PreSonus StudioLive AR16c 18-Channel Mixer/USB-C Interface

PreSonus StudioLive AR16c 18-Channel Mixer/USB-C Interface

Build big mixes and capture multitrack audio to your DAW! Record at 24-bit/96 kHz via the 18x4 USB-C I/O -- or record in stereo to the built-in SD card slot.

PreSonus StudioLive AR16 USB Mixer, 18-Channel

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- 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 kOhm
- EIN (+55 dB gain, 150Ohm 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: 1/4" 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 MOhm
- Note: All Channel Inputs sum through Mic preamp:
- Line Inputs
- Type: 1/4" 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),\0x200B 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 kOhm
- 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): 1/4" 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 Ohm
- Headphone Output
- Type: 1/4" TRS Female, Stereo, Unbalanced
- Maximum Output Level: 150 mW/channel @ 60 Ohm
- 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(TM) Recorder
- Supported Media Format: FAT16 formatted SD(TM) card, FAT32 formatted SDHC(TM) 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)

Computer system requirements:

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

Mac
Mac(R) OS X 10.8.5
Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)

Windows
Windows(R) 7 x64/x86 SP1 +platform update, Windows 8.1 x64/x86, Windows 10 x64/x86
Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD(R) Athlon(TM) 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(R). 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.
PreSonus Warranty Presonus offers a one year warranty (parts and labor) on all new products. All non-new Presonus products are not covered by any warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 225-216-7887
(5 ratings)
Submitted October 16, 2018 by Stephen Z in Wichita, KS
"Good but fragile"
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The features and sound on the AR16 are quite good. The bluetooth connection is very convenient considering I use this as a mixer for my practice room. The knobs and faders however feel fragile. I haven't had any issues with them, but I would not use this mixer for gigging. They would not hold up.
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