Metric Halo LIO-8 Line-Level Digital Audio Converter

Metric Halo LIO-8 Line-Level Digital Audio Converter

Metric Halo LIO-8 Line-Level Digital Audio Converter

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Metric Halo LIO-8 Line-Level Digital Audio Converter

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  • Analog, AES, and FireWire Interfacing
  • 192kHz Sample Rate Support
  • DC-Coupled Balanced Line I/O
  • Clickless Remote Monitor Outputs
  • Tactile Controls
  • Precision Metering
  • Works with or without a Computer
  • Optional Upgrades Available
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Overview
  • 1Description

The LIO-8 from Metric Halo is a compact and lightweight line-level digital audio converter that provides you with the power, features, and quality of the ULN-8, but without the mic pres. The LIO-8 features analog, AES, and FireWire interfacing and supports sample rates up to 192kHz. It has DC-coupled, zero phase distortion, servo-balanced line inputs and outputs, plus fully clickless remote controlled monitor outputs that allow flexible monitoring applications from stereo to 7.1 surround.

The LIO-8 has tactile controls for making quick and easy adjustments. It also offers precision metering for both the input and output channels. The unit works with or without a computer and has fully digital control for total recall, remote control, and control surface support. The system uses real-world tested firmware, software, and drivers to ensure rock-solid stability and reliable performance. Metric Halo's exclusive per-channel selectable character lets you adjust sonic characteristics from ultra-clean to thick and gooey. Ultra-low latency instantiable processing is built-in, with plenty of DSP power. All of these features are combined in a compact, lightweight, and affordable package.

The LIO-8 is also upgradeable and expandable. You can install 4 or 8 channels of mic pres, and also upgrade the unit's processing by adding a "+DSP" license, which unlocks over 100 plug-ins and gives you the capability to create and save complex processing graphs and access factory-supplied macros such as processors, amp simulators, and more.

Compact and lightweight 1RU design
Analog, AES, and FireWire interfacing
Universal sample rate support, with rates up to 192kHz
192kHz archival-grade AD/DA conversion
DC-coupled, zero phase distortion, servo-balanced line inputs and outputs
Fully clickless remote controlled monitor outputs allow flexible monitoring applications from stereo to 7.1 surround
Tactile controls for making quick and easy adjustments
Precision metering for the input and output channels
Works with or without a computer and has fully digital control for total recall, remote control, and control surface support
Uses real-world tested firmware, software, and drivers to ensure rock-solid stability and reliable performance
Exclusive per-channel selectable character lets you adjust sonic characteristics from ultra-clean to thick and gooey
Ultra-low latency instantiable processing is built-in, with plenty of DSP power
Dedicated, digitally-controlled high-power headphone amplifier
4 or 8 channels of mic pres can be installed in the unit 1
You can upgrade the unit's processing by adding a "+DSP" license, which unlocks over 100 plug-ins and gives you the capability to create and save complex processing graphs and access factory-supplied macros such as processors, amp simulators, and more. No extra hardware is needed for this feature 2
UPC: 832081000279
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Metric Halo LIO-8 Line-Level Digital Audio Converter
  • Power Supply
  • Rack Ears
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Specifications
    Rails ±9.9V (Low Power)
    ±12.6V (High Power)
    Levels +18.5dBu Peak Line Output @ 0dBFS (No Jumper/Low Power)
    +22dBu Peak Line Output @ 0dBFS (Output Jumper/Low Power)
    +24.5dBu Peak Line Output @ 0dBFS (Output Jumper/High Power)
    +21.5dBu Analog Send Max Output
    +24.5dBu Line In Max Input
    Output Impedance 5 Ohms
    Output -19dBu Nominal FS output (Balanced) Output Jumper Off
    -12dBu Nominal FS output (Balanced) Output Jumper On
    Max Output: Same as Line
    Gain Range: -96 to +30dB
    Precision: ±0.05dB
    Step: 0.5dB
    Input Impedance 10 kOhms
    Dynamic Range 115dB (Flat)
    118dB (A-Weighted)
    Noise Floor 115dB (Flat)
    117.9dB (A-Weighted)
    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.0005% (-12dBFS)
    0.0015% (-0dBFS)
    Crosstalk -127dB
    IMD -104dBu
    Frequency Response 5.7Hz - 20.5kHz (+0/-0.1dB @ fs = 44.1kHz)
    1.8Hz - 21.0kHz (+0/-1.0dB @ fs = 44.1kHz)
    5.7Hz - 43.9kHz (+0/-0.1dB @ fs = 96kHz)
    1.8Hz - 45.4kHz (+0/-1.0dB @ fs = 96kHz
    5.7Hz - 42.1kHz (+0/-0.1dB @ fs = 192kHz)
    1.8Hz - 64.7kHz (+0/-1.0dB @ fs = 192kHz)
    Deviation 10.7Hz (5°)
    Phase < ±0.05° (Interchannel Phase, 0Hz - 20kHz)
    Processing Instantiable M/S Encode/Decode, Parametric EQ, Dynamics, Character, Reverb, Delay, Dither, Mix Foldown
    Indicators 495 Bicolor LEDs
    16 Meters, 15 Segments per Meter
    Connectors 1 x 1/4" Headphone Jack
    2 x 1/4" Direct Instrument Inputs
    2 x 1/4" SMPTE Connectors (In/Out)
    2 x MIDI Connectors (In/Out)
    2 x BNC Word Clock Connectors (In/Out)
    2 x FireWire 400 Connectors
    1 x DB25 8-Channel AES I/O Connector
    1 x DB25 8-Channel Line In
    1 x DB25 8-Channel Balanced Send
    1 x DB25 8-Channel Line/Monitor Out
    2 x 1/4" Line/Monitor Out Mult Jacks
    1 x 4-Pin XLR Power Input
    1 x 2.1mm Coaxial DC Power Output
    Software CoreAudio Mac OS X 10.3.9 or Newer, PPC/Intel
    MIO Console, Record Panel, LTC Decoder, and Mixer Included
    Power Voltage: 14-28V
    Power: 24W
    Bus Powerable: No
    Passes Bus Power: Yes
    Supplies Bus Power: No
    External Supply (Input): 100-240VAC
    Max Input Current: 1.2A
    External Supply (Output): 24VDC
    Max Output Current: 2.0A
    Construction Powder Coated Aluminum with Steel Rack Ears
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 17 x 13 x 1.72" (432 x 330 x 44mm)
    Weight 6 lbs (2.7kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 10.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.5 x 16.0 x 7.1"

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