8x2 Microphone Signal Splitter with Direct and Transformer-isolated outputs, Ground-lift switches, and Attenuation Pads on Each Channel
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This Microphone Signal Splitter is a Live Toolbox Essential!

The ART S8 8-channel microphone splitter gives you an effective tool for splitting eight balanced low-impedance microphone signals to pairs of outputs, giving you 16. Each channel of the S8 provides one direct output and one transformer-isolated output from a single microphone. You can send the direct outputs to the main or FOH mixer, and the second isolated outputs to a monitor or recording mixer. The direct outputs pass phantom power from the main mixer to the microphones for use with condenser microphones. If you want a dependable splitter for you microphone signal, choose the S8!

ART S8 8-channel Microphone Splitter at a Glance:
  • Ground lift on each output, pad on each input
  • Audio Utilities series

Ground lift on each output, pad on each input
The S8 includes a ground-lift switch on each isolated output to reduce hum due to ground loops between connected AC-powered units. For versatility the S8 also features an attenuator pad switch on each input that can be used to connect preamplified signals to the two microphone-level outputs on each channel. Typical preamplified signals would originate from instrument preamplifiers, mixers, keyboards, etc.

Audio Utilities series
Audio Utilities by Applied Research and Technology are audio devices that have been designed and engineered to exceed high standards for audio performance and functionality. These innovative, high-quality components are perfect for virtually any audio application where precision frequency tailoring, reliable performance and rugged design are of the utmost importance. ART Audio Utilities deliver extremely precise and powerful flexibility, with quality features and reliable design criteria necessary for top-level audio performance.

ART S8 8-channel Microphone Splitter Features:
  • Splits eight balanced lo-Z mic channels into eight pairs (16)
  • One direct output and one transformer-isolated output per channel
  • Direct outputs pass phantom power to microphones
  • One attenuator pad per channel input
  • One ground-lift switch per channel output
The ART S8 gives you a great microphone signal splitter at a friendly price!

Additional Media

S8 User Manual
Studio Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number S8

Customer Reviews

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Does exactly what it's supposed to, with no noise. The fact that phantom power is passed on only one of the channel outputs is a big plus.
Music background: Technical Director

Easy, quiet, nice splitter.

I've only used this once so far, but will be again in a couple of days. I used it for a songwriter/acoustic set night. I was videoing the show and recording the audio to Pro Tools as well as running audio to the FOH mixer. It was easy to set up and worked great! Recordings sound good and there's no added noise. Bought another one so I can do 16 tracks for larger shows in the near future. Great value!
Music background: Recording Engineer, Songwriter

ART S8 Mic Splitter

The perfect addition to my Studio! It's been a hassle trying to run my mics directly into the Tascam 1800 interface, then out to my PA when recording the whole band. Now I can push the mics directly into both! I can now adjust each mic for 'live' sound independantly from what goes to the computer. The vocalists can actually hear themselve clearly, and it's a whole lot easier to tweak the feedback levels of each one.
Music background: 40 years + experience in playing, and singing both professionaly, and as a hobby.


No complaints. It does exactly what it is supposed to do and does it with no discernable hiss, hum or coloration of the sound. All at a great price.
Music background: Recording engineer, composer, musician, professional

The S8 Rox

Great piece of gear. I use it for an onstage wireless monitor setup in which I run all my wireless vocals (and wired as well) through my own board and out to my in-ear monitor setup. With this, the house gets it's individual line out and I get mine. Everyone wins. Passive unit that does not depend on a power supply (one less thing to break). No detectable loss in signal strength and no audible coloring of the sound. Great piece of gear! Thank you Art!
Music background: Pro Musician / Band Leader
See also: ART, ART Miscellaneous Mic Accessories, ART Miscellaneous Mic Accessories