Yamaha SB168ES

By | April 15, 2013

The 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 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 SB168-ES is noise resistant, and lets you boost quality by keeping the length of microphone cables as short as possible. Even more, the SB168-ES is easy to set up, so that any time, effort, or money needed for equipment installation are significantly reduced.

Yamaha SB168ES System Setup Utilizing the M7CL, and Ls9 Series Digital Mixers


Yamaha M7CL-48 Setup using the SB168ES
Live sound system built around an M7CL-48 Mixer . This system has 48 inputs and 24 outputs on stage using the stage boxes. This system uses standard CAT5e cables and ES100 ring topology in a redundant configuration to connect the stage boxes and the M7CL, allowing simple, hassle-free setup.

Small / Medium Scale Systems for Live Sound

Yamaha LS9-32 System Setup
This is a 64-in, 32-omni out live sound system (including 32 remote inputs), built around an LS9-32 for use in small spaces. Both stage boxes and the LS9-32 are daisy-chained using CAT5 cables. SB168-ES dedicated Quick Setup feature within the AVS-ESMonitor software allows quick and easy configuration of your setup. You can use the SB168-ES head amp remote function from the LS9-32 to control microphone gain.

Small / Medium Scale Systems for Live Sound

Large 2 x M7CL-48 Live sound Setup
This example depicts a system built around two M7CL-48 consoles. The M7CL-48 console can remotely control up to 48 microphone head-amps, and store the settings in its Scene Memories. This particular EtherSound system allows easy setup and monitoring from a personal computer also used for multitrack recording. With this configuration you can even record the digital sound directly from the console at the front of house.

Large-Scale Systems for Live Sound

Solutions Using the PM5D and AD8HR  with the SB168ES Boxes
A system built around two PM5D V2 consoles. 48 channels of microphone input from the stage are directed into an AD8HR, installed as a stage box. Sound is transmitted digitally to the twin PM5DV2 consoles at front of house and on monitors via EtherSound. After mixing on the PM5DV2, the signal is routed to the TXn in the amplifier rack, again via EtherSound where it is processed and amplified before sending it on to the speakers. This particular configuration allows you to monitor and manage the operational state of the TXn amplifiers remotely from a laptop computer at front of house.

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