Behringer SD8 8-channel Stage Box

8-channel Digital Snake with 8 Remote-controllable Midas-designed Mic Pres, 8 Outputs, an AES50 Network Port with Klark Teknik SuperMac Technology, and Ultranet Integration with Powerplay P16 Systems
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A Lightweight, Rock-solid Digital Snake

The ultra-fast, rock-solid Behringer SD8 8-channel digital snake system bridges the gap between your band, FOH engineer, and audience. With the SD8, you get 8 remote-controllable Midas-designed preamps and 8 analog, servo-balanced XLR returns at the stage end, and it's all piped through a single, convenient Cat 5e cable, thanks to integrated SuperMac technology from Klark Teknik. In other words: no more bulky analog snake! So step up to the digital age - order your Behringer SD8 8-channel digital snake system from Sweetwater today!

Behringer SD8 Digital Snake System at a Glance:
  • AES50 networking capability provides compatibility with many digital mixers
  • Remote-controllable preamps make setup fast, easy, and painless
  • Total integration with Behringer's P-8 personal monitoring system
AES50 networking capability provides compatibility with many digital mixers

When Behringer first developed their SD8 digital snake system, they intended it to go hand-in-hand with their powerful X32 digital mixing system. But limiting such a convenient and affordable digital snake to the X32 alone would have been a shame, which is why Behringer designed it around the strict guidelines established by Klark Teknik. The result is an affordable digital snake that's completely compatible with any digital console that sports an AES50 digital Ethernet connection. So if you're running a Midas or Behringer digital mixing board, if it's got an AES50 Ethernet port on it, if you've got an SD8 digital snake, you're never more than a single connection away from your stage box.

Remote-controllable preamps make setup fast, easy, and painless

Even if you try to get a jog in every day, no one likes having to run up to the stage every time you have to make an adjustment to your stage box. Thanks to the Behringer SD8 digital snake system's remote-controllable preamp design, those back-and-forth cross-venue dashes are a thing of the past. Using the Klark Teknik SuperMAC protocol, your SD8 will show up in your digital mixer's OS, giving you the control you need over your pres, right from the front of house position. And by the way, these preamps are the exact same high-quality Midas-designed preamps found in the X32 console, so you know you're getting quality sound with low noise and tons of headroom.

Total integration with Behringer's P-16 personal monitoring system

Streamlined, affordable, and super-easy-to-use, everyone's raving about Behringer's Powerplay P16 personal monitoring systems. When you add a Behringer SD8 digital snake system to your PA rig, you're not just getting a great set of remote-controllable preamps and ditching tons of bulky cable, you're ready to add an advanced personal monitoring system directly inline with the rig you already have. That's because your SD8 digital snake comes equipped with Ultranet connectivity, which provides your Powerplay P16-M monitor controllers with a digital split straight from the stage box.

Behringer SD8 Digital Snake System Features:
  • 8 x fully programmable and remote-controllable Midas-designed mic preamps give you exceptional sound, right from the stage
  • 8 x analog, servo-balanced XLR outputs let you send complete monitor mixes to the stage
  • AES50 network ports featuring Klark Teknik SuperMac technology, providing you with ultra-low latency digital audio that's in-ear compatible
  • Ultranet connectivity for Behringer's Powerplay P16 Personal Monitoring System is perfect for in-ear applications
  • Digital audio and control connectivity for Turbosound IQ speaker systems with Ultranet networking capability
  • Dual AES50 ports let you cascade multiple units, without a merger or a router
  • Up to 168' of networking capability via a single lightweight CAT-5e cable (not included)
  • USB connector for system updates via PC
  • Rack ears and protection bumpers included for installed and mobile applications
  • Ultra-compact and roadworthy, all-steel chassis
Free yourself from cumbersome analog snakes - get your Behringer SD8 digital snake system from Sweetwater!

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Tech Specs

Type Digital Stage Box
Compatibility AES50 / Ultranet systems
Channels 8
Inputs - Mic Preamps 6 x XLR-1/4" combo (mic/line), 2 x XLR-1/4" combo (mic/line/Hi-Z)
Phantom Power Yes
Outputs - Main 8 x XLR
Data I/O 2 x EtherCON (AES50), 2 x Ethernet (Ultranet)
USB 1 x Type B
Computer Connectivity USB, Ethernet
Manufacturer Part Number SD8

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Another great product from Behringer

This easy to use stage box worked perfectly with our X32 rack we recently installed in our school's gym. This allowed me to run a single wire to the location where our students were performing and have the inputs and outputs I needed.
Music background: Music Teacher and Technology Director
5/5

Blowmind Convenient!

This thing does what it says and well. I replaced my drum drop box with this and never looked back.I guess it's a bit prohibitive for some but it's so time convenient not having to plug in 8 XLR's into the back of my dark and cable infested rack.Also, it perfectly situated to feed my left and right mains from 2 of it's 8 output. Even more convenience.Added to which my delayed stack outputs (7/8) are right there when I need them.Love this and will purchase another one for the band room so that all I need to do is plug a single cat5e cable to my X32-Rack and we're off!
See also: Mixers Digital, Behringer, Behringer Digital Mixers