Behringer SD16 Digital Snake

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  • £ 587.99
  • Regular price £ 712.99

The Behringer SD16 Stage Box provides 16 MIDAS-designed mic preamps, 8 balanced analog XLR returns at the stage end, plus an integrated 4-port Ultranet distribution hub. Designed to be the perfect solution for connecting onstage performances with the Front of House console and the rest of the world, the SD16 is extremely compact and is ideal for both permanent installations and mobile applications.

MIDAS - The Legend in Sound Quality

Ever since its formation in the 1970s, MIDAS has had a long history of innovation and leadership in the world of audio mixing consoles. MIDAS has earned their impeccable reputation due to their no-compromise approach to both audio and build-quality, and in particular for their Award-winning Mic Preamps. Behringer is proud to incorporate MIDAS designed preamps to ensure the ultimate in high-quality audio reproduction in both live and studio environments.

Convenient Connectivity

When used as part of a complete X32 system, up to three SD16 Stage Boxes can be combined via the built-in AES50 ports to create up to 48 bidirectional channels and 24 balanced XLR outputs. The built-in Ultranet distribution hub has the ability to provide power and 16 channels of audio to 4 Behringer POWERPLAY P16-M personal monitoring mixers per SD16, all via CAT5e cabling - and without the need for any additional hardware. The SD16 also features two programmable inputs that are compatible with Hi-Z sources, allowing you to connect keyboards, acoustic guitars and more - no DI box required.

Remotely Controllable Preamps

Setting up the SD16 is extremely easy, with virtually all parameter control taking place at the console - including the award-winning MIDAS-designed mic preamps, +48V phantom power, destination routing and more. All you have to do is place the SD16 in your desired position, run several CAT5e cables along with mic and instrument cables - and do the rest from the FOH console.

Klark Teknik SuperMac

Klark Teknik SuperMac - AES50-Compliant - technology delivers the high-capacity, ultra-low latency digital connectivity. Klark Teknik engineers worked hand-in-hand with Behringer to ensure the SD16 meets, and exceeds, the requirements demanded by todays discerning musicians and professional audio engineers.


  • 16 MIDAS-designed, fully programmable mic preamps deliver 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 4 Behringer P-16M personal monitoring mixers
  • Digital audio and control connectivity for Turbosound speaker systems with Ultranet networking
  • Rack ears and protective bumpers included for installed and mobile applications
  • Dual AES50 ports for cascading multiple units - no merger or router required
  • Remote operation via shielded CAT5e cable up to 330ft / 100m length
  • USB connector for system updates via PC
  • Ultra-compact and roadworthy, all-steel chassis
  • Designed and engineered by Behringer Germany


  • A/D-D/A Conversion: 24-Bit @ 44.1 / 48kHz, 114 dB Dynamic Range
  • Networked I/O Latency: 1.1 ms
  • Programmable Mic Preamps: 16
  • Line Outputs, Balanced XLR: 8
  • Ultranet Outputs, RJ45: 4
  • AES50 SuperMac Networking, Neutrik Ethercon: 2
  • USB Port For System Updates, Type B: 1
  • Preamp Design: MIDAS
  • THD + Noise, 20 dB Gain, 0 dBu Out: <0.005 Percent, A-Weighted
  • Phantom Power, Switchable Per Input: 48V
  • Equivalent Input Noise Level, XLR: -128 dBu, A-Weighted
  • CMRR, XLR, @ 20 dB Gain (Typical): >60 dB
  • CMRR, XLR, @ 40 dB Gain: >65 dB
  • Frequency Range: 10Hz - 22kHz
  • Dynamic Range: 105 dB
  • A/D Dynamic Range: 109 dB
  • D/A Dynamic Range: 108 dB
  • Cross Talk Rejection: 90 dB
  • Mic Input Impedance: 5kΩ Unbalanced / 10kΩ Balanced
  • Non Clip Maximum Input Level: +23 dBu
  • Hi-Z Input Impedance: 1MΩ Unbalanced / 2MΩ Balanced
  • Line Input Impedance: 20kΩ Unbalanced / 40kΩ Balanced
  • Non Clip Maximum Input Level: +21 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 50Ω
  • Output Level: +4 dBu / +21 dBu
  • Residual Noise Level: -88 dBu, A-Weighted
  • Digital In/Out
    • AES50 SuperMac Networking: 2 x 48 Channels, Bidirectional
    • AES50 Super Cable Length: Up To 100m
    • ULTRANET Networking: 1 x 16 Channels, Unidirectional
    • ULTRANET Cable Length, CAT5 Shielded: Up To 75m
    • ULTRANET Phantom Power For P16-M Personal Mixers: 2 Powered Outputs
  • Power Supply: 100-240V (50/60Hz)
  • Power Consumption: 45W
  • Weight: 3.2 kg
  • Dimensions
    • Height: 333 mm
    • Width: 149 mm
    • Depth: 140 mm