Marian Seraph AD8 MWX (TRS) Retail 16 Channel Analog & AES/EBU

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Recording sound card with 4 AES/EBU I/Os and 8 analog jack I/Os as well as word clock I/Os

The AD8 MWX (TRS) from Marian is a professional sound card for recording and AD/DA conversion with 4 AES/EBU I/Os and 8 analog jack I/Os as well as word clock I/Os. Where XLR cables are not used for analog signals for reasons of space or cost, three-pole (tip-ring sleeve) jacks can be connected via D-Sub adapters. The card is designed for professional applications, where it provides the user with a digital mixer, but still offers high signal quality at up to 192 kHz sample rate, low latencies and numerous channels. Thanks to the combination of digital and analog interfaces, this card is also particularly practical for converting analog to digital signals and vice versa. Thanks to the TDM SyncBus, the card can be expanded with three further identical interfaces. In contrast to the basic version, this MWX version extends the slots by two MIDI inputs/outputs and two coaxial BNC connectors for word clock I/Os to synchronize the sample rates as clock master or slave.

Finest sound processing

In the Marian Seraph AD8 MWX (TRS), high-quality sample rate converters have been integrated into the circuit, so you can tap a dynamic range of 140dB at any point of the signal, up to sample rates of 192kHz. The resolution of 24bit also meets high quality requirements.

In the heart a BEAST

The digital signal processor on which the sound system is based rightly bears the sonorous name "BEAST". With 56 virtual channels, 8 mix sums and 224 EQs, it's basically a perfect digital mixer for your DAW, eliminating the need for a separate mixer. The creation of sub mixes with pre- and post switches is no problem here. The fully parametric EQs can be assigned to individual sub-mixes. So you can easily apply an EQ to the grand total, but exclude the headphone mix and the like. The fully parametric EQs are based on analog models, so each channel has one low shelf, two peak and one high shelf EQ. The DSP's flexible routing lets you redirect any signal to any output or back to the input, including signals from other application software. In addition, one stereo and three mono aux channels are available - the aux sums can be switched as pre/post and are designed for headphone mixes and effect loading. Various monitor functions complete the digital mixer package for absolutely latency-free mixing.

Not enough? No problem thanks to TDM SyncBus!

With the TDM SyncBus pins on top of the sound card, the interface can be extended with three additional SyncBus compatible Marian cards. This not only increases the number of channels and I/O options. In addition, the cards synchronize with each other via this bus with regard to clock and start/stop signals - via this mode, your D8 can then function as master clock even without word clock output.

The Multiclient Driver Suite

With the help of the multiclient driver suite from (with Marian software support for ASIO 2 -, GSIF 2 -, WDM with kernel streaming and real, non-emulated DirectSound) the simultaneous control of the DSP from different audio applications is no longer a problem. This is ensured by multiple and better managed driver interfaces, so you can work latency-free and error-free from any software environment. The user interface is clear and intuitive, so that you can set up your sound system effectively and easily with the easy-to-read manual at the latest. The driver suite comes with proven fail-safe technology, which automatically resets the firmware to the latest version if an error occurs during driver updates. This makes the maintenance of the software foolproof.

Highest manufacturing quality

With the German manufacturer Marian , you not only support the offices of the Leipzig IT engineers - the production of the modules also takes place in German plants. This ensures continuous product control with low error tolerances. Marian Therefore, 5 years warranty is promised for their products.

Marian Seraph AD8 MWX (TRS) Overview

- 4 AES/EBU inputs/outputs
- 8 analog TRS inputs/outputs (via D-Sub DB-25 with adapter cable for three-pole jack plugs)
- Particularly suitable for 8-channel AD/DA
conversion - Expansion module with word clock/superclock input/output (BNC)
- 2x MIDI inputs/outputs
- BEAST DSP with latency-free 56 channel mixer, 224 EQs and extensive mix, monitor and routing options.
- Sampling rate: 192kHz; resolution 24bit; dynamics: 140dB
- sample rate converter at each input
- multicard
support - TDM SyncBus
compatible - driver support: MME, ASIO 2.2, GSIF 2.0, WDM Audio, Direct-Sound and MME, Core Audio (Mac OS X)

Scope of delivery

- Marian Seraph AD8 MWX (TRS) PCIe plug-in
card - MWX extender module for word clock/superclock and MIDI
- connection cable with 4 digital inputs/outputs
- driver CD
- manual & -guide Quickstart


operating system:

- Windows™ 64 Bit: Windows™ XP/Vista/7/8/10, Windows™ Server 2003/2008/2008.R2/2012,
- Windows™ 32 Bit: Windows™ XP/Vista/7/8/10, Windows™ Server 2003/2008
- Apple Mac OS X (10.4 - 10.7)


- Free PCIe slot (PCIe 1x) and space for two additional slot trays (no additional PCIe slot required)
- Intel - or AMD processor with 2.0 GHz; 512MB RAM (depending on audio application higher hardware may be required)

Scope of Delivery:

  • Software: Yes


  • Manufacturer: Marian
  • Number of analog inputs: 8-10
  • Phantom Power: No
  • ADAT: No
  • S/PDIF: No
  • AES/EBU: Yes
  • MADI: No
  • Wordclock: Yes
  • Bit Resolution: 24 Bit
  • sampling rate (kHz): 192
  • Latency Free Monitoring: Yes
  • DSP Mixer: Yes
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