Metric Halo LIO8 Mobile Outboard Firewire Interface

£1,999.00 RRP £2,221.11 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Can be delivered to you on: 8th December 2016

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1 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

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  • Great for Live or Studio Work
  • Archival Grade Converters
  • 8 Analog Inputs
  • On Board Processing Engine
  • Durable and Lightweight

Metric Halo LIO8 Mobile Outboard Firewire Interface

The Metric Halo LIO-8 is a highly portable FireWire interface that provides 8 analog inputs of comprehensive, simultaneous I/O. The LIO-8 features an on-board processing engine, that enables you to use the world renowned Metric Halo signal processing effects without sacrificing your computer's processing power. The LIO-8 delivers exceptional audio quality, perfect for capturing studio-grade recordings for use in professional productions.

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  • 15.9%
  • £69.31
  • £2,495.16
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To make it as easy as possible for you to get the gear you want, we offer a range of instant finance options. If you spend £250 or more online, you can choose to pay over 48, 36 or 24 months. The majority of decisions are given instantly, so you could get your new gear sooner than you thought!

Representative Example

To help you understand how our finance options work, the examples below are based on a total order value of £250:

Finance APR Deposit to Pay Payments Total Payable
Classic Credit 48 Months 14.9% 14.9% No Deposit 48 months: £6.83
Final payment: £6.83
No settlement fee
Classic Credit 36 Months 15.9% 15.9% No Deposit 36 months: £8.65
Final payment: £8.65
No settlement fee
Classic Credit 24 Months 18.9% 18.9% No Deposit 24 months: £12.41
Final payment: £12.41
No settlement fee

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Applying for finance couldn't be easier - if your order totals £250 or more, simply proceed through the checkout as normal, then select Pay by Finance on the payment page, then click the orange APPLY FOR INSTANT FINANCE button. This will start your application with V12 Retail Finance, our finance partner, and completing this form should take approximately 10 minutes.

You should get an instant answer on whether your application has been successful, though in some rare cases V12 may need to look at the application in more detail.

Please note: This is only available on orders placed via the website and is not available in store or via phone currently.

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Compact, Streamlined Audio Interface

The LIO-8 enables you to capture audio where ever you may be, be it on the road, in the hotel, or on a plane. If you combine the LIO-8 with the ULN-8, ULN-2 and 2882 you can create a system that meets your needs for track count and preamp power. Adding a unit to the system organically increases the DSP power of the system, so that your DSP always scales with your I/O. You can break your system up for small gigs when playing out or add the units of your mates to build a huge system when required. By standardizing on Mobile I/O, each member of the band can have ultimate quality while working alone, and the band can have huge track counts when playing together. The LIO-8 weighs less than 4 kg and is just bigger than a laptop which makes it easily transportable, no hassle and no packing up after a gig. With plenty of inputs and outputs that provide the perfect character for whatever material you are recording, the LIO-8 also allows you to switch from a wire-with-gain to a gooey tube pre with one click of your mouse.

Versatile Connectivity

Metric Halo's LIO-8 features flexible signal routing and sophisticated patch and preset management systems, as well as a set of front panel controls for standalone operation. The LIO-8 functions well as an analog monitor controller, making it ideal as a digital headphone amp and studio monitor controller.

The LIO-8 supports a range of different applications such as it is suitable in a live performance venue as it can play out backing tracks and musical cues as well as operating as a remote recorder for archiving performances. The LIO-8 can also operate as a soft synth mixer and I/O interface, and can benefit sound engineers by providing an efficient yet simple tool for analysis and system venue tuning with SpectraFoo.

Ideal For Studio Applications

The LIO-8 is also great for studio recording thanks to its ability to provide a high quality interface to a DAW, it also offers simple file transfer or sound processing between workstations.


  • 8 Channels of Archival Quality, zero-phase distortion DC-Coupled, Calibrated 192k A/D
  • 10 Channels of Archival Quality, zero-phase distortion DC-Coupled, Calibrated 192k D/A
  • 2 Channels of exceptional ultra High-Z Direct Input for instruments
  • 8in/8out 192k AES interface
  • Full featured Front Panel tactile control surface for standalone and connected operation
  • 8 Channels of Analog domain send (for analog S/R before conversion and analog preamp output)
  • Metric Halo?s Exclusive Per-channel selectable Character
  • Word Clock in and out
  • Digitally-controlled Analog Domain Monitor Control
  • Full-Featured 15 segment precision metering
  • SMPTE I/O channels
  • MIDI I/O for direct connect of Mackie Control Protocol Control Surface
  • Integrated Mixing and Deep Instantiable DSP Processing
  • Rock Solid Stability: Mature, Real-World-Tested Firmware & fifth-generation software and drivers
  • FireWire Interfacing with ultra-stable, ultra low-latency drivers (FW400 & FW800 supported)
  • Exceptional Power Performance (only 32 Watts ? DC/Battery powerable)
  • Low mass (8.5 lbs / 3.9 kg)
  • Extremely Compact (everything in 1 RU)
  • Rack Mountable