Peavey Electronics has released the fully expandable Unity DR16, the first entry in the Unity Series of digital mixer products for front of house and monitor mixing.
In its standard configuration, the Unity DR16 offers 16 inputs, with eight of those inputs boasting Peavey’s Silencer mic preamps. The inputs have a Priority Ducker as well as the ability to group mute and solo, and all of the input EQs have the Peavey Mid-Morph EQ, which enables the user to easily tune in optimal tone.
The Unity DR16 features two Feedback Eliminators that are assignable to mic input channels and separate Feedback Eliminators on the auxes and mains as well as 4 effects processors and advanced reverb algorithms. The Unity DR16 offers a unique mixed network configuration of up to 10 Ethernet and 4 Wi-Fi connections at the same time. Wi-Fi connectivity also allows the user to adjust the console from the stage or live room via the Peavey Unity Mix app iOS app (Android coming soon) to get the sound just right. Also available is the Unity Mix desktop app, which is available for PC.
All Unity DR16 outputs feature a parametric EQ, a 31-band graphic EQ in cascade and an automatic feedback eliminator. The mixer’s advanced monitoring capabilities allow selectable monitor sources, as well as the ability to leverage Aux 3/4 as stereo or mono monitor sends. The Unity DR16 features real solos on the monitor for all inputs, aux, and effects (all solos go to the monitor with the levels assigned in their respective buses). Solo even applies to the 4 onboard DCAs, of which there’s an abundant 4 on board. If headroom is a concern, the Clip Limiter ensures no clipping even when exceeding the input level or internal process gain levels.
An extension card provides the option to make input channels 13 through 16 analog unbalanced/balanced inputs, S/PDIF, or Dante, with other options to come. With the Expansion Card, the Unity DR16 also offers expansion and extension by expanding the mixer’s inputs through combining multiple DR16s to add 12 input channels for every connected DR16.
Peavey’s Unity DR16 digital mixer is offered at MSRP $779.99.