Peavey have released the first entry into their new UNITY series of digital mixer products – the UNITY DR16. Described as the first model of its kind to be fully expandable, the DR16 is designed with both front of house engineers and musicians who want to monitor their own onstage mix.
The DR16 has 16 inputs, eight of which include Peavey’s Silencer microphone preamps. The inputs each have a Priority Ducker control, as well as the ability to group-select mute and solo controls. All of the input EQs have a Classic Peavey Mid-Morph EQ, while the two feedback eliminators are handily assignable to individual input channels. All of the outputs feature a parametric EQ, a 31-band graphic EQ in cascade, and an automatic feedback eliminator.
The unit has four effects processors, and advanced reverb algorithms, which should satisfy the effects needs of the majority of users.
The DR16 also features a mixed network configuration of up to 10 Ethernet and four Wi-Fi connections simultaneously. The wireless connection also allows the user to adjust controls via the Peavey app from their iOS deivce, Android or laptop.
The UNITY can be expanded by combining multiple DR16s to add 12 input channels for every unit connected, and an extension card provides the option to make input channels 13 through 16 analogue unbalanced/balanced inputs, S/PDIF, or Dante.
Peavey are distributed in Australia through Galactic Music.