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MOTU 828X Thunderbolt / USB2 Interface

Product Code: 375610

MOTU's most popular 28x30 audio interface upgraded with a Thunderbolt connection.

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MOTU 828X Thunderbolt & USB Audio Interface

The 828x is MOTU's most popular 28x30 audio interface upgraded with a Thunderbolt connection. With massive bandwidth, Thunderbolt allows a user to connect displays, hard drives, and other peripherals to their computer, along with the 828x, up to six devices total (with the 828x at the end of the chain), and the Thunderbolt bus won't even break a sweat. Thunderbolt combines plug-and-play convenience with massive bandwidth and low latency for truly professional audio interface performance.


28 inputs and 30 outputs

How can one audio interface offer this much I/O?

We pack it in, like no one else can: two combo-style mic/guitar inputs with preamps, 8 balanced analog in/out, XLR main outs, 16 channels of ADAT optical (8 channels at 96 kHz), plus S/PDIF, word clock and MIDI. Connect all of your studio gear, including microphones, guitars, synths, keyboards, drum machines and even effects processors.

Recording up to 192 kHz

Audio quality without compromise

Now in its fifth generation, the 828 has become a benchmark for the industry, setting the bar by which others are judged. How has this level of respect been earned? Through consistent design integrity and intelligent use of current-generation parts and design technologies.

Studio-grade mic channels

Enjoy extras like sends and optional hardware limiting

Do you work with outboard EQs and compressors? Each 828x mic input offers a pre-converter send for mono or stereo mic channel outboard processing. The 828x's unique V-Limit™ hardware limiter employs a proprietary design to offer an additional 12 dB of headroom over digital zero with no digital clipping or harsh artifacts, for that added protection in dynamic recording situations. The 828x's preamps are clean and neutral, allowing you to use your favorite plug-ins and host software to color the sound just the way you want for each recording application.


Key Featuers:

  • Highly-flexible 28-in/30-out audio interface with Thunderbolt and USB connectivity.
  • Easily manage complex routing configurations with CueMix FX software mixer.
  • Built-in DSP includes high-quality reverb, EQ, and compression on inputs, outputs, and headphone mixes.
  • Can be used as a standalone mixer with complete front panel control.
  • Separate XLR main outs and front-panel headphone jacks, each with independent volume control.

Technical Specifications:

? Converters 24-bit.
? Sample rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz.
? Analog inputs 2 x XLR/TRS combo-style mic/guitar inputs.
? 8 x 1/4" TRS line inputs (balanced/unbalanced).
? Analog outputs 2 x XLR balanced main out.
? 8 x 1/4" balanced TRS line out.
? 2 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone.
? Digital I/O 16 channels of ADAT optical at 1x sample rates.
? 8 channels of SMUX optical at 2x sample rates.
? 2-channel TOSlink (optical S/PDIF) up to 96 kHz.
? 2-channel RCA S/PDIF up to 96 kHz.
? Total I/O 28 inputs and 30 outputs at 1x sample rates.
? 20 inputs and 22 outputs at 2x sample rates.
? 10 inputs and 10 outputs at 4x sample rates.
? Computer I/O 1 x Thunderbolt (compatible with 1 and 2).
? 1 x USB 2.0 (compatible with 3.0).
? Sync I/O 1 x SMPTE time code in (LTC).
? 1 x SMPTE time code out (LTC).
? 1 x word clock in.
? 1 x word clock out.
? Headphone output 1 x 1/4" TRS stereo phone (assignable).
? 1 x 1/4" TRS stereo phone (mirrors main outs).
? Phantom power 2 x individual +48V.
? Front panel 2 x XLR/TRS combo mic/guitar in.
? 2 x 1/4" TRS phone.
? 2 x digital rotary encoders ? phone/main volume.
? 2 x digital rotary encoders ? mic trim.
? 4 x switches ? Pad and 48V Phantom.
? 4 x digital rotary encoders for LCD control.
? 2 x 16 character LCD.
? 8 x 4-segment ladder LEDs ? 1/4-inch analog in.
? 8 x activity LED ? 1/4-inch analog out.
? 2 x 4-segment ladder LEDs ? RCA S/PDIF in.
? 2 x activity LED ? RCA S/PDIF out.
? 2 x 10-segment LEDs ? mic in with V-Limit.
? 2 x 5-segment ladder LEDs ? main outs.
? 6 x LED ? sample rate indicator.
? 1 x LED ? LOCK/TACH indicator.
? 2 x activity LEDs ? optical bank A/B.
? 1 x activity LED ? MIDI in/out.
? 1 x AC power switch.
? Power International 100-240V autoswitching supply.
? 50-60 Hz ? 20 Watts.
Bit Depth: 24-bit
Sample Rate: 192kHz
Interface Inputs: 28 Inputs
Interface Outputs: 30 Outputs
MIDI Inputs: 1x 5-pin DIN Input
MIDI Outputs: 1x 5-pin DIN Output
Digital Inputs: 1x S/PDIF Input, 2x Optical Input
Digital Outputs: 1x S/PDIF Output, 2x Optical Output
Connection Type: Thunderbolt (Compatible with 1 and 2), USB 2.0 (Compatible with 3.0)
Physical Height: 44mm
Physical Width: 482mm
Physical Depth: 177mm
Physical Weight: 3.6kg
Colour: BLACK
EAN: 839128005846
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