DBX PMC16 BluLink 16 Channel Personal Monitor Mixer


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  • The PMC16 is a 16 channel personal monitor controller which allows the user to create a custom mix from 16 channels of audio. Designed to be used with the dbx TR1616 or any other BLU link compatible device, the PMC16 allows for monitoring with headphones, in-ear monitors, powered monitors, or traditional wedge monitors. Multiple PMC16s can be daisy chained using CAT5e cable allowing each user to receive 16 channels of high-end digital audio and create their own personalized mix to suit their monitoring needs. The PMC16 comprises a 16 channel mixer section with full control of levels, panning, effect send levels, muting, and soloing. Onboard Lexicon© reverb provides the finishing touch. The PMC16’s output processing section includes: stereo width control, wedge monitor compensation EQ, high and low master EQ, master level control, and dbx limiting. With a Setup Wizard for ease of configuration, full 16 channel level metering, channel grouping, 16 preset locations for future recall of configurations and mixes, and an intuitive yet powerful user interface, PMC16 gives you the power to dial in YOUR mix exactly as YOU want it, in real time.


    • 16 Channel Monitor Mixer with Level, Pan, Mute, Solo, & Reverb Send Control
    • 16 Preset Locations for Mix & Configuration Recall
    • LCD Display with 16 Channel Metering
    • Built-In Lexicon© Reverb
    • dbx PeakStopPlus™ Limiting
    • Global High & Low EQ
    • Global Master Level Control
    • Global Stereo Width Control
    • BLU link High Bandwidth, Fault Tolerant Digital Audio Bus
    • XLR & 1/4” Stereo or Mono Outputs
    • 1/8” & 1/4” Headphone Outputs
    • Setup Wizard for Easy Configuration
    • Supports 48 kHz & 96 kHz Sampling Rates
    • Channel Linking, Grouping, & Multi-Select Capabilities
    • Supports up to 60 PMC16s on a Single BLU link Ring
    • Built-In Sturdy Mic Stand Mount
    • USB Port for Firmware Updates

    The PMC16 is a digital remote control consisting of a monitor mixer, a reverb effect processor, and a global processing and output section. This creates an audio chain akin to a traditional live sound monitoring system and puts it in the hands of the on-stage musician, allowing each on-stage musician to tailor their own personalized mix and allow the system engineer to focus on the front of house mix.

    The PMC16 has two modes of operation: Setup Mode and Live Mode. Setup Mode refers to the Setup Wizard and Setup Menus which are visible when the WIZARD button is pressed. This mode is used by the system engineer to initially create the “configuration” and set global options. Live Mode is the mode which refers to normal operation and consists of all parameters pertaining to the “mix”. When the on-stage musician is editing their mix, they are doing so in Live Mode. Live Mode consists of four pages, they are: the Meters page, the Levels page, the Pan page, and the Effects page. Using these four pages allows each musician to create their own unique mix by adjusting each instrument’s gain, placement in the stereo field, and front to back spacial placement, using reverb. Channel muting and soloing are available to help each musician focus on channels which require attention or channels which should be eliminated from the mix.

    The PMC16’s Setup Wizard assists the system engineer during setup and allows for quick, easy configuration of the PMC16. The PMC16’s Live Mode of operation was designed to provide a fast, intuitive navigational experience, so musicians new to the PMC16 can start using the system immediately.

    The PMC16 receives audio via the BLU link audio over Ethernet protocol. When assigning BLU link audio channels to the PMC16, each PMC16 input channel can be assigned any available BLU link channel on the network. This allows the system engineer to send any BLU link audio channels on the network to any PMC16, so each musician receives the channels of audio they require to create their mix.

    The output processing in the PMC16 was designed to provide the best listening experience possible. Stereo width control allows the system engineer to optimize the outputs for wedge monitors, headphones, or in-ear monitoring. Stereo width is completely variable, allowing for normal stereo operation, full mono collapse of the stereo image for mono wedge monitors, hyper-stereo for use with headphones or stereo in-ear monitors, or anything in between. Lexicon® courtesy reverb is provided to help the mix really come to life!

    The PMC16 was designed to provide all the outputs necessary for almost any application. Two XLR outputs are available for connecting to amplifiers and powered wedge monitors. Two 1/4” outputs allow for connection to any balanced or unbalanced line level device, such as in-ear transmitters or recording devices. The 1/4” and 1/8” headphone outputs ensure you won’t be stuck with headphones that aren’t compatible.The on-board USB, DSC, and ethernet ports allow the PMC16 to be built upon and exciting new features to be added in the future, ensuring the PMC16 is prepared for what lies ahead.

    Frequency Response +0/-0.2 dB 20 Hz Ð 20 kHz (Measured at 0 dBu output level)
    Dynamic Range >108 dB unweighted 22 Hz Ð 22 kHz bandwidth
    >112 dB A-weighted
    THD+N <.005% 20 Hz Ð 20 kHz (Measured at 0 dBu output level)
    Crosstalk <97 dB 20 Hz Ð 20 kHz
    Bit-Depth 24-bit
    Sample Rate 48 kHz or 96 kHz
    Connectors 2 x RJ45 Ethernet connectors
    Maximum Cable Length 100 m/300 ft between devices (Category 5e cable)
    Maximum Number of Nodes 60
    Latency Per Node 4/Fs [0.08 ms @ 48 kHz, 0.04 ms @ 96 kHz]
    Maximum Output Level 20 dBu
    Output Impedance 40
    Power/Impedance 900 mW per channel at 50 (1/8Ó and 1/4Ó jacks are in parallel)
    Adapter PS0920DC-01 (100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz)
    Power Consumption 18 W
    Power Requirements 9 V DC 2.0 A
    Product Weight 2.26 lb (1.03 kg)
    Power Supply Weight 0.31 lb (0.14 kg)
    Dimensions 2 1/8Ó (H) x 11 5/16Ó (W) x 4 13/16Ó (D)
    5.4 cm (H) x 28.7 cm (W) x 12.2 cm (D)
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