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can i chain a presonus studiolive series iii 24R with a presonus 16R without an avb switch?

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asked Dec 27, 2019 in StudioLive Series III by jessecostiniano (190 points)
Our church currently has the presonus studiolive series iii 16R and we need more mix outs for IEMs, so we plan to purchase a 24R to make it as a master. But would this still require an AVB switch or can we directly connect the 2 mixers?

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answered Dec 27, 2019 by wahlerstudios (104,460 points)
You can connect two mixers directly with a CAT5e/CAT6 cable and you will have full AVB functionality. It is not possible to "chain" (daisy-chain) mixers. There is no "Master/Slave" anymore, but network presets like Stagebox, Monitor Mixer or Stand Alone Mode.

The 24R has 16 flex mix outputs, which can be used for 8 stereo in-ear mixes. Connecting a 16R in Monitor Mixer Mode means that input channels 1 to 16 are shared and can be sent to 6 flex mixes (3 stereo in-ear mixes). Channels 17 to 24 can NOT be used in a 16R, because this model is a 16 channel mixer - the only one there is, by the way. All other models are 32 channel mixers and the 64S is a 64 channel mixer.

If you can live with 8 input channels not available on the 16R, the solution will probably work for you.