Metric Halo 2882 Firewire Interface with 2D Expansion

1,571.00 RRP 1,746.00 (including VAT @ 23%)

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Product Ref: 37643

  • Great for Live or Studio Work
  • Remote Level Control on all Channels
  • 8 Mic/Line/Instrument Analog Inputs
  • On Board Processing Chip
  • Full Front Panel Metering

Metric Halo 2882 Firewire Interface with 2D Expansion

The Metric Halo 2882 Firewire Interface is an 18 input/20 output digital audio interface featuring 8 microphone preamps and built-in Phantom Power. This compact yet robust interface is the ideal choice for any digital musician looking for a premium-quality audio interface. The internal A/D converter runs at a sample rate ranging up to 24-bit/96kHz for optimal audio quality. The built-in +48V Phantom Power can be used to capture studio-quality recordings utilising a condenser microphone. Housed in a highly durable all-metal chassis, the Metric Halo 2882 requires only a single rack space, perfect for studios with limited space. Additionally the Metric Halo 2882 featuring an integrated headphones amplifier with front panel mute and dim controls.

Product Ref: 37643

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High Quality Conversion

The Metric Halo 2882 features a built-in analog to digital converter, running at a sample rate of up to 24-bit/96kHz, ensuring you capture every nuance of the sound you are recording. Ideal for studio-quality recordings, the Halo 2882 is ideal choice for any digital musician or home recording enthusiast. It’s highly versatile functionality makes the Metric Halo 2882 perfect for sound processing and even file transfers between workstations.

Ideal For Recording & Live Applications

On top of the built-in AD conversion on each channel, the Metric Halo 2882’s FireWire connection ensures optimal signal integrity between the interface and your computer. The 8 microphone/balanced analog inputs give you more than enough room to connect a range of microphones and instruments. The built-in +48V Phantom Power gives you the ability to capture studio-quality recordings from condenser microphones without the need for an external power supply. The high sample rate ensures you capture every nuance of the original audio as it was intended, picking up every subtlety that other interfaces may miss. The built-in preamplifiers ensure that your microphone’s sound is optimised for stellar audio fidelity and performance. The 2882 Expanded supports a range of different applications such as it is suitable in a live performance venues it can play out backing tracks and musical cues as well as operating as a remote recorder for archiving performances. The 2882 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.

2D Card & MIO Console Software

One of the most unique features of the Metric Halo 2882 is the integrated software management system – MIO. The MIO Control software gives you everything you need to control, edit and add effects to your mixer in real time. The MIO Console software is designed to control all of the hardware, presenting you with a versatile digital mixer program. The visual representation can help newer users, giving them something familiar and flexible, allowing you to do everything from add effects such as EQ, Delay, Reverb and more to routing inputs and outputs with ease. The 2D Card expansion enhances the DSP processing power of the 2882, adding a new ADAT implementation and improving the functionality and performance of the integrated clock. The 2D cards ensures you get the most out of the 2882 whilst maintaining and optimising its original functions and parameters.

Design & Construction

The Metric Halo 2882 weighs less than 2.5 kg and is the size of 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 2882 also allows you to switch from a wire-with-gain to a warmer tube pre with ease. The Halo 2882 features flexible signal routing and sophisticated patch and preset management systems, as well as 2 separately addressable boot states for standalone operation. The 2882 functions well as a standalone microphone pre/converter system thanks to its unique front panel recall system.

System Requirements

  • Windows PC or Apple Mac
  • OS X 10.3.9 or better
  • 512MB RAM
  • Monitor with 1024 x 768 resolution or better
  • ASIO 2 compatible host (Cubase, Nuendo, Logic Audio, Digital Performer, Deck or Peak)
  • Application that supports ASIO direct monitoring for direct monitoring-based fold-back and overdubbing


  • 8 Mic/Line/Instrument analog inputs
  • 8 analog outputs on balanced TRS connectors
  • 24/96k converters on all channels
  • 8 channels of ADAT I/O (switchable to TOSLINK)
  • Headphone amp with front panel mute/dim
  • Full front-panel metering
  • Remote level control on all channels
  • AES-S/PDIF Digital I/O with selectable SRC
  • v.5 Configurable mixer for near-zero latency mixing and routing
  • DC power system for wall, FireWire bus, and battery operation world-wide
  • Total recall with MIO Console
  • OS X drivers with multi-box support
  • Compact, convenient, and the best value in pro-audio today!


  • Converters: 24-Bit
  • Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96kHz
  • Analog Input: 4 x XLR Microphone/Line & 4 x 1/4" TRS phone Microphone/Line
  • Analog Output: 8 x 1/4" TRS phone
  • Digital Input: 1 x XLR AES/EBU / 1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF / 1 x ADAT Lightpipe
  • Digital Output: 1 x XLR AES/EBU / 1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF / 1 x ADAT Lightpipe
  • Sync In/Out: 2 x BNC Wordclock I/O
  • Headphone Output: 1 x 1/4" TRS phone
  • Dynamic Range:
    • A/D: 110dB
    • D/A: 120dB
  • Power Requirements: FireWire bus Included 9 to 30V DC, center post positive (+) power adapter
  • Other: Sample rate conversion (SRC) on digital I/O
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