sonible’s d:16 multi-channel amplifier delivers brilliant sound for high-end audio installations in science, research, industry and other applications: reliable, true to the signal, compact and unique in its class.

  • 16 x 250 Watts of power

  • Completely noise-free with SNR > 112dB per channel

  • Multi-channel amplification at only 3 RU
16-channel power amplifier d:16 made by sonible


Precision meets design

Analog & digital

Flexible Interfaces

As a true team player, the d:16 effortlessly cooperates with pre-installed systems. The analog inputs of the base model are expandable with three different digital input options: MADI (coaxial and optical), DANTE and AES/EBU. All digital modules are equipped with high-end D/A converters and allow free routing of every single channel. The good news: the modules can easily be retrofitted.

d:series amplifiers equipped with Dante input module offer a matrix mixer feature to sum multiple input channels to multiple output channels.



DSP power inside

For maximum comfort with every installation, the d:16 comes with a set of convenient signal processing tools. The optional DSP module offers an equalizer, a compressor, a limiter, and a delay. Even with complex installations, the multi-channel amplifier can thus function as a compact all-in-one solution.

The DSP option turns the d:16 into a flexible partner for implementing compact systems with a large number of speakers – for example, when working with modern 3D audio formats such as Higher Order Ambisonics (HOA) or Wave Field Synthesis (WFS).

Web based interface

Simple remote control

All settings of the d:series amplifiers can be remote-controlled via Ethernet connection and a web interface. The web-based control allows for making instant adjustments to the system. Additionally, the d:series amplifiers can be integrated in automation systems via a RESTful API.

For critical development work or sensitive installations, the d:24 additionally features an emergency stop. All channels can be deactivated via an optional hardware switch connected to the amplifier without having to deal with software.

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        Use cases

        Who is using our d:series?

        Research & development

        The d:series is the perfect choice for research and development applications in the fields of virtual acoustics (HOA, WFS) and acoustical measurements.

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        General information

        482,6 mm x 132,5 mm x 517 mm
        (19" / 3U / 20,4")
        approx. 20 kg (44 lbs)

        Connections (analog)

        power supply
        1x powerCON 32A by Neutrik
        analog inputs
        2x DB-25 (Tascam analog norm)
        network connection
        1x etherCON by Neutrik
        panic mute connector
        4-pin Euroblock
        speaker out (16 channels)
        16x 2-pin Euroblock

        MADI module*

        optical MADI in/out
        1x SC Connector (multimode)
        coaxial MADI in/out
        2x BNC 75 Ω

        Dante module*

        Dante port
        2x RJ45 (primary, secondary)
        matrix mixer (summing)
        16x16 matrix mixer
        (Dante module and firmware version higher than 3.0 required)

        AES/EBU, S/PDIF module*

        digital inputs
        2x DB-25 (Tascam analog norm)
        (16 + 8 ch. ASRC)

        DSP module*

        DSP features (per channel)
        EQ, compressor, limiter, delay
        gain & delay
        gains up to 20dB, delay up to 11.5 ms, phase invert
        cross-over, low cut, high cut (Linkwitz-Riley, Bessel or Butterworth up to 4th order), 5 parametric EQs (bell, shelf or cut)
        compressor, limiter, incl. soft knee

        Electrical specs

        max. analog input level
        +15 dBu
        voltage gain
        17 dB ±0.5 dB
        input impedance
        95 kΩ
        output power PR
        250 W @ 4 Ω (THD <= 0.05%)
        125 W @ 8 Ω (THD <= 0.04%)
        frequency response
        -3 dB @ 10 Hz
        -2 dB @ 50 kHz
        > 112 dB
        typ. THD (10 Hz - 30 kHz)
        <= 0.05 % at 15 dBu
        < 0.01 % at 0 dBu
        0.03% at -20 dBu
        inter channel cross talk
        < 64 dB
        idle loss
        < 270 W
        standby power consumption
        < 2.5 W

        Maximum ratings

        air temperature
        10° C - 30° C
        input voltage
        100–120 VAC | 220–240 VAC, 50–60 Hz (factory fitted)
        minimum loads
        ≥ 4 Ω (single channel)
        ≥ 8 Ω (bridged)

        * optional module