Behringer SD16 Stagebox With 16 Preamps And 8 Outputs

Behringer SD16 Stagebox With 16 Preamps And 8 Outputs

SKU: Behringer SD16
$974.99 Regular Price
$649.99Sale Price

The SD16 is a portable digital stage box that provides 16 MIDAS-designed, remote-controllable mic preamps with switchable +48V phantom power, 8 balanced analog XLR returns at the stage end, plus an integrated 4-port ULTRANET distribution hub. Two of the programmable inputs are also compatible with Hi-Z sources, so you can connect keyboards, acoustic and bass guitars, etc., with no DI box required. Plus it's extremely compact and comes with rugged protective bumpers, so you can toss them directly on stage wherever you need them.


The best part – all it takes is a single shielded CAT5e cable per stage box (up to 330 ft / 100 m length) to send the information to and from the front of house. And If you need more inputs, or just want to keep your cable runs short and tidy, putting an SD8 at stage front and another behind the drum riser gives you an additional 16 inputs for drum and guitar/ bass amp miking. When used as part of a complete X32 system, as many as three SD16 Stage Boxes can be cascaded via the built-in AES50 ports to provide up to 48 balanced XLR/TRS Combo inputs and 24 balanced XLR outputs.


An onboard ULTRANET distribution hub provides 16 channels of audio to 4 Behringer Powerplay P16-M personal monitor mixers (sold separately) per SD16, plus power to 2 P16-M's, all via inexpensive shielded CAT5e cabling. The SD16 also features a USB port for fast and easy system updates via your PC.


  • 16 MIDAS-designed, fully programmable mic preamps for audiophile sound quality
  • 8 analog, servo-balanced XLR outputs
  • AES50 network ports featuring KLARK TEKNIK’s SuperMAC networking capability for ultra-low jitter and latency
  • 4-port ULTRANET distribution hub for powered connection of four BEHRINGER P16-M personal monitoring mixers (not included)
  • Digital audio and control connectivity for TURBOSOUND IQ speaker systems with ULTRANET networking capability
  • Rack ears and protection bumpers included for installed and mobile applications
  • Dual AES50 ports for cascading multiple units—no merger or router required
  • Up to 100m networking capability via CAT-5e cable (not included)
  • USB connector for system updates via PC
  • Ultra-compact and road worthy, all-steel chassis
  • 3-Year Warranty Program
  • Conceived and designed by Behringer Germany


  • Processing:
    • A/D-D/A Conversion: 24-bit @ 44.1/48 kHz, 114 dB dynamic range
    • Networked I/O Latency: 1.1 ms
  • Connectors:
    • 16 x XLR/TRS combo connectors with MIDAS programmable mic preamps
      • Phantom Power: +48V, switchable per input
      • Mic Input Impedance, XLR, unbal. / bal.: 5 kΩ / 10 kΩ
      • Non-clip Maximum Input Level, XLR: +23 dBu
    • 8 x XLR line outputs
    • 4 x ULTRANET outputs (RJ45) for P16-M personal mixers (16 channels each) (2 x power supplied)
    • 2 x AES50, Super Mac networking, Neutrik etherCON (48 channels each)
    • 1 x USB: Type B (system updates)
  • Input/Output Characteristics:
    • Frequency Range @ 48 kHz sample rate, 0 dB to -1 dB: 10 Hz - 22 kHz
    • Dynamic Range, analog mic in to analog mic out (typical): 105 dB
    • A/D Dynamic Range, mic preamp to converter (typical): 109 dB
    • D/A Dynamic Range, converter and output: 108 dB
  • Output Characteristics:
    • Output Impedance, XLR, unbal. / bal.: 50 Ω / 50 Ω
    • Output Level, XLR, nom./max.: +4 dBu / +21 dBu
  • Dimensions: 13.1" x 5.9" x 5.5"
  • Weight: 7.1 lbs.