ZOOM UAC-8 USB 3.0 interface

ZOOM UAC-8 USB 3.0 interface

CROSS-PLATFORM COMMUNICATIONS CENTRAL USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Audio Converter for Mac and PC There’s a whole new world of possibilities for Mac and PC Creators —...

Vendor :Zoom

Type :Audio Interface

R13,495.00

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CROSS-PLATFORM COMMUNICATIONS CENTRAL

USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Audio Converter for Mac and PC

There’s a whole new world of possibilities for Mac and PC Creators — high-speed, high-resolution, and low-latency. Upgrade your rig with the rackmountable UAC-8, and add 18 inputs and 20 outputs to your USB 3.0-equipped Mac or Windows computer—even your iPhone/iPad.* Plug in a microphone, line-level device, or instrument and start bringing your ideas to life, or take the UAC-8 onstage to enable high-res audio playback, all the way up to 24-bit/192k. * Apple Camera Connection kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter required

The Hardware

INPUTS
The UAC-8 provides a wide variety of both analog and digital connectors. Eight front panel combo XLR/TRS inputs accept mic- and line-level signals, and you can even plug instruments directly into Inputs 1 and 2. Dedicated input gain controls and Clip LEDs make it easy to set optimum input levels, and a Phantom Power switch enables the use of condenser microphones.

OUTPUTS
The UAC-8 has dual balanced analog TRS output jacks for connection to monitors, and there are also 8 discrete balanced TRS analog line outputs for multichannel monitoring or connection to external effects devices. A large front-panel Output knob offers fast control over output level, and there are two independent ¼" stereo headphone jacks, each with its own dedicated volume control, for private monitoring.

DIGITAL I/O
8 ADAT and stereo S/PDIF digital inputs/outputs allow for the connection of up to 10 external channels, and built-in Word Clock enables easy integration into any system. In addition, MIDI In and Out is provided to allow interfacing with devices such as electronic keyboards and drum machines.

USB 3.0 SuperSpeed The USB 3.0 SuperSpeed transfer protocol used by the UAC-8, with a speed of 2.0 ms roundtrip @ 96kHz / 32 samples, is ten times faster than USB 2.0 and six times faster than FireWire 800. That not only ensures low latency, it provides a data stream that's unaffected by computer jitter (slight variations in timing), so there's no need to connect an external master clock source.

Upsampling, Standalone Mode

The UAC-8 uses high-end components such as the AKM AK5388 analog-to-digital converter and AKM AK4413 digital-to-analog converter. In addition, the UAC-8 performs 4-times upsampling during both analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion. In other words, when the sampling frequency is set to 44.1kHz or 48kHz, the UAC-8 processes the signal at high resolution 176.4kHz or 192kHz. For A/D conversion, this means less aliasing noise; for D/A conversion, this means increased clarity and fidelity. In standalone mode, the UAC-8 can be used as an 8-channel mic preamp and analog-to-digital or digital-to-analog converter without being connected to a computer.

 

Tech Specs:

ANALOG INPUTS: INPUTS 1–8Connectors:

XLR/TRS combo jacks
(XLR: 2 hot, TRS: TIP hot)

Input gain:

0–60 dB (1 dB steps)

Input impedance:

5 kΩ
1 MΩ (When IN1/IN2 Hi-Z on)

Maximum input level:

+13 dBu (XLR at 0 dBFS)
+21 dBu (TRS at 0 dBFS)

Phantom power:

+48 V

ANALOG OUTPUTS: MASTER OUTPUTSL/R Connectors:

TRS jacks (balanced)

ANALOG OUTPUTS: LINE OUTPUTS 1-8Maximum output level:

+14 dBu (at 0 dBFS)

Output impedance:

150 Ω

ANALOG OUTPUTS: PHONES 1/2Connectors:

Standard stereo phone jacks
20 mW × 2 (into 32 Ω load)

Maximum output level:

+10 dBu

Output impedance:

33 Ω

DIGITAL IN/OUT: ADAT OPTICALConnectors:

ADAT Optical (lightpipe)
8 IN/OUT: 44.1 kHz/48 kHz
4 IN/OUT: 88.2kHz/96kHz, S/MUX compatible
2 IN/OUT: 176.4kHz/192kHz, S/MUX4 compatible

DIGITAL IN/OUT: S/PDIFConnectors:

RCA (coaxial)

Supported sampling frequencies:

44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz

DIGITAL IN/OUT: WORD CLOCKConnectors:

BNC

Supported sampling frequencies:

44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz

Output impedance:

75 Ω

OTHERFrequency characteristics :

44.1 kHz: −1.0 dB, 20 Hz–20 kHz
96 kHz: −1.0 dB, 20 Hz–40 kHz
192 kHz: −1.0 dB, 20 Hz–60 kHz

Input conversion noise:

Measured EIN: 125 dB (IHF-A)
at 60dB, 150Ω input

Dynamic range:

AD: 120 dB typical (IHF-A)
DA: 120 dB typical (IHF-A)

Sampling frequencies:

192 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 96 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz

Bit depth:

24-bit

Interface:

USB 3.0 / 2.0

MIDI IN/OUT:

5-pin DIN jacks

Power supply:

AD-19 DC12V 2A AC adapter

External dimensions:

6.2 in. (D) × 19 in. (W) ×  1.8 in. (H)
157.65 mm (D) × 482.6 mm (W) × 46.03 mm (H)

Weight (main unit only):

4.4 pounds / 2.02 kg

Note: 0dBm=0.775Vrms

NUMBER OF RECORDING AND PLAYBACK CHANNELSAUDIO INTERFACE AND STANDALONE MODES: At 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz :

Recording:   18 channels (ANALOG: 8, S/PDIF: 2, ADAT Optical: 8)
Playback:   20 channels (ANALOG: 10, S/PDIF: 2, ADAT OPTICAL: 8)

AUDIO INTERFACE AND STANDALONE MODES: At 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz:

Recording:   14 channels (ANALOG: 8, S/PDIF: 2, ADAT Optical: 4)
Playback:   16 channels (ANALOG: 10, S/PDIF: 2, ADAT OPTICAL: 4)

AUDIO INTERFACE AND STANDALONE MODES: At 176.4 kHz and 192 kHz:

Recording:   12 channels (ANALOG: 8, S/PDIF: 2, ADAT Optical: 2)
Playback:   14 channels (ANALOG: 10, S/PDIF: 2, ADAT OPTICAL: 2)

CLASS COMPLIANT MODE: At 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz:

Recording:   8 channels (ANALOG: 8)
Playback:   10 channels (ANALOG: 10)

UAC-8 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTSWindows:

OS: Windows® 7 SP1 or later / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (32bit/64bit)
CPU: Intel® Core i3 or faster*
USB: USB 3.0/USB 2.0**

* Operation is not guaranteed with CPUs from Atom, Celeron or Pentium series or CPUs made by AMD.
** Only USB host controllers with Intel Chipsets are supported. Operation is not guaranteed when used with USB hubs or expansion cards.

Mac:

OS: Mac® OS X 10.9.5 or later / 10.10 / 10.11 / 10.12
CPU: Intel® Core i3 or faster
USB: USB 3.0/USB 2.0*

* Operation is not guaranteed when used with USB hubs or expansion cards.

iPhone/iPad:

OS: iOS 7.1 or later

* Apple Camera Connection kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter required.

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