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Everything In Music Since 1958

Combining Symetrix Prism and Dante for the Fastest Way to Networked Dsps and Accessories

Flexible IO Combinations.

The prism family scales from the smallest 4×4 to the largest 16×16, providing the perfect amount of class leading Symetrix quality IO for any installation.

Dante™ in Our DNA.

Prism DSPs are equipped with optional factory installed 128 (64×64) Dante channels. The Dante protocol enables ultra-reliable multi-channel audio networking over IP. Together, Symetrix and Dante provide the fastest possible way to implement, control, and maintain a system of networked DSPs and accessories – including third party Dante-enabled microphones, loudspeakers, power amps, and mixing consoles. Models without Dante provide even more accessible DSP pricing for smaller systems.

Scaling Up.

A Prism system’s analog input and output count may be increased using Symetrix Dante-enabled xIn 4, xIO 4×4, xOut 4, xIn 12, and xOut 12 analog I/O expanders.

Unlimited Programming Flexibility.

Prism is programmed using Composer – Symetrix’ award winning open-architecture CAD application. Unique to Composer is the ability to natively configure Symetrix and select third party Dante hardware – thereby eliminating the confusion of multiple or redundant software applications. Learn more about Composer here.

Control Made Easy.

Multiple control options include low-cost Symetrix ARC wall panels and an easy to generate SymVue Windows virtual GUI. The human readable Composer Control Protocol supports programming of third-party touch screens and control devices.

An Embedded Web Server for Status and Even More Control.

Prism’s embedded web server displays I/O levels, diagnostics data, and hosts ARC-WEB – a browser-based interface for smart phones, tablets, and computers.

Form, Fit and Function.

Prism 8×8, 12×12 and 16×16 have been designed using standard 19” x 1U enclosures. For convenient point-of-use or rack mounting, Prism 4×4 features 1/2 rack 1U form factor. (Surface and rack mount kits sold separately.)

  • DSP Price / Performance Breakthrough
  • 4×4, 8×8, 12×12, and 16×16 models
  • Optional 128 Channel (64×64) Dante™
  • DSP Processing Identical to Radius / Edge / Solus NX
  • Delay Memory Identical to Radius / Edge / Solus NX



  • Number of Inputs: Sixteen (16) switchable balanced mic or line level.
  • Connectors: 3.81 mm terminal blocks.
  • Nominal Input Level: +4 dBu.
  • Maximum Input Level: +23 dBu.
  • Mic Pre-amp gain: 0, 12, 24, 44 or 54 dB switchable with ± 24 dB trim.
  • Mic Pre-amp EIN: < -125dB with 150 ohm source impedance. 22.4 kHz BW.
  • CMRR: > 79 dB @ 1 kHz, unity gain.
  • Input impedance: 8k Ohms balanced, 4k Ohms unbalanced.
  • Phantom power (per input): +48 VDC, 10 mA maximum.
  • Dynamic range: > 113 dB, A-weighted.
  • THD+Noise: < -100 dB; 22.4 kHz BW, unweighted; 1 kHz @ +15 dBu with 0 dB gain. Course gain is set to +4dBu.
  • A to D Latency: 0.28 mS.

Mechanical Specifications

  • Space Required: 1U (WDH: 18.91 in. x 9.5 in. x 1.72 in. / 48.02 cm x 24.13 cm x 4.37 cm). Depth does not include connector allowance. Allow at least 3 inch additional clearance for rear panel connections. Additional depth may be required depending upon your specific wiring and connections.
  • Electrical: 24V 2.3A, 56W Maximum. Symetrix Part Number 12-0034. CUI part number SDI65-24-U-P5.
  • Ventilation: Maximum recommended ambient operating temperature is 30 C / 86 F. Ensure that the left and right equipment sides are unobstructed (5.08 cm, 2 in minimum clearance). The ventilation should not be impeded by covering the ventilation openings with items such as newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
  • Certifications or Compliance: Safety: UL 60065, cUL 60065, IEC 60065. EMC: “Class A” device (applies to all of the following) EN 55032, EN 55103-2, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, FCC Part 15, ICES-003 Environmental: RoHS.
  • Shipping Weight: 9.5 lbs. (4.31 kg)

Analog Outputs

  • Number of Outputs: Sixteen (16) balanced line level.
  • Connectors: 3.81 mm terminal blocks.
  • Nominal Output Level: +4 dBu with 20 dB of headroom.
  • Maximum Output Level: +24 dBu (+22.8 dBu into a 2k Ohm minimum load).
  • Output Impedance: 300 Ohms balanced, 150 Ohms unbalanced.
  • Dynamic Range: > 117 dB, A-weighted.
  • THD+Noise: < -97 dB; 22.4 kHz BW, unweighted; 1 kHz, 0 dB gain +8dBu output.
  • D to A Latency: 0.60 mS


  • Sampling Rate: 48 kHz.
  • Frequency Response (A/D/A): 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ± 0.5 dB.
  • Dynamic Range (A/D/A): > 113 dB, A-weighted.
  • Channel Separation (A/D/A): > 110 dB @ 1 kHz, +24 dBu.
  • THD+Noise: <-95 dB (22.4 kHz BW, un-weighted); 1 kHz @ +15 dBu with 0 dB gain.
  • Latency (A/D/A): 1.04 mS, inputs routed to outputs.
  • Processors: 1 x Analog Devices SHARC 21489 @ 400 MHz SIMD.
  • Raw Processing Capacity: 400 MIPS, 1.6 GFLOPS.
  • Delay Memory: 174 mono seconds.
  • Analog control inputs: 0-3.3 VDC.
  • Recommended External Control Potentiometer: 10k Ohm, linear.
  • Logic Outputs: Low (0V) when active, pulled high (5V) when inactive.
  • Logic Output Maximum External Power Supply Voltage: 24 VDC.
  • Logic Output Maximum External Power Supply Current Sinking: 50 mA.
  • Logic Output Maximum Output Current: 10 mA.
  • RS-485 Serial I/O: 38.4 kbaud (default) 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, no flow control. May be broken out of ARC port.
  • Ethernet Cable: Standard CAT5e or CAT6, maximum device-to-device length = 100 meters.
  • Dante Cable: Standard CAT6, maximum device-to-device length = 100 meters.
  • ARC Cable: Standard CAT5, distance dependent upon load and number of devices. 8 Watts maximum power available.
  • Maximum Devices Per System: 80 units per Site File.
  • Maximum Stored Presets: 1000
  • Models: Prism 16x16, Prism 16x16 Dante

Manufacturer: Symetrix
Model: PRISM 16X16
SKU: I699472-N-2-WHXE

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