MOTU Stage-B16 - 16-Channel Stage Box and Audio Interface

BH #MASTAGEB16 • MFR #9350
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MOTU Stage-B16 - 16-Channel Stage Box and Audio Interface
Key Features
  • 3-in-1 Product
  • 16 Microphone Inputs
  • Digital Mixer with Onboard DSP
  • Modeled Vintage Effects
The Stage-B16 from MOTU is a 16-input stage box and audio interface with DSP, mixing, Wi-Fi control, and studio-quality analog performance. The stage box section with AVB Ethernet "digital snake" connectivity allows for running sixteen microphone signals to front of house, or anywhere in the network over standard Ethernet cabling. For small- to mid-sized applications, the Stage-B16 takes care of all live sound mixing duties, controlled wirelessly from a laptop, tablet or smartphone.
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MOTU Stage-B16 Overview

The Stage-B16 from MOTU is a 16-input stage box and audio interface with DSP, mixing, Wi-Fi control, and studio-quality analog performance. The stage box section with AVB Ethernet "digital snake" connectivity allows for running sixteen microphone signals to front of house, or anywhere in the network over standard Ethernet cabling. For small- to mid-sized applications, the Stage-B16 takes care of all live sound mixing duties, controlled wirelessly from a laptop, tablet or smartphone.

The universally compatible USB audio interface function for Mac and Windows features sixteen studio-grade microphone inputs, with ultra-clean preamps, suitable for use in both a studio or on stage. The individual preamps deliver 117 dB dynamic range and each input is equipped with 63 dB of preamp gain, individual 48V phantom power, and a -20dB pad. Digitally controlled analog preamp gain provides accurate adjustments in 1 dB increments from web app software running on a laptop, tablet or smartphone, with the ability to save gain settings.

The DSP-equipped 48-input, 12-bus digital mixer with wireless control is identical to the mixer found in the company's 1248 and 16A interfaces. Modeled analog EQ and compression with 32-bit float precision delivers classic EQs based on British analog mixing consoles with each input channel providing a classic compressor with peak/RMS operation. Groups and the main mix bus are equipped with MOTU's Leveler, an accurate model of the legendary Teletronix LA-2A optical leveling amplifier, known for its highly sought-after Automatic Gain Control (AGC) characteristics.

The Stage-B16 connects to a computer with audio class compliant hi-speed USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0 and iOS) for across-the-board compatibility. Alternately, with a Mac running OS X Yosemite (10.10) or later, a standard Ethernet cable can be used for operation as an audio interface. A Quick Setup menu allows for instantly reconfiguring the unit for many common situations, from operation as a standard audio interface to serving as a network "snake" from one location to another. Once a preset is chosen, the routing grid and mixer settings can be easily customized to suit specific needs, and then saved as custom presets.

DSP-equipped stage box with AVB Ethernet "digital snake" connectivity, 12-bus digital mixer with wireless control, and universally compatible audio interface for Mac and Windows
Analog performance up to 192 kHz with the XLR analog outputs delivering 123 dB of dynamic range
Sixteen microphone inputs, each with individual preamps, 48V phantom power, and -20 dB pad
Eight XLR analog outputs, four channels of AES/EBU output and 1/4" headphone output
Digitally controlled analog preamp gain provides accurate adjustments in 1 dB increments from web app software running on a laptop, tablet, or smartphone, with the ability to save gain settings
Flexible 48-input digital mixer modeled after large format mixing consoles, with twelve stereo busses and DSP effects, including reverb, 4-band EQ, gate, and compression
Control on-board DSP, mixing, device settings, and network audio routing from web app software running in a preferred browser on a laptop, tablet or smartphone connected by wire or Wi-Fi to a local area network
Stand-alone operation with wireless control
Connect an Apple Airport or other Wi-Fi router with a standard Ethernet cable for wireless control of device settings, 48-channel mixing and DSP effects from a smartphone or tablet, without a computer
Mixing and effects DSP engine delivers virtually unlimited headroom using 32-bit floating point processing
Modeled vintage effects include classic reverb, compression modeled after the legendary LA-2A and EQ modeled after British analog console EQs
Add a second MOTU AVB interface (1248, 8M, 16A, 24Ai, 24Ao, 112D or Monitor 8) using a simple CAT-5e Ethernet cable
Connect up to five MOTU interfaces using a MOTU AVB Switch (sold separately)
AVB audio networking allows for building a network with multiple interfaces and computers using standard AVB switches and network cabling, with ultra-low network latency, even over long cable runs (100 meters point to point)
Stream hundreds of audio channels among devices and computers on the network
Connects to a computer with standard AVB Ethernet or audio class compliant hi-speed USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0 and iOS)
Compatible with all audio software
Includes AudioDesk workstation software for Mac and Windows with 24-bit recording, sample-accurate editing and 32-bit mixing and mastering
UPC: 839128005990

MOTU Stage-B16 Specs

Form FactorRackmount
Display16 x LED
Channels of I/O16 Input / 12 Output at 44.1/48 kHz
16 Input / 12 Output at 88.2/96 kHz
16 Input / 8 Output at 176.4/192 kHz
USB:
64 Input / 64 Output at 44.1/48 kHz
32 Input / 32 Output at 88.2/96 kHz
24 Input / 24 Output at 176.4/192 kHz
AVB:
128 Input / 128 Output
Max Sample Rate/Resolution192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Mic Preamps16
Pad-20 dB (Switchable per Channel)
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O16 x XLR 3-Pin Mic Input
8 x XLR 3-Pin Line Output
1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone Output
Phantom Power+48 V (Selectable on Individual Inputs)
Digital Audio I/O2 x XLR 3-Pin AES3 Output
Host Connection / USB1 x USB Type-B (Class-Compliant USB 2.0)
Network I/O1 x etherCON/RJ45 AVB / Ethernet
MIDI I/O1 x DIN 5-Pin Input
1 x DIN 5-Pin Output
Performance
Gain/Trim RangeHeadphone Outputs:
128 dB (in 1 dB Steps)
Line Outputs:
-4 dB to +20 dB (in 1 dB Steps)
Mic Inputs:
0 dB to +63 dB (in 1 dB Steps)
Max Input LevelMic Inputs:
+24 dBu (with Pad)
Max Output LevelLine Outputs:
+20 dBu
Headphone Output Power80 mW (Max)
Dynamic RangeHeadphone Outputs:
112 dBA
Line Outputs:
123 dBA
Mic Inputs:
117 dBA
THD+NHeadphone Outputs:
-94 dB
Line Outputs:
-110 dB
Mic Inputs:
-110 dB (1 kHz, at -1 dBFS)
Digital Audio
Sample Rates44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz
Compatibility
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.8 or Later
Windows 7 / 8 / 10
Processor RequirementPC:
1 GHz Intel Pentium
Mac:
1 GHz Intel
RAM Requirements2 GB, 4 GB Recommended
Storage Requirements500 GB
Required HardwareAvailable Ethernet Port, USB 2.0 Port, USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen 1 Port
Internet ConnectionRequired for Web/App Control
Power
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Current Consumption0.5 A (Max)
Physical
Rackmount Size2 RU
Packaging Info
Package Weight8.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)23.4 x 14.2 x 6.7"
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