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Presonus - StudioLive AR8c (8-Ch USB-C Interface/Mixer/Recorder)

 

Podcasting and home recording, simplified.
With its instantly familiar analog mixer design, the PreSonus StudioLive® AR8c is the easiest way to record podcasts, live streams, and music productions. Featuring a pristine analog front-end with four high-gain XMAX mic preamps and an 8x4 24-bit, 96 kHz, USB-C compatible USB 2.0 audio interface, the StudioLive AR8c's hybrid design makes it simple to record from a single intuitive console.

Add in tools like a musical 3-band analog EQ, mic/line boost for low-level broadcast microphones and consumer devices, Bluetooth® connectivity, and a stereo SD recorder..and you have a broadcasting and recording powerhouse that fulfills the needs of both modern musicians and content creators.

A full-featured audio interface.
The StudioLive AR8c audio interface operates at up to 96 kHz for high-definition mixing and recording. Record each of the six inputs, plus the main mix, for even more flexible recording options. Play back up to four streams for monitoring previously recorded tracks-plus sound effects, loopback audio, and more. Four lauded XMAX mic preamps provide all the gain you need to capture even the most subtle details without adding any extra noise.

The channel that does it all..even Bluetooth connectivity!
The unique Super Channel can handle four stereo sources at once and makes it easy to integrate consumer devices into your studio workflow. Connect a turntable to the RCA inputs, use the 1/8-inch stereo input to plug in your smartphone, or forget the cable and connect it via Bluetooth wireless technology.

The all-in-one recording package.
The StudioLive AR8c audio interface and analog mixer is tightly integrated with state-of-the-art recording software to help you achieve your creative vision. Create multitrack recordings for your podcast or band with one click thanks to PreSonus' Capture™ live recording software.

Specifications

  • Mic Preamp
  • Type: XLR Female, Class A XMAX
  • Max Input level (unity gain): +9 dBu ±1.0 dB
  • Gain Control Range: 43 dB (+12 to +55 dB)
  • Freq. Response to Analog Outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
  • Freq. Response to USB (Direct): 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/- 1.5 dB
  • S/N Ratio to Outputs (+4 dBu): 94 dB
  • THD+N (min. gain, A-wtd): < 0.01%
  • Input Impedance: 1 kΩ
  • EIN (+55 dB gain, 150Ω input, 20 Hz-22 kHz, A-wtd): Mono Ch.: < 128 dBu
  • Common Mode Rejection Ratio (1 kHz, +55 dB gain): 65 dB
  • Phantom Power: +48V, ±3V, Global
    Note: All Channel Inputs sum through Mic preamp

    Instrument Inputs
  • Type: 1/4" TS Female, Unbalanced, Hi-Z
  • Max Input Level (min. gain, 1 kHz@0.5% THD+N): +9 dBu ±1.0 dB
  • Gain Control Range: 43 dB, ±1 dB (+12 to +55 dB)
  • Freq. Response to Analog Outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
  • Freq. Response to USB: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
  • Dynamic Range (min. gain, A-wtd): > 105 dB
  • Dynamic Range (mid. Gain, unwtd): > 108 dB
  • THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, A-wtd): < 0.01%
  • THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, unwtd): < 0.01%
  • Input Impedance: > 1 MΩ
    Note: All Channel Inputs sum through Mic preamp

    Line Inputs
  • Type: 1/4" TRS Female, Balanced
  • Max Input Level (min. gain, 1 kHz@0.5% THD+N): +26 dBu ±1.0 dB
  • Gain Control Range: Mono Ch.: 40 dB, ±1 dB (-5 to +35 dB), Stereo Ch.: 0 dB or +10 dB (+10 dB Boost)
  • Freq. Response to Analog Outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
  • Freq. Response to USB: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
  • S/N Ratio to Analog Outputs (+4 dBu): 85 dB
  • THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, A-wtd): < 0.01%
  • Input Impedance (Balanced): 10 kΩ
    Note: All Channel Inputs sum through Mic preamp

    Main, Control Room, Monitor, and FX Outputs
  • Type (Main Outputs): XLR Male, Impedance Balanced
  • Type: 1/4" TRS Female, Balanced
  • Rated Output Level: +24 dBu, ±1.0 dB
  • Rated Outputs Level: +18 dBu
  • Freq. Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
  • Dynamic Range (A-wtd): > 108 dB
  • THD+N (Bandwidth 20 Hz - 20 kHz, -1 dBFS, unwtd): < 0.01%
  • Output Impedance: 100 Ω

    Headphone Output
  • Type: 1/4" TRS Female, Stereo, Unbalanced
  • Max Output Level: 150 mW/channel @ 60 Ω
  • Freq. Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
  • Dynamic Range (A-wtd): > 103 dB
  • THD+N (Bandwidth 20 Hz - 20 kHz, -1 dBFS, unwtd): < 0.01%

    System Crosstalk
  • Input to Output (Ref = +4dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unwtd): -90 dBu
  • Adjacent Ch. (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unwtd): -85 dBu

    Signal Level LED
  • Signal: -30 dBFS (pre-EQ)
  • Clip: -3.0 dB before clip (pre- or post-EQ)

    Channel EQ
  • Low Cut: 100 Hz, -18 dB/Octave
  • High Shelving: ±15 dB @ 10 kHz
  • Mid Peaking (Mono Ch.): ±15 dB @ 140 Hz to 3.5 kHz (variable)
  • Mid Peaking (Stereo Ch.): ±15 dB @ 2.5 kHz
  • Mid-Band Q: Boost: 1.0, Cut: 2.5
  • Low Shelving: ±15 dB @ 100 Hz

    Digital Audio
  • Host Interface: USB 2.0
  • ADC Dynamic Range (Component): 114 dB
  • ADC Dynamic Range (Measured: A-wtd, 48 kHz): 105 dB
  • DAC Dynamic Range (Component): 114 dB
  • DAC Dynamic Range (Measured): A-wtd, 48 kHz): 105 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise (a-weighted): -96 dB
  • Bit Depth: 24-bit
  • Internally Supported Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz
  • Jitter: < 80 ps RMS (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
  • Jitter Attenuation: > 60 dB (1 ns in => 1 ps out)

    SD Recorder
  • Supported Media Format: FAT16 formatted SD™ card, FAT32 formatted SDHC™ card
  • Media Storage Capacity: SD card: 2 GB; SDHC card: 32 GB
  • Recording File Format: Stereo WAV
  • Playback File Formats: Stereo WAV, MP3 (96-320 kbs, 32 / 44.1 / 48 kHz)
  • Sampling Rate (WAV): 44.1 kHz
  • Bit Depth: Recording: 24-bit, Playback: 16- or 24-bit

Item Includes

  • 1x PreSonus StudioLive AR8c
  • 1x 6-foot (1.8-meter), USB cable
  • 1x IEC power cord
  • 1x StudioLive ARc-series Quick Start Guide

Computer System Requirements

  • Mac:
  • macOS® 10.11 or higher (64-bit only)
  • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)

    Windows:
  • Windows® 7 x64 SP1 + platform update, 8.1 x64, 10 x64
  • Intel Core 2 Duo (Intel Core i3 or faster)

    Mac and Windows Systems:
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
  • 30 GB hard-drive space (Studio One)
  • Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
  • Monitor with 1366x768 resolution (high-dpi monitor recommended)

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