The Yamaha SB168-ES is an affordable 3U-size stage box that utilizes
EtherSound technology to propagate digital sound signals. When connected
to popular all-in-one digital consoles like the PM5D, LS9, or M7CL, the
SB168-ES offers superb support for live sound. 16 channels of sonically-superb
remote analog input - each with its own head amp - and 8 channels of analog
output. Multiple units may be daisy-chained in sequence for simultaneous
use. The Yamaha SB168-ES also functions as both as a conventional EtherSound
device - an analog input-output box. Compared to a conventional analog
console + analog multicore the Yamaha SB168-ES is noise resistant, and
lets you boost quality by keeping the length of microphone cables as short
as possible. Even more, the Yamaha SB168-ES is easy to set up, so that
any time, effort, or money needed for equipment installation are significantly
Perfect Propagation of Digital Sound - Data transmission
generally utilizes CAT5e cable, which offers the ability to carry uncompressed
24-bit / 48 kHz or 44.1 kHz high-quality sound over distances up to approximately
100 meters*. You can even activate the SB168-ES head amp remote function
from the mixing console to adjust mic gain levels so that they match specific
sound scenes. Coupled with the superior sonic quality of the head amps,
this capability presents huge advantages for live performance.
(* Depending on the type of cable used)
Using EtherSound for Digital Sound Propagation - The
SB168-ES uses the well-known EtherSound technology. Of the digital audio
signal transmission protocols currently available, EtherSound is highly
regarded for its low latency, high-quality bidirectional multi-channel
transmission capabilities, and its use of easily obtainable CAT5e cable.
Moreover, EtherSound allows you to combine sound signals with control
signals for the SB168-ES head amp remotes, or +48V function.
You can daisy chain connections through MY16-ES64 and MY16-EX mini-YGDAI
cards to connect to a Yamaha digital console, which makes setting up easy
anywhere - from up on stage to front of house. And since the SB168-ES
is capable of operating as a generic EtherSound device, you can also use
AuviTran's AVS-ESMonitor to control its parameters.
Yamaha Reliability - Up to now, digital signal propagation
systems were extremely expensive. The SB168-ES was designed from the outset
to be used together with Yamaha digital consoles, making high performance
affordable. It also features +48V, signal, and peak indicators for each
input terminal, providing an excellent environment for active monitoring.