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PRESONUS Studiolive AR16 USB 18-Channel Hybrid Mixer

Lightweight and versatile 18-channel hybrid mixer ideal for live shows, studio productions, band rehearsals, podcasts, and much more

Key Features:

  • 8 mono and 4 stereo channels, each with 60 mm level fader, pan, mute, PFL solo, highpass filter, and 3-band semi-parametric EQ (mono channels: sweepable mid band)
  • 2 instrument inputs, 16 balanced line inputs, 12 balanced mic inputs with Class A microphone preamps, and 2 insert points
  • 1 stereo Super Channel with RCA inputs, 1/8-inch stereo input, switchable SD/USB stereo playback, and Bluetooth 4.1 input
  • 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 HCSD up to 32 GB
  • 1 stereo effects processor with 16 presets, dedicated send and return, and bypass footswitch jack
  • Complete recording solution: Includes Capture™ live-recording software and Studio One® 3 Artist DAW for Mac and Windows

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    Product Code: 100268733

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    £569.00
    StudioLive® AR16 USB 18-channel hybrid mixers make it simple to mix and record live shows, studio productions, band rehearsals, podcasts, and much more. This is a musician’s mixer: lightweight, versatile, feature-rich, and packed with analog connections and digital tools, yet easy to learn and use. Mix with PreSonus’ famous Class A preamps and three-band EQ. Create multitrack recordings and fly in backing tracks with a 24-bit, 96 kHz, USB 2.0 digital audio interface. Record and playback in stereo with the integrated SD digital recorder. Stream program music wirelessly, using onboard Bluetooth® 4.1. With a wide variety of connections, two ways to record, and a simple, elegant mixing surface, the StudioLive AR16 USB will quickly become the heart of your live and studio sound systems.

    Computer system requirements:

    Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for use with Capture™ and Studio One®.

    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, Windows 8.1 x64/x86, Windows 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)

    The minimum system requirements may differ for DAWs other than Studio One®. Please check the requirements for your DAW of choice with its manufacturer.

    Note that the speed of your processor, amount of RAM and size and speed of your hard drive will greatly affect the overall performance of your recording system. Also, a more powerful system (faster processor with more RAM) will allow for lower latency (signal delay) than you might experience while monitoring audio signals.

    As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., reserves the right to change any specification stated herein, at any time, without notification.​​

    Technical Specifications

    Microphone Preamp 
    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 kΩ
    EIN (+55 dB gain, 150Ω input, 20 Hz-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” 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 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 MΩ
    Note: All Channel Inputs sum through Mic preamp  
    Line Inputs 
    Type ¼” 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 kΩ
    Note: All Channel Inputs sum through Mic preamp  
    Main, Control Room, Monitor, and FX Outputs 
    Type (Main Outputs) XLR Male, Impedance Balanced
    Type (Control Room, Monitor, FX Outputs) ¼” 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 - 20 kHz, -1 dBFS, unwtd) < 0.01%
    Output Impedance 100 Ω
    Headphone Output 
    Type ¼” TRS Female, Stereo, Unbalanced
    Maximum Output Level 150 mW/channel @ 60 Ω
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
    Dynamic Range (A-wtd) > 103 dB
    THD+N (Bandwidth 20 Hz - 20 kHz, -1 dBFS, unwtd) < 0.01%
    System Crosstalk 
    Input to Output (Ref = +4dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unwtd) -85 dBu
    Adjacent Channels (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unwtd) -80 dBu
    Signal Level LED 
    Signal -50 dBFS (pre-EQ)
    Clip -3.0 dB before clip (pre- or post-EQ)
    Graphic EQ 
    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 – 20 kHz)
    Jitter Attenuation > 60 dB (1 ns in => 1 ps out)
    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
    Power/Environmental 
    Connector IEC
    Physical 
    Height 3.7” (95 mm)
    Width 20” (507 mm)
    Depth 15.4” (390 mm)

    As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus® Audio Electronics, Inc., reserves the right to change any specification stated herein, at any time, without notification.

    SD Logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC

  • 8 mono and 4 stereo channels, each with 60 mm level fader, pan, mute, PFL solo, highpass filter, and 3-band semi-parametric EQ (mono channels: sweepable mid band)
  • 2 instrument inputs, 16 balanced line inputs, and 12 balanced mic inputs with Class A microphone preamps
  • 1 stereo Super Channel (Ch. 17/18) with RCA inputs, 1/8-inch stereo input, switchable SD/USB stereo playback, and Bluetooth 4.1 input
  • 2 monitor buses with dedicated channel sends, AFL solo, and balanced TRS output
  • 1 stereo effects processor with 16 presets, dedicated send and return, and bypass footswitch jack
  • 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 HCSD formats up to 32 GB
  • L/R Control Room outputs and headphone output with dedicated level controls
  • Global 48V phantom power
  • Rackmount kit included
  • Complete recording solution: Includes Capture™ live-recording software and Studio One® 3 Artist DAW for Mac and Windows
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