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

Output Power160 W (RMS)
Frequency Response50 Hz to 13.5 kHz
S/N RatioMic (1 to 4): 60 dB
Aux: 80 dB
Distortion< 0.3 %
AUX InputBass: ± 8 dB @ 80 Hz
Treble: ± 8 dB @ 13 kHz
Presence Frequency BandsInputs 1 to 4: + 10 dB @ 2.15 kHz
High-Pass FilterInputs 1 to 4: 150 Hz
Input SensitivityBalanced - 50 dBu / 10 kOhms
Balanced - 21 dBu / 5 kOhms
Balanced 0 dBu (maximum +16 dBu) / 10 kOhms
Adjustable - 6 to +13 dBu / 20 kOhms
AUX Outputs- 1 dBu / 600 Ohms
Phantom Power32 V / 18 mA
Loudspeaker Power4 Ohms (25 V)
70 V (31 Ohms) / 100 V (62 Ohms)
RadioFM Range: 87.5 to 108 MHz
FM Frequency Response: 30 Hz to 15 kHz
FM Channel Separation: (1 kHz) > 30 dB
FM Intermediate Rejection: > 70 dB
FM Image Rejection: > 50 dB
FM Signal / Noise Ratio: > 55 dB
AM (mW) Range: 522 to 1620 kHz
Antenna Input: 75 Ohms
Audio CD PlayerFrequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Signal / Noise Ratio: > 80 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion: (1 kHz) < 0.2 %
Channel Separation: 55 dB
ProtectionAmplifier: Short circuit, thermal
Load: DC Offset Delay, fuse
Power Supply: Fuses
Certifications & ApprovalsCE: Complies with European Community 2006/95/CE LVD and 2004/108/CE EMC
Electromagnetic immunity according to IEC EN 55013+A1+A2, IEC EN 55020+A2+EC, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3+A1
Electronic apparatus safety requirements according to IEC EN 60065:2002
Operating Voltage115 to 230 VAC / 50 to 60 Hz
Power Consumption350 W
Dimensions (W x H x D)17 x 5.0 x 14" (44 x 13 x 35 cm)
Weight18 lb (8.0 kg)
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21 x 18 x 10"
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