imgSeattle, WA (December 26, 2012)—Behringer's Digital Snake S16, a part of its X32 Digital Mixer family, is now shipping. The S16 provides users with a solution for remote microphone inputs connected via a Cat-5e cable, replacing other copper snake cables.

The S16 features 16 Midas designed digitally programmable, remotely controllable mic preamps, the same as those found in the X32 console. Additionally, S16 offers 8 analog, servo-balanced XLR line, as well as 16 ADAT digital outputs that can be used in splitter mode and/or stand-alone multi-core applications. Dual MIDI ports provide bi-directional control of devices between the stage and FOH, while dual AES50 network ports allow up to three S16s to be cascaded without the need for an external router or hub. Ultranet connectivity is also included for use with Behringer's P16 personal monitoring system.

Other features include a dedicated monitoring/control section that allows the user to select one of the 16 inputs, 8 bus outputs or P16 output streams, and listen via headphones for instant line checks. Additionally, the engineer can meter and set individual input gain, apply +48 V phantom power and much more. Once set, all configuration settings can be locked at the console for total system security.