16 analog signals in HD for the digital recording environment


  • 24 Bit / 192 kHz Resolution
  • 8 Analog In- and Outputs (16 Channels)
  • 2 MIDI In- and Outputs (MWX Version)
  • Balanced XLR or TRS Connectors
  • Beast DSP Mixer with EQ
  • Cascadeable (via TDM SyncBus)
  • Compatible with current Thunderbolt PCIe Adapters
  • Wordclock / Superclock In- and Output (MWX Version)
  • Windows Drivers
  • free life-long quality support

The Beast

Analog-Style Mixing

The Beast DSP mixer is integrated into the hardware of every Seraph and Clara sound system. This provides latency-free routing, EQ processing, pre/post aux summing and many other functions for all input signals and also the playback signals from the DAW, just like in an analog mixer.


Balanced TRS or XLR connections provide seamless integration of this 16 channel sound system into the studio. Master keyboards and external sound generators can also be connected to the 2 MIDI inputs and outputs of the MWX version. With resolutions of up to up to 24 Bit and 192 kHz, real-time DSP functions, and the ability to cascade multiple systems, the Seraph 8 MKII is a lasting investment for any digital studio.

Realtime Mixing and EQ

Each input signal of the sound system can appear on up to 8 mix sums and be played back via any number of outputs without delay. The BEAST Mixer also adds playback signals from any DAW latency-free. Inside the hardware and for each signal, sonic processing is available with up to 4 parametric EQs.

Expansion options

If several Seraph 8 are installed in a computer, they appear as a combined sound system to an ASIO application. Depending on the performance of the computer, 128 high-quality analog channels can be realized in this way. In the Beast Mixer, up to 8 audio signals can be exchanged with other Seraph or Clara sound systems (e.g. Clara D) and thus also be integrated for the use with ASIO.

Fast and Reliable Multi-Client Treiber Suite

The continuously enhanced driver includes multi-client support for ASIO 2.2 as well as multi-channel WDM audio / WASAPI with the lowest latencies in all software environments. This ensures that multiple audio applications can access the sound system simultaneously via the same or different driver interfaces.

Powerful and Future-Proof

Every MARIAN sound system is a quality product developed 100% in Germany and manufactured according to DIN EN ISO 9001. This is guaranteed by its warranty period of 5 years.

Technical specifications

  • PCIe Audio Interface
  • 1 Lane (PCIe 1x) according to PCI Express Base Specification 1.1
  • Temperature Range: -25 °C bis +60 °C
  • PCIe Busmaster DMA with Direct ASIO Support
  • Samplerates 6 to 192 kHz (Analog)
  • Sample Resolutions of 8 to 32 Bit towards the Audio Application
  • 48 DSP Channels: 8x Input, 8x TDM and 32x Play
  • Flexible Routing of Input- and Playback Signals to Outputs
  • TDM SyncBus
  • Multi-Card Support
  • Synchronization Sources: Intern, TDM SyncBus
  • Other Synchronization Sources: Wordclock (MWX Version)

Analog Inputs

  • 8 Channels via TRS or XLR D-Sub Adapter Cable
  • Max. Level: +15 dBu
  • Impedance: 10 kOhm
  • SNR @ -60dbFS: 113 dB(A)
  • Frequency Range: 5 Hz to 96 kHz

Analog Outputs

  • 8 Channels via TRS or XLR D-Sub Adapter Cable
  • Max. Level: +15 dBu
  • Impedance: 75 Ohm
  • SNR @ -60 dBFs : 113 dB(A)
  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 74 kHz
  • THD+N: -104,5 dB
  • Crosstalk:

Digital Inputs

  • Up to 8 Channels via TDM SyncBus
  • BNC WordClock (MWX Version)
  • 2x MIDI (MWX Version)

Digital Outputs

  • Up to 8 Channels via TDM SyncBus
  • BNC WordClock (MWX Version)
  • 2x MIDI (MWX Version)


Windows 10/11

Systems: Windows 10 (32 / 64 Bit), Windows 11

Interfaces: ASIO 2.2, DirectSound, MME, WASAPI, WDM Kernel Streaming

Version 4.54

Size: 14.548 kB

Windows 7 - 8.1

Systems: Windows 7 (32 / 64 Bit), Windows 8 (32 / 64 Bit), Windows Server

Interfaces: ASIO 2.2, DirectSound, MME, WDM Kernel Streaming

Version 4.38

Size: 8.945 kB

Product images and Technologies

MWX 2-2

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