MIDAS DL16 Digital Mixer Stagebox 16in/8out

The MIDAS DL16 Digital Mixer Stagebox 16in/8out offers 16 award-winning Midas PRO microphone preamplifiers with switchable 48 V phantom power.

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MIDAS DL16 Digital Mixer Stagebox 16in/8out

The MIDAS DL16 Digital Mixer Stagebox 16in/8out offers 16 award-winning Midas PRO microphone preamplifiers with switchable 48 V phantom power.

To begin with, digital mixing has revolutionized virtually everything in the live entertainment production workflow. Now that same cutting-edge technology brings live production signal distribution into the modern age.

In fact, the DL16 Stage Box provides 16 of the award-winning microphone preamplifiers with switchable +48 V phantom power; 8 balanced analogue XLR returns at the stage end; an integrated ULTRANET output for connecting to BEHRINGER P16-M personal monitor mixers; plus connectivity for your ADAT-compatible outboard equipment.

If your application calls for more inputs or just wants to keep your cable runs short and tidy, putting a DL16 at the stage front and another behind the drum riser provides an additional 16 inputs for drum and guitar/bass amp mic’ing.

The best part – all it takes is a single CAT5 cable per stage box.

ULTRANET – Seamless Integration

The world-renowned engineers at Klark Teknik, Midas, Turbosound and Behringer have all come together to create something truly innovative that will change live and studio workflow forever – ULTRANET.

Moreover, this revolutionary technology seamlessly transmits up to 16 independent channels of 24-bit digital audio. Also, control data via a single CAT5 cable between compatible digital devices. Including mixers, I/O stage boxes, powered loudspeakers and personal monitoring systems.

Above all, the advantages realized through ULTRANET digital networking, versus traditional analog methods are: audio signals are impervious to Radio Frequency Interference (RFI); signal crosstalk is eliminated, and ease of setup translates directly into significant time saved during installation.

ULTRANET effectuates a powerful digital ecosystem that gives you unparalleled control over every element of your audio production environment.

DL16 is ADAT-Ready

Manufacturers have adopted the ADAT digital interface as a means of transferring digital data between audio devices. Such as mixers, synthesizers, lighting rigs and effect processors.

The DL16’s onboard ADAT Outputs enable splitting the high-quality Midas Pro Series preamp signals to outboard devices – including recording systems. Later, when more channels are required, these optical sockets can alternately be used to connect ADAT-equipped D/A converters.

Dual AES50 Ports for Massive Connectivity

Connecting over a single shielded (STP) CAT5 cable, up to three DL16s can be daisy-chained to deliver 48 channels in and 24 out to the stage.

Additionally, KLARK TEKNIK’s AES50 simultaneously provides high channel counts and extremely low and deterministic latencies. Accurate phase-aligned networked clock distribution, error detection, and network redundancy.

This unique combination also benefits both live and studio recording applications, as well as post-production, broadcasting and audio routing infrastructure.

  • 48 bidirectional audio channels @ 48 kHz over Neutrik etherCON-terminated shielded (STP) CAT5 cable (max. length 100 meters / 328 feet)
  • Single cable duplex interconnection for audio and sample clocks
  • Ethernet physical layer audio data transmission
  • High channel count and ultra-low deterministic latency (2×3 samples = 1⁄8 ms per node)
  • Accurate phase-aligned clock distribution
  • Comprehensive error detection and management
  • Provision for redundant networking – Minimal configuration – total ease of deployment and use – Ethernet TCP/IP protocol-compatible auxiliary data channel
  • Royalty-free implementations available as Xilinx FPGA cores
  • OEM modules available from developer partners


Remotely Controllable Preamps Make Setup a Breeze

DL16’s ingenious monitoring/head amp control section allows you to select any of the 16 inputs, 8 bus outputs or P-16 output streams for immediate line checks.

In addition, to signal metering at the stage box, you can also set individual input channel Gain, apply +48 V phantom power – and listen directly to the input signal via headphones and much more.

Afterwards, all configuration settings can be locked at the console for total system security.

Assignable Headphones Output for On-Stage Monitoring

For easy set-up and signal routing verification, a headphones jack is conveniently located on the front of the DL16, giving you the option of listening directly to any of the 16 inputs.

Specifically, select the signal you need to monitor by scrolling through the 16 channels whilst adjusting the gain and selecting the operating mode – all via a single robust rotary control.

DL16 offers Unparalleled Performance

As you can see, the DL16 digital stage box is the ideal 16 x 8 signal distribution solution. This is thanks to the legendary remote-controllable mic preamps, Klark Teknik’s AES50 connectivity and a wealth of other professional-grade features.

Lastly, the DL16 is built tough enough to withstand the rigours of the road. The DL16 only takes up two rack spaces and connects to FOH with a single, inexpensive CAT5 cable.

  • 16 award-winning Midas PRO microphone preamplifiers with switchable 48 V phantom power
  • 8 electronically balanced low impedance line-level outputs
  • ULTRANET personal monitoring system connectivity for in-ear applications
  • Digital audio and control connectivity for Turbosound speaker systems with ULTRANET networking capability
  • Dual AES50 SuperMAC ports for cascading additional DL16 stage boxes-no merger or router required
  • Dual ADAT outputs providing 16-channel digital output on two optical TOSLINK* connectors
  • Remote operation via shielded CAT5e cable up to 330 ft / 100 m length
  • All settings programmable from front panel controls or console
  • Status indicator LEDs on the front panel
  • Headphones output assignable to any of the inputs or outputs for on-stage monitoring
  • MIDI In/Out for bidirectional communication between Midas M32 Series console and on-stage MIDI devices
  • Features Neutrik etherCON* AES50 and ULTRANET network ports
  • Rugged 2U rackmount chassis for durability in portable applications
  • Auto-ranging universal switch-mode power supply


Type: Digital Stage Box
Compatibility: AES50 / Ultranet systems
Channels: 16 x 8
Inputs – Mic Preamps: 16 x XLR
Phantom Power: Yes
Outputs – Main: 8 x XLR
Outputs – Digital: 2 x Optical Toslink (ADAT)
Data I/O: 2 x EtherCON (AES50), 1 x EtherCON (Ultranet)
USB: 1 x Type B
Computer Connectivity: USB, Ethernet
MIDI I/O: In/Out
Headphones: 1 x 1/4″
Rack mountable: 2U
Manufacturer Part Number: 000-BI302-00010

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