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PRESONUS STUDIOLIVE AR16C
$999

Availability Pre-Order (ETA : Early March 2020)

PreSonus StudioLive AR16c USB-C 18-Channel Hybrid Performance and Recording Mixer
SLMAR16C
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Description

Building upon the success of the original AR16-USB, the PreSonus StudioLive AR16c is an 18-channel hybrid performance and recording mixer well suited for a variety of applications including mixing and recording live shows, studio productions, band rehearsals, podcasts, and more. Updates to to the AR16c include a USB-C connection, Bluetooth 5.0, and a refresh of the mixer's layout and design. The mixer is packed with analog connections and digital tools that are powerful, yet easy to learn and use. The mixer features Class-A preamps and 3-band EQ.

The StudioLive AR16c offers recording with or without a computer. Multitrack record and fly in backing tracks with its 24-bit / 96 kHz, USB-C audio interface or record and playback a stereo mix with the integrated SD digital recorder. Additionally, the mixer features a Super Channel, which allows you to connect four stereo analog and digital sources at once, enabling the mixer to be used with high-tech devices including smartphones and tablets for wireless Bluetooth streaming. The StudioLive AR16c ships with a power cord, USB-C cable, a rackmount kit, Studio One 3 Artist production software, and Capture recording software.

Channels and Buses

  • 18-channel mixer
  • 8 mono and 4 stereo channels, each with:
    • 60mm level fader
    • Pan
    • Mute
    • PFL solo
    • 1 stereo Super Channel (Ch. 17/18)
    • 2 monitor buses with PFL solo
    • 1 stereo effects bus
    • 1 stereo effects return with:
      • 60 mm master fader
      • Dedicated monitor sends
      • Effects bypass footswitch jack

Inputs and Outputs

  • 2 instrument inputs
  • 16 balanced line inputs
  • 2 unbalanced inserts
  • 12 balanced mic inputs with:
    • Class-A XMAX microphone preamp
    • Global 48V phantom power
  • Stereo Super Channel with:
    • Stereo RCA inputs
    • 1/8-inch stereo input
    • Switchable SD/USB stereo playback
    • Bluetooth 5.0 input
  • L/R XLR main outputs
  • 2 balanced TRS Aux outputs
  • 1 balanced TRS effects output
  • L/R Control Room outputs with level control
  • Headphone output with level control

Signal Processing

  • High-pass filter channels 1-8
  • +10 dB switch on stereo channels 9/10 to 15/16
  • Mono channels: 3-band semi-parametric EQ with sweepable mid band
  • Stereo channels: 3-band semi-parametric EQ
  • Stereo effects processor with 16 presets

Recording Options

  • 18x4 24-bit / 96 kHz, USB 2.0 Type-C connection audio recording interface
    • Record every channel plus the Main Mix
  • 2x2 SD recorder
    • Record main mix
    • Supports SD and SDHC formats up to 32 GB

Integrated Software

  • Capture recording software
  • Includes Studio Magic Plug-in Suite with Maag Audio EQ 2, SPL Attacker, Arturia instruments and more
  • Includes Studio One 3 Artist software (DAW)

Power

  • Internal power supply
  • Standard IEC power connector
     

Physical

  • Sturdy metal construction
  • 60 mm level fader
  • Rackmount kit included

Technical Specifications

Computer System Requirements Mac
Mac OS X 10.11 or Higher (64-Bit Only)
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor (Intel Core i3 or Faster Recommended)

Windows
Windows 7 x64 SP1 +Platform Update, 8.1 x64, 10 x64
Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2 Processor (Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon X4 or Faster Recommended)

Mac and Windows Systems
4 GB RAM (8 GB or More Recommended)
30 GB Hard-Drive Space (Studio One)
Internal or External 7200 RPM Storage Drive Highly Recommended
Monitor with 1366 x 768 Resolution (High-DPI Monitor Recommended)
Microphone Preamplifier Type: XLR Female, Class-A
Maximum Input Level (Unity Gain): +22 dBu, ±1.0 dB
Gain Control Range     
     Mono Channels: 50 dB, ±1 dB (Unity to +50 dB)
     Stereo Channels: 40 dB, ± 1 dB (+5 to +45 dB)
Frequency Response to Analog Outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
Frequency Response to USB (Direct): 20 Hz to 40 kHz, +0.5/- 1.5 dB
S/N Ratio to Outputs (+4 dBu): 94 dB
THD+N (min. gain, A-wtd): < 0.01%
Input Impedance: 1 kOhms
EIN (+55 dB gain, 150 Ohms Input, 20 Hz to 22 kHz, A-wtd): <128 dBu
Common Mode Rejection Ratio (1 kHz, +55 dB gain): 65 dB
Phantom Power: +48V, ±3V, Global

Note: All Channel Inputs Sum Through Mic Preamp
Instrument Inputs Type: ¼” / 6.35 mm TS Female, Unbalanced, Hi-Z
Maximum Input Level (Min. Gain, 1 kHz at 0.5% THD+N): +22 dBu, ±1.0 dB
Gain Control Range: 50 dB, ±1 dB (Unity to +50 dB)
Frequency Response to Analog Outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
Frequency Response to USB (Direct): 20 Hz to 40 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
Dynamic Range (Min. Gain, A-wtd): >105 dB
Dynamic Range (Mid. Gain, Unwtd): >100 dB
THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, A-Wtd): <0.01%
THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, Unwtd): <0.01%
Input Impedance: >1 Megohm
Line Inputs Type: ¼” / 6.35 mm TRS female, Balanced
Maximum Input Level (min. gain, 1 kHz@0.5% THD+N): +22 dBu, ±1.0 dB
Gain Control Range
     Mono Channels: 50 dB, ±1 dB (-20 to +30 dB)
     Stereo Channel: 50 dB, ±1 dB (-15 to +25 dB)
Frequency Response to Analog Outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
Frequency Response to USB (Direct): 10 Hz to 40 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
S/N Ratio to Analog Outputs (+4 dBu): 94 dB
THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, A-wtd): <0.01%
Input Impedance (Balanced): 10 Kilohms
Outputs Type (Main Outputs): XLR Male, Impedance Balanced
Type (Control Room, Monitor, FX Outputs): ¼” / 6.35 mm TRS female, Balanced
Rated Output Level (Main Outputs): +24 dBu, ±1.0 dB
Rated Outputs Level (Control Room, Monitor, FX Outputs): +18 dBu
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
Dynamic Range (A-wtd): >108 dB
THD+N (Bandwidth 20 Hz to 20 kHz, -1 dBFS, unwtd): <0.01%
Output Impedance: 100 Ohms
Headphone Output Type: ¼” / 6.35 mm TRS Female, Stereo, Unbalanced
Maximum Output Level: 150 mW/channel at 60 Ohms
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
Dynamic Range (A-wtd): >103 dB
THD+N (Bandwidth 20 Hz to 20 kHz, -1 dBFS, Unwtd): <0.01%
Crosstalk Input to Output (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, Unwtd): -85 dBu
Adjacent Channels (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, Unwtd): -80 dBu
Signal Level LEDs Signal: -50 dBFS (Pre-EQ)
Clip: -3.0 dB Before Clip (Pre EQ or Post EQ)
Graphic Equalizer Low Cut: 100 Hz, -18 dB/Octave
High Shelving: ±15 dB @ 12 kHz
Mid Peaking (Mono Channels): ±15 dB @ 140 Hz to 3.5 kHz (Variable)
Mid Peaking (Stereo Channels): ±15 dB @ 2.5 kHz
Mid-Band Q: Fixed, 0.55
Low Shelving: ±15 dB @ 80 Hz
Digital Audio Host Interface: USB 2.0
ADC Dynamic Range (Component): 114 dB
ADC Dynamic Range (Measured: A-Wtd, 48 kHz): 105 dB
DAC Dynamic Range (Component): 114 dB
DAC Dynamic Range (Measured: A-Wtd, 48 kHz): 105 dB
Bit Depth: 24 bits
Internally Supported Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz
Jitter: <80 ps RMS (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Jitter Attenuation: >60 dB (1 ns In => 1 ps Out)
Recorder SD Recorder
Supported Media Format: FAT16 formatted SD card, FAT32 formatted SDHC card
Media Storage Capacity: SD card: 2 GB; SDHC card: 32 GB
Recording File Format: Stereo WAV
Playback File Formats: Stereo WAV, MP3
Sampling Rate (WAV): 44.1 kHz
Bit Depth (Recorded WAV): 24-Bit
Dimensions (H x W x D) 3.7 x 20.0 x 15.4" / 9.4 x 50.8 x 39.1 cm
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight 18.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.2 x 19 x 7.6"

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