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Can i use a RM32ai as a stage box to the studio live series 3 ?

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asked Jan 4, 2020 in Networked Stage Box by obrianjean-philippe (220 points)
I have an RM 32ai and want to potentially use it as a stagebox so i have 32 channels for back of house for only instruments, maybe use a NSB 8 for microphones and , have it all go to the back of house with a new series 3 mixer.  I don't know if the RM 32 and the series 3 mixers are compatible though.

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answered Feb 6, 2020 by jonnydoyle (403,360 points)
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No, they are not compatible with each other.
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answered Jan 4, 2020 by wahlerstudios (105,310 points)

No, the AI and Series III families of products are not compatible, because they use different AVB protocols (AVB I and AVB II). The idea is nice, but you simply can't use a RM32AI as "stagebox" or monitor mixer.

The Series III mixers can not be cascaded and there is no possibility to expand the number of mixer channels. There is a 16 channel mixer (16R), there are the 32-channel mixers (32S, 32SX, 32SC, 32, 24, 16, 32R, 24R)  and there is a 64-channel mixer (64S). If 32 input channels are not enough, you would need to get the 64S with stageboxes or a combination of rack mixers and stageboxes.