- by Frank Hammel
in New Gear
Behringer has announced its Digital Snake S16 is now shipping. An integral component of Behringer's X32 Digital Mixer family, the S16 promises to serve as a scalable solution for remote microphone inputs connected via Cat-5e cable, replacing bulkier and pricier copper snake cables.
More details from Behringer (www.behringer.com):
The S16 features 16 MIDAS-designed digitally programmable, remotely controllable mic preamps, the same as those found in the X32 console. Additionally, S16 offers 8 analog, servo-balanced XLR line, as well as 16 ADAT digital outputs that can be used in splitter mode and/or stand-alone multi-core applications. Dual MIDI ports provide bi-directional control of devices between the stage and FOH, while dual AES50 network ports allow up to three S16s to be cascaded-without the need for an external router or hub. ULTRANET connectivity is also included for use with Behringer's P16 personal monitoring system.
Other features include a dedicated monitoring/control section that allows the user to select one of the 16 inputs, 8 bus outputs or P16 output streams, and listen via headphones for instant line checks. Additionally, the engineer can meter and set individual input gain, apply +48 V phantom power and much more. Once set, all configuration settings can be locked at the console for total system security.
The Digital Snake S16 is covered under Behringer's industry-leading 3-year limited warranty program.