Motu 8D AES3 and S/PDIF USB/AVB Audio Interface

ITEM #: MOTU-8D MFG #: 9375

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    9375 - Overview

    The 8D provides 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. The 8D provides universal connectivity to your Mac or PC through USB or AVB/TSN. Renowned drivers deliver industry-leading ultra-low latency and proven, rock solid performance.

    New, optimized drivers for both Mac and PC deliver ultra-low latency performance. With a high-performance DAW such as Digital Performer, the 8D delivers an astonishing round trip latency (RTL) of 1.70 ms (milliseconds) on OS X and 1.71 ms on Windows over USB (at 96 kHz with a 32-sample host buffer). An included mounting bracket kit joins the 8D side-by-side with any other MOTU half-rack unit to create a single rack-space configuration consisting of customized analog, digital and/or MIDI I/O configuration tailored just for you.

    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. Connect an Apple Airport or other Wi-Fi router with a standard Ethernet cable for wireless control of device settings, powerful 48-channel mixing and DSP effects.

    The 8D's 48-input digital mixer delivers 7 stereo aux busses, 3 groups, access to 64 network inputs, and DSP effects, including classic reverb, EQ modeled after British analog console EQs and compression modeled after the legendary LA-2A compressor. If you know your way around a large-format mixing console, you'll feel right at home. With 32-bit floating point processing, the 8D's DSP engine delivers virtually unlimited headroom and the utmost in sound quality.

    • Specifications:

      • Sample rates: 44.1, 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
      • 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)
      • Headphone: 1 x 1/4" TRS stereo phone (assignable)
      • 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: (width x depth x height, enclosure only): 8.6 x 7 x 1.75 inches, 2.0 lbs
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