52 simultaneous audio channels

24 inputs and 28 outputs, all independent

Connect all your studio gear, including microphones, guitars, synths, keyboards, drum machines, outboard processors and optical expanders. All I/O is available simultaneously.

 

Connection (Input X Output)

Analog (balanced 1/4 inch TRS)

  • 8

Mic/Line/Guitar inputs with preamps

  • 8

Headphones output

  • 2x stereo

ADAT optical

  • 16 x16

Total

  • 24 x 28

 

Superb analog audio quality

Renowned ESS Sabre32 Ultra™ DAC technology

Renowned ESS Sabre32™ DAC technology delivers measured 123 dB dynamic range and the same proven, award-winning audio quality as MOTU's flagship 1248. 

 

MOTU 8pre-es Thunderbolt™/USB 2 8 mic pre audio interface with DSP and network

$1,195.00Price

Technical Specifications

Sample rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
Mic/line/instr inputs 8 x XLR/TRS "combo style" mic/line/instr inputs 
Preamp gain: 0 to +63 dB (digitally controlled) 
TRS max level with pad: +17 dBu
Analog outputs 8 x 1/4" TRS line out (balanced, DC coupled) 
Max level: +20 dBu (digitally adjustable -4 to +20) 
2 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone
Digital I/O 2 banks (16 ch) of ADAT optical at 1x sample rates 
2 banks (8 ch) of SMUX optical at 2x sample rates 
Switchable to stereo TOSLink (optical S/PDIF)
Total I/O 24 in / 28 out (52 total) at 1x sample rates 
16 in / 20 out (36 total) at 2x sample rates 
8 in / 12 out (20 total) at 4x sample rates
Computer I/O 1 x Thunderbolt 1 (Mac and Win) 
      Thunderbolt 2 & 3 compatible 
1 x USB 2.0 audio class compliant 
      USB 3.0 and iOS compatible
Computer I/O channels
Thunderbolt
128 in/out at 1x (44.1 to 48 kHz) 
128 in/out at 2x (88.2 to 96 kHz) 
64 in/out at 4x (176.4 to 192 kHz)
Computer I/O channels
USB
64 in/out at 1x (44.1 to 48 kHz) 
32 in/out at 2x (88.2 to 96 kHz) 
24 in/out at 4x (176.4 to 192 kHz)
Sync I/O 1 x BNC word clock in/out
Network I/O 1 x RJ45 AVB/TSN Ethernet (1 Gbps)
AVB streams
(8 channels per stream)
4 in / 4 out @ 44.1 or 48 kHz 
4 in / 4 out @ 88.2 or 96 kHz 
2 in / 2 out @ 176.4 or 192 kHz
Headphone 2 x 1/4" TRS stereo phone (assignable)
Phantom power 8 x individual +48V
Front panel 2 x 1/4" TRS headphone output 
2 x digital rotary encoders • phone vol 
4 x digital rotary encoders • mic/instr input gain 
2 x large digital rotary encoders • main vol / menu 
8 x small switches • (4) Pad / (4) 48V Phantom pwr 
10 x large switches • menu nav / A-B select, etc. 
2 x LCD (128 x 160) for level meters / menu nav
Power International 100-240V autoswitching supply 
50-60 Hz • 0.5A max
Dimensions
and weight
(width x depth x height, enclosure only) 
19 x 7 x 1.75 inches 
48.3 x 17.75 x 4.5 cm 
4.6 lbs / 2.05 kg 
with rack brackets removed: 
17.25 inches (43.8 cm) wide 
4.5 lbs / 2.04 kg

 

Mac System Requirements

  • 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*
  • A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)
  • *AVB/TSN Ethernet audio interface operation requires OS X El Capitan or later

Windows System Requirements

  • 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
  • A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)

Web App Support

  • Any web client platform: Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android
  • Any web browser: Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Explorer, etc.

Included Software

  • Thunderbolt and USB 2.0 drivers
  • MOTU Discovery App for Mac & PC (finds connected MOTU interfaces)
  • MOTU Discovery App for iOS (available from Apple App Store)
  • MOTU Pro Audio Control web app (served from the hardware itself)
  • MOTU Audio Tools (FFT, oscilloscope, X-Y plot, phase analyzer)
  • AudioDesk for Mac & Windows (separate download)

Operating Systems

  • For computer audio I/O: Mac OS X 10.8 or later; Windows 7 or later
  • For web app control: Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android

Contact

Muskego, WI 53150 

1-414-737-4900

masony@msn.com

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