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MOTU 8D AES3 / SPDIF / USB / AVB-TSN Audio Interface with DSP
MOTU 8D AES3/SPDIF/USB/AVB-TSN Audio Interface with DSP

MOTU 8D AES3/SPDIF/USB/AVB-TSN Audio Interface with DSP

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The 8D is a flexible digital audio interface, router, splitter, converter and stand-alone mixer with AVB-TSN networking and connectivity to a host computer through class compliant, high-speed USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0 and iOS). The 8D provides four channels of AES3 (AES/EBU) I/O, four channels of RCA (coaxial) S/PDIF I/O, 64 channels of USB I/O, 32 channels of AVB-TSN network I/O and a headphone output, for a total of 210 simultaneous I/O channels. All AES3 and S/PDIF inputs are equipped with sample rate conversion. A convenient, assignable front-panel headphone output with volume control allows for convenient monitoring of any stereo channel pair.

Housed in a sturdy aluminum alloy half-rack enclosure, the 8D is ideal for routing AES3 and S/PDIF digital audio in live performance systems, AVB-TSN network installations or recording studios of any size. Powerful DSP delivers large console style mixing with 48 channels, 12 stereo busses, and 32-bit floating point effects processing, including modeled analog EQ, vintage compression and classic reverb. Extensive routing patches ins to outs, or splits input channels to multiple destinations. Use the 8D as a stand-alone mixer and control everything from the 8D's innovative web app running on an iPad™, iPhone™, tablet, smartphone, and laptop. Connect a second MOTU AVB-TSN interface with a simple Ethernet cable. Incorporate the 8D into a larger AVB-TSN audio network with standard AVB-TSN switches and sub-millisecond latency, even over long cable runs. From studio to stage to corporate campus, the 8D delivers flexible digital routing/conversion, state-of-the-art operation and reliable performance.

MOTU 8D Features

  • Eight channels of digital audio I/O and conversion with SRC — Four channels of professional AES3 (AES/EBU) digital I/O, plus four channels of standard S/PDIF digital audio I/O, with sample rate conversion on all inputs.
  • Flexible router, converter and splitter — Send any input to any output, or split to multiple output channels. Convert any format to any other (AES3, S/PDIF, AVB-TSN and USB). Includes routing to and from the computer, plus any devices on the AVB-TSN network.
  • Stand-alone operation with wireless control — Connect a standard Wi-Fi router with a standard Ethernet cable for wireless control of device settings, routing/splitting, powerful 48-channel mixing and DSP effects.
  • DSP mixing and effects processing — Flexible 48-input digital mixer with 7 stereo aux busses, 3 stereo groups, access to 32 network inputs, and DSP effects, including reverb, 4-band EQ, gate and compression.
  • Ultra-low latency and proven, high-performance MOTU drivers — Universal connectivity over high-speed USB 2.0 (3.0 and iOS compatible) and AVB. Renowned drivers deliver industry-leading low latency and rock solid performance.
  • Universal control from any device — Control everything from your favorite web browser on a laptop, tablet and smartphone connected to your local Wi-Fi network.
  • 8D AES3 / SPDIF / USB / AVB-TSN Audio Interface with DSP1
  • Sample rates44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
  • Digital I/O
    • 2x stereo AES3 (AES/EBU) on XLR male/female
    • 2x stereo S/PDIF on RCA
  • Total I/O
    • 8 in / 8 out (16 total) at 1x sample rates
    • 8 in / 8 out (16 total) at 2x sample rates
    • n/a at 4x sample rates
  • Computer I/O 1 x USB 2.0 audio class compliant, USB 3.0 and iOS compatible
  • Computer I/O channels
    • 64 in/out at 1x (44.1 to 48 kHz)
    • 32 in/out at 2x (88.2 to 96 kHz)
    • 24 in/out at 4x (176.4 to 192 kHz)
  • Headphone1 x 1/4" TRS stereo phone (assignable)
  • Network I/O1 x RJ45 AVB/TSN Ethernet (1 Gbps)
  • AVB streams
    • (8 channels per stream) 4 in / 4 out @ 44.1 or 48 kHz
    • 4 in / 4 out @ 88.2 or 96 kHz
    • 2 in / 2 out @ 176.4 or 192 kHz
  • Front panel
    • 1 x 1/4" TRS headphone output
    • 4x switches for menu navigation
    • 160 x 128 RGB LCD for level meters / menu
  • Power
    • External 12-18V DC power supply
    • 1.0A max • tip pos or neg
  • Dimensions and weight (WxDxH, enclosure only)
    • 8.6x7x1.75 inches (22x17.75x4.5 cm)
    • 2 lbs (0.9 kg)

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