Scan code: LN78321 Manufacturer code: 8A

MOTU - '8A' Thunderbolt / USB3 Audio Interface

MOTU - '8A' Thunderbolt / USB3 Audio Interface, 8x8 Analogue I/O, AVB Networking, ESS Sabre32 Ultra DAC, 8 Channel ADAT

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Scan code: LN78321 Manufacturer code: 8A
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Thunderbolt / USB3 Audio Interface
MOTU - '8A'

motu 8a

Stunning Audio QualityThe MOTU 8A is an audio interface with Thunderbolt and USB3 connectivity that offers high-quality sound with ultra-low latency and a huge range of I/O options. Featuring an impressive 123dB of dynamic range provided by renowned ESS Sabre32 DAC technology and a round trip latency at an impressive 1.6m by Thunderbolt and 1.9ms by USB, recording becomes a much more enjoyable experience.

Connect your line-level equipment with up to 34 total I/O channels, available with the option of using the 8A as a standalone mixer or with wireless control from your laptop, tablet or smartphone. The MOTU 8A comes with all this, plus a huge range of digital effects, sure to make a fine addition to your set up.

Amazing Features • 32-bit floating point DSP-driven digital mixer with EQ, dynamics, and effects with latency-free routing
• ESS Sabre32 DAC technology offers up to 123dB of dynamic range and pristine audio quality
• Round-trip latency is as low as 1.6ms at 96kHz using Thunderbolt and 1.9ms by USB
• 8 analog inputs accommodates for a wide range of line-level equipment
• 16-in/18-out hybrid audio interface for studio and live use

High-End Converters

ESS Sabre32 DAC

Incredible PerformanceRenowned ESS Sabre32 DAC technology offers up to 123dB of dynamic range, proving that the analog audio quality of the MOTU 8A can more than keep up with the high-quality equipment from today’s market.

The integrated drivers boast a round-trip latency as low as 1.6ms at 96kHz via Thunderbolt and 1.9ms via USB. With vast connectivity options, the 8A includes eight analog inputs, eight analog outputs, and a stereo headphone output, along with eight channels of digital I/O via ADAT.

Universal Connectivity

USB & Thunderbolt for Mac, PC & iOSConnect to your Mac or PC using Thunderbolt™ or Hi-speed USB 2.0, with up to 256 audio channels (128 in and 128 out) over Thunderbolt. Stream multiple audio channels to and from your Mac using AVB/TSN Ethernet via a standard, CAT-5e cable up to 100 meters long. Class-compliant firmware and industry standard drivers work with any audio apps. Connect to your iPad™ with a standard camera connection kit (adapter).

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Hi-speed
USB 2.0
USB 2 audio class compliant USB 3 compatible

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Thunderbolt TechnologyThunderbolt 1, 2 and 3 compatible

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AVB/TSN
Ethernet
System expansion and audio networking

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iOS
Connectivity
Using a USB camera adapter

Web App Control

Web App Control

Wireless CapabilitiesThe software used to control the 8A doesn't rely on a hard drive. It's a web app served from the hardware itself. Meaning you can control the 8As on-board DSP, mixing, device settings, and network audio routing.

You can do this all from a web browser of your choice on a laptop, tablet or smartphone connected by wire or Wi-Fi to your local area network. Available with any web client on any platform, Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android, it just needs to share the same network.

Mix On Your Touchscreen

Touch Console

Touch ConsolePurposely designed for touchscreen use, Touch Console™ offers a completely new mixing experience. Access Touch Console from your tablet or smartphone to easily control the powerful 48-channel mixer and effects in the 8A.

Featuring bigger targets for your fingers, multi-touch operation and an easy to use design, you can tap, swipe and pinch away to find your ideal mix.

Versatility At Its Finest

Control room features

Control room featuresTake control of your recording sessions using the built-in talkback mic and front-panel talk button. Connect two sets of speakers to check up on your mixes instantly with front-panel A/B speaker select buttons.

vintage effects processing

vintage effects processingClassic reverb, compression influenced by the legendary LA-2A compressor, EQ modeled after British analog console EQs, the 8pre-es DSP engine delivers all this with almost limitless headroom with pristine sound quality.

Flexible routing & splitting

Flexible routing & splittingSend any input to any output, or multiple outputs, including routing to and from the computer, plus any devices on the audio network.

DSP mixing & effects

DSP mixing & effectsA fully equipped 48-input digital mixer delivers 7 stereo aux busses, 3 groups, access to 64 network inputs, and DSP effects including reverb, 4-band EQ, gate and compression.

The Tech Spec

Features Specification
Computer Connectivity Thunderbolt, USB 3, AVB Ethernet
Form Factor Half Rack / Desktop
Simultaneous I/O 8 x 8
A/D Resolution Up to 24-bit/192kHz
Built In DSP/FX Yes
Analog Inputs 8 x 1/4" (line in)
Analog Outputs 8 x 1/4" (line in)
Digital Inputs 1 x Optical Toslink (ADAT, SMUX, S/PDIF)
Digital Outputs 1 x Optical Toslink (ADAT, SMUX, S/PDIF)
Headphones 1 x 1/4"
USB 1 x Type B 3.0
Thunderbolt 1 x Thunderbolt 2
Data I/O Thunderbolt 2, AVB Ethernet
Software MOTU Discovery App (included), AudioDesk 4.0 (download)
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.8 or later, iOS
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 or later, Android
Rack Spaces Half Rack
Power Supply 12-18V DC power supply
Dimensions Height: 1.75"
Width: 8.6"
Depth: 7"
Weight 2.2 lbs.
Specifications
Computer Interface Type
  • Thunderbolt
  • USB 3
Connections (Input)
  • 8 x 6.35mm (1/4") TRS Jack
  • 1 x ADAT Optical
Mic Preamps (Max) 0
Instrument Inputs (Max) 8
Phantom Power No
Sample Rate (Max) 192 kHz
Bit Resolution 24
iPad Compatible No
Connections (Output)
  • 8 x 6.35mm (1/4") TRS Jack
  • 1 x ADAT Optical
  • 1 x AVB Ethernet
  • 1 x Headphone (TRS 6.35mm Jack)
Dimensions (mm) 22 x 4.5 x 17.75 cm WxHxD
DSP Processing Yes
Misc. Notes  
Additional Information
Scan Code LN78321
Model Number 8A
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
12 months
Type:
Return to base
DOA Period:
30 days
RTB Period:
12 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
MOTU
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