• Eight-Channel Matrix Mixer With DSP Processor | Tascam MX-8A
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The MX-8A is a 10×10 matrix mixer with eight mic/line inputs, eight line outputs and stereo USB I/O compatible with software- or cloud-based conferencing platforms. It offers powerful internal DSP mixing and routing plus multiple audio processing functions and is ideal for many applications including meeting rooms, huddle spaces, court rooms, restaurants, stores, banqueting rooms and others.

DSP functions include a compressor, four-band parametric EQ and auto level control for each input. The output section features a 10-band EQ with high/low-pass filter, delay, and a limiter function per output, all of which can be adjusted and saved to any of the 50 scene memories, along with the mixing/routing settings. To make audio for announcements clearer, automatic ducking and an ambient noise compensator are also available.

The MX-8A has natural-sounding, high-grade Tascam mic preamps, leveraging our knowledge and experience from many years of making pro audio equipment. The input level range is –77.5 dBu to +26 dBu, with equivalent input noise achieving less than –126 dB, and a signal-to-noise ratio of over 108 dB.

The MX-8A can be controlled via two different software applications available for Mac, Windows, iOS and Android devices: Tascam Tascam MX Connect for configuration and Tascam Tascam EZ Connect for end users, both of which are simple to use and included with the unit. Using Tascam MX Connect installers can quickly and easily configure the MX-8A and then assign appropriate simple controls for access by users via Tascam EZ Connect.

The optional RC-W wall mountable controller (in preparation) offers a graphic display and a push/turn multi-control knob that provides for volume control and source selection.

Options

MX Connect | Control Software for System Integrators/Managers
MX Connect: Control Software for System Integrators/Managers
EZ Connect | Control Software for End-Users
EZ Connect: Easy-to-Use Control Software for End-Users

Related products

Tascam LM-8ST | Line Mixer
LM-8ST: Eight-Channel Stereo Line Mixer
Tascam MM-2D | Two-Channel Analogue-Dante-Analogue Converter With DSP Mixer
MM-2D: Two-Channel Analogue-Dante-Analogue Converter With DSP Mixer
Tascam MM-4D/IN | Four-Channel Analogue-Dante Converter With DSP Mixer
MM-4D/IN: Four-Channel Analogue-Dante Converter With DSP Mixer

Features at a glance

Hardware features

  • Eight balanced mic/line inputs and eight balanced line outputs
  • Euroblock connectors – ideal for permanent installation
  • USB audio interface mode allows to record audio or play background music with a computer
  • Controllable via
    • an Ethernet network (using the Tascam MX Connect computer application or the Tascam Mixer Protocol)
    • RS-485 (using a dedicated remote controller, planned)
    • RS-232C
  • Status indicator on front panel
  • USB connector on front panel for easy connection of a computer, tablet or smartphone (is also used for firmware updates)
  • High-quality internal power supply (no AC adapter)
  • 19 inch rackmount size (1U)

Software features

  • Five different reference levels available to adapt to virtually any application in consumer, professional or broadcast environments (selectable via software)
  • Powerful DSP mixer (controllable via software)
    • Input features: phantom power on/off, phase, sensitivity, trim, automatic level control, 4-band equalizer, mute, fader
    • Mixer features: Matrix mixer, ducking, ambient noise compensator (ANC), routing
    • Outputs features: 10-band equalizer, limiter, delay, mute, fader, phase
  • Up to 50 scene presets can be saved
  • Timer event function allows presets to be switched at specific times (planned for a future update)
  • Two types of control software available (compatible with Windows/Mac/iOS/Android devices):
    • Tascam MX Connect for system integrators offers full access to virtually all settings
    • Tascam EZ Connect for end-users is a simple app for only the most necessary settings

USB audio interface features

  • Two audio inputs and two audio outputs when connected to a Windows/Mac computer or iOS/Android device
  • Allows audio to be recorded / played back via Windows Media Player, iTunes or DAW applications

Supported operating systems

Windows

  • Windows 10 (May 2019 Update)

Mac

  • macOS Mojave (10.14)

Specifications

General
Audio formats 44.1/48 kHz, 16/24 bit
Inputs and outputs
USB port 4-pin USB B-type
  Transfer rate USB 2.0 High Speed (480 Mbit/s)
Analogue inputs (ANALOG IN) Balanced Euroblock connectors, 3.81 mm pitch
  Minimum input level –70 dBu
  Maximum input level +26 dBu
  Input impedance ≥2.2 kΩ
Analogue outputs (ANALOG OUT) Balanced Euroblock connectors, 3.81 mm pitch
  Nominal output level +4 dBu (Ref(D) ≠ –9 dBFS)
+6 dBu (Ref(D) = −9 dBFS)
  Maximum output level (selectable) +15 dBu (Ref(D): –9 dBFS)
+18 dBu (Ref(D): –14 dBFS)
+20 dBu (Ref(D): –16 dBFS)
+22 dBu (Ref(D): –18 dBFS)
+24 dBu (Ref(D): –20 dBFS)
  Output impedance ≤200 Ω
RS-232C connector D-sub 9-pin (female, inch-standard)
RS-485 connector RJ-45 connector
  Recommended cable STP cable, Cat 5e or faster
Network connector (ETHERNET) RJ-45 connector
  Transmission protocol TCP/IP
  Ethernet standard 100BASE-TX
  Recommended cable STP cable, Cat 5e or faster
Audio performance
Mic amp EIN (equivalent input noise) ≤−126 dBu
(Mic in to Line out, input impedance: 150 Ω, 22 kHz LPF, A-weighted, JEITA)
Frequency response 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.5 dB
(+24 dBu input, Line in to Line out, GAIN at min., JEITA)
Distortion (THD+N) <0.005 %
(+24 dBu input, 1 kHz, Line in to Line out, GAIN at min., JEITA)
S/N ratio ≥106 dB
(+24 dBu input, Line in to Line out, GAIN at min., JEITA)
Crosstalk ≥107 dB
(+24 dBu input, 1 kHz, Line in to Line out, GAIN at min., JEITA)
Dynamic range ≥105 dB
(Line in to Line out, GAIN at min., JEITA)
Note: JEITA indicates compliance with JEITA CP-2150
Power supply and other specifications
Voltage requirements AC 100–240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption 21 W
Dimensions 483 mm × 45 mm × 304 mm
(W × H × D, including protrusions)
Weight 3 kg
Permissible operating temperature range 0–40 °C

Design and specifications subject to change without notice.

Last modified: 2019-07-18 16:30:53 UTC