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24 X 16 X 8 monitor mixer, 6-channel headphone amp and USB/AVB audio interface with 48-channel mixing and AVB audio networking.

Monitor 8 is three products in one: monitor mixer, headphone amp and audio interface. Wtih exceptional analog audio quality, Monitor 8 can serve as your primary audio interface or as the ultimate monitor mixer, on stage and in the studio.


Three products in one
24 x 16 x 8 monitor mixer, 6-channel headphone amp and USB/AVB audio interface.

Exceptional audio quality
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.

24 inputs and 8 stereo bus outputs
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.

Six monitor groups with flexible outputs
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.

Universal connectivity
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.

On-board DSP with mixing and effects
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.

32-bit floating point processing
DSP-driven mixing and effects engine delivers virtually unlimited headroom and the utmost in sound quality.

Modeled vintage effects processing
Classic reverb. Compression modeled after the legendary LA-2A compressor. EQ modeled after British analog console EQs.

System expansion and audio networking
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.

Flexible matrix routing and splitting
Send any input to any output, or multiple outputs. Includes routing to and from the computer, plus any devices on the AVB network.

Stand-alone mixing with wireless control
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.

Web app control
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.

Two banks of ADAT digital input
Connect digital mixers, optical expanders or other gear. 16 channels at 44.1/48 kHz or 8 channels at 88.2/96 kHz.

Comprehensive metering
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.


Sample rates:
44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz

Analog inputs:
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)

Analog outputs:
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

Digital Input:
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

Computer I/O:
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

12 x 1/4" TRS stereo phone (mirrored in 6 pairs)

Front panel:
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
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