Zoom UAC-8 USB 3.0 Audio Interface

Zoom UAC-8 USB 3.0 Audio Interface

Zoom UAC-8 USB 3.0 Audio Interface

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  • USB 3.0 / 2.0
  • 18 Input / 20 Output
  • 8 XLR / TRS Combo Inputs
  • Phantom Power
  • Digital I/O w/ ADAT, S/PDIF, & Wordclock
  • Direct Monitoring Switch
  • MIDI I/O
  • 24-bit/ 192 kHz Resolution
  • Includes Cubase LE Software
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Input/Output: 18 Input / 20 Output

2 Input / 2 Output 18 Input / 20 Output

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Zoom UAC-8 overview

  • 1Description

The UAC-8 from Zoom is an 18x20 USB 3.0 audio interface that offers near zero latency and up to 24-bit/192 kHz resolution. The robust housing makes the interface perfect for studio and field recording of microphones and instruments, for onstage playback and audio streaming, and with its dedicated MIDI input and output connectors, it can even serve as a stable MIDI interface.

The unit features eight XLR/TRS combo inputs with microphone preamps and ten balanced 1/4" outputs. Phantom power is available for use with condenser microphones. The UAC-8 also offers a full complement of digital I/O, including ADAT, S/PDIF, and word clock. Additionally, inputs 1 and 2 offer a Hi-Z instrument input for guitars and bass. The two headphone outputs have dedicated volume controls and a free Mac application is available for setting mix parameters and adding effects such as reverb and echo. The UAC-8 ships with a power supply, USB 3.0 cable, and a Steinberg Cubase LE software license card.

  • 18-in/20-out USB 3.0 High-Speed audio interface
  • Record and play back 8 tracks simultaneously
  • Support for up to 24-bit/192 kHz high‐definition audio
  • Ultra-low latency audio streaming (2.0ms roundtrip @ 96 kHz / 32 samples)
  • 8 combo balanced XLR/TRS analog input connectors accept both mic and line-level signal
  • High‐performance mic preamps with up to +60dB of amplification
  • Hi-Z switches allow direct connection of electric guitar or bass (INPUT1, INPUT2)
  • Independent gain controls and clip LEDs for each input
  • Switchable +48V phantom power (INPUTS 1‐4, INPUTS 5‐8)
  • 10 balanced TRS output jacks for connection to mixers, amplifiers, self-powered speakers, or effects devices
  • Dual front-panel 1/4" headphone outputs with dedicated volume controls
  • Large knob output volume control
  • 4x upsampling during A/D and D/A conversion for reduced noise and enhanced fidelity
  • Asynchronous transfer system unaffected by computer jitter
  • Robust metal housing ensures roadworthiness
  • S/PDIF IN/OUT: 2IN / 2OUT, up to 24‐bit/192 kHz audio resolution
  • ADAT Optical IN/OUT: 2 IN / 2 OUT at 192/176.4 kHz (S/MUX4 compatible), 4 IN/4 OUT at 96/88.2 kHz (S/MUX compatible), 8 IN / 8 OUT at 48/44.1 kHz
  • Word Clock in/out
  • Clock source indicator
  • MIDI in/out
  • Rack-mountable (1U space)
  • Works with all USB 2.0 and 3.0-equipped computers and iPads*
  • Steinberg Cubase LE software download

* Optional power adapter and Apple Camera Connection kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter required

UPC: 884354014964
In the Box
Zoom UAC-8 USB 3.0 Audio Interface
  • Power Adapter
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • Steinberg Cubase LE Software Authorization Code
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Zoom UAC-8 specs

    Connections Analog
    Input 1-8: 8 x Combo XLR/1/4" / 6.35 mm TRS (XLR: 2 hot, TRS: Tip hot)
    Instrument (Input 1 & 2): 2 x 1/4" / 6.35 mm TRS (disables Input 1 & 2 when in use)
    Output 1-8 and Main Output: 10 x 1/4" / 6.35 mm TRS (balanced)
    Phones: 2 x 1/4" / 6.35 mm TRS stereo phone jack

    ADAT Optical (lightpipe) Input: 1 x ADAT optical
    S/DIF Input: 1 x RCA (coaxial)
    Word Clock Input: 1 x BNC
    ADAT Optical (lightpipe) Output: 1 x ADAT optical
    S/DIF Output: 1 x RCA (coaxial)
    Word Clock Output: 1 x BNC
    Input Gain 0 to 60 dB (1 dB steps)
    Input Impedance XLR/TRS: 5 kOhms
    Instrument (Hi-Z On): 1 MOhm
    Maximum Input Level XLR: +13 dBu (@ 0 dBFS)
    TRS: +21 dBu (@ 0 dBFS)
    Phantom Power +48 V
    Maximum Output Level TRS Output: +14 dBu at 0 dBFS
    Phones: +10 dBu at 0 dBFS
    Output Impedance TRS Output: 150 ohms
    Phones: 33 ohms
    Word Clock: 75 ohms
    Headphone Output Power 20 mW + 20 mW (into 32 ohm load)
    Frequency Response -1.0 dB: 20 Hz to 60 kHz @ 192 kHz setting
    -1.0 dB: 20 Hz to 40 kHz @ 96 kHz setting
    -1.0 dB: 20 Hz to 20 kHz @ 44.1 kHz setting
    Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) 125 dB(IHF-A) @ 60 dB, 150 ohm input
    Dynamic Range A/D: 120 dB typical (IHF-A)
    D/A: 120 dB typical (IHF-A)
    Channels of I/O At 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz Sampling
    Recording: 18 channels (Analog: 8, S/PDIF: 2, ADAT: 8)
    Playback: 20 channels (Analog: 10, S/PDIF: 2, ADAT: 8)

    At 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz Sampling
    Recording: 14 channels (Analog: 8, S/PDIF: 2, ADAT: 4)
    Playback: 16 channels (Analog: 10, S/PDIF: 2, ADAT: 4)

    At 176.4 kHz and 192 kHz Sampling
    Recording: 12 channels (Analog: 8, S/PDIF: 2, ADAT: 2)
    Playback: 14 channels (Analog: 10, S/PDIF: 2, ADAT: 2)

    Class Compliant Mode
    Recording: 8 channels (Analog: 8)
    Playback: 10 channels (Analog: 10)
    Sampling Frequencies System: 192, 176.4, 96, 88.2, 48, 44.1 kHz
    S/PDIF: 192, 176.4, 96, 88.2, 48, 44.1 kHz
    Word Clock: 192, 176.4, 96, 88.2, 48, 44.1 kHz
    8 In/8 Out @44.1 kHz/48 kHz
    4 In/ 4 Out @88.2 kHz/96 kHz, S/MUX compatible
    2 In/ 2 Out @176.4 kHz/192 kHz, S/MUX4 compatible
    Bit Depth 24-bit
    Interface USB 3.0 / 2.0
    MIDI In / Out (5 pin DIN jack)
    Power AC Adapter: 12 VDC 2 A (AD-19)  
    Dimensions (D x W x H) 6.2 x 19.0 x 1.8" / 15.8 x 48.3 x 4.6 cm
    Weight 4.9 lb / 2.2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.0 x 8.0 x 4.0"

    Zoom UAC-8 reviews

    UAC-8 USB 3.0 Audio Interface is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from almost perfect It works as advertised with both iOS devices and the Mac. To use it with iOS devices, it there is a switch in the back to put it into class compliant mode I wish that the internal effects would have been replaced with the ability to fully control the unit from either the front panel. Some functionality is only available/configurable when connected to a computer and using UAC-8 MixEfx app
    Date published: 2016-10-26
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