The level of each output is individually adjusted via one of the sixteen screwdriver Output Level controls on the front panel. Each output may be assigned to either or both inputs via front panel accessible slide switches. Each output stage incorporates a high-current balanced output line driver for driving long lines with optimal performance.
The Master A and B Level controls affect the overall level of each input. In other words, they allow all assigned outputs to be turned up or down at once. LEDs indicate an Overload (OL) at either the inputs or at the internal gain stages.
Each input is set to either Mic or Line level via the rear panel Input Pad pushbutton. The separate Input Gain pushbutton switches provide a microphone input with +60 or +40 dB of gain, or a line input with +20 or 0 dB of gain. With Input Gain, Master Levels and Output Levels, any reasonable input signal may be adjusted to a nominal +4 dBu and still have 17 dB of headroom. The Phantom Power switch provides +15 VDC for condenser microphones. Any input assigned to line-level has this phantom voltage turned off automatically. A rear-panel LED indicates when the Phantom Power is engaged.
The DA 216S improves on the previous DA 216 model with an internal universal voltage power supply, operable anywhere you can plug into 100-240 VAC.
A, B, A&B Output Assign Switches
Sixteen Balanced (Terminal) Outputs, Individually Assignable
Two Balanced Inputs
Studio Grade Low Noise Input Amp
Input Overload Indicators
Mic/Line Input Switches
Gain Switches: 40/60 dB Mic, 0/20 dB Line
Phantom Power Switch
Master Input and Individual Output Level Controls
Stable High-Current Line Drivers
All Outputs Capable of Driving 600Ω Loads Simultaneously
UL/CSA/CE Internal Universal Power Supply (100-240 VAC)