The SB 8.8 is a 2RU unit that offers eight mic/line inputs and eight line level outputs, and features a pair of redundant RJ45 Dante network connections, a pair of network extension connections, GPIO connectivity and redundant PSUs. It has individual signal present, phantom power and local attention LEDs to provide intuitive front panel feedback. The SB 8.8 features inbuilt limiters and SSL’s innovative AutoPad system that automatically applies a Pad according to gain setting. The AutoPad is applied if the gain is set at a low value that would require a pad to achieve making the entire possible mic gain range seamlessly available at all times. An Audition feature provides an automatic gain reduction when checking mic levels, greatly simplifying pre show mic checks for operators of any skill level.