PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2

16-Channel High Performance Professional Digital Recording Mixer

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StudioLive 16.4.2 Features

  • PreSonus 16-Channel High Performance Professional Digital Recording Mixer
  • 16 mic/line inputs with high-headroom Class A XMAX mic preamplifiers
  • 32-in/18-out FireWire digital recording ­interface (24-bit/44,100 Hz and 48,000 Hz)
  • Studio One Artist Digital Audio Workstation software for Mac and PC
  • Capture 1.1 recording software for Mac and PC
  • Direct recording interface compatible with Logic, Nuendo, Cubase, Sonar, Digital Performer, Ableton Live, and more
  • 16 channel strips
  • Trim control with -20 to +20 dBV line/-15 to +65 dBu mic gain range (80dB)
  • Compact 19" rack mountable rugged steel chassis
  • 2 Master DSP effects (reverbs and delays with load/save)
  • Scene automation with load/save/recall of all settings with LED positioning matching
  • +48V phantom power switch for condenser microphones
  • 100mm precision faders
  • Illuminated solo and mute buttons
  • Full access to Fat Channel functions
  • 15-LED ladder metering with clip LED
  • Dimensions: 22-3/8"L x 17-1/4"W x 6-15/16"H
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
  • 6 aux sends, each with:
    • Solo
    • Pre/post-fader send
    • Output level control
    • Access to Fat Channel functions (no phrase verse)
    • Mix and Mix/pan Fat Channel meeting
    • Available Sources: 16 input channels, Aux A and B, tape input, and talkback
  • 4 Subgroup buses, each with:
    • Solo
    • Mute
    • Access to Fat Channel functions (no high-pass or phrase verse)
  • Master Section:
    • Aux input A and B
    • Level Control and select switch
    • Access to all Fat Channel functions
    • Talkback system: Mic level control, output select, talk button, XLR mic input
StudioLive 16.4.2 Specifications
  • Microphone Preamp 1-16 (XLR Balanced):
    • Type: Balanced XLR female
    • Frequency Response (Direct output): 20-40,000 Hz
    • Frequency Response (Main output): 20-20,000 Hz
    • THD (Total Harmonic Distortion): <0.005%
    • Signal-to-noise (Direct output): -97dB
    • Signal-to-noise (Main output): -94dB
    • Common mode rejection ratio: +65dB
    • Phantom power: +48VDC
  • Line Inputs:
    • Type: 1/4" Balanced mono TRS female
    • Frequency Response (Direct output): 10-40,000 Hz
    • Frequency Response (Main output): 20-20,000 Hz
    • THD (Total Harmonic Distortion): <0.005%
    • Signal-to-noise (Direct output): -105dB
    • Signal-to-noise (Main output): -94dB
    • Gain control range: -20dB - +20dB
StudioLive 16.4.2 Input/Outputs
  • 16 main inputs, each with XLR mic, 1/4" line, and 1/4" inserts
  • 2 1/4" stereo (L/R) aux inputs
  • 1 XLR talkback-mic input with phantom power and level control
  • Unbalanced RCA stereo (L/R) tape inputs and outputs
  • XLR stereo (L/R) main outputs with level control
  • 1/4" stereo (L/R) main outputs
  • XLR mono output with level control
  • 1/4" stereo (L/R) control-room outputs
  • 1/4" Headphone output
  • 4 1/4" subgroup outputs
  • 6 1/4" aux outputs
  • 16 pre-insert, balanced direct outputs, Ch. 1-8, 9-16, 17-24 (DB25 sockets)
  • S/PDIF digital out
  • 2 FireWire 400 ports
Computer System Requirements
  • Windows:
    • Windows XP SP2 (32- or 64-bit) or later or Vista (32- or 64-bit; 64-bit requires driver version 3.4.1 or later)
    • Intel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz processor or AMD Athlon 64 (Turion) (2.5 GHz or faster recommended)
    • 1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended)
  • Macintosh:
    • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or Mac OS X 10.5.2 or later (10.6 supported in driver version 3.4.2)
    • PowerPC G4 1.25 GHz or Intel Core Solo 1.5 GHz processor (2 GHz or faster recommended)
    • 1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended)
Package Includes
  • StudioLive Mixer
  • Rack mount brackets
  • IEC power cable
  • 6 pin to 6 pin FireWire cable
  • Capture Software
  • StudioLive drivers DVD-R
  • Owners manual

Mixer Features

Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
20 - 40,000 Hz
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)
The amount of change in harmonic content of the signal as it is amplified. A lower figure indicates less change and a more accurate amp. THD below 0.10% is inaudible.
The number of individual channels that can simultaneously pass audio.
16 Channels
The ability to mount the mixer to a 19" rack.
Phantom Power
The +48V of DC power supplied to condenser microphones by all, none, or individual mic preamps on the mixer.
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.


Main Outs
The main two channel audio output of the mixer
Ballanced XLR
CRTL Room/ALT Outs
The control room or alternative outputs from the mixer.
Balanced 1/4" TRS
Direct Outs
The number of direct outputs from individual channels on the mixer.
Headphone Outs
The number of headphone outputs the mixer supports.
Aux Sends
The number of auxiliary sends available on the mixer.
The number of channel inserts found on the mixer. Channel inserts are TRS jacks found inline on the mixer channel strip used to insert signal processing into a mixer channel by transmitting a send and return on the tip and ring of a TRS - x2 TS insert cable.
Bus/Subgroup Outs
The number of bus or subgroup outputs the mixer supports.
Mic-Pre Inputs
The Number of mic level inputs the mixer can accept.
Line Inputs
The Number of line level inputs the mixer can accept.

Digital Features

Digital Recording Interface
The ability for a mixer to be used as a recording interface as well as the required connection.
Firewire 400/800
Digital Signal Processing
On board Digital Signal Processing effects that can be assigned to auxs, busses, channels, or the main mix.
Digital Outs
The number of digital outputs the mixer supports.
Digital Inputs
The number of digital inputs the mixer supports.
Digital Audio Resolution
The sample rates and bit depths supported by the digital converters of the mixer.

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2

16-Channel High Performance Professional Digital Recording Mixer


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