The S-4000S-3208 is a component of the S-4000 Digital Snake System. It has 32 inputs, 8 outputs and redundant Ethernet connectors. It is typically used on the stage providing 32 mic/line inputs and 8 outputs or returns. Each channel has remotely switchable Phantom Power as well as a 20 dB pad. The professional quality XR-1 mic preamps are remotely controllable in zipperless 1dB steps using the S-4000R Remote Controller or a Mac or PC using the free RSS-RCS software. The preamps have been designed for live sound applications and provide superb audio quality with 28 dB of headroom.
The redundant Ethernet connectors are rugged Neutrik Ethercon connectors configured as Main and Backup. In case the Main cable is compromised, the system will automatically and seamlessly switch to the Backup cable and light an Indicator LED. In addition to redundant Ethernet connectors and an optional redundant power supply, the unit has a covered power switch to prevent accidental power loss as well as a power cable security bracket. The S-4000S-3208 is rack mountable and provides flush or recessed mounting positions so that a cover can be placed on its rack case while connectors are still in place.
The S-4000S-3208 offers superb remotely controllable mic preamps along with Ethernet and optional power supply redundancy for a high quality, secure system.
In an analog system, low-level microphone signals are boosted using a mic preamp only after the long, arduous journey down the analog snake. For this reason it’s difficult to avoid degradation and cross talk. The S-4000S-3208 is equipped with high quality and remote controllable XR-1 pre-amps that boost the input gain right at the microphone, where the highest quality signal is found. This ensures that your audio will sound its best. And of course once the signal is in digital form, it is immune to analog cabling losses. The XR-1 pre-amp has been specially designed for live audio applications and is made of high quality components carefully selected by Roland’s engineers.
Our newly developed “REAC Embedded Power” (via the S-4000D) transfers both power and 40 channels of audio to the M-48 via a single CAT5e cable dramatically simplifying wiring and stage layouts. Mini jack and 1/4 inch phone jack headphone outputs are provided. Balanced TRS line outputs support wedge or other types of powered monitors. An independent stereo output mini jack enables recording with superb sound quality.