Here's what Behringer say about the MS8000:
When it comes to connectivity on the stage or in the studio, you can never have too much – and that’s where the ultra-flexible MS8000 8-Channel Microphone Splitter makes all the difference. The MS8000 provides the ideal solution for live and recording musicians who need to send signals to multiple locations, including mixing and recording consoles, In-Ear-Monitors (IEMs), floor wedges, broadcast trucks and much more. With 8 Inputs and 16 Outputs, the MS8000 easily connects you to the Front of House (FOH) console – and sends duplicate signals to your choice of destination devices.
Direct & Link Outputs
The 1RU MS8000 features 8 XLR Input sockets on the front panel for your mics and DI boxes, along with a LIFT/GND switch to eliminate hum or other noise from ground loops. Each channel features an XLR Direct Out connector, which outputs a post-transformer copy of the input signal, and a second XLR Link Out connector sends a pre-transformer copy of the input signal.
This configuration allows sending your Direct Out signals to the FOH or recording console, and the Link signals to your monitor board or phones mixer – making the MS8000 the ideal choice for both your live performances and the studio.
Conversely, 2 adjacent channels can be linked to merge their source signals into 1 output creating a sort of passive mixer. This configuration would be ideal for managing multiple playback devices for performance tracks, or converting stereo instruments to mono output. Since the MS8000 is a passive device, volume would need to be controlled at the source devices.
- Ultra-low noise 8 in/16 out microphone splitter
- Each channel features Direct and Link outputs
- Output ground lift switch per channel
- Flexible input link switches
- Phantom power link to Direct Output
- 3-Year Warranty Program
- Designed and engineered in Germany