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Rane DA216S Distribution Amplifier

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Sales SKU: RANDA216S
Product Code: DA216S

The Rane DA216S Distribution Amplifier is a 2-input, 16-output splitter/distribution amplifier. The DA216S is capable of providing 16 discrete balanced outputs from one or two balanced mic-level or line-level inputs. The level of each output is individually adjusted via one of the 16 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 push button. The separate Input Gain push button 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 DA216S 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 and B output assign switches
  • 16 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 control
  • Stable high-current line drivers
  • All outputs capable of driving 600 Ohm loads simultaneously
  • UL/CSA/CE internal universal power supply (100-240 VAC)
  • Mic Input Impedance: 1.82k Ω
  • Line Input Impedance: 17.9k Ω
  • Mic Gain Control: +40 & +60 dB
  • Mic Pad: 20 dB
  • Line Gain Range: 0 & +20 dB
  • Overall Mic Gain: +56 & +76 dB
  • Overall Line Gain: +16 & +36 dB
  • Max Mic Input Level: -20 dBu
  • Max Line Input Level: +21 dBu
  • Overload LED: 3 dB below clip (clip defined as 1% THD+N)
  • Phantom Power: +15 VDC
  • Output Impedance: 200 Ω
  • Output Drive Level: +24 dBu, typ
  • Output Cable Length: 1500 feet max
  • Mic Equivalent Input Noise: -128dBu, typ.
  • Line S/N Ratio: 100 dBV min
  • THD+Noise (Line Input): 0.005%, typ.
  • Freq. Response, Line: 15-50 kHz
  • Freq. Response, Mic: 15-50 kHz
  • Freq. Response, Mic: 30-50 kHz
  • Crosstalk: 80 dB, typ.
  • Agency Listing: UL/cUL/CE
  • Power Requirement: 100 - 240 VAC
  • Unit Construction: All steel
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 1.75 x 19 x 5.3 in | 4.4 x 48.3 x 13.3 cm
  • Weight: 4 lbs | 1.9 kg

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