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

Microphone Preamp:

Type: XLR Female, Class A XMAX
Maximum Input level (unity gain): +9 dBu +/-1.0 dB
Gain Control Range: 43 dB (+12 to +55 dB)
Frequency Response to Analog Outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
Frequency Response to USB (Direct): 20 Hz to 20 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, 150 Ohms input, 20 Hz-22 kHz, A-wtd): Mono Channels: < 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): +9 dBu +/-1.0 dB
Gain Control Range: 43 dB, +/-1 dB (+12 to +55 dB)
Frequency Response to Analog Outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
Frequency Response to USB (Direct): 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
Dynamic Range (min. gain, A-wtd): > 105 dB
Dynamic Range (mid. Gain, unwtd): > 108 dB
THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, A-wtd): < 0.01%
THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, unwtd): < 0.01%
Input Impedance: > 1 M Ohm

Line Inputs:

Type: 1/4" TRS Female, Balanced
Maximum Input Level (min. gain, 1 kHz@0.5% THD+N): +26 dBu +/-1.0 dB
Gain Control Range:
- Mono Channels: 40 dB, +/-1 dB (-5 to +35 dB)
- Stereo Channels: 0 dB or +10 dB (+10 dB Boost)
Frequency Response to Analog Outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
Frequency Response to USB (Direct): 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
S/N Ratio to Analog Outputs (+4 dBu): 85 dB
THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, A-wtd): < 0.01%
Input Impedance (Balanced): 10 kOhm

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 Ohms

Headphone Output:

Type: 1/4" 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 - 20 kHz, -1 dBFS, unwtd): < 0.01%

System Crosstalk:

Input to Output (Ref = +4dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unwtd): -90 dBu
Adjacent Channels (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unwtd): -85 dBu

Signal Level LED:

Signal: -30 dBFS (pre-EQ)
Clip: -3.0 dB before clip (pre- or post-EQ)

Channel EQ:

Low Cut: 100 Hz, -18 dB/Octave
High Shelving: +/-15 dB @ 10 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: Boost 1.0, Cut: 2.5
Low Shelving: +/-15 dB @ 100 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
Signal-to-Noise (a-weighted): -96 dB
Bit Depth: 24-bit
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 (96-320 kbs, 32 / 44.1 / 48 kHz)
Sampling Rate (WAV): 44.1 kHz
Bit Depth:
- Recording: 24-bit
- Playback: 16- or 24-bit

Power/Environmental:

Connector: IEC
Input Voltage Range: 90 to 240 VAC
Recommended Ambient Operating Temperature: 0 to 40 degrees Celsius / 32 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit

Physical:

Height: 3.5" (89 mm)
Width (Chassis only): 18.9" (480 mm)
Depth: 15.6" (397 mm)
Weight: 14.1 lbs (6.4 kg)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 18.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 23 x 19 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SLMAR16C
Blemished
Shipping Weight: 18.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 23 x 19 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SLMAR16C
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
(2 ratings)
Submitted August 10, 2020 by Nick B in Ofallon, MO
"Can be used for streaming."
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
We own a music production & streaming content studio. We have been running one long before COVID19 and this is the EXACT BOARD we use in our main studio. Works amazing. Especially when recording all 18 tracks at once and having all mics going in. The only downside to this as with all PreSonus C devices we use or I personally have owned the USB Jack on the back isn't very sturdy and had to send it back for warranty during the pandemic. We use 1810Cs as a backup in the main studio and as the main interfaces. Live streaming with boards and audio interfaces on a professional level requires knowing how to set up and route things IN the software for streaming, and how to set up the device to do so. It's not plug, and ay and away you go. All manufacturers provide online instructions on how to set up their gear or software to live stream now.

Features
Love the virtual tracks, and Bluetooth. Easy to hook up turntables fast for streams and other devices.

Ease of Use
If you have basic skills, and basic understanding of how a board works you'll be able to get good sound. You know how to actually work a board in depth man this is gold for you.

Quality
The one issue I've had is the USB C input on the rear is not sturdy and broke off which I'm sending it back for warranty now.

Value
Very worth the price

Manufacturer Support
Customer service was fast, read more and friendly.

The Wow Factor
I love being able record that many individual tracks at one time. When working on my own productions it speeds up my workflow 10 fold.

Musical Background:
Professional musician, Studio owner, professional streamer

Musical Style:
Personally: Flamenco guitar, DJ, music production, symphony reorchestration and orchestration specializing in Romance period Rus
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