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AUBION X.8 Professional 8-Channel Data Acquisition System

The AUBION X.8 is a professional multi-channel audio AD/DA converter with integrated microphone amplifiers and real-time transport for eight Mic/Line/SPDIF input ports and four Line/SPDIF output ports via a conventional Ethernet network from and to your PC.

Fields of application are electronic and room-acoustic measurements at multiple locations, designing and testing loudspeakers or commissioning sound systems.

Fully integrated over Ethernet

Two fast Gigabit network interfaces with integrated network switches provide extremely simple cabling even across distances of up to 100 metres with standard CAT5e cables.

Half-rack case allows portable use

The unit is housed in a rugged half-rack case that can be mounted into a 19" rack. The very robust and compact construction also allows mobile use. It fits into every laptop bag and weighs only 1.8 kg.

SysTune & EASERA support

In combination with measuring software tools from AFMG (e.g. EASERA, Systune) the X.8 is a measurement device for high-precision acoustic measurements.

Features

Operating Elements

AUBION X.8 Interface
  1. Level display per channel
    (green = signal, red = clipping)
  2. Mute for outputs
  3. Status 48V phantom power for Mic-Ins
  4. Gain level display
    Level of selected input or output channel
  5. 1 x 1/4" Stereo Jack
    Headphone, R ≥ 16 Ohm, unbalanced
  6. Channel selection via radio button
  7. Control dial for gain level
  8. Digital output
    1 x S/PDIF Cinch (transformer coupled, 75R, AES/EBU compatible)
  9. Digital input
    1 x S/PDIF Cinch (transformer coupled, 75R, AES/EBU compatible)
  10. Power Supply
    DC-Plug 17...27 V DC / 20 W max., supplied by external mains power supply. Euro, UK and US Jack available
  11. D-SUB-25 TASCAM
    8 x Line input, all balanced
  12. Analog input
    4 x Female XLR/TRS Combo (4 x Mic/Line)
  13. Analog output
    2 x 1/4" TRS, balanced, DC-coupled signal path
  14. Network (PC audio & control interface)2 x RJ45 10/100/1000
    BaseT, managed switch, simultaneous and synchronous transport of
    - 8 x AD- (or 6 x AD and 2 x SPDIF-In)
    - 2 x DA-channels + 2 SPDIF-Out
    - control data

Software

The X.8 GUI is set up like a typical graphic user interface for controlling external sound cards. It consists of the following elements:

  • Settings for input and output gains with slide controls for individual
  •   channels and the corresponding level displays.
  • A number of individual configuration switches.
  • A menu with additional functions.
  • A status display along the bottom shows information on the GUI version
  •   and the X.8 service as well as on the hardware and firmware of any
  •   device connected.

Minimum hardware requirements:

  • 1,5 GHz processor speed or higher (multi-core processors are recommended)
  • 1 GB RAM (2GB or more recommended, especially for Vista and Windows 7)
  • 900 x 500 display resolution (1024 x 768 or higher recommended display resolution)
  • 100 Mbit/s or 1000 Mbit/s Ethernet port

Minimum software requirements:

  • Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 (or later)

Accessories

Rackmount-Set

AUBION X.8 - Rackmount Set

For mounting an AUBION X.8 into a 19" rack

AUBION X.8 - Rackmount Set

Mounting set incl. screws and tool

50,00 EUR excl. delivery costs

Rack Tray 19"

AUBION X.8 Rackadapter 19"

19"/1U rack adapter with numerous holes in the base plate to fit AUBION X.8

AUBION X.8 Rackadapter 19" perspektivisch

Available at http://www.thomann.de/gb/thon_rackwanne_1he.htm

10,50 EUR excl. shipping costs

Additional information:

  • AUBION X.8 beginning with a S/N 12-... are prepared for mouting into the rack tray. Earlier S/N 11-... devices do NOT mate.
  • After mounting an AUBION X.8 into a rack tray the overall height increases to 1.81" instead of the height of 1.75" of a single device.
  • For mounting there are needed two screws M3 with a max. thread length of 5.0 mm for each AUBION X.8 .

Distribution

AUBION is distributed at a price of 1.400 EUR (1,950 USD) excl. insurance, shipment costs and import duties.

Scope of delivery: device, power supply (100-240V, 50-60 Hz), power cord, Windows driver CD.

DSPECIALISTS
Digitale Audio- und Messsysteme GmbH

Helmholtzstraße 2-9 L

10587 Berlin
Germany

Phone: +49 30 467 805-0

www.dspecialists.de
sales@dspecialists.de

If you are interested in using AUBION X.8 together with EASERA or SysTune, measuring software tools from AFMG, please contact:

AFMG Technologies GmbH
Borkumstr. 2
13189 Berlin
Germany

Phone: +49 30 46 70 92 30
www.afmg.eu
sales@afmg.eu

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