The MTS STAGE 8.8 is a versitile digital snake product which funtions as a drop box for live performances, in-wall mounted unit for conference rooms and auditoria, and can be configured for 19" rack mount for control rooms and equipment racks.


The MTSI STAGE 8.8 is CobraNet® 1/2 rack width 3U rack mount configuration with 8 analog XLR mic/line inputs and 8 analog XLR Line outputs. The STAGE 8.8 input section converts 8 channels of analog audio into a CobraNet® audio stream. The 3-pin XLR input connectors accept a +4dBu nominal, max +24dBu peak, balanced audio signals. Each channel has 60dB of gain range set via the front panel gain control. 24V Phantom power is switch selectable on each input. Per channel Signal Present/Peak indicators allow setting of gain for optimum headroom, low noise and clip avoidance.

STAGE 8.8  provides 100MPS of embedded DSP processing for simple routing and processing, with ducking, EQ filters, high pass/low pass filters and compressors on each analog channel (see MTS GUI and ION series configuration software on the MTS website for details). Additionally the STAGE 8.8 provides a 20x20/24x24 respectively matrix input-output router that can receive up to 16 incoming audio streams and transmit up to 16 outgoing network audio streams.

STAGE 8.8 19" rack mount
STAGE 8.8 in 19" rack-mount configuration.

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  • 1/2 rack width 3U high CobraNet® interface
  • Professional Audio signal interfacing, +4dB nominal maximum/+24dBu peak signals
  • 8 balanced 3-pin XLR inputs, each with 60dB of variable Gain via the front panel potentiometers
  • 8 balanced 3-pin XLR outputs
  • Switchable phantom power of +24volts on each input
  • 16 input and 16 output channels from/to the network offering 24x24 local routing capability
  • 100MIPS internal DSP
  •  Cobranet audio LAN port with passive PoE
  • Drop box, in-wall, and rack kits included