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Memory capability of the Akai Z8

“How much memory can be installed into Akai’s Z8 sampler?”

Currently the Z8 ships with 272MB of RAM and can be easily expanded to 512 MB using readily available 168-pin PC100 or PC133 DIMM memory. Memory can be expanded using 64 MB, 128 MB or 256 MB SDRAM to provide more RAM based sampling time than ever before possible. When fully expanded each Z-Series model will provide over 1-1⁄2 hours of 16-bit mono sampling time at 44.1 kHz. Higher bit rates and sampling rates use more memory of course, but even when sampling stereo signals at 24-bit/96 kHz, you get over 14 minutes of sampling time.

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