PRESONUS NSB STAGEBOXES & EARMIX 16M PERSONAL MONITOR MIXER
The new PreSonus NSB 16.8 and 8.8 AVB-networked stage boxes work with the StudioLive Series III mixers/recorders to deliver signals from stage to console over a Cat5e or Cat6 Ethernet cable. You can remote control the NSB series’ inputs, preamps, and phantom power from a networked Series III console or from free PreSonus UC Surface touch-control software. The 16×8 NSB 16.8 offers 16 locking combo mic/line inputs equipped with PreSonus’ remote-controlled, Class A solid-state XMAX preamps, including gain compensation for shared input scenarios. The 8×8 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. The NSB series stage boxes have a rugged steel chassis and sturdy handles. They can be rack mounted with the optional rack-ear kit.
Presonus has also launched the EarMix 16M 16×2 AVB-networked personal monitor mixer designed to work seamlessly with the StudioLive Series III family of mixers. EarMix 16M accepts 16 mono channels of input via AVB networking and you can network multiple units with a StudioLive Series III mixer. Its headphone amplifier can drive low-impedance devices and IEMs. Channel grouping and stereo channel linking let you create custom mixes for each musician, and you can apply limiting and three-band EQ with sweepable midrange frequency to each channel as well as to the main mix. Once your set of monitor mixes are sorted, save the whole scene to one of 16 internal memory slots.