Presonus StudioLive AR16 18-ch Hybrid Performance and Recording Mixer

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Description

StudioLive® AR16 18-channel hybrid performance and recording mixer

Built by musicians, for musicians.

StudioLive® AR16 USB 18-channel hybrid mixers make it simple to mix and record live shows, studio productions, band rehearsals, podcasts, and much more. This is a musician’s mixer: lightweight, versatile, feature-rich, and packed with analog connections and digital tools, yet easy to learn and use. Mix with PreSonus’® famous Class A preamps and three-band EQ. Create multitrack recordings and fly in backing tracks with a 24-bit, 96 kHz, USB 2.0 digital audio interface. Record and playback in stereo with the integrated SD™ digital recorder. Stream program music wirelessly, using onboard Bluetooth® connectivity. Compact and road-ready, StudioLive AR mixers provide a superior all-in-one solution for mixing and recording your performances.

Features

Channels and Buses

  • 18-channel mixer
  • 8 mono and 4 stereo channels, each with:
    • 60 mm 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 microphone preamp
    • Global 48V phantom power
  • Stereo Super Channel with:
    • Stereo RCA inputs
    • 1/8-inch stereo input
    • Switchable SD™/USB stereo playback
    • Bluetooth 4.1 input
  • L/R XLR main outputs
  • 2 balanced TRS monitor outputs
  • 1 balanced TRS effects output
  • L/R Control Room outputs with level control
  • Headphone output with level control

Signal Processing

  • Highpass filter on every channel
  • 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

  • 18×4 24-bit/96 kHz, USB 2.0 audio recording interface
    • Record every channel plus the Main Mix
  • 2×2 SD recorder
    • Record main mix
    • Supports SD™ and SDHC™ formats up to 32 GB

Integrated Software

  • Capture™ recording software
  • Studio One ®3 Artist recording and production software (DAW)

Power

  • Internal power supply
  • Standard IEC power connector

Physical

  • Sturdy metal construction
  • 60 mm faders
  • Rackmount kit included

Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for use with Capture™ and Studio One®.

Mac

  • macOS® 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, Windows 8.1 x64, Windows 10 x64
  • Intel Core 2 Duo (Intel Core i3 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 1366×768 resolution (high-dpi monitor recommended)

The minimum system requirements may differ for DAWs other than Studio One®. Please check the requirements for your DAW of choice with its manufacturer.

Note that the speed of your processor, amount of RAM and size and speed of your hard drive will greatly affect the overall performance of your recording system. Also, a more powerful system (faster processor with more RAM) will allow for lower latency (signal delay) than you might experience while monitoring audio signals.

As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., reserves the right to change any specification stated herein, at any time, without notification.??

Technical Specifications

Microphone Preamp

 

Type

XLR Female, Class A

Maximum Input level (unity gain)

Mono Channels +18 dBu, ±1.0 dB, Stereo Channels: -5 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 20 kHz, +0.5/- 1.5 dB

S/N Ratio to Outputs (+4 dBu)

89 dB

THD+N (min. gain, A-wtd)

< 0.01%

Input Impedance

1 kΩ

EIN (+55 dB gain, 150Ω input, 20 Hz-22 kHz, A-wtd)

Mono Channels: < 128 dBu, Stereo Channels: <120 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” TS Female, Unbalanced, Hi-Z

Maximum Input Level (min. gain, 1 kHz@0.5% THD+N)

+12 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 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB

Dynamic Range (min. gain, A-wtd)

> 105 dB

Dynamic Range (mid. Gain, unwtd)

> 108 dB

THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, A-wtd)

< 0.01%

THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, unwtd)

< 0.01%

Input Impedance

> 1 MΩ

Note: All Channel Inputs sum through Mic preamp

 

 

Line Inputs

 

Type

¼” TRS Female, Balanced

Maximum Input Level (min. gain, 1 kHz@0.5% THD+N)

Mono Channels: +18 dBu, ±1.0 dB, Stereo Channels: +22 dBu, ±1.0 dB

Gain Control Range

Mono Channels 50 dB, ±1 dB (-30 to +20 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)

20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB

S/N Ratio to Analog Outputs (+4 dBu)

82 dB

THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, A-wtd)

< 0.01%

Input Impedance (Balanced)

10 kΩ

Note: All Channel Inputs sum through Mic preamp

 

 

Main, Control Room, Monitor, and FX Outputs

 

Type (Main Outputs)

XLR Male, Impedance Balanced

Type (Control Room, Monitor, FX Outputs)

¼” 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 – 20 kHz, -1 dBFS, unwtd)

< 0.01%

Output Impedance

100 Ω

Headphone Output

 

Type

¼” TRS Female, Stereo, Unbalanced

Maximum Output Level

150 mW/channel @ 60 Ω

Frequency Response

20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB

Dynamic Range (A-wtd)

> 103 dB

THD+N (Bandwidth 20 Hz – 20 kHz, -1 dBFS, unwtd)

< 0.01%

 

System Crosstalk

 

Input to Output (Ref = +4dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unwtd)

-85 dBu

Adjacent Channels (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unwtd)

-80 dBu

 

Signal Level LED

 

Signal

-30 dBFS (pre-EQ)

Clip

-3.0 dB before clip (pre- or post-EQ)

 

Channel EQ

 

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

Boost: 0.55, Cut: 2.5

Low Shelving

±15 dB @ 80 Hz

 

Audio Interface

 

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

Signal-to-Noise (a-weighted)

-96 dB

Bit Depth

24 bits

Internally Supported Sample Rates

44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz

Jitter

< 80 ps RMS (20 Hz – 20 kHz)

Jitter Attenuation

> 60 dB (1 ns in => 1 ps out)

 

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 (96-320 kbs, 32 / 44.1 / 48 kHz)

Sampling Rate (WAV)

44.1 kHz

Bit Depth

Recording: 24 bits, Playback: 16- or 24-bit

 

Power / Environmental

 

Connector

IEC

Input Voltage Range

90 to 240 VAC

Recommended Ambient Operating Temperature

0? to 40? Celsius / 32? to 104? Fahrenheit

 

Physical

 

Height

3.5” (89 mm)

Width (Chassis only)

18.9” (480 mm)

Depth

15.6” (397 mm)

Weight

14.1 lbs (6.4 kg)