PreSonus StudioLive AR16 USB 18-Channel Hybrid Performance and Recording Mixer

PreSonus StudioLive AR16 USB 18-Channel Hybrid Performance and Recording Mixer

PreSonus StudioLive AR16 USB 18-Channel Hybrid Performance and Recording Mixer

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PreSonus StudioLive AR16 USB 18-Channel Hybrid Performance and Recording Mixer

PreSonus StudioLive AR16 USB 18-Channel Hybrid Performance and Recording Mixer

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Product Highlights

  • 8 Mono and 4 Stereo Channels
  • Stereo Super Channel
  • 18x4 24-Bit/96 kHz USB Audio Interface
  • Built-In 2x2 SD Recorder
  • 12 Class-A Microphone Preamps
  • Two Instrument Inputs
  • 3-Band EQ
  • Wireless Bluetooth Streaming
  • Capture and Studio One Software Included
  • Rackmount Kit Included
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The StudioLive AR16 USB from PreSonus is an 18-channel hybrid performance and recording mixer well suited for a variety of applications including mixing and recording live shows, studio productions, band rehearsals, podcasts, and more. The mixer is packed with analog connections and digital tools that are powerful, yet easy to learn and use. The mixer features Class-A preamps and 3-band EQ.

The StudioLive AR16 offers recording with or without a computer. Multitrack record and fly in backing tracks with its 24-bit/96 kHz, USB2.0 audio interface or record and playback a stereo mix with the integrated SD digital recorder. Additionally, the mixer features a Super Channel, which allows you to connect four stereo analog and digital sources at once, enabling the mixer to be used with high-tech devices including smartphones and tablets for wireless Bluetooth streaming. The StudioLive AR16 ships with a power cord, USB cable, a rackmount kit, Studio One 3 Artist production software, and Capture recording software.

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
  • High-pass 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
  • 18x4 24-bit/96 kHz, USB 2.0 audio recording interface
    • Record every channel plus the Main Mix
  • 2x2 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 level fader
  • Rackmount kit included
     
UPC: 673454004186
In the Box
PreSonus StudioLive AR16 USB 18-Channel Hybrid Performance and Recording Mixer
  • Capture Recording Software
  • Studio One 3 (Artist Production Software)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Computer System Requirements Mac
    Mac OS X 10.8.5
    Intel Core 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)

    Windows
    Windows 7 x64/x86 SP1 +platform update, 8.1 x64/x86, 10 x64/x86
    Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2 processor (Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon X4 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 1366x768 resolution (high-dpi monitor recommended)
    Microphone Preamplifier Type: XLR Female, Class-A
    Maximum Input Level (Unity Gain): +22 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 40 kHz, +0.5/- 1.5 dB
    S/N Ratio to Outputs (+4 dBu): 94 dB
    THD+N (min. gain, A-wtd): < 0.01%
    Input Impedance: 1 kOhms
    EIN (+55 dB gain, 150 Ohms input, 20 Hz to 22 kHz, A-wtd): <128 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” / 6.35 mm TS female, unbalanced, Hi-Z
    Maximum Input Level (min. gain, 1 kHz @ 0.5% THD+N): +22 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 40 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
    Dynamic Range (min. gain, A-wtd): >105 dB
    Dynamic Range (mid. Gain, unwtd): >100 dB
    THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, A-wtd): <0.01%
    THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, unwtd): <0.01%
    Input Impedance: >1 MOhms
    Line Inputs Type: ¼” / 6.35 mm TRS female, balanced
    Maximum Input Level (min. gain, 1 kHz@0.5% THD+N): +22 dBu, ±1.0 dB
    Gain Control Range
         Mono Channels: 50 dB, ±1 dB (-20 to +30 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): 10 Hz to 40 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
    S/N Ratio to Analog Outputs (+4 dBu): 94 dB
    THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, A-wtd): <0.01%
    Input Impedance (Balanced): 10 kOhms
    Outputs Type (Main Outputs): XLR male, impedance balanced
    Type (Control Room, Monitor, FX Outputs): ¼” / 6.35 mm 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 to 20 kHz, -1 dBFS, unwtd): <0.01%
    Output Impedance: 100 Ohms
    Headphone Output Type: ¼” / 6.35 mm TRS female, stereo, unbalanced
    Maximum Output Level: 150 mW/channel @ 60 ohms
    Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
    Dynamic Range (A-wtd): >103 dB
    THD+N (Bandwidth 20 Hz to 20 kHz, -1 dBFS, unwtd): <0.01%
    Crosstalk Input to Output (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unwtd): -85 dBu
    Adjacent Channels (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unwtd): -80 dBu
    Signal Level LEDs Signal: -50 dBFS (pre-EQ)
    Clip: -3.0 dB before clip (pre- or post-EQ)
    Graphic Equalizer 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: Fixed, 0.55
    Low Shelving: ±15 dB @ 80 Hz
    Digital Audio 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
    Bit Depth: 24 bits
    Internally Supported Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz
    Jitter: <80 ps RMS (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
    Jitter Attenuation: >60 dB (1 ns in => 1 ps out)
    Recorder 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
    Sampling Rate (WAV): 44.1 kHz
    Bit Depth (Recorded WAV): 24-bits
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 3.7 x 20.0 x 15.4" / 94.0 x 508.0 x 391.2 mm
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 19.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.5 x 19.3 x 7.6"

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