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Presonus StudioLive AR8c

8 Channel Hybrid Digital Analog USB Mixer / Recorder

Product Code 80815

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PreSonus designed the StudioLive AR8c USB-C 8-channel hybrid mixer with impeccable recording quality and an easy to use layout with all the features needed to get a great sound, and nothing you don’t need! This is quite possibly the best choice for musicians or anyone who wants a board that makes it simple to mix and record live shows, studio productions, band rehearsals, podcasts, and much more. Lightweight, versatile, feature-rich, and packed with analog connections and digital tools, yet easy to learn and use!

Mix with PreSonus’ famous Class A preamps and three-band EQ. Create multitrack recordings and fly in backing tracks with a 24-bit, 96 kHz, USB 2.0 digital audio interface (USB-C connection). Record and playback in stereo with the integrated SD digital recorder. Stream program music wirelessly, using onboard Bluetooth 5.0. With a wide variety of connections, two ways to record, and a simple, elegant mixing surface, the StudioLive AR8c USB-C will quickly become the heart of your live and studio sound systems.



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MPN: AR8c
UPC: 673454008627

  • 2 mono and 2 stereo channels, each with level knob, pan, mute, PFL solo, highpass filter, and 3-band semi-parametric EQ
  • 2 instrument inputs, 8 balanced line inputs, and 4 balanced mic inputs with Class A microphone preamps
  • 1 stereo Super Channel (Ch. 7/8) with RCA inputs, 1/8-inch stereo input, switchable SD/USB stereo playback, and Bluetooth 5.0 input
  • 1 monitor bus with dedicated channel sends, AFL solo, and balanced TRS output
  • 1 stereo effects processor with 16 presets, dedicated send and return, and bypass footswitch jack
  • 8x4 24-bit/96 kHz, USB 2.0 audio recording interface; record every channel plus the main mix
  • 2x2 SD recorder (record main mix); supports SD and HCSD formats up to 32 GB
  • L/R Control Room outputs and headphone output with dedicated level controls
  • Global 48V phantom power
  • Complete recording solution: Includes Capture live-recording software and Studio One Artist DAW for Mac and Windows
  • Optional rackmount kit available
  • Microphone Preamp:
  • Type: XLR Female, Class A XMAX
  • Gain Control Range: 43 dB (+12 to +55 dB)
  • Frequency Response to Analog Outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
  • Frequency 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
  • Phantom Power: +48V, ±3V, Global
  • Note All Channel Inputs sum through Mic preamp
    Instrument Inputs:
  • Type: 1/4 inch TS Female, Unbalanced, Hi-Z
  • Maximum 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)
  • Frequency Response to Analog Outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
  • Frequency Response to USB (Direct): 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
  • Line Inputs:
  • Type: 1/4 inch TRS Female, Balanced
  • Maximum Input Level (min. gain, 1 kHz@0.5% THD+N): +26 dBu ±1.0 dB
  • Gain Control Range:
  • Mono Channels: 40 dB, ±1 dB (-5 to +35 dB)
  • Stereo Channels: 0 dB or +10 dB (+10 dB Boost)
  • Frequency Response to Analog Outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
  • Frequency Response to USB (Direct): 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
  • S/N Ratio to Analog Outputs (+4 dBu): 85 dB
    Main, Control Room, Monitor, and FX Outputs:
  • Type (Main Outputs): XLR Male, Impedance Balanced
  • Type (Control Room, Monitor, FX Outputs): ¼” TRS Female, Balanced
  • Rated Output Level (Main Outputs): +24 dBu, ±1.0 dB
  • Rated Outputs Level (Control Room, Monitor, FX Outputs): +18 dBu
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.5 dB
  • Dynamic Range (A-wtd): > 108 dB
    Headphone Output:
  • Type: 1/4 inch TRS Female, Stereo, Unbalanced
  • Maximum Output Level: 150 mW/channel @ 60 Ω
  • Frequency 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 Channels (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 Channels): ±15 dB @ 140 Hz to 3.5 kHz (variable)
  • Mid Peaking (Stereo Channels): ±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
  • Power/Environmental:
  • Connector: IEC
  • Input Voltage Range: 90 to 240 VAC
  • Recommended Ambient Operating Temperature: 0˚ to 40˚ Celsius / 32˚ to 104˚ Fahrenheit
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 3.5 x 11 x 12.3 inches
  • Weight: 7.1 lbs


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