MOTU 828ES

19" Audio Interface with Thunderbolt and USB2 Connector

  • 24 Bit / 192 kHz
  • ESS Sabre32 Ultra DAC technology
  • Integrated DSP for EQ, Compressor and Reverb
  • 2 XLR/Jack 6.3 mm mic/guitar inputs with integrated hardware limiter
  • 48V Phantom power
  • 8 Balanced line inputs and outputs
  • 2 XLR main outputs
  • 2 Send
  • 2 ADAT inputs and outputs
  • Coaxial S/PDIF inputs and outputs (24 Bit / 96 kHz)
  • MIDI input and output
  • Word clock input and output
  • 2 Headphone outputs
  • Thunderbolt connector (compatible with TB 1 and 2)
  • USB 2 connector
  • For Win Vista / 7 / 8 and MAC OSX 10.6 or higher
  • Body shape: 19" / 1 RU
  • Includes software CueMix FX, Motu SMPTE Console and AudioDesk (MAC only)

Further Information

Recording / Playback Channels 64x64
Number of Mic Inputs 2
Number of Line Inputs 10
Number of Instrument Inputs 2
Number of Line Outs 10
Headphone Outs 2
Phantom power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 1
Number of ADAT Connectors 2
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI interface Yes
Word Clock 1xIn, 1xOut
Max. sample rate (kHz) 192 kHz
Max. resolution in bit 24 bit
USB Bus-Powered No
Incl. power supply Yes
USB Version 2.0
Width in mm 483 mm
Depth in mm 178 mm
Height in mm 45 mm

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MOTU 828es - Excellent
muttmutt, 02.01.2018
I wanted a unit that would have robust connection capability (usb, thunderbolt, audio, midi, spdif, adat, word etc); low latency, I work inside the DAW with vst all the time; DSP and excellent pre's and convertors. I looked at Focusrite, Presonus, Steinberg and RME but it was the MOTU 828es that ticked all of my boxes. I can use USB2 now until I move to a Thunderbolt mobo although the roundtrip is so good with USB2 I see no need to move yet but this interface is future proof. The pre's are great I've not heard Di'd Electric Guitars, Acoustics and Bass sound so good before going direct in (interface this replaced had Burr Browns and is a quality unit so comparable). The mixer is comprehensive and as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. I'm using Windows 10 pro and the MOTU drivers are solid so far. The front and back panel are well laid out and the two headphone outputs are well driven and more than enough. A great unit. Lovely sound driving my monitors with plenty of power.

Cons- I'm annoyed that the DP 9 version is in German only and I did consider returning based on principle but that's the German distributers fault not Thomann's or MOTU's. Incidentally I did check with DV247 in the UK and that is the German version only as well from the same distributor.
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  • Ethernet: 1
  • Other Connectors: No
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