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Features
  • 8 AES/EBU I/O
  • switchable Input SRC with 140 dB dynamic range
  • 1 Wordclock/Superclock Input
  • "BEAST" DSP powered
  • 24 Bit / 192 kHz Sample Resolution
  • Multi-Card Support
  • TDM SyncBus
Technical Data
  • PCIe Audio Interface
  • 1 Lane (PCIe 1x) according PCI Express Base Specification 1.1
  • PCIe Busmaster DMA with Direct ASIO Support
  • 16 XLR for AES/EBU (2 adapter cables)
  • - 25°C … +70°C
  • +3,3V / 0,85A+12V /0,03A
AES/EBU Input SRC
  • Sample Rate Ratio: 1:16 / 16 :1
  • Dynamic Range: 144 dB(A)
  • THD+N: -140db
Sample Resolution
  • 32 kHz ... 192 kHz
  • 24 Bit physical
  • 8...32 Bit variable towards Audio Application
"Beast" DSP
  • 56 Channel Mixer, latency-free
  • 52 Bit Mixing Engine
  • 32 Bit Single Channel Precision
  • 224 IIR-filter; full-parametric (Gain, F, Q), 4 per channel
  • 7 Mixer Sums
  • Flexible Input Routing: any signal to any mixer input
  • Flexible Record Routing: any mixer channel + any sum to any recording channel in DAW
  • Flexible Output Routing: any mixer channel + any sum to any output

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Synchronization Sources
  • 1 Internal Clock
  • 1 Wordclock/Superclock
  • 8 AES/EBU
  • 1 TDM SyncBus Clock
BNC Clock Input
  • Frequency Range: 0 … 30 MHz
  • Impedance: 5 kOhm; software-controlled termination to 75 Ohm
  • Voltage Range: 1,5 Vss - 5,0 Vss
  • Features: DC-Offset free; Schmitt-triggered; Overvoltage Protection
Driver Suite
  • Windows™ 64 bit
    Windows™ 7/8/10
    Windows™ Server 2008/2008.R2/2012
    WDM Audio, DirectSound, MME, ASIO 2.2, Advanced Multi-Client Support
  • Windows™ 32 bit
    Windows™ 7/8/10
    Windows™ Server 2008
    WDM Audio, DirectSound, MME, ASIO 2.1, Advanced Multi-Client Support
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SERAPH D8-C: Uncompromising digital audio world

With the best components available and only the finest sample rate converters in the circuit, the SERAPH D8-C offers an incredible 140dB of dynamic range at any point in the signal flow and at any sample rate up to 192kHz. Equipped with a modern PCIe interface and transfer routines specially designed and optimized for high-speed transmission of the best 32-bit audio quality, this sound system can turn a computer into an extremely solid digital recorder - but also into a signal converter or digital mixer. This 32 channel AES/EBU sound system offers a fully-fledged DSP mixer with 56 virtual channels, up to 5 pre/post switchable aux sums, 4 EQs in each channel and a super flexible routing - ideal to realize a continuous digital and latency-free signal flow.
Thanks to its 8 AES/EBU inputs and outputs and 8 additional signals via the TDM SyncBus, the SERAPH D8-C will be a reliable partner and the right choice for a studio working with many digital signals.

In contrast to its predecessor, the Seraph D8, the "C" version provides a high degree of mechanical flexibility with its variable mountable 2nd connection for AES/EBU. So this 2nd connector is not connected to the motherboard of the Seraph D8-C but is located on a separate slot bracket that can be mounted further away from the Seraph D8-C. In addition, this connection can be separated from the slot bracket and mounted anywhere in the computer housing so that no slot is blocked by this AES/EBU connection.

"The Beast": Total-Recall AES/EBU Mixer with Patchbay

BEAST Digital Signal Prozessor (DSP) As a member of the SERAPH series it includes the new BEAST Digital Signal Processor (DSP). This makes the purchase of an additional mixing console absolutely superfluous. Even the purchase of a patchbay is not necessary...

In the hardware of the Seraph D8-C works a full 56-2 channel mixer with one stereo and 3 further mono aux paths. These aux sums are all pre/post switchable and thus predestined for use as headphone mix or effect feed. Furthermore, each of the 56 channels offers an extensive filter section with
  • one low shelf EQ
  • two peak EQs
  • one high shelf EQ
In addition, the BEAST offers the most comprehensive total recall functionality:
All mixer and routing settings can be quickly saved as "snapshots" and recalled with just one click. In addition to all audio settings, this also includes visual settings and labels that you have created for a better overview. Furthermore, all settings can be saved to a file, e.g. for a specific project, and read in again on other systems.

Flexible and Expandable: The TDM SyncBus

Using the TDM SyncBus you can upgrade the SERAPH D8-C with up to 3 more of its kind or with any other SyncBus-compatible MARIAN sound systems. The SyncBus enables all connected systems to share audio clock and start/stop information. This unique solution ensures reliable recording of all the signals of all the sound systems involved. More than that: Thanks to an intelligent bus management, TDM SyncBus compatible systems allow the transfer and exchange of up to 8 audio signals. The signals shared will appear as input signal in each mixer of each card and are handled like every "normal" input signal.

Fast and Reliable: Multi-Client Driver Suite

Each SERAPH system provides software support for Windows™ 7/8/10, Windows™ Server 2008/2008.R2/2012. The continuously enhanced driver software includes true multi-client support for ASIO 2.2 and multi-channel WDM Audio / WASAPI with lowest latencies in all software environments. In contrast to competing products, the driver allows multiple audio applications to access the sound system simultaneously via the same or different driver interfaces.

Well-structured driver menus and dialogs, combined with an easy-to-read and practical manual, make this system extremely easy to set up and to customize for the specific needs of your studio.

Powerfull and Future-proof: A perfect choice

The SERAPH D8-C is available in 2 versions. For easy integration, the SERAPH D8-C with its 16 input and 16 output channels as well as its word clock input will perform perfectly in all recording situations. The SERAPH D8-C MWX includes an additional board with 2 MIDI inputs and outputs as well as a word clock synchronization output. It is automatically recognized after connection and does not require any extra software installation. The word clock output is ideal for extended clock setups that require independence from the clock signal of the AES/EBU inputs. This means that all external equipment with word clock input can also be synchronized by the SERAPH D8-C MWX as clock master. In addition, the high quality sample rate converters of the audio inputs allow unparalleled flexibility when setting up a digital studio. Of course, the SRCs can also be deactivated for a signal path that is beyond doubt truly pure.

Like every MARIAN Sound System, the SERAPH D8-C is easy to install and offers the highest manufacturing quality according DIN EN ISO 9001:2015. This and the fact, that the SERAPH D8-C is a 100% in Germany developed and built product, causes us to give with good conscience a full 5-year limited warranty.

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