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TC Electronic Konnekt 8 Audio FireWire Interface

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The Konnekt 8 audio interface is the ideal solution for recording and performing musicians who want the highest possible sound quality from input to the recording application. The Konnekt 8 has two co... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Konnekt 8 audio interface is the ideal solution for recording and performing musicians who want the highest possible sound quality from input to the recording application. The Konnekt 8 has two combo inputs on the front panel with outstanding mic preamps as well as true Hi-Z guitar-optimized circuitry. The light ring gives you easy access, instant control and visual feedback on important parameters directly from the front panel. You can stack up to four Konnekts together using the 1394 FireWire-based TC NEAR (Network Expandable Audio Recording) to obtain a massive amount of I/O. If you are working with active monitors, you'll appreciate the analog volume control that ensures a wide dynamic range. Dual headphone outputs are convenient when there are two performers in the studio and one of the headphone outputs comes with an auto speaker muting function.

IMPACT”Integrated Mic PreAmp Circuit Technology
Konnekt comes with two high quality IMPACT preamps that give you the very best opportunity to make outstanding quality recordings. The IMPACT preamps are based on dedicated and steadfast technology that ensures a perfect and unbiased signal flow”from the first to the last take.

Guitar audio Hi-Z inputs
TC has built dedicated guitar input circuits into the Konnekt. No need to mic up your guitar amp, just connect your guitar directly into one of the two Hi-Z guitar inputs on the front panel and apply your favorite choice of guitar software to your recording. The Hi-Z inputs are based on circuits that are tailor-made to preserve the original tone and sonic quality of guitar and bass instruments.

Ultimate signal path
The 24-bit/192 kHz Konnekt 8 audio interface is based on TC's yearlong research into analog design and converter technology, as well as the experience from other landmark products like the Finalizer and the flagship System 6000. The internal architecture gives you an optimum signal path from the inputs and on to the recording application.

FEATURES

Outstanding IMPACT mic preamps
True Hi-Z guitar inputs”dedicated circuits for guitar and bass
Ultimate signal path from input to the recording application
Front panel control of internal mixer parameters
Analog volume control for perfect integration with powered speakers
Full feature stand alone mode
Network up to 4 units via the TC NEAR 1394 FireWire based network to get more inputs and outputs
Full feature direct monitoring”also between networked units
Intuitive control panel with automatic input detection
FireWire bus powered
DICE II digital interface chip with JET Jitter Elimination Technology
Low latency drivers: WDM, ASIO and CoreAudio (including Intel Macs)
Dual headphone outputs, one with auto speaker muting
24-bit/192kHz sampling rate
Sample accurate MIDI
I/O: 2 mic/inst/line, 2 balanced line outputs, 96 kHz S/PDIF (optical and coaxial), and 1 stereo auxilary input
Cubase LE included
SPECIFICATIONS
Digital Inputs and Outputs
S/PDIF) (RCAPhono, 75 Ohm)

Firewire: IEEE 1394a, S400, IEC 61883
Digital IO Engine: TC DICE II, handling all IO formats

Clock and Jitter

Internal Sample Rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz,
External Sample Rates: 176.4 kHz and 192 kHz
Jitter Rejection Engine: 43 to 193 kHz, jitter rejection at all rates
Jitter Rejection Filter: JETTM technology in TC DICE II
DIO Interface Jitter: < -3 dB @ 10 Hz, < -100 dB @ 600 Hz
AD/DAConversion Jitter: < 1 ns peak, BW: 700 Hz to 100 kHz
Digital Output Phase (stand alone and across network): < 42 ps RMS, BW: 100 Hz to 40 kHz
Input Slip Sample Tolerance (all DIs): < 0.5 % of sample period , +50 % to -50 % of sample period
Processing Delay DIO @ 96/48 kHz: 0.15/0.3 ms
Frequency Response DIO: DC to 23.9 kHz ± 0.01 dB @ 48 kHz

Line Inputs Ch.

Connectors: 1/4" Phone Jack (balanced)
Line 1+2 recordable + AUX 1+2 Impedance

Bal/Unbal: 20 kOhm/25 kOhm
Full Scale Input Level @ 0 dBFS: +13 dBu
THD+N: < -100 dB (0.001%) @ 1 kHz, -1 dBFS
SNR: >111 dB(A), >108 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Freq. Response: +0/-0.5 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Crosstalk: < -100 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz

ADC
Ato D Conversion: 24 bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream
Ato D Delay: 0.68 ms / 0.63 ms @ 44.1 kHz / 48 kHz

Mic. Inputs Ch.

Connectors: Neutrik Combo (XLR)
Sensitivity Full Range Pad on/off: -10/+10 dBu <> -52/ -32 dBu
Total Preamp gain: 62 dB
Impedance, Pad on/off: 2000/1300 ohm
NF @ Rg = 150 ohm, Max. Gain: <4 dB
EIN @ Rg = 150 ohm, Max. Gain: -127 dBu
THD+N, Min. Gain: < -100 dB (0.001%) @ 1 kHz, -1 dBFS
SNR, Min. Gain: >109 dB(A), >106 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz

Inst. Inputs Ch. 1,2

Connectors: Neutrik Combo (1/4" Phone Jack)
Sensitivity Range: 25 dBu <> +17 dBu
Total Preamp gain: 42 dB
Impedance: 1 Mohm
THD+N, Min. Gain: < -100 dB (0.001%) @ 1 kHz, -1 dBFS
SNR, Min. Gain: >107 dB(A), >104 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Crosstalk: < -100 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz

Monitor/Line Outputs:

Connectors: 1/4" Phone Jack. Ground sensing design. (Two outputs only.)
Impedance: 100 Ohm
Level Range (Ch. 1,2): -40 dBu <> +12 dBu (analog gain scale)
Fixed Full Scale Range (Ch. 3,4): +12 dBu
THD+N: < -94 dB (0.002%) @ 1 kHz, -1 dBFS
SNR: >111 dB(A), >108 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Freq. Response: +0/-0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Crosstalk: < -100 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz

DAC
D to AConversion: 24 bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream
D to ADelay: 0.70 ms / 0.65 ms @ 44.1 kHz / 48 kHz

Headphone output(ch.1/2)

Connectors : 2 x 1/4" Phone Jack (Stereo)
Impedance : 80 Ohm
Gain Level Range: -80 dBu <> +16 dBu @ 300 ohms (analog gain scale)
THD+N: < -94 dB (0.002%) @ 1 kHz, -1 dBFS
SNR: >103 dB(A), > 100 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Freq. Response: +0/-0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Crosstalk: < -100 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Power @ 40 Ohm Load: 200mW
Power @ 600 Ohm Load: 93mW

EMC
Complies With: EN 55103-1 and EN 55103-2, FCC part 15, Class B, CISPR 22, Class B

Safety
Certified To: IEC 60065, EN 60065, UL6500 and CSA
E60065 CSAFILE #LR108093

Environment
Operating Temperature: 32 F to 122 F (0 C to 50 C)
Storage Temperature: -22 F to 167 F (-30 C to 70 C)
Humidity: Max. 90 % non-condensing

Control Interface
MIDI: In/Out: 5 Pin DIN
Firewire (DAW): IEEE 1394a, IEC 61883

General
Dimensions: 9.5" x 1.75" x 9" (241.5 x 44 x 226 mm)
Weight: 3.3 lb. (1.5 kg)
Finish: Acrylic front panel. Plated and coated steel
back plate. Anodized aluminum cover.
PPM Meter (Ch. 1,2): 3 LED's pr. channel.
Power Supply (Included) : 12V DC, Adapter for 90 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz (auto select)
Firewire Bus Powered: 8 to 30 VDC
Power Consumption: <14 W
Warranty Parts and labor: 1 year

Please note: Technical specifications are subject to change
without notice.
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Brilliant

By Mikey

from Orlando FL

I read that this interface had "useable" preamps (which is quite a compliment at this price range) and a great d/a a/d converters. And man, It did not disappoint. This thing was an enormous upgrade from my tascam usb unit, the preamps are warm and tight, and the sound quality is amazing. It's easier to pick apart the details in my mixes, and just listening to itunes through my krk's or sony7506's is an eye opening experience too.

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