Presonus StudioLive AR8 USB review: specs & price

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8-Channel Analog Mixer with USB Audio Interface

The Presonus StudioLive AR8 USB is a 8-Channel Analog Mixer with USB Audio Interface with a 8x4 USB 2.0 audio interface (24bit / 96 kHz) for multi track...

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Name Trident Audio Series 68 Console 16Tube-Tech SSA 2BAPI Audio The Box IIChandler Limited TG Serie Mini Rack MixerAudient ASP 8024-24 HE DLCTrident Audio Series 68 Console 24Audient ASP 4816Alesis Multimix 4USBD&R WebstationD&R Airence USB Expansion Unit
Description Analog 16-channel / 8-bus recording consoleStereo Summing AmplifierProject Recording and Mixing ConsoleRack MixerAnalogue Recording MixerAnalog 24-channel / 8 bus recording consoleRecording Mixer4-Channel Mixer6-Channel Triple Input Radio On-Air MixerBroadcast Console
Modular design throughoutAll input channels and subgroups are individual boards incl. faders in groups of 8----All input channels as well as subgroups are single boards incl. faders in groups of 8, separate separate master channel----
Microphone preamplifier65 dB Gain----65 dB Gain, balanced inputs, balanced inserts with bypass, phase reversal switch, mic/line switch and phantom power switch----
Master sectionMain + Alt monitor switches, Mute, Dim & Mono switches----Main + Alt Monitor switch, Mute, Dim & Mono switch, 8 sub-groups, 2x 2-track return, 1x stereo AUX, 8x stereo FX return, line input 3.5 mm balanced mini jack, talkback function, insert return----
Line input3.5 mm Mini jack, balanced-Max. +28 dBu (+34 dBu w / PAD)-------
Dimensions (W x H x D)84.75 x 31.22 x 73.02 cm-82.5 x 67 x 33.5 cm--110.15 x 31.22 x 73.02 cm----
Number Of Microphone Inputs16080242416226
Phantom power
Tone Control
AudiointerfaceUSBUSB 2.0USB
Number of Input Channels-208162464484126
Amount of Lines In (Mono/Stereo)-4/8816/824-32/42/10/66
Number Of Aux Send/Return-03014-6001
Weight--40.8 kg-200 kg--0.9 kg--

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The Presonus StudioLive AR8 USB is a 8-Channel Analog Mixer with USB Audio Interface with a 8x4 USB 2.0 audio interface (24bit / 96 kHz) for multi track recording on Mac and PC, Bluetooth 4.1 receiver for audio signals from the iPhone/smartphone, 4 Microphone inputs (XLR) with Class-A microphone preamp, 48V phantom power, switchable, 6 Balanced line inputs (jack), 3.5 mm stereo jack, Selectable playback for Bluetooth source and SD card or USB playback stream (1/2) from a computer, the input signals are summed, Main Output L / R (XLR) with LED level meter, Stereo headphone output, Balanced monitor output MON (jack), Digital effects (16 presets), Incl. Studio One Artist (DAW software) and capture (recording software) & Stable metal housing. The retail price is 319.77 £.


SD card recorder / player (recordingWAV (24 bit / 44.1 kHz) playback
Super channel 13/14RCA input (L / R)
PowerInternal power supply (power 15 W)
System requirementsMac OS X 10.8.5 or later, Win 7 32bit/64bit SP1, Win 8 x86/x64, Win 10 x86/x64
Dimensions305 x 305 x 95 mm
Weight3.2 kg
Number of Input Channels8
Number Of Microphone Inputs4
Amount of Lines In (Mono/Stereo)6
Number Of Aux Send/Return1
Phantom powerYes
Tone ControlYes
AudiointerfaceUSB 2.0

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