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Metric Halo LIO-8 Line-Level Digital Audio Converter

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LIO-8 3D


The LIO-8 is a great way to upgrade your audio system. Put it between your existing gear and your DAW to get all of the benefits of our analog design, conversion technology and DSP without ripping your room apart. Adding a LIO to an analog console is like buying new converters and getting a digital mixer with total recall for free. Using our ConsoleConnect technology you can insert EQs, compressors, gates, reverbs and more into our v.5 Mixer and have all your routing and settings recalled with your DAW session.

Suite Solution
With everything you need to record, mix, process, and master audio (just add your DAW of choice, analog front end and transducers), the LIO-8 is your one-stop solution for recording, edit, mix and mastering suites. Even if you are using a DAW or recording system that does not support the LIO-8 Firewire interface, the unit's standalone operation and standard AES and analog interface allow you to use it as the Audio Front End and Monitor Controller for Pro Tools, standalone and PC based recording systems.

While the base configuration of the LIO-8 doesn't include mic pres, you can opt to have 4 or 8 channels of the same ULN-R mic pres as the ULN-8 included in your unit. The LIO can be ordered this way from the factory, or the pres can be installed later.
You can also choose to upgrade your processing by adding the +DSP license, which adds over 100 plug-ins to your LIO and gives you the ability to create and save complex processing "graphs" as well as access to factory supplied "macros" including processors, amp simulators and more. You can find out more about +DSP here. Adding +DSP to your LIO is easy, just put the software license code into MIO Console and your box is unlocked.
*The LIO-8 is also available with 4 microphone pre-amps

The LIO-8 supports a variety of applications. For studio recording, it provides a very high quality interface to a DAW, offering sound processing or simple file transfer between workstations. Its exceptional sound quality makes it perfect as any studios primary analog to digital conversion and monitoring chain.
The LIO-8 is suitable for broadcast applications, too. It offers instant playback of 8 individual stereo sends for music cues or sound effects, or smaller numbers of surround stems. The compact package and portable power features mean that the unit can go anywhere users need to work, and make on-site fixes or edit location recordings without the need to send files back to the studio, saving valuable time before air.

Key Features
• Exceptional, BestInWorld, Archival Grade Converter Quality
• Flexible, Integrated Analog-Domain Monitor Controller
• Universal Sample Rate Support: Analog, AES and Firewire Interfacing
• Rock Solid Stability: Mature, Real-World-Tested Firmware, Software and Drivers
• Instant Access to Tactile Controls: Fully digital control for total recall, remote control and control surface support
• Comprehensive Precision Metering so you always know what is going on
• Works with or without a Computer
• Metric Halo's Exclusive Per-channel selectable Character: from ultra clean to nice and gooey; Integrated ultra-low-latency instantiable processing with plenty of DSP power to run it

What's Included
• One LIO-8 unit
• One IEC Power Cord appropriate for your area
• One 24-volt 48-watt world-ready external power supply
• One 30 IEEE 1394 9-pin to 6-pin FireWire Cable
• One 4.5 meter IEEE 1394 9-pin to 6-pin FireWire Cable
• Two Rack Ears w/ fasteners
• Rubber feet
• Configuration jumpers
• MIO Software CD-ROM
• Manufacturer Warranty/Registration Card

Analog Rails (low power): +/-9.9 Volts
Analog Rails (high power): +/-12.6 Volts
Maximum I/O Levels (Balanced)
Peak Line Output @ 0 dBFS (no jumper/low power): +18.5 dBu
Peak Line Output @ 0 dBFS (output jumper/low power): +22.0 dBu
Peak Line Output @ 0 dBFS (output jumper/high power): +24.5 dBu
Analog Send Max Output: +21.5 dBu
Line In Max Input: +24.5 dBu
Output Impedance: 5 Ω
Monitor Controller
Nominal FS output (Balanced) Output Jumper Off: -19.0 dBu
Nominal FS output (Balanced) Output Jumper On: -12.0 dBu
Maximum Output: Same as Line
Gain Range: -96 dB to +30 dB
Gain Precision: +/-0.05 dB
Gain Step: 0.5 dB
Line Input: + ADC
Input Impedance: 10 kΩ
Dynamic Range (-60 dB, flat 0-22.05 kHz, typ): 115 dB
Dynamic Range (-60 dB, A-weighted, typ): 118 dB
Noise Floor (flat 0-22.05 kHz, typ): 115 dB
Noise Floor (A-weighted, typ): 117.9 dB
THD D/A/A/D loop @ -12 dBFS: 0.0005 %
THD D/A/A/D loop @ -0 dBFS: 0.0015 %
Crosstalk @ 1kHz: -127 dB
IMD 1k component (19 kHz/20kHz @ +8dBu): -104 dBu
Gain Range: -12 dB / +31.5 dB
Gain Precision: +/-0.05 dB
Gain Step: 0.5 dB
Voltage: 14v - 28v
Power: 24 Watts
FireWire Bus Powerable: No
Passes FireWire Bus Power: Yes
Supplies FireWire Bus Power: No
External Supply (Input): 100-240VAC
External Supply (Max Input Current): 1.2 A
External Supply (Output): 24 VDC
External Supply (Max Output Current): 2.0 A
External Supply Connector: 4-Pin XLR
Material: Powder Coated Aluminum
Fasteners: 3mm Phillips Head
Weight: 6 lb/2.7 kg
Dimensions: 17" x 13" x 1.72" (432 x 330 x 44 mm)
Rack Ears (included): Powder Coated Steel
Rear Rack Mounts: Available
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