Z-Sys Digital Detangler 3:5:0 3x AES XLR 5x Coax S/PDIF 24KHz 96bit Audio Router [Refurbished]
( 283811921489) )
Tested/Guaranteed • Fully Working • Excellent Condition • 8x8 Router • Digital Audio Format Converter • S/PDIF BNC & AES XLR • Cross-Connect • Instant Pre-set Recall • 115/230V Switchable
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Item is used and has been tested to confirm that it works fully. The photos are of the actual item for sale. No unpictured cables, documents or accessories are included. A few blemishes to the paintwork (such as around the rack mount holes) have been retouched with black paint so that the unit will look close to pristine when mounted in your rack.
The z-8.8 is a great way to "de-tangle" the rat's nest of audio cables that plague most digital audio facilities. The z-8.8 operates as a digital audio patch-bay, a distribution amplifier, a router, and a format converter in a single box.
Full details may be obtained from the User Manual
This unit has 4x AES/EBU and 4x S/PDIF Coaxial Electrical Input/Output Pairs. So the unit can perform physical format conversion as well as Digital Audio Routing.
Usually Sells for $1,200
Worldwide voltage compatible - accepts 120 & 240 Volts (internally switchable) - see image below
If you have more than a couple of pieces of digital audio gear, you've probably found that getting them all hooked up and talking to each other is no simple task. Furthermore, you've probably found that re-configuring your set-up for different users or different modes of operation can be a real nightmare. The z-8.8 is designed to seamlessly integrate and re-configure your digital audio workplace.
For example, let's say you have several A/D and D/A converters, a couple of DAT machines, a CD transport, a digital audio workstation, and a couple of outboard effects processors. There are conceivably many different ways you would want to hook these devices together, depending on which source might need to feed which DAT machine, workstation, or D/A converter. Furthermore, if a single source needs to feed multiple destinations at the same time (e.g., an A/D converter feeding several DAT machines, a workstation, and a D/A converter for monitoring), daisy-chaining these destination devices is an unsafe and unreliable way to go. Matters are only complicated further if some of the devices have AES/EBU inputs and outputs, other devices have S/PDIF inputs and outputs, and still others have optical inputs and outputs. The z-8.8 offers a solution to all of these problems.
The z-8.8 can distribute single sources to multiple destinations simultaneously and it can channel-switch between multiple sources to a single destination. Or, it can distribute and channel-switch at the same time. If the unit is equipped with different formats, it will make the electrical format conversion as necessary between ports. Also, the unit is fully asynchronous which allows it to handle multiple sample rates at the same time.
• Input and output connectors: 3x XLR AES/EBU, 4x SPDIF Coaxial
• Input and output resolution, SNR, THD+N: what comes in goes out!