Have a Question? Contact Us

888-462-7828 Live Chat

Glensound DARK8MAI MKII - 8 Input Mic Amp for Dante/ AES67

  • Dale #:

  • Availability:

    Not in Stock - Reserve Yours
  • This item is not in stock and needs to be ordered from the manufacturer. Your payment will be charged after completing checkout. We will strive to ship as soon as possible, pending availability.


The DARK8MAI MKII (Microphone Analogue Input) is a very powerful Dante/ AES67 network audio interface, in a robust stage box/ throw down style. It has a 8 of low noise mic/line inputs which are remotely controlled by a Windows 10 app. The outputs of the microphone amplifiers are transmitted on a ... Read More

Shipping Charges Apply

Have a Question?

Call Toll Free: 888-462-7828 Live Chat Email Us

Suggested Accessories


The DARK8MAI MKII (Microphone Analogue Input) is a very powerful Dante/ AES67 network audio interface, in a robust stage box/ throw down style. It has a 8 of low noise mic/line inputs which are remotely controlled by a Windows 10 app. The outputs of the microphone amplifiers are transmitted on a fully redundant Dante/ AES67 network interface.


  • Eight Audio Inputs
  • Low Noise Mic Amps
  • Mic/Line/Phantom Power
  • High Quality Analogue To Digital Converters
  • Windows 10 App For Remote Control
  • Network Interface
  • Redundant Network Interface
  • Power

Having 8 of low noise high quality microphone inputs makes the DARK8MAI MKII perfect for transporting audio circuits from a stage or a pitch side position to a mixer or other location within an audio network.

The rugged design, PoE powering & remote control facility of the unit means that it can easily be placed and left unattended wherever audio sources are required.

Eight Audio Inputs
The DARK8MAI MKII has 8 audio inputs. Each input is on its own Neutrik 3 pin XLR socket and each input can be set to accept line or mic level inputs. Clever internal circuitry even changes the input impedance to correctly match the input type.

Low Noise Mic Amps
The very best low noise & distortion microphone amplifiers chipsets by Profusion are used in our very carefully designed pre-amp. The design of the pre-amp took our Chief Design Engineer over 3 months to develop and tailor to provide crystal clear sound unaltered by unwanted characteristics.

Mic/Line/Phantom Power
Each of the eight inputs can be individually switched to accept either a mic or line level input. The mic input can also have 48 Volt phantom power turned on/ off. Input selection and phantom power settings are enabled on the Windows 10 app.

High Quality Analogue To Digital Converters
As well as the best microphone amplifiers the very best widest range analogue to digital converters (ADC) currently available are used to make sure the digital audio on your network is as good as it possibly can be. The filter settings of the ADC can even be changed via the app.

Windows 10 App For Remote Control
GlenController, the free Windows 10 app, provides full remote control of the DARK8MAI MKII. It allows switching of input types, gain control, level monitoring and more.

Network Interface
There are 4 network interfaces on the DARK8MAI MKII. There are 2 x Neutrik Ethercon (RJ45) connectors and there are also 2 x SFP slots for customers to fit their own preferred fibre interfaces.

Redundant Network Interface
When using the Dante protocol it is possible to set the DARK8MAI MKII to have a fully redundant network interface whereby a completely glitch free automatic redundant audio network link is provided across 2 of the network interfaces.

DARK8MAI MKII can be powered from independent sources to provide a redundant power option. Each copper RJ45 network socket can accept PoE (this means that just 1 cable can carry power and audio data to/ from the unit). A DC input is also provided for powering the unit from an external DC source if no PoE is available.

Windows 10 App

Network Remote Control
GlenController is a Windows 10 PC application, and it can be downloaded for free from our website. When launched, GlenController scans the network for all connected DARK8MAIs and DARK1616Ms which can be selected from the left hand side of the app.

Remote Control Of Mic Gain Levels
There are settings to select mic, mic +48v, or line inputs. A rotary control then adjusts the gain level up and down. This all operates in real time. The microphone input amplifier switches its gain in 3dB steps.

Redundant Remote Control
The App connects to the DARK8MAI MKII via the same network as the Dante audio circuits and provides a reliable redundant control system via both the primary and secondary network interfaces, meaning that even if one of the 2 networks were to become disconnected the remote control would continue to work.

Multiple Apps
One App can connect to multiple DARK8MAI MKIIs and multiple Apps running on different PCs can connect to a single DARK8MAI MKII. The App provides the ability to lock out other users from controlling a DARK1616M and this facility can be password protected, meaning only authorised personnel can change the settings on a unit.

Saving Presets
Presets can easily be saved and recalled when required.

More +

Product Specs

Frequency Response+/-0.25dB 20Hz to 22kHz
Maximum Input Level+18dB
Input Impedance>20k Ohm
Distortion0.0013% @ 100Hz
0.0022% @ 1kHz
0.00094% @ 10kHz
All reference to +8dBu output
Noise-93dB @ Line up A weighted RMS (22Hz to 22kHz)
Interchannel Crosstalk>101dB @ 0dB with 1kHz Tone
Dynamic Range>111dB
Input TypeElectronically balanced (can be wired unbalanced)
Frequency Response+/-0.25dB 40Hz to 22kHz
Input Range-67 to -15dB (for -24dBFs line up)
-61 to -7dB (for -18dBFs line up)
Input Gain Resolution3dB Steps
Input Impedance>2k4 Ohm
Equivalent Input Noise127dB (22Hz to 22kHz Terminated 300 Ohms)
Distortion0.013% @ 100Hz
0.002% @ 1kHz
0.003% @ 10kHz
All Reference to +8dBu output
Phantom Power+48 Volts
Physical2 x Neutrik Ethercon RJ45 sockets and 2 x GBIC SFP module slots
ProtocolDante & AES67
Audio Sample Rates32 - 192 kS/s
PoE Inputs2 of standard 48V. / One on each network RJ45
PoE ConsumptionTotal unit consumption <15Watts
Size59x 157 x 238mm (H x D x W)
MechanicsAll aluminium construction, anodized panels and laser etched front & rear panels
Shipping CartonRugged export quality cardboard carton 610 x 420 x 130mm (L x D x H)
Shipping Weight2.5Kg
Operating Temperature0 to +50°C (32 to 122°F)
Storage Temperature-20 to +70°C (-4 to 158°F)
Relative Humidity0 to 95% non-condensing
Network Cable1 of 2 metre RJ45 Cable
HandbookA5 paper handbook (download also available)
GeneralWindows 10 application. Direct install on PC (not App store download)

More +

Shipping Rate Calculator


Also Popular