User Manual: link8

 

link8

Today’s factory installed audio systems are becoming more complex.  With many of the vehicle controls and operations integrated into the source unit, replacing it is no longer an option.  Some vehicles have amplifiers dedicated to each individual speaker. When you aren’t satisfied with the OEM system sound, these factors make it increasingly difficult when it comes time to upgrade.  That is why you need a link8.

The link8 is about as versatile as an analog integration product can be.  The link8 has 8-channels of high level inputs that can be configured in a number of ways.  With just 2-channles of input, signal can be achieved at all 8-channels of output.  With 4-channels of input, you can have front, rear and subwoofer output.  If you are dealing with a complicated OEM system, you can sum sets of input channels for the desired effect.  These are just a few of the configurations available.  4-way system to full-range, subwoofer level control can still be retained. These are just a few of the configurations available via the link8’s convenient external controls.

Another benefit of the link8 is the auxiliary input.  This provides access to your phone or other mobile device through the audio system.  The "Patent Pending" Multifunction Remote level/Source Control can switch between your subwoofer output level, the volume of the auxiliary source or even serve as a Master Volume Control for your entire system.  This is especially useful in OEM systems where speed sensitive volume dependent equalization is present.  You can even program the remote so the sequence and priority of the functions suites your specific system needs.

link8 Features

  • 8-Channel Line Output Converter

  • 8-Channel Summing Processor (8-in/8-Out)

  • Multi-Function Remote Level/Source Control

    • Master Volume Control

    • AUX Volume Control

    • Independent CH7/8 Level

    • Source/Function Select

  • AUX 3.5mm Input

  • 2/4/6/8ch Input Select (Direct, Copy or Sum)

  • 2/3/4-Way Summing w/Retained Sub Level Control

  • Never Zero Ch7/8 Output with Front & Rear Input

  • Differential Balanced Inputs

  • Low Impedance Outputs

  • Variable Gain Adjustments w/Clip LEDs

  • Auto Turn-On via DC-Offset or Audio Signal Detect

  • Generated +12V Remote Output

  • OEM Load Detect Compatible

  • Selectable Ground Isolation

  • Locking Detachable Power/Speaker Terminals

  • Professional Grade Panel Mount RCA’s

  • Compact Aluminum Chassis w/Detachable Mounting Tabs

link8 Specifications

  • Output Voltage (Max)---------- >10Vrms

  • Output Impedance -------------- <50Ω

  • Input Sensitivity

    • SPK ---------------------------- 2-20Vrms, 4-40Vrms

    • AUX ---------------------------- 0.5-5Vrms, 1-10Vrms

  • Max Input Voltage (SPK) ------- 40Vrms

  • Frequency Response ------------ <5Hz to 100kHz

  • THD+N (SPK/AUX) ---------------- <0.05% /<0.05%

  • S/N (SPK/AUX) --------------------- >114dBA />113dBA

  • Turn-On Trigger ------------------- +12V, DC-offset & Audio Detect

  • Generated +12V Output ------- >500mA

  • Chassis Dimensions -------------- 1.1”x5.9”x6.4” (29x150x163mm)