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Product Description

Presonus Studio Live AR8  (PreSonus SLMAR8)

Presonus StudioLive AR8 makes it simple to mix and record live shows, studio productions, band rehearsals, podcasts, and much more.  

Mix with PreSonus’ famous Class A preamps and three-band EQ. Create multitrack recordings and fly in backing tracks with a 24-bit, 96 kHz, USB 2.0 digital audio interface. Record and playback in stereo with the integrated SD digital recorder. Stream program music wirelessly, using onboard Bluetooth 4.1. With a wide variety of connections, two ways to record, and a simple, elegant mixing surface, the StudioLive AR8 USB will quickly become the heart of your live and studio sound systems.

Features:

2 mono and 2 stereo channels, each with level knob, pan, mute, PFL solo, highpass filter, and 3-band semi-parametric EQ
2 instrument inputs, 8 balanced line inputs, and 4 balanced mic inputs with Class A microphone preamps
1 stereo Super Channel (Ch. 7/8) with RCA inputs, 1/8-inch stereo input, switchable SD/USB stereo playback, and Bluetooth 4.1 input
1 monitor bus with dedicated channel sends, AFL solo, and balanced TRS output
1 stereo effects processor with 16 presets, dedicated send and return, and bypass footswitch jack
8x4 24-bit/96 kHz, USB 2.0 audio recording interface; record every channel plus the main mix
2x2 SD recorder (record main mix); supports SD and HCSD formats up to 32 GB
L/R Control Room outputs and headphone output with dedicated level controls
Global 48V phantom power
Complete recording solution: Includes Capture live-recording software and Studio One® 3 Artist DAW for Mac and Windows
Optional rackmount kit available

Specifications:

Microphone Preamp
Type: XLR Female, Class A
Maximum Input level (unity gain): +22 dBu, ±1.0 dB

Gain Control Range
Mono Channels: 50 dB, ±1 dB (Unity to +50 dB), Stereo Channels: 40 dB, ± 1 dB (+5 to +45 dB
Frequency Response to Analog Outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
Frequency Response to USB (Direct): 20 Hz to 40 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 kO
EIN (+55 dB gain, 150O input, 20 Hz-22 kHz, A-wtd): < 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): +22 dBu ±1.0 dB
Gain Control Range: 50 dB, ±1 dB (Unity to +50 dB)
Frequency Response to Analog Outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
Frequency Response to USB (Direct): 20 Hz to 40 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
Dynamic Range (min. gain, A-wtd): > 105 dB dB
Dynamic Range (mid. Gain, unwtd): > 100 dB
THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, A-wtd): < 0.01%
THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, unwtd): < 0.01%
Input Impedance: > 1 MO
Note: All Channel Inputs sum through Mic preamp

Line Inputs
Type: 1/4” TRS Female, Balanced
Maximum Input Level (min. gain, 1 kHz@0.5% THD+N): +22 dBu, ±1.0 dB
Gain Control Range: Mono Channels 50 dB, ±1 dB (-20 to +30 dB), Stereo Channel 50 dB, ±1 dB (-15 to +25 dB)
Frequency Response to Analog Outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
Frequency Response to USB (Direct): 10 Hz to 40 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
S/N Ratio to Analog Outputs (+4 dBu): 94 dB
THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, A-wtd): < 0.01%
Input Impedance (Balanced): 10 kO
Note: All Channel Inputs sum through Mic preamp

Main, Control Room, Monitor, and FX Outputs
Type (Main Outputs): XLR Male, Impedance Balanced
Type (Control Room, Monitor, FX Outputs): ¼” 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 O

Headphone Output
Type: 1/4” TRS Female, Stereo, Unbalanced
Maximum Output Level: 150 mW/channel @ 60 O
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): -85 dBu
Adjacent Channels (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unwtd): -80 dBu

Signal Level LED
Signal: -50 dBFS (pre-EQ)
Clip: -3.0 dB before clip (pre- or post-EQ)

Graphic EQ
Low Cut: 100 Hz, -18 dB/Octave
High Shelving: ±15 dB @ 12 kHz
Mid Peaking: ±15 dB @ 2.5 kHz
Mid-Band Q: Fixed, 0.55
Low Shelving: ±15 dB @ 80 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
Bit Depth: 24 bits
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
Sampling Rate (WAV): 44.1 kHz
Bit Depth (Recorded WAV): 24 bits

Power/Environmental
Connector: IEC

Height: 3.7” (95 mm)
Width: 12” (305 mm)
Depth: 12” (305 mm)
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