MOTU Stage-B16 review: specs & price

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Combined Audio Interface, Standalone Mixer and Flexible Stagebox

The MOTU Stage-B16 is a Combined Audio Interface, Standalone Mixer and Flexible Stagebox with a 24-Bit / 192 kHz, 32-Bit floating-point processing, DSP...

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Name Metric Halo LIO-8 3dCentrance MixerFace R4Miditech Guitarface IIXsonic Xtone Duo Interface/Foot ContrM-Audio AIR 192|8Arturia AudioFuse StudioTascam US-16x08 Recording BundleMidiplus Studio 4iConnectivity Connect Audio 2/4BandLab Link Digital Duo
Description USB-C Audio InterfaceMobile and Compact Recording InterfaceClass Compliant USB Audio InterfaceAudio Interface for Guitar and BassUSB Audio InterfaceUSB 2.0 Audio InterfaceTascam US-16x08USB Audio InterfaceUSB 2.0 Audio Interface2-Way USB Audio Interface
Recording / Playback Channels16x162x22x20x22x418x2016x84x62x22x2
Number of Mic Inputs0201248222
Number of Line Inputs8220288422
Number of Instrument Inputs2201242202
Number of Line Outs10223468621
Headphone Outs1101121111
Phantom power
Number of S/PDIF Connectors0000020000
Number of ADAT Connectors0000040000
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors4000000000
Number of MADI Connectors0000000000
Other Connectors USB USB 3x USB HUB USB
MIDI interface
Word Clock1xIn, 1xOut 1xIn, 1xOut
Max. sample rate (kHz)192 kHz192 kHz48 kHz192 kHz192 kHz192 kHz96 kHz192 kHz96 kHz44,1 kHz
Max. resolution in bit24 bit24 bit16 bit24 bit24 bit24 bit24 bit24 bit24 bit16 bit
USB Bus-Powered
Incl. power supply
USB VersionUSB C2. C2.
Width in mm0 mm70 mm0 mm129 mm198 mm265 mm445 mm191 mm214 mm-
Depth in mm0 mm121 mm0 mm98 mm152 mm160 mm219 mm120 mm140 mm-
Height in mm0 mm36 mm0 mm54 mm71 mm72 mm59 mm48 mm37 mm42 mm
Dimensions-121 x 70 x 36 mm---265 x 160 x 72 mm-187 x 135 x 48 mm--
Weight-260 g-355 g0.9 kg--690 g0.965 kg-
Dimensions (W x D x H)---129 x 98 x 54 mm-----167 x 42 x 77 mm
Dimensions (W x H x D)----198 x 71 x 152 mm---214 x 37 x 140 mm-
System requirements----USB 2.0 or USB C, Windows 7 (32- or 64-bit, or Mac OS X 10.8 or newer)---MacOS 10.8 or higher, Windows 7 or higher, Linux or iOS, free USB port-

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Pair of MOTU 2u Rack Ears 896HD 896 MK3 Stage B16 V4HD  Hardware Mount
  • This set includes 2 Rack Ears and four (4) Screws. Ears can be used on either the right or left side of the unit. This is only the rack ears, no units are included. This is a pair of MOTU 2u Rack Ear Kits.
  • Item location: Appleton, US
MOTU 2u Rack Ear for 896HD 896 MK3 Stage B16 V4HD - Hardware Mount
  • This ear can be used to mount a single 2u 19″ rack unit (see list below for compatible models). This is only the rack ear, no units are included. This MOTU 2u rack ear kit can be used to mount a single 2U 19″ rack unit.
  • Item location: Appleton, US
USB PC Cable Cord For MOTU MicroBook II IIc 24Ao Stage B16 LP32 Audio Interface
  • Does NOT fit other Motu models. Cable Length:6 ft / 1.8m.
  • Item location: Edison, US

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The MOTU Stage-B16 is a Combined Audio Interface, Standalone Mixer and Flexible Stagebox with a 24-Bit / 192 kHz, 32-Bit floating-point processing, DSP controlled with AVB Ethernet, DSP mixing and effects processing, Web app control & Includes AudioDesk 4.0 for Mac and Windows (to download). The retail price is 1284.38 £. Buy MOTU Stage-B16 at Thomann UK.


Format19" / 2U
System requirementsMac OS X 10.8 or later, Windows 7 or later
Recording / Playback Channels64x64
Number of Mic Inputs16
Number of Line Inputs0
Number of Instrument Inputs0
Number of Line Outs8
Headphone Outs1
Phantom powerYes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors0
Number of ADAT Connectors0
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors2
Number of MADI Connectors0
Other ConnectorsNo
MIDI interfaceYes
Word ClockNo
Max. sample rate (kHz)192 kHz
Max. resolution in bit24 bit
USB Bus-PoweredNo
Incl. power supplyYes
USB Version2.0
Width in mm483 mm
Depth in mm178 mm
Height in mm89 mm

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