Z-Sys Z-8.8 Digital Detangler 8x XLR AES/EBU 96KHz 24bit Audio Patchbay Router [Used]
( 284275808759) )
Tested/Guaranteed • Fully Working • Digital Audio Router • 8x XLR In, 8x XLR Out • AES/EBU Stereo Digital Audio Switcher • Cross-Connect 8 Sources to 8 Destinations! • Instant Memory Pre-set Recall • 115/230V Internally Switchable
Photos are of the actual item for sale
Used, in very good cosmetic condition. Tested to confirm that it works on all channels. The photos show the actual item for sale.
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.
More information is available from https://www.prostudioconnection.net/2008/Digital_Detangler_Manual.pdf if required. Worldwide voltage compatible - accepts 120 & 240 Volts (internal switch to change over voltages), ships set to 120V regardless of buyer's location.
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. Once configured as you require, you would hook up all of your digital audio sources and destinations to the z-8.8's rear panel. The connection pattern is then simply established by the touch of a few buttons on the unit's front panel.
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: XLR AES/EBU All Ins and Outs
- Input and output impedance: 110 ohms
- Input and output resolution, SNR, THD+N: what comes in goes out!
Photo of internal voltage changeover switch (file photo)