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RCF ES 3160-II CD-USB-Bluetooth/MP3 Digital Receiver Amplifier

BH #RCES3160II • MFR #ES-3160-MK2
RCF ES 3160-II CD-USB-Bluetooth/MP3 Digital Receiver Amplifier
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RCF ES-3160 MK2 Overview

The ES 3160-II CD-USB-Bluetooth/MP3 Digital Receiver Amplifier from RCF is a mixer-amplifier with 4 mic-line audio inputs on removable connectors (the first input also has an XLR socket), CD-USB/Bluetooth/MP3 player and tuner, and an aux input for an additional external music source. The amplifier’s nominal power is 160W, available on either a low-impedance output (minimum 4 Ohms) or 100 or 70V constant voltage output (for loudspeakers having 100 or 70V transformers). Input 1 has a signal detection circuit (VOX) providing automatic priority operation.

All the four inputs can access the priority through an external command (connected to the removable connector). Inputs 2 and 3 also have an RJ45 socket for quick connection of an RCF BM 3001 paging microphone (through Cat5 cable). A USB port (on the front panel) allows connection of a USB flash drive containing MP3 files. Aux outputs are available to send the internal / external music source signals to additional amplifiers, mixers, phone systems (‘music on hold’ function), etc.

The 4 mic-line inputs have a common ‘presence’ control and separate high-pass filters that are useful for improving speech intelligibility. Both the internal music source (CD/USB – MP3 player and tuner) and the aux input have separate tone controls. Front panel LEDs indicate the device state (ON, PROT), priority activation (PRIOR), and signal level (SIG/PK).


  • Mixer amplifier, CD-USB/MP3 player and FM tuner
  • Bluetooth connection with external devices
  • IR remote control for CD-USB/MP3 player and tuner functions
  • Full digital technology 160W RMS amplifier, 70 or 100V / 4 Ohms outputs
  • 4 universal inputs for removable screw-terminals and with phantom power supply, high-pass filters feature and a common presence control
  • RJ45 ports on inputs 2 and 3 for connection of BM 3001 paging microphones
  • Configurable priority settings, VOX feature on input 1
  • Aux input with volume and tone controls for an external music source
  • USB port on front panel allows reproduction of MP3 files from a flash-drive
  • Music-on-hold and PRE outputs
  • Chime and siren internal generator, activation through dry contacts
  • Status / priority / audio level LED indications


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RCF ES-3160 MK2 Specs

Form Factor/TypeTabletop
Number of Channels5
Power Rating160 W RMS
ProtectionsShort Circuit, Thermal, DC Offset, AC Fuse
Frequency Response50 Hz to 13.5 kHz
I/O ImpedanceAux Output:
600 Ohms
Mic/Line Input:
10 Kilohms (Balanced)
5 Kilohms (Balanced)
Aux Input:
20 Kilohms (Unbalanced)
Output LevelAux Output:
-1 dBu
SNRCD Player:
> 80 dB
60 dB
80 dB
Distortion< 0.3%
CrosstalkCD Player:
-55 dB
Signal Processing
EQBass: ±8 dB at 80 Hz
Treble: ±8 dB at 13 kHz
Presence Boost: +10 dB at 2.1 kHz
150 Hz
Phantom Power32 VDC / 18 mA
AC Input Power115 to 230 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption350 W
CertificationsCE, as per Manufacturer
Dimensions17.0 x 5.0 x 14.0" / 44.0 x 13.0 x 35.0 cm
Weight18 lb / 8 kg
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21 x 18 x 10"

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