Connect the stage to FOH over a single CAT5 cable with the Behringer S16 Digital Snake. It offers 16 microphone preamps, 8 XLR returns, MIDI in/out and more.
A Snake Of A Different Color!
The Behringer S16 Digital Snake is a revolutionary I/O box that allows you to connect 16 mic/line inputs to the front-of-house mixer, via a single CAT5 cable. The Behringer S16's stage end is equipped with 16 fully programmable and remotely controllable Midas mic preamps and 8 analog balanced XLR returns. And two S16 Stage Boxes can be cascaded via the built-in AES50 ports, giving you 32 remote-controlled microphone preamps on stage! The days of heavy, clunky analog snake boxes are over! Get yourself an S16 and start to experience the true versatility that is now possible with digital mixing.
Use with the X32 -- Or Any AES50 Digital Ethernet-Equipped Mixer
The S16 was designed specifically for use with Behringer's magnificent X32 digital mixer. However, there are other digital mixers out there utilizing AES50 networking capability, and they can all connect to the S16. Even if you're using an analog mixing board, you can run it into an A/D/A converter (like an ADA8000) and then run all of your I/O through a single cable to the stage.
In addition to two AES50 digital Ethernet ports, there are also two optical ADAT ports to connect channels 1-8 and/or 9-16 to outboard processors and amplifiers. There is handy MIDI I/O included as well, for syncing with MIDI-based triggers or lighting systems. The S16 even includes a conveniently provided USB port to make firmware and system updates easy via an internet-ready computer. And finally, the S16 digital snake has an Ultranet CAT5 port for intergrating with Behringer's Powerplay P-16 personal monitoring system.
Remotely Controllable Preamps
The S16's Midas-designed mic preamps -- the same mic pres found on the X32 mixer -- are fully remote-controllable from your digital mixer at front-of-house, so there's no need to run up to the stage to make adjustments. Monitor and select any one of the 16 inputs, eight bus outputs, or P16 output streams. The S16 makes it easy to do line checks immediately without needing to individually check every line in a faulty setup. In addition to remotely monitoring line signals, you can set individual input channel gain, or activate/deactivate 48V phantom power. You can also monitor each input individually via headphones, or get a clean listen to the master output.
Integration with Behringer P-16 Personal Monitoring System
The Behringer S16 allows you to connect effortlessly with the Behringer Powerplay P-16 system (sold separately). The Powerplay P16-M is a stereo personal monitor mixer that gives you and your fellow musicians complete control over up to 48 onstage or in-ear monitors! If you've got musicians that are finicky about getting their monitor levels exactly right, using the S16 digital snake in conjunction with a P16 system makes it possible for the FOH engineer to keep their attention on the overall mix, while the musicians control the monitor mixes. This makes monitor mixing easier than ever before!
Built To Endure The Road
The compact design of the S16 allows you to save space with a unit that fits into a standard 2U rack-mount unit. It is housed in an all-steel chassis and guaranteed to deliver its amazing functionality night after night, gig after gig.
- 16 MIDAS-designed, remote controllable mic preamps
- 8 analog XLR outputs
- 2 x AES50 network ports for CAT5 cascadable connections
- 7-segment LED metering displays
- Headphone output assignable to any input or output
- Connects via CAT5 to Behringer P-16 Personal Monitoring System
- 2 x ADAT outputs
- MIDI In/Out
- USB connector for firmware updates via PC
- "Planet Earth" switching power supply
- All-steel 2U rack-mount chassis
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