The MOTU 8pre-es takes the styling and feature set of the 828es - including dual LCD screens, Monitor Control and built-in Talkback - and complements it with 8 high quality microphone pre-amps.
Equipped with renowned ESS Sabre32 DAC technology and a new front panel design, the 8pre-es connects to a Mac, PC or iOS device over Thunderbolt or USB with low latency, high performance drivers to deliver 52 channels of audio I/O, 48-channel mixing and DSP effects, including Classic Reverb, modelled analogue EQ and vintage compression modelled after the legendary LA-2A.
Eight mic/line "combo" inputs provide transparent preamps with superb 129 dBu EIN, 118 dB dynamic range and remote control for individual gain/pad/48V phantom power.
Control room features include a built-in talkback mic with front-panel "talk" button and "A/B" speaker select buttons.
The AVB port allows for additional I/O options such as MADI or AES/EBU to be easily added to the system via an Ethernet cable connection.
Advanced extras include flexible routing and splitting, system expansion, audio networking, stand-alone mixing, Wi-Fi control from mobile devices, DC coupled analogue outputs and AudioDesk workstation software.
|Max Bit Rate (bit)||24|
|Max Sample Rate (KHz)||192|
|Inputs||2 x XLR-1/4" combo jacks, 8 x 1/4" TRS (balanced/unbalanced), 1 x S/PDIF coaxial, 2 x ADAT optical|
|Outputs||2 x 1/4" headphone outputs, 8 x 1/4" TRS balanced, DC coupled|
|Power Supply||Mains Adapter|
|Dimensions (mm)||483 x 177 x 45|
|System Requirements (PC)||1 GHz Pentium-based PC compatible or faster, 2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended, Windows 7, 8 or 10, Available Thunderbolt 1/2/3 or USB 2/3 port, Large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)|
|System Requirements (Mac)||1 GHz Intel-based Mac or faster, 2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended, Mac OS X version 10.8 or later, Available Thunderbolt 1/2/3, USB 2/3 or AVB/TSN Ethernet port, Large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)|
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