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PreSonus StudioLive 32S (SL 32S III) Small Format digital mixer

40 Mixing Channels - 33 Touch-sensitive Motorized Faders - Integrated 34-track SD Recorder

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  • PreSonus StudioLive 32S
  • 1 Meter USB Cable
  • 1 Meter CAT6 Ethernet Cable
  • IEC Power Cord
  • 3-year Limited Warranty

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PRE-SL32SIII
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SL 32S III

The Small-Format Mixer With One-To-One Control

PreSonus's StudioLive 32S (PRE-SL32SIII) Small Format Digital Mixer is a powerful 32-channel mixer that provides the ultimate mixing experience, packing large format features into a small format chassis. Powered by the dual-core PreSonus FLEX DSP Engine, the StudioLive 32S is equipped with 40 mixing channels, 26 mix buses, and 286 simultaneous processors including four stereo reverberation systems, and Fat Channel plug-in models on every input channel and mix bus. Connect NSB-series stage boxes to add remote analog inputs and outputs wherever they re required, shortening analog cable runs and streamlining large installations. Add EarMix 16M personal monitor mixers to give your musicians their own customizable 16-channel monitor mix. With 128 (64x64) channels of recording over USB and an integrated 34-track SD recorder, the StudioLive 32S provides redundant recording options and an automated Virtual Soundcheck mode.

Features:

  • Powered By The New Dual-Core PreSonus FLEX DSP Engine To Provide The Most Processing Of Any Digital Mixer In Its Class
  • 40 Input-Channel Digital Mixer With 33 Touch-Sensitive Motorized Faders
  • 26 Mix Buses Including 16 Individually Configurable FlexMixes (Aux, Matrix, Or Subgroup Options)
  • 286 Simultaneous Processors With State Space-Modeled Fat Channel Compressor And EQ Plug-Ins Available On Every Input Channel And Output Bus
  • FLEX FX Multi-Effects Processor With 4 Slots To Load Legendary Reverb Emulations And Delays With 4 Dedicated Effects Buses

Steeped in the life of working as musicians, technicians, and sound engineering, the good people of Presonus live and work in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. PreSonus exists to create, sell, and support fine audio products, and they want to make their city and the world a better place, too. Friendly, helpful tech-support folks provide prompt, efficient service.

Specifications for the PreSonus StudioLive 32S

{ "Microphone Preamplifier": { "Input Type": "XLR Female, balanced", "Frequency Response to Main Output (at unity gain)": "20-20 kHz, ±0.5 dBu", "Input Impedance": "1 kΩ", "THD to Main Output": "<0.005%, +4 dBu, 20-20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd", "S/N Ratio to Main Output (Ref = +4 dB, 20 kHz BW, unity gain, A-wtd)": "94 dB", "Common Mode Rejection Ratio (1 kHz at unity gain)": "65 dB", "Gain Control Range (±1 dB)": "0 dB to +60 dB", "Maximum Input Level (unity gain)": "+12 dBu", "Phantom Power (±2 VDC)": "48 VDC, switchable per channel" }, "Line Inputs": { "Type": "¼” TRS Female, balanced", "Frequency Response to Main Output (at unity gain)": "20-20 kHz, ±0.5 dBu", "Input Impedance": "10 kΩ", "THD to Main Output": "<0.005%, +4 dBu, 20-20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd", "S/N Ratio to Main Output (Ref = +4 dB, 20 kHz BW, unity gain, A-wtd)": "94 dB", "Maximum Input Level": "+18 dBu" }, "Tape Inputs": { "Type": "RCA Female, unbalanced (stereo pair)", "Maximum Input Level": "+12 dBu, ±0.5 dBu" }, "XLR Outputs": { "Type": "XLR Male, balanced", "Maximum Output Level": "+24 dBu, ±0.5 dBu", "Output Impedance": "100Ω" }, "Line Outputs": { "Type": "¼” TRS Female, balanced", "Maximum Output Level": "+18 dBu, ±0.5 dBu", "Output Impedance": "100Ω" }, "Tape Outputs": { "Type": "RCA Female, unbalanced (stereo pair)", "Maximum Output Level": "+18 dBu, ±0.5 dBu", "Output Impedance": "100Ω" }, "Headphone Output": { "Type": "¼” TRS Female, active stereo", "Maximum Output": "100 mW/ch. @ 60Ω load", "Frequency Response": "20 Hz – 20 kHz (± 0.5 dB)", "THD+N": "0.01%, 1 kHz, max gain, 20 Hz BW, unwtd", "S/N Ratio": "96 dB, 1 kHz, max gain, 20 Hz BW, unwtd" }, "System Crosstalk": { "Input to Output ": "-90 dB (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz-20 kHz, unwtd)", "Adjacent Channels ": "-87 dB (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz-20 kHz, unwtd)" }, "Digital Audio and Control": { "ADC Dynamic Range ": "115 dB (A-wtd, 48 kHz)", "DAC Dynamic Range ": "115 dB (A-wtd, 48 kHz)", "USB Recording Port": "USB 2.0, Type-B", "Bluetooth™ Input": "4.1, stereo", "AES/EBU Output": "XLR Male", "Network Control Port": "RJ-45", "AVB Audio Network Port": "Locking XLR Ethernet", "Internal Processing": "32-bit, floating point", "Sampling Rate": "48 kHz, 44.1 kHz", "A/D/A Bit Depth": "24", "Reference Level for 0 dBFS": "+18 dBu", "Total System Latency": "1.9 ms (local routing, analog in-analog out, all processing active)" }, "Clock": { "Jitter": "<20 ps RMS (20 Hz - 20 kHz)", "Jitter Attenuation": ">60 dB (1 ns in, 1 ps out)" }, "Power / Environmental": { "Connector": "IEC", "Input-Voltage Range": "90 to 230 VAC (±10%)", "Power Requirements (continuous)": "85W", "Recommended Ambient Operating Temperature": "0˚ to 40˚ Celsius / 32˚ to 104˚ Fahrenheit" }, "Physical": { "Height": "6.51” (165.36 mm)", "Width": "32.37” (822.21 mm)", "Depth": "22.97” (583.48 mm)", "Weight": "37.2 lbs. (16.9 kg)" } }

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Justin T. Clausen - Grace Church Monterey Bay
We have been using the StudioLive Series III since it was released 2 years ago. I was slow in moving to a digital board in the church environment (we used a large format Crest Audio analog console until purchasing the SLIII) partly because I prefer the analog work surface and much of the talk regarding digital in the church environment was the steep learning curve for less than experienced volunteers particularly when the need to navigate menus for specific functions. And I'm glad I waited. With the efficient space and their use of the FatChannel section, you get a full 32 faders so it has the full analog tactile vibe. This added to the 16 "extra" mixes, makes it a breeze to use. The 16 mixes are essentially 16 buses that can be independently used as AUX sends, submixes, or matrix outs. The odd/even pairs can be stereo links as well.

Even with all the cool little extras (on board 32 track recording via SD card, plugin based "outboard gear" on everything, wifi control via mobile device) the selling point really is how easy it is to do any of this. I have spent no more than 30 minutes training with volunteers with no audio experience to be able to make useful and non-catastrophic changes with confidence and repeatability (and then there's the main benefit of a digital board, RECALL!)

Presonus hit a home run with the SLIII. As we continue to upgrade other pieces, we'll likely stay within the StudioLive eco-system.