ART S8 Rackmount Eight Channel Balanced Microphone Splitter

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Product Description

The ART S8 Microphone Splitter can be used to split eight balanced low impedance microphone signals into sixteen (eight pairs).
Each channel of the S8 provides one direct output and one transformer-isolated output from a single microphone. Applications include sending the direct outputs to the main or Front-of-House mixer, and the second isolated outputs to a monitor or recording mixer. The direct outputs pass phantom power from the main mixer to the microphones for use with condenser microphones.

The S8 includes a ground-lift switch on each isolated output to reduce hum due to ground loops between connected AC-powered units. For versatility the S8 also features an attenuator pad switch on each input that can be used to connect preamplified signals to the two microphone-level outputs on each channel. Typical preamplified signals would originate from instrument preamplifiers, mixers, keyboards, etc.

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Audio Utilities by Applied Research and Technology are audio devices that have been designed and engineered to exceed high standards for audio performance and functionality. These innovative, high-quality components are perfect for virtually any audio application where precision frequency tailoring, reliable performance and rugged design are of the utmost importance. ART Audio Utilities deliver extremely precise and powerful flexibility, with quality features and reliable design criteria necessary for top-level audio performance.

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Customer Reviews

Review: Komarzec from Houghton, MI USA Submitted: 12/17/2012

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


Works Great!
Product Rating

Solid connections and road ready housing.

Reversible face plate is a nice feature, the attenuation selector and ground switch on the face are a very nice features!

Basic function, very specific - so ease of use a no brainer.

So far no issues at all; we use it for live sound so really no detectable degradation in sound quality here.

Your general opinion of this product.

Using this in line with our PreSonus Studio Live 24.2.2... in which we are spoiled when it comes to managing our own in-ear monitor mix. We decided on three ART S8's and a set of snakes to split our signal we can still use our board and feed FOH at venues that run sound... we still have control of our own monitor mix and let the sound engineers deal with FOH. ART S8 units were a very cost effective way to accomplish this!

Review: bBrian Ciaburri (Miller Street Groove) from Auburn,NY, anonmyous45308 Submitted: 4/23/2012

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.


great product


ease of use



Review: Davell Submitted: 3/4/2011

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.


A must have

This product is made well. It's not made cheap... I have two of them and I'm going to buy two more soon..

All the features on this product is great. I just wish they made it in a 16 channel splitter

This is real easy to hook up right out of the box. It only took me 5 mins. to install in a rack and hook up

Before I hook this spliter up I had a hum and some noise in my system. After hooking it up the hum and noise I had went away.

Review: Gregory Barninger Submitted: 7/29/2010

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.


Excellent Alternative To An Expensive Split Snake

All the ART equipment I have is built very well and these splitters are no exception.

The split capability is obviously the best feature. I purchased two of these to split the inputs to the Front of House snake and the monitor board. The cost of the splitters and the short 16 channel snake needed to connect the splitters to the FOH snake was way less then investing in a split snake.

Simple to install and use. I have the splitters mounted in the back of my monitor rack, the stage snake connected to the inputs, the tranformer isolated outputs patched to the monitor board, the direct outputs are patched to the FOH snake. The attenuator pads are a welcome feature when connecting the output from a keyboard players mixer or a midi module. I also use the splitters in the recording studio to send the output to both the monitor system and the recording interfaces.

Very tansparent. I haven't noticed any coloration or degradation of the signal to any connected equipment. This unit also has a ground lift switch on every channel. I have not had to use them as I have not experienced any hum or noise issues when using the splitters live or for recording. I've read some reviews on other sites stating the splitter introduced noise to the signal path. My response is "It pays to use high quality power conditioners to supply good, clean power to all of your equipment."


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