MBA8, MIDI-Thru Splitter & Buffer & Protector

 

Some MIDI devices lack the MIDI-THRU sockets which are required for connecting several devices together in a ‘chain’, and where MIDI-THRU ports exist, the signal throughput may introduce time delays – so ‘chain’ performance may be unacceptable, particularly on ‘chains’ of three or more.

MIDI-CHAIN-STAR

 

The preferred alternative to the problematic ‘chain’ is the ‘star’ network and more than the single MIDI-OUT will be needed, which is all that may be available on your master controller. The MIDI-THRU box solve this problem by setting up a MIDI ‘star’ system.

 

MIDI BUFFER 8CH

MIDI BUFFER 8CH

How does it work

The MBA8 is a active 1-to-8 MIDI-THRU box, which will convert one MIDI-OUT into 8 buffered isolated parallel outs. It will provide the MIDI Master device with MIDI-THRU outputs to drive up to 8 slave devices in a ‘star’ network.

The MBA8 system provides effective physical separation between input and output with the use of High-Speed Optical Isolation, ensuring consistent performance. The MIDI-THRU system is also available as a 4-channel unit only.

This device has extra protections for the day-to-day uses of live performances. It is strongly protected against supply power surges, over-voltages on the input supply, MIDI input and outputs. It is able to survive thunderstorms and mains sags/surges by cleverly using its designed electronics protections and filters. This will enable a trouble free operation at all times.

Specifications

  • Power requirements – 6VAC to 24VAC or 9VDC to 24VDC, 100mA, 2.1mm barrel connector, center is negative/ground
  • Input/Output Sockets – DIN 5pin 180°
  • Protection against: reverse power conection, power supply over voltage and surges, MIDI cable inversion/surges and noise
  • Dimensions – 153mm x 82mm x 50mm

 

 

MIDI BUFFER 8CH front

MIDI BUFFER 8CH

MIDI BUFFER 8CH

MIDI BUFFER 8CH

MIDI BUFFER 8CH

MIDI BUFFER 8CH

 

MIDI BUFFER 8CH

MIDI BUFFER 8CH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIDI BUFFER 8CH electronics

MIDI BUFFER 8CH ELECTRONICS

 

Custom modifications are possible to this design, contact me for further info.