Behringer Powerplay P16-I 16-channel Input Module

16-Channel Digital Snake and Audio Distribution Input Module for use with Behringer Powerplay Distribution System
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Digitally Distribute Up To 16 Channels of Audio!

Behringer's Powerplay P16-I input module is an easy and affordable way to distribute up to 16 channels of audio for Behringer's Powerplay P16-M personal mixers (sold separately). The P16-I gives you 16 balanced TRS analog inputs and 16 ADAT optical inputs that you can distribute to six Powerplay P16-M personal mixers over simple ethernet cables. And because of the digital connection to the mixers, you'll enjoy low-noise audio no matter how far the mixers are from the P16-I! If you need a monitoring system with flexible I/O and a ton of functionality for your band, church, school, or theater, you need the Behringer Powerplay P16-I input module.

Behringer Powerplay P16-I Input Module at a Glance:
  • Lots of I/O
  • Digital convenience
  • Ideal for permanent installation
Lots of I/O

It's easy to connect your audio to the Powerplay P16-I input module. Choose from balanced TRS analog inputs or ADAT optical inputs for up to 16 channels of distributed audio. The P16-I is ideal for recording studios that need an efficient way to manage personal monitoring, as well as larger stage productions and performances.

Digital convenience

The Behringer P16-I input module connects to your P16-M personal mixers with simple ethernet cables, making it easy to get up and running. You can run the ethernet cables long distances from the P16-I to your mixers without negatively affecting your audio.

Ideal for permanent installation

Whether you run a studio, manage a performance theater, or run sound at your church, you'll love how easy it is to integrate the Behringer P16-I into your installation. Its 1U rackmountable design saves space, and its digital connectivity allows you to run long cables to and from the P16-I without degrading your audio quality.

Behringer Powerplay P16-I Input Module Features:
  • Easy and affordable way to distribute up to 16 channels of audio
  • Your choice of analog or digital inputs for convenience
  • Rackmountable 1U design makes it ideal for permanent installation
  • Accommodates up to six Powerplay P16-M personal mixers
  • Digital connectivity for low-noise audio
Maximize your monitoring experience with the Behringer Powerplay P16-I input module!

Additional Media

Live Sound Monitor Buying Guide
Powerplay P16-I Quick Start Guide
Powerplay P16-I Spec Sheet
Studio Monitor Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Form Factor Rackmount
Number of Channels 16
Manufacturer Part Number P16I

Customer Reviews

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Great Piece of Gear!

I hooked this up to our rack of MOTU equipment, which is fed by direct outputs from our mixer. I was able to hook up the P16-M with just the Ethernet cable, which supplies power to the unit (very convenient). Everything sounds great. Very happy with it!
Music background: Bass Player in Classic Rock band

Just simple and amazing

We use it at school for live recordings in studio. Simple to use and of course cheap for the price. Especially if you start comparing prices with other brands.

Great System For The $$$

We installed this system at our church and it works great. It was easy to install and the features are everything we need. Yes, it would be nice to go wireless, but that is some big bucks compared to what this system costs.


This type of monitoring is not new, what is new is the price, Behringer has brought the capability of MUCH more expensive systems down to the working man, thank you ULI! We replaced a rather sophisticated analogue mixing system that gave us the similar capability, each person in the band had their own mix, it took a lot of wire and connections to get all those mixers connected. The first day we got the system I had to do a lot of running around and explaining and helping others learn to mix their own monitor, by the end of the first session everyone was smiling ear to ear because they could finally really hear and tweak the mix the way they want it. Now the monolith of monitor mixing stuff we've been using is leaving our studio because this little digital Behringer system does everything the former system did and more. We're using it with Carvin stereo in-ear monitors and there is plenty of volume. This rack mount interface is pretty simple and easy to set up. I put a Behringer patchbay in right above it so it's easy to jack sources into the headphone system. There seems to be plenty of headroom, every channel has signal present and clip indication, it's easy to keep an eye on the system. So far I've never heard it distort or do anything weird. Thanks Sweetwater, we love it!
Music background: Rocket Scientist and singer

Behringer is great!

This system is great. I've been using Aviom for the last 15 years, and the Behringer is giving it some great competition
Music background: Professional session guitarist.
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