Seraph 8+ MWX Logo Seraph 8+ MWX
  • 8 Analog I/O
  • 24 Bit / 192 kHz
  • "BEAST" DSP powered
  • Wordclock / Superclock Input+Output
  • 2 MIDI I/O
  • Multi-Card Support
  • TDM SyncBus
Technical Data
  • PCIe Audio Interface
  • 1 Lane (PCIe 1x) entspr. PCI Express Base Specification 1.1
  • PCIe Busmaster DMA mit Direct ASIO Support
  • 16x 1/4" TRS for Analog I/O
  • Option: 16x XLR for Analog I/O
  • - 25°C … +60°C
  • +3,3V / 0,7A; +12V / 0,4A
Analog Outputs
  • Max. Level: +15dbu
  • Impedance: 75 Ohm
  • SNR: 113 dB(A)
  • THD+N: < 0,001 % / < -100dB
  • Frequency Response: 0 Hz … 61 kHz
  • Crosstalk: >110 dB
Analog Inputs
  • Max. Level: +15dbu
  • Impedance: 10 kOhm
  • SNR: 108 dB(A)
  • THD+N: < 0,002 % / -94dB
  • Frequency Response: 5 Hz … 96 kHz
  • Crosstalk: >110 dB
Sample Resolution
  • 6 kHz ... 192 kHz (Analog)
  • 24 Bit physical
  • 8...32 Bit variable towards Audio Application
"Beast" DSP
  • 48 Channel Mixer, Latency-Free
  • 52 Bit Mixing Engine
  • 32 Bit Single Channel Precision
  • 192 IIR-filter; full-parametric (Gain, F, Q), 4 per channel
  • 7 Mix Sums
  • Flexible Input Routing: any Signal to any Mixer Input
  • Flexible Recording Routing: any Mixer Channel to any Recording Channel in DAW
  • Flexible Output Routing: any Signal + any Sum to any Output

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  • 2 Inputs via DIN jacks (breakout cable)
  • 2 Outputs via DIN jacks (breakout cable)
Synchronisation Sources
  • 1 Interne Clock
  • 1 Wordclock/Superclock Input
  • 1 TDM SyncBus Clock
BNC Clock Input
  • Frequency Range: 0 … 30 MHz
  • Impedance: 5 kOhm; software controlled termination to 75 Ohm
  • Sensitivity: 1,5 Vss - 5,0 Vss
  • Features: DC-Offset free; Schmitt-triggered; Overvoltage Protection
BNC Clock Output
  • Frequency Range: 0 … 30 MHz
  • Internal Resistance: 13 Ohm
  • Output Voltage: 2,8 Vss at 75 Ohm
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

SERAPH 8 MWX: Your studiosí missing link for analog excellence

THE solution for the high quality integration of analog signals in a digital recording environment.
With a pristine analog audio circuit built around 8 excellent AD/DA converters, the SERAPH 8 reveals, what was so long missing: Those fine details of analog signals after their conversion to the digital domain; that little extra of sonic quality and openness in sound that the DAW didn't seem to provide when playing back with other soundcards... Now, finally, the SERAPH 8 bridges this gap between analog sound expectation and digital reality - and the full 24bit/192kHz support is only one of the reasons to ensures this...

Powered by the "BEAST" all signals of the 8 analog inputs and outputs can be refined using up to 4 great sounding analog-feel EQs in every channel. The full-range DSP mixing desk offers furthermore 5 pre/post aux-sums, and a super-flexible routing for all of the 48 channels of the mixer − practically latency-free and all without putting additional processing load on your host-CPU. Using the modern and super fast PCIe interface along with customized transfer functions, specifically designed and optimized for high quality analog audio transfer, the SERAPH 8 will be the ultimate link between analog equipment and a modern DAW…. And much more...

Analog mixing in the digital domain: The BEAST

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 8+ MWX works a full 48-2 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 48 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 8 with up to 3 more of its kind or with any other SyncBus-compatible MARIAN sound systems. E.g. with an 8 channel AES/EBU like the SERAPH D4, TRACE D4 The SyncBus enables all connected systems to share audio clock and start/stop information. T his unique solution thus 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 8 is available in two versions. For plain recording purposes the SERAPH 8 with its 8 analog connectors will serve perfectly in mainly all recording situations. The SERAPH 8 MWX provides an additional daughter board featuring 2 MIDI in- and outputs as well as a wordclock synchronization in- and output. The wordclock ports are ideal for advanced clock. That means, you can also synchronize all external equipment featuring a wordclock input simply by using the SERAPH 8 MWX as clock master. A helpful tool to manage clock signals is the included software clock status panel monitoring samplerates, lock status and clock errors of all digital input signals.

Like every sound system by MARIAN the SERAPH 8 marks up due to its easy installation and steadily controlled highest manufacturing quality according DIN EN ISO 9001:2015. This and the fact, that the SERAPH 8 is 100% engineered and assembled in Germany, make us confident enough to grant a full 5-year limited warranty.

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