Roland S-1608 16x8 Stage Unit Digital Snake System

Roland S-1608 16x8 Stage Unit Digital Snake System

Roland S-1608 16x8 Stage Unit Digital Snake System

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Roland S-1608 16x8 Stage Unit Digital Snake System

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Product Highlights

  • 16 Input x 8 Output Configuration
  • Compact, Floor-Based or Rack-Mountable
  • 24-Bit/96 kHz Audio Quality
  • Remote-Controllable Preamps
  • REAC Low Latency Digital Transmission
  • Easy Splits and Recording Options
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The S-1608 16x8 Stage Unit Digital Snake System from Roland is a small format audio snake solution that offers 24-bit/96 kHz audio quality. It can be used in applications for bands, corporate A/V events, seminars, rental and staging houses, and broadcasters who need the best possible sound quality from their audio without the high frequency losses and bulk of an analog snake.

The S-1608 features 16-XLR microphone preamps with 48V phantom power and 8 XLR outputs. There is one digital output connector, an REAC (Roland Ethernet Audio Communication) output connector, an RS-232C, and DB-9 output connectors built into the unit.

Connections to the microphone preamps are made on stage where it is controlled using the S-4000R (sold separately), or the free PC/Mac RCS software. The audio is then amplified and converted at the closest point to the sound source and sent using Cat5e cables to the front of house mixer instead of using large multi-core copper cables. As a result, the S-1608 Digital Snake system is immune to the hums and buzzes caused by electrical noises inherent in analog snakes.

REAC Technology
The REAC (Roland Ethernet Audio Communication) protocol is a low-latency, high-quality 24-bit/ 96 kHz audio transport protocol used by the S-1608. It allows the Digital Snake's signal to be "split" to as many positions as required, such as monitor, broadcast, and recording splits using the S-4000D or any standard gigabit Ethernet switch (sold separately)
High Resolution Sound Quality
By placing high quality mic-pres on stage, the sound is amplified and converted at the closest point to the sound source, providing the best possible quality audio. The mic preamps can be controlled using the S-4000R (sold separately) or the free PC/Mac RCS software. By using Cat5e cable instead of large multi-core copper cable, the S-1608 Digital Snake system is immune to the "hums and buzzes" caused by electrical noise, ground issues, and the high frequency losses inherent in analog snakes
For Monitoring, Broadcasting, or Recording Applications
With the S-1608 Digital Snake system, the source audio can be digitally split using the S-4000-SP (sold separately) or any standard Ethernet switch. The loss-less digital splits can be routed over CAT5 cable to a monitoring console or a broadcast truck for recording
UPC: 761294405086
In the Box
Roland S-1608 16x8 Stage Unit Digital Snake System
  • Power Cord
  • REAC Connector Cover
  • Ferrite Core
  • 4 x Rubber Foot
  • Rack-mount Kit
  • Limited 1-Year Parts Warranty
  • Limited 90-Day Labor Warranty
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    Number of Channels 16 in 8 out
    AD/DA Conversion 24-Bit/96 kHz
    Frequency Response -2 dB / +0 dB (@ +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz)
    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) + N 0.05 % or less (Pad: On, Input Gain: +4 dBu, 22 Hz to 20 kHz)
    Dynamic Range 110 dB
    Cross Talk -80 dB or less (Input Gain: +4 dBu, typ.)
    Nominal Input Level 65 to -10 dBu
    PAD Off: -45 to +10 dBu
    PAD On: 1 dB step, Max. +28 dBu)
    Pad 20 dB On/Off
    Input Impedance 14 kOhms
    Nominal Output Level +4 dBu, max. +22 dBu
    Output Impedance 600 ohms
    Recommended Load Impedance 10 kOhms or greater
    Residual Noise IHF-A, Typ: -80 dBu or less
    Equivalent Input Noise -128 dB
    Network Latency 375 ms when using REAC cable only (AD > REAC > DA Latency: approx 1.2 ms)
    Input Connectors Analog: 16x XLR type, balanced, phantom power
    Output Connectors Analog: 8x XLR type, balanced
    Digital Output Connector: 1 (optical type)
    REAC Connector: 1 RJ-45 EtherCon type
    Remote Connector: RS-232C, DB-9 type
    Indicators 1x Power
    1x REAC
    1x Remote
    1x Mute all outputs indicator
    Power Supply AC 115 V, AC 117 V, AC 220 V, AC 230 V, AC 240 V (50/60 Hz)
    Power Consumption 45 W
    Phantom Power +48 V / 14 mA (each input, remote controlled)
    Operation Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 15.8 x 5.31 x 6.97" (401 x 135 x 177 mm)
    Weight 12.1 lb (5.5 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 15.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.0 x 11.0 x 10.0"

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