PreSonus Shipping AVB-Networked Personal Monitor Mixer and Stageboxes
July 23, 2018
PreSonus® is now shipping its EarMix™ 16M 16-channel personal monitor mixer and NSB 16.8 and NSB 8.8 stageboxes. Part of PreSonus’ fast-growing ecosystem of AVB-networked products, the EarMix 16M and NSB-series stageboxes are designed to work seamlessly with the PreSonus StudioLive® Series III family of mixers.
The PreSonus EarMix 16M 16-channel AVB-networked personal monitor mixer provides a high-quality, expandable, networked monitoring solution for stage, installed sound systems, and studio recording. Each EarMix 16M accepts 16 mono channels of input via AVB networking—and you can network multiple units with a StudioLive Series III mixer.
EarMix 16M features a loud, clear headphone amplifier that can drive low-impedance devices such as professional-caliber in-ear-monitors. Each unit can create its own custom mix, and you can apply limiting and three-band EQ with sweepable midrange frequency to each channel, as well as to the main mix. Once you’ve perfected a set of monitor mixes, save the whole scene to internal memory; you can store and recall up to 16 mix scenes locally.
The EarMix 16M can be powered with its included external power supply but also works with Power over Ethernet (PoE), which enables network cables to carry electrical power to compatible devices. A pair of AVB jacks enable you to chain multiple EarMix 16Ms while also connecting to a StudioLive Series III mixer. You can expand even further by chaining EarMix 16Ms from multiple AVB switches, such as the PreSonus SW5E. Once you’ve created your AVB network, you can quickly and easily set up EarMix 16M routings from a networked StudioLive Series III console or using free PreSonus UC Surface control software for Mac®, Windows®, iPad®, and Android™.
PreSonus’ NSB 16.8 and 8.8 AVB-networked stage boxes deliver signals from stage to console over a lightweight CAT5e or CAT6 Ethernet cable. All inputs feature gain compensation for shared input scenarios, a feature typically only found on much more expensive systems. You can remote control the NSB series’ inputs, preamps, phantom power, and gain compensation from a networked Series III console or from free PreSonus UC Surface touch-control software. The 16x8 NSB 16.8 offers 16 locking combo mic/line inputs equipped with PreSonus’ remote-controlled, Class A solid-state XMAX preamps. The 8x8 NSB 8.8 offers eight of these mic/line inputs. Both models provide eight outputs with locking XLR jacks. A built-in two-port AVB switch lets you daisy-chain multiple units, or use the PreSonus SW5E AVB switch to support larger shows and installations.
These products are available now at PreSonus dealers at the following street prices (U.S.): EarMix 16M $399.95; NSB 16.8 $799.95; and NSB 8.8 $599.95. For more information about EarMix 16M, please visit www.presonus.com/products/EarMix-16M. For more information about NSB-series stageboxes, please visit www.presonus.com/products/Networked-Stage-Boxes.