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PreSonus StudioLive AR16 USB 18-Channel Mixer with USB Recording
PreSonus StudioLive AR16 USB 18-Channel Mixer with USB Recording PreSonus StudioLive AR16 USB 18-Channel Mixer with USB Recording

PreSonus StudioLive AR16 USB 18-Channel Mixer with USB Recording

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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)

Manufacturer's Description

PreSonus StudioLive AR16 USB 18-Channel Hybrid Digital/ Analog Production Mixer with USB Recording

All of the connections and controls you need.

StudioLive AR16 USB mixers are packed with the connections and controls needed to mix and record live, in the studio, and in rehearsal. Each of the eight mono channels and four stereo channels includes a 60 mm fader for level control; a mic input with one of PreSonus’ prized Class A preamps; three-band EQ; and more. Besides the main outputs, you get two monitor mix outputs, each with a dedicate bus, for feeding stage wedges, a headphone amp, or an in-ear system. Since the StudioLive AR16 USB is also a studio mixer, you also get control-room outputs with level control to feed your studio monitors.

Plug guitars and basses directly into the mixer.

Most mixers make you route acoustic and electric guitars and basses through external direct boxes before connecting to a mixer input. But with StudioLive AR mixers, Channels 1 and 2 have high-impedance instrument inputs, so you can plug a guitar or electric bass straight into the board—no direct box needed.

Fly in backing tracks and play break music, too!

Both the integrated USB recording interface and the SD recorder have multiple uses beyond simply recording. With just a few backing tracks, your small band can sound like a much larger act, so we enabled the USB interface to play back two stereo streams through the mixer—great for backing tracks, click tracks, or program music. Use the SD recorder to play up to 32 GB of MP3 and .WAV files for hours of program music or backing tracks without needing a computer. And don’t forget the Bluetooth feature in the Super Channel, which lets you play break music straight from your smartphone. With several ways to get the job done, you can work the way you want to.​

Integrated software makes recording a snap.

PreSonus StudioLive AR mixers are tightly integrated with state-of-the-art recording software to help you achieve your creative vision. Record with PreSonus’ Capture live-recording software, then edit in our award-winning Studio One® Artist DAW (recording and production software); both are included free.

Sweeten with digital effects for a polished, professional-caliber sound.

To get a great mix, you need high-quality effects. The StudioLive AR16 USB has you covered with an internal stereo effects processor with 16 presets, including an assortment of room, hall, and plate reverbs; chorus and delay effects; even a preset that emulates an acoustically treated studio room to provide a warmer, more intimate tone. A dedicated effects return, complete with master level fader and dedicated monitor sends, lets you adjust the amount of the effects in your main and monitor mixes. You can even bypass the effects with a footswitch (optional). It’s just another way that StudioLive AR mixers enable you to build professional-quality mixes and recordings quickly and easily.

A complete solution that’s compact, easy to use, and built for the road.

Compact and built for the road, the StudioLive AR16 USB is an easy-to-use, all-in-one solution for audio mixing and recording. With a wide variety of connections, two ways to record, and a simple, elegant mixing surface, it will quickly become the heart of your live and studio sound systems. Check it out now at your favorite PreSonus dealer!

Live Recording Software

Designed exclusively for StudioLive mixers, free Capture multitrack recording software for Mac® and Windows® allows instant setup and one-click recording of up to 34 tracks at up to 96 kHz (or 64 tracks at up to 48 kHz), directly from the mixer, with no configuration. Capture simplifies your live-recording environment, providing only the tools necessary to do a true virtual soundcheck and record a great performance, without placing huge demands on your CPU. And because Capture looks and operates like a classic multitrack hard-disk recorder, it’s instantly familiar. Best of all, Capture uses the highly lauded, 64-bit, Studio One® audio engine, so your tracks will sound amazing!

Creative Music Production Environment

Studio One is a completely modern professional environment for music recording, mixing, mastering, sharing, and collaboration. It’s Internet-savvy and provides a complete solution, combining the features you really need with the ease of use you always dreamed of. Based on an elegant user interface and a content browser with powerful drag-and-drop functionality, feature-rich Studio One will let you work quickly and stay focused on your inspiration.

Features

Channels and Buses

  • 18-channel mixer
  • 8 mono and 4 stereo channels, each with:1 stereo Super Channel (Ch. 17/18)
    • 60 mm level fader
    • Pan
    • Mute
    • PFL solo
  • 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:L/R XLR main outputs
    • Stereo RCA inputs
    • 1/8-inch stereo input
    • Switchable SD™/USB stereo playback
    • Bluetooth 4.1 input
  • 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

  • Highpass 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 faders
  • Rackmount kit included

 

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