Optimal Audio Zone 8P - 8-Zone Audio Controller and Amplifier with DSP & Web App Control
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Comprehensive but never confusing, the Zone 8P will quickly become the core of your audio system.
The state-of-the-art Zone series from Optimal Audio was created with one core goal in mind - unparalleled control and flexibility in a user-friendly package that is accessible even for those with little experience of managing audio systems. All at a surprisingly affordable price!
The Zone 8P offers groundbreaking audio signal routing and processing together with inbuilt amplification for simple, cost-effective installation. Easily combine audio sources (such as streaming services, phones/tablets, radio, computers, TVs, etc) to create separate mixes in up to eight separate zones. And with a large, clear and fully labellable interface on the front of the unit and modern LED dials, you'll never need to second-guess a setting or zone again.
Is the Zone 8P right for me?The combination of a huge feature-set and easy control makes the Zone 8P appropriate for use in a tremendous range of commercial and domestic settings, including:
- Bars, Restaurants & Cafes
- Retail Stores
- Hotels & Wedding Venues
- Warehouses & Factories
- Fitness Studios & Gyms
- Corporate Offices
- Places of Education
- Houses of Worship
- Residential properties
The Zone 8P features a wealth of connectivity options - 4 stereo line, 2 HDMI (ARC) and 2 mic inputs (with +48V phantom power) along with dedicated ports for future Optimal Audio paging stations and an Ethernet port for connecting your Zone 4P to your router, either through a wired or wireless connection.
There are 8 mono line outputs, which can also be configured as 4 stereo outputs.
8 x RJ45 ports on the rear of the unit allow connection to the incredible ZonePad wall controllers (be sure to check those out as well!) for even more intuitive control!
The Zone 8P features inbuilt amplification which is suitable for most small to medium applications and eliminates the need for separate and potentially costly units.
Eight loudspeaker outputs allow 1 x 4 ohm, 2 x 8 ohm or 4 x 16 ohm loudspeakers to be connected to each output with a total of 100W power available on each output.
Control from Anywhere with WebApp
Each zone can be configured with an unbelievable level of control thanks to the truly innovative and totally free Optimal Audio WebApp. This is a killer feature that few other amplifiers can offer. Take microcosmic control of every aspect of your system from anywhere you have internet access, using only a web browser and a PC/Mac, Apple or Android device!
Set automatic schedules, assign and name zones and sources, make a complex routine to automate your zones and volumes for when there's a big game on the big screen, password-lock access for peace of mind....there is such a tremendous amount that you can do with the WebApp that we have given it its own section above!
Other notable features
The Zone 8P includes an alarm override, microphone ducking controls (so you are always heard over the music!) and an ingenious SD slot that allows you to save and recall incredibly complex configurations and settings, absolutely ideal for chains and businesses with replicated systems across multiple venues or stores!
Zone 8P Key Features:
- Full suite of audio controls for up to 8 zones
- Fully flexible signal routing
- 8 channels of integrated amplification
- WebApp interface for easy system configuration and everyday control
- 2 mic, 4 stereo line and 2 HDMI inputs
- Fully programmable presets and timed events
- Very competitive pricing
SPECS & DOWNLOADS
Optimal Audio Zone 8P Specifications
Type: 8 Zone audio processor with DSP, amplification and loudspeaker presets
Mic Inputs: 2 with 48V phantom power, +12dB to + 55dB gain
Mic Input Processing: Fixed hi-pass filter @160Hz; sweepable mid-band 200Hz-5kHz, +/-12dB; HF shelf @12kHz
Line Inputs: 8 stereo with +26dB gain trim. SPDIF option on input 1
HDMI Inputs: 2
Line Outputs: 8
ZonePad Sockets: 8
Amplifier Channels: 8
Amplifier Power: 100W at 4 or 8 ohms
Paging Inputs (CAT 5): 2
LAN Ethernet (100MBPS): Yes
Alarm Override: Yes
Dimensions: (W) 480mm x (H) 88mm x (D) 400mm
Weight: 10.3 Kg
The Optimal Audio WebApp brings the technology behind the Zone series to the end user.
Traditionally, the control and operation of commercial sound systems has been a complicated inconvenience to many users, who just want the system to work. WebApp and ZonePad coupled with the Zone series puts effortless and intuitive control into their hands.
The WebApp has been carefully designed to bring the essential functions and daily operation of your sound system to your smartphone, tablet or laptop. With slick touchscreen-optimised controls, WebApp is designed for ease of use on any device.
The responsive and intuitive interface lays out the fundamental controls in a clean, accessible format with the deeper, lockable layers for system configuration available for integrators and system commissioners.
Zone specific and global presets for manual and time of day triggers.
Complete system configuration can be achieved through the WebApp with ducking, EQs, limiters, advanced signal routing and more.
WebApp also allows for the system configuration files within Zone series products to be saved and easily replicated across multi-site installations.
Hosted by the Zone series, there’s no installation required – just open a browser on a smartphone, tablet or laptop connected to the same network, enter the address and you’re in.