PreSonus StudioLive RM16AI


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PreSonus StudioLive RM16AI. Rack-mount convenience, AI power, and total recall.

Based on the StudioLive™ AI-series mix engine and controlled with battle-ready UC Surface software for Mac®, Windows®, and iOS®, the StudioLive RM32AI and RM16AI 32-channel, 25-bus rack-mount Active Integration™ digital mixers are scalable, compact, and 100 percent recallable.

The 3U rack-mount RM16AI provides 16 locking XLR inputs with recallable XMAX Class A preamps, 8 XLR line outs, and 3 main outs (left, right, and mono/center); 32 internal channels and 25 buses; a 52×34 FireWire 800 recording interface; 96 kHz operation; and extensive signal processing.

Scalable and designed for live-sound mixing and studio recording The PreSonus StudioLive RM16AI Active Integration technology includes direct Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking and tightly integrated Capture recording software with true Virtual Soundcheck mode and Studio One Artist DAW.

StudioLive RM-series mixers are true Active Integration mixers, with Fat Channel signal processing on all input channels and all buses, including a 4-band parametric EQ, compressor, gate, limiter, and more. However, unlike StudioLive AI mixers, the RM series’ recallable XMAX preamps mean that every parameter on the mixer can be saved and recalled.

The PreSonus StudioLive RM16AI as a remote stage-box form factor, the mixer is built to withstand rigorous road abuse. The front panel provides input signal-present and clip LEDs (16 for the RM16AI, 32 for the RM32AI) and provides stereo RCA tape inputs, a headphone output with volume knob and source-select buttons, a Mute All button that temporarily mutes all inputs and outputs, and a USB type-A jack that hosts the included Wi-Fi LAN adapter.

The rear panel of the PreSonus StudioLive RM16AI contains an option slot that comes with two FireWire 800 ports, an Ethernet control port, and S/PDIF I/O. The slot also accepts the same option cards as the StudioLive AI-series digital mixers; with Dante, AVB, and Thunderbolt cards coming soon, StudioLive RM-series mixers can easily be updated to keep up with the latest networking technologies.

Also on the rear are a power jack and switch, MIDI I/O, and a mirror of the line outputs on a DB25 connector—perfect for connecting to wireless in-ear systems.

In addition to UC Surface, the PreSonus StudioLive RM16AI tightly integrated software bundle includes PreSonus Capture live-recording software with true Virtual Soundcheck and easy-to-use Studio One Artist DAW. StudioLive RM-series mixers also work with PreSonus’ free QMix-AI aux-mix control software for iPhone/iPod touch, enabling musicians to control their own monitor mixes.

On the Mac, UC Surface requires OS X 10.8 64-bit or later, an Intel Core 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended), 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended), a wired or wireless network connection and an Internet connection. For Capture and Studio One: A FireWire S800 (IEEE 1394b) port, an internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive (highly recommended) and a monitor with 1280×800 resolution.

PreSonus StudioLive RM16AI


PreSonus StudioLive RM16AI
Microphone Preamp Input Type: XLR Female, balanced, locking
Frequency Response to Direct Output: (at unity gain)20-40 kHz, ±0.5 dBu
Input Impedance: 1 kΩ
THD to Main Output: (1 kHz at unity gain) 0.005%, +4 dBu, 20-20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd
S/N Ratio to Main Output: (Ref = +4 dB, 20 kHz BW, unity gain, A-wtd) 94 dB
Common Mode Rejection Ratio: (1 kHz at unity gain) 65 dB
Gain Control Range: (±1 dB) 0 dB to +65 dB
Maximum Input Level: (unity gain) +22 dBu
Phantom Power: (±2 VDC) 48 VDC, switchable per channel
Tape Inputs Type: RCA Female, unbalanced (stereo pair)
Maximum Input Level: +12 dBu
Main Outputs Type: XLR Male, balanced
Rated Output Level: +24 dBu
Output Impedance: 100Ω
Mix Outputs Type: XLR Male, balanced
Rated Output Level: +24 dBu
Output Impedance: 100Ω
Headphone Output Type: ¼” TRS Female, active stereo
Maximum Output: 120 mW/ch. @ 60Ω load
Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz (± 0.5 dB)
THD+N: 0.01%, 1 kHz, max gain, 20 Hz BW, unwtd
S/N Ratio: 96 dB, 1 kHz, max gain, 20 Hz BW, unwtd
System Crosstalk Input to Output: -90 dB (Ref = +4 dBu 20 Hz-20 kHz, unwtd)
Adjacent Channels: -87 dB (Ref = +4 dBu 20 Hz-20 kHz, unwtd)
Noise Gate / Expander Threshold Range: -84 dB to 0 dB
Attack Time: 0.02s to 500 ms / 0.5 ms
Release Time: 0.05s to 2s
Expander Attenuation Range: 2:1 (fixed)
Noise Gate Attenuation Range: -84 to 0 dB
Key Filter: 2nd-order, resonant bypass; Q=0.7
Key Listen Off: 40 Hz to 16 kHz
Compressor Threshold Range: -56 dB to 0 dB
Ratio: 1:1 to 14:1
Attack Time: 0.2 ms to 150 ms
Release Time: 40 ms to 1,000 ms
Auto Attack and Release: Attack = 10 ms, Release = 150 ms
Curve Types: hard and soft knee
Limiter Threshold: -56 dB to 0 dB / -28 dBFS
Ratio: ∞:1 Attack 20 ms Hold 10 ms Release 20 ms
Parametric EQ Type: 2nd-order shelving filter. Low (Lowpass or Bandpass) 36 to 465 Hz, ±15 dB
Low Mid (Bandpass) 90 Hz to 1.2 kHz, ±15 dB
High Mid (Bandpass) 380 Hz to 5 kHz, ±15 dB
High (Highpass or Bandpass) 1.4 kHz to 18 kHz, ±15 dB
Q (sweepable for each band) 0.1 to 4 / Low Q= 0.55, Hi Q=2.0
Graphic EQ: 31-Band 1/3-Octave Controls Center frequencies (Hz): 20, 25, 32, 40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1k, 1.3k, 1.6k, 2k, 2.5k, 3.2k, 4k, 5k, 6.4k, 8k, 10k, 13k, 16k, 20k. Each band has a constant Q.
Gain/Attenuation: ±15 dB
Digital Audio ADC Dynamic Range: 118 dB (A-wtd, 48 kHz)
DAC Dynamic Range: 118 dB (A-wtd, 48 kHz)
FireWire: S800, 800 Mb/s
S/PDIF Output: RCA Female
Internal Processing: 32-bit, floating point
Sampling Rate: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz
A/D/A Bit Depth: 24
Reference Level for 0 dBFS: +18 dBu
Clock Type: JetPLL™
Jitter: <20 ps RMS (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
Jitter Attenuation: >60 dB (1 ns in, 1 ps out)
Power/Environmental Connector: IEC
Input-Voltage Range: 90 to 240 VAC
Power Requirements: (continuous) 200W
Recommended Ambient Operating Temperature: 0˚ to 40˚ Celsius / 32˚ to 104˚ Fahrenheit
Physical Rackspaces: 3U
Height: 5.25” (13.34 cm)
Width: 19” (48.26 cm)
Depth: 10.5” (26.67 cm)
Weight: 19 lbs. (8.62 kg)
As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., reserves the right to change any specification stated herein, at any time, without notification.

Additional information

Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 cm

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