 is designed for the rigours of live concert touring. Premium Neutrik connectors are used for reliable audio and network connections, night after night.


Sample rate 48 kHz, 96 kHz
Dynamic range >107 dB unweighted (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
Maximum input level
Mic/Line (Unity Gain) +21 dBu
Mic/Line (-2.5 dB Gain) +24 dBu
CMRR @ 1 kHz
Mic Input (Unity Gain) >60 dB
Mic Input (40 dB Gain) >90 dB
Mic EIN (40 dB Gain) -126 dBu
Maximum Output Level +21 dBu into 600 Ω
Output Noise (Unity Gain) -86 dBu
Frequency Response ±0.5 dB (20 Hz - 20 kHz, relative to 1 kHz)
THD+N (Unity Gain) <0.01%
Crosstalk @ 1 kHz <-90 dB
System Inputs and Outputs
Analogue Inputs 16
Type Mic/Line Level
Connector 3-pin XLR Balanced
Input Impedance 10k Ω
A/D Conversion 24 bit, 96 kHz with 128 times oversampling
Phantom Power +48V, individually switchable per channel
Analogue Outputs 8
Type Line Level
Connector 3-pin XLR Balanced
Output Impedance 50 Ω
D/A Conversion 24 bit, 96 kHz with 128 times oversampling
Network Connections 2
Connector Neutrik etherCON with status LEDs
Redundancy Dual cable redundancy
Network Interface Conforms to AES50-2011
Ethernet Control Port 1
Connector Neutrik etherCON with status LEDs
Power 1
Connector IEC mains inlet
Mains Input Voltage 100 to 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Power Consumption <150 W
Dimensions 483 x 416 x 88 mm (19.0 x 16.4 x 3.5")
Net Weight 6.7 kg (14.7 lbs)
Operating Temperature Range +5°C to +45°C
Storage Temperature Range -20°C to +60°C

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