|Sample rates||44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz|
8 x 1/4" TRS line inputs (balanced/unbalanced)
Max level: +24 dbU (digitally adjustable -96 to +22 dB)
Trim: -96 to +22 dB (digitally adjustable)
10 x 1/4" TRS line out (balanced, DC coupled)
6 x 1/4" TS line out (summed mono)
2 x XLR line out (pin 2 hot)
Max level: +22 dBu
Trim: 127 to 0 dB (digitally adjustable)
12 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone
2 banks (16 ch) of ADAT optical input at 1x rates
1 bank (8 ch) of SMUX optical input at 2x rates
Stereo TOSLink (optical S/PDIF) on Bank A (optional)
|Total I/O connections||
24 inputs and 30 outputs (54 total) at 1x rates
16 inputs and 30 outputs (46 total) at 2x rates
8 inputs and 30 outputs (38 total) at 4x rates
|Total I/O channels||
24 inputs and 16 outputs (40 total) at 1x sample rates
16 inputs and 16 outputs (32 total) at 2x sample rates
8 inputs and 16 outputs (24 total) at 4x sample rates
1 x USB 2.0 audio class compliant
USB 3.0 and iOS compatible
1 x AVB Ethernet (requires OS X Yosemite)
|Computer I/O channels||
USB 2.0 (44.1 to 48 kHz): 64 in/out
USB 2.0 (88.2 to 96 kHz): 32 in/out
USB 2.0 (176.4 to 192 kHz): 24 in/out
AVB Ethernet: 16 to 128 in/out, depending on
host computer speed
|Headphone||12 x 1/4" TRS stereo phone (mirrored in 6 pairs)|
|Network I/O||1 x RJ45 AVB/TSN Ethernet (1 Gbps)|
(8 channels per stream)
8 in / 8 out @ 44.1 or 48 kHz
8 in / 8out @ 88.2 or 96 kHz
8 in / 8 out @ 176.4 or 192 kHz
6 x 1/4" TRS headphone output
1 x digital rotary encoder • main out volume
1 x digital rotary encoder • aux out volume
6 x digital rotary encoders • phone volume
324 x 24 pixel LCD for level meters / menu nav
1 x AC power switch
International 100-240V autoswitching supply
50-60 Hz • 0.5A max
(width x depth x height, enclosure only)
19 x 7 x 1.75 inches
48.3 x 17.75 x 4.5 cm
5.1 lbs / 2.31 kg
with rack brackets removed:
17.25 inches (43.8 cm) wide
5.0 lbs / 2.27 kg
(in 1 dB steps)
|Line output||1/4" TRS, balanced, tip hot||123 dB||-110 dB||+20 dBu||128 dB (-127 to 0 dBu)|
|Line input||1/4" TRS, bal/unbal, tip hot||110 dB||-104 dB||+24 dBu||118 dB (-96 to +22 dB)|
|Phones||1/4", TRS stereo||108 dB||-100 dB||Max. 80 mw||128 dB|
Monitor 8 ships with standard Core Audio drivers for Mac OS X for compatibility with virtually all Core Audio-compatible apps, including:
Monitor 8 ships with standard ASIO and Wave drivers for Windows 7*, 8 and 10 for compatibility with virtually all ASIO- and Wave-compatible audio apps, including:
24 x 16 x 8 monitor mixer, 6-channel headphone amp and USB/AVB audio interface.
Employs the same industry-recognized analog design as MOTU's groundbreaking 1248, 8M and 16A audio interfaces. The balanced, DC-coupled analog outputs produce measured performance of 123 dB dynamic range (A-weighted) and -110 dB THD+N (0.0003%) at -1 dBFS, Unweighted, 1 kHz.
Mix 24 physical inputs, multi-channel computer audio, and 64 AVB audio network channels to eight stereo bus outputs (Main, Aux, and monitor groups A thru F). Inputs include 8 channels of balanced (TRS) analog and 16 channels (2 banks) of ADAT optical.
Each group provides multiple mirrored outputs, including 2x 1/4-inch phones (front and rear panel), summed 1/4-inch mono out for stage monitors, and, for groups A-D, balanced stereo 1/4-inch outs, which can be fed to in-ear monitoring systems or other stereo destinations.
Connects to a computer with standard AVB Ethernet or audio class compliant high-speed USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0 and iOS). Discovery app and web app software works alongside any host audio software.
Flexible 48-input digital mixer modeled after large format mixing consoles, with 12 stereo busses and DSP effects, including reverb, 4-band EQ, gate, and compression.
DSP-driven mixing and effects engine delivers virtually unlimited headroom and the utmost in sound quality.
Classic reverb. Compression modeled after the legendary LA-2A compressor. EQ modeled after British analog console EQs.
Add a 2nd MOTU AVB interface (1248, 8M, 16A, 24Ai or 24Ao) with a simple Cat-5e ethernet cable. Connect up to five MOTU interfaces using a MOTU AVB Switch (sold separately). Build a network with multiple interfaces and computers using standard AVB switches and network cabling, with ultra-low network latency, even over long cable runs (100 meters point to point). Stream hundreds of audio channels among devices and computers on the network.
Send any input to any output, or multiple outputs. Includes routing to and from the computer, plus any devices on the AVB network.
Connect an Apple Airport™ or other Wi-Fi router directly to Monitor 8 with a standard Ethernet cable and control the 8M's powerful mixing and DSP effects from your smartphone or tablet, without a computer. Great for live show monitor mixing.
Control on-board DSP, mixing, device settings, and network audio routing from web app software running in your favorite browser on a laptop, tablet or smartphone connected by wire or Wi-Fi to your local area network.
Connect digital mixers, optical expanders or other gear. 16 channels at 44.1/48 kHz or 8 channels at 88.2/96 kHz.
The large backlit 324 x 24 LCD lets you view all signal activity at a glance with detailed metering for all analog and digital I/O. Access hardware settings from a simple and convenient menu.
Includes AudioDesk workstation software for Mac and Windows with 24-bit recording, sample-accurate editing and 32-bit mixing and mastering.
*After a ten-year run, Windows 7 has been officially end-of-lifed (EOL) by Microsoft as of January 4, 2020. Therefore, MOTU products no longer officially support Windows 7, although existing installed products (as of June 2020) should still continue to function as they have been under Windows 7. However, future updates, including drivers, may require Windows 8 or later.