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Presonus StudioLive RM16AI Rackmount Digital Mixer

Product Code PRSLRM16AI
Manufacturer PreSonus

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Description

​Like all StudioLive Active Integration mixers, the RM series delivers unrivaled sound quality, XMAX™ Class A solid-state preamps, amazing DSP performance, direct Wi-Fi and wired LAN communication, fast and intuitive workflow, an onboard FireWire S800 interface, and a tightly integrated software suite for Mac®, Windows®, and iOS®, creating a streamlined working environment for both live and studio use.

We offer two StudioLive RM models. The RM32AI has 32 mic inputs and 16 Mix outputs and mounts in four rack spaces; the RM16AI has 16 mic inputs and 8 Mix outputs and mounts in three rack spaces. Otherwise, the two mixers are identical in every respect

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.

PreSonus StudioLive™ RM-series digital mixers’ Active Integration™ technology includes powerful real-time, direct, wired and Wi-Fi remote control over a variety of features, using free Mac®, Windows®, and iOS® software.  Plus you can take advantage of industry-standard AVB and Dante protocols.

With a StudioLive RM-series mixer, every channel has an individual analog XLR mic input on the front panel. Every aux mix has a dedicated XLR Mix Output on the front panel, mirrored in DB25 connectors (Mix Outputs 1-8 and, with the RM32AI, 9-16) on the rear. You never have to guess which input feeds which channel or which aux mix goes to an output because they’re always the same. Aux Mix 1 goes to Mix Output 1, Aux 2 to Mix Out 2, and so on. It’s all part of a design that enables you to work quickly and without confusion.

Want the stereo main bus output in digital format? No problem: The StudioLive RM series’ preinstalled digital option card also includes coaxial S/PDIF output.

Specifications

Microphone Preamp

Input Type XLR Female, balanced, locking
Frequency Response to Direct Output (at unity gain) 20-40 kHz, ±0.5 dBu
Frequency Response to Main Output (at unity gain) 20-20 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.

Compare Models

 

RM32AI

RM16AI

32.4.2AI

24.4.2AI

16.4.2AI

Mixing Surface Software Software Hardware and software Hardware and software Hardware and software
Mixer Channels 32 32 32 24 16
Mic Inputs 32 16 32 24 16
Preamp Type Recallable XMAX™ Class A Recallable XMAX™ Class A XMAX™ Class A XMAX™ Class A XMAX™ Class A
Line Inputs - - 32 (TRS) 24 (TRS) 16 (TRS)
Analog Inserts - - 32 24 16
Stereo Aux Inputs - - 2 2 2
Tape Input Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tape Output - - Yes Yes Yes
Talkback Input - - Yes Yes Yes
Total Mix Buses 25 25 24 20 16
Main L/R Bus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Main Mono Bus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
LCR Mode Yes Yes - - -
Aux Mixes 16 16 14 10 6
Analog Aux Outputs 16 (XLR) 8 (XLR) 14 (TRS) 10 (TRS) 6 (TRS)
Direct Outputs - - Yes Yes Yes
Control Room Outputs - - Yes Yes Yes
Subgroups Subgroup Assign mode for Aux mixes coming in Q1 2015 Subgroup Assign mode for Aux mixes coming in Q1 2015 4 4 4
Dual A/B Fat Channel on all Inputs and Outputs Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FX Buses and Processors 4 4 4 4 4
GEQ 15 15 16 12 8
Mute Groups 8 8 6 6 (via VSL-AI) 6 (via VSL-AI)
Quick Scenes 8 8 6 6 (via VSL-AI) 6 (via VSL-AI)
Filter Groups Yes Yes Coming in Q1 2015 Coming in Q1 2015 Coming in Q1 2015
Digital IO 52x34 52x34 48x34 40x26 32x18
MIDI IO Yes Yes - - -
Cascading Coming in Q1 2015 Coming in Q1 2015 Yes Yes Yes
Option Cards Dante and AVB coming Q2 2015 Dante and AVB coming Q2 2015 Dante and AVB coming Q2 2015 Dante and AVB coming Q2 2015 Dante and AVB coming Q2 2015
Bundled Software* UC Surface, Capture™, Studio One® Artist, QMix™-AI UC Surface, Capture™, Studio One® Artist, QMix™-AI VSL-AI, Capture™, Studio One® Artist, QMix™-AI, SL Remote AI VSL-AI, Capture™, Studio One® Artist, QMix™-AI, SL Remote AI VSL-AI, Capture™, Studio One® Artist, QMix™-AI, SL Remote AI
Integrates Smaart® Audio Analysis Coming in Q1 2015 Coming in Q1 2015 Yes Yes Yes

System Requirements

Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for UC Surface.

Apple iPad

  • iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, iPad (3rd generation), or iPad 2
  • ​​iOS 7.03 or later

Mac

  • Mac® OS X 10.8 64-bit or later
  • Intel® Core 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Windows

  • Windows 7x 64/x86 SP1 or Windows 8/8.1 x64/x86 or Windows 10 x64/x86
  • Intel® Core™ 2 processor (Intel® Core™ i3 processor or better recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Mac and Windows Systems

  • Wired or wireless network connection
  • Internet connection
  • For Capture and Studio One:
    • FireWire S800 (IEEE 1394b) port or Thunderbolt™Port and Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter
    • Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
    • Monitor with 1280x800 resolution

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 or MIDI signals. 

Additional items needed to get the most out of your StudioLive RM Mixer:

  • USB Thumb Drive (SanDisk brand recommended, 32GB or smaller required)
  • Additional Cat 5e or Cat 6 Ethernet Cable for Ethernet Setup
  • Wireless 2.4GHz Router (suggested wireless routers
  • Late 2012 or newer Apple Computers without 1394 Firewire ports will need Apple's Thunderbolt to 1394 adapter
  • Philips Head Screwdriver (optional) 

 

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