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The 2408mk3 Expansion Interface from MOTU adds all of the inputs and outputs of the 2408mk3 core system for users of an existing PCI-424 based MOTU audio systems (2408mk3, 24I/O, HD192, etc.). The unit is exactly the same interface that comes with the PCI-424 system and provides 8 channels of pristine 24-bit/96kHz analog input and output, combined with 24 channels of ADAT and Tascam digital I/O. (Only a total of 24 inputs can be used simultaneously, but across all formats.)
In addition to the analog outputs, the interface also features a stereo output with front panel volume control so one can plug powered monitors directly into the interface, while a separate headphone output with volume control is on the front panel. S/PDIF digital I/O is also provided for exchanging digital audio with a wide variety of other devices. An extra S/PDIF stereo output of the main mix is available that could, for example, be left connected to a DAT machine.
The 2408 mk3 interface can also function as a standalone format converter. The addition of the expander is as simple as connecting the supplied Audio Wire cable to one of the free terminals on the host PCI 424 card.
8 analog inputs/outputs with 24-bit/96kHz converters on balanced/unbalanced 1/4" TRS jacks
3 banks of ADAT optical provide 24 channels of ADAT optical input/output at 44.1/48kHz
12 channels at 88.2/96kHz
3 banks of Tascam TDIF provide 24 channels of TDIF (Tascam digital) input/output
12 channels at 88.2/96kHz
Stereo S/PDIF in/out (with an extra stereo out)
Provides stand-alone format conversion
Transfer any format to any other, up to 24 channels at a time.
DC-coupled TRS outputs - can be used with Volta (not included) to manipulate and sequence voltage-controlled modular synthesizers from a host DAW
In the Box
MOTU 2408mk3 Expansion Interface (No PCI-424 Card)
AC Power Cord
AudioWire Cable (15 ft)
Limited 2-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96kHz
8 x 1/4" TRS phone, balanced or unbalanced
8 x 1/4" TRS phone, balanced or unbalanced 2 x 1/4" TRS phone main out
Digital Input Connectors
24 (channels) ADAT 24 (channels) TDIF 1 x S/PDIF RCA coaxial 1 x BNC Wordclock
Digital Output Connectors
24 (channels) ADAT 24 (channels) TDIF 2 x S/PDIF RCA coaxial 1 x BNC Wordclock