Roland S-0816 8 x 16 Front of House Unit

Compact, Portable Digital Snake System

Roland S-0816 8 x 16 Front of House Unit

Roland S-0816 8 x 16 Front of House Unit

Compact, Portable Digital Snake System

SKU: S0816

Cat no: 14268

  • 16 input x 8 output configuration
  • Compact, floor-based or rack-mountable design
  • High resolution 24 bit / 96 kHz audio quality
  • Remote controllable preamps using an S-4000R or free RCS software
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£832.50 (ex vat) £999.00 (incl vat)

Roland S-0816 8 x 16 Front of House Unit


Compact, Portable Digital Snake System
The S-1608 and S-0816 Digital Snake are compact versions of the popular S-4000 Digital Snake System. Easy to use and quick to install, the S-1608 Digital Snake System is a small format audio snake solution that offers the highest quality audio signal available in a portable snake system. The S-1608 Digital Snake system is ideal for bands, corporate A/V events, seminars, rental and staging houses, Houses of Worship and broadcasters that need the best possible sound quality from their audio without the high frequency losses and bulk of an analog snake.

REAC Technology
The REAC (Roland Ethernet Audio Communication) protocol is an industry proven, low latency, high quality 24 bit/ 96 kHz audio transport protocol used by the S-1608 and S-0816. The REAC protocol allows the Digital Snake’s signal to be “split” to as many positions as required such as monitor, broadcast and recording splits using the S-4000D or any standard gigabit Ethernet switch.

High Resolution Sound Quality
By placing high quality mic-pres on stage, the sound is amplified and converted at the closest point to the sound source, providing the best possible quality audio. The mic preamps can be controlled using the S-4000R or the free PC/Mac RCS software. By using Cat5e cable instead of large multi-core copper cable, the S-1608 Digital Snake system is immune to the “hums and buzzes” caused by electrical noise and ground issues and the high frequency losses inherent in analog snakes.

Easy Expansion for the S-4000 Digital Snake System
The S-1608 Digital Snake System can be used to easily expand the channel count of an S-4000 32 x 8 Digital Snake System to 48 x 16. Mix and match S-4000 and S-1608 Digital Snake Systems for customizable rental and installation systems.

Create Multiple Stage Configurations
Use multiple S-1608 Digital Snake Systems to create flexible stage configurations such as Left, Right and Center snake positions. Simply run Cat5e cables to the Front of House console for easy cable management on stage.

Split the S-1608 Digital Snake Easily for Monitoring, Broadcasting, or Recoding Applications
With the S-1608 Digital Snake system, the source audio can be digitally split using the S-4000-SP or any standard Ethernet switch. These loss-less digital splits can be routed over CAT5 cable to a monitoring console or a broadcast truck for recording.

Key Features

  • 16 input x 8 output configuration
  • Compact, floor-based or rack-mountable design
  • High resolution 24 bit / 96 kHz audio quality
  • Remote controllable preamps using an S-4000R or free RCS software
  • REAC low latency digital audio transmission system
  • Easy and affordable splits and recording options

Roland Warranty

In addition to a 12 month standard manufacturer’s warranty, all Roland Registered Users receive:

  • Additional two year warranty on Roland and Boss hardware products (accessories excluded) covering parts and labour.
  • Additional four-year warranty on Boss Compacts purchased from 01/06/12.
  • Free telephone technical support 
  • Free online technical support 
  • Free regular e-newsletters informing you of the latest product releases
  • Access to MyRoland which enables you to check which products you've registered with us - or register a new one - and also manage your communications preferences and personal info. All this is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week: you don't have to call during office hours.
  • *Please note that the free warranty that Roland offers is non-transferrable


Please note: Ex-Demo products receive a standard one-year warranty.

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Warranty products

The following products receive a 10 year warranty

  • Roland HP504, HP506 and HP508 digital pianos
  • Roland HPi-50e digital pianos
  • Roland LX-15e Digital Pianos


The following products receive a 5 year warranty

  • Boss compacts

The following products receive a 3 year warranty

  • Boss recorders
  • Amplifiers / Monitors
  • V-Guitars
  • Roland Digital Pianos
  • Keyboards
  • Drum modules
  • Drum machines
  • Atelier
  • Sampling / Percussion / Dance / DJ machines
  • Audio Interfaces

The following products receive the standard 1 year manufacturer’s warranty

  • Bags
  • Tuners / metronomes / expression pedals
  • Stands sold separately (not part of package)
  • Clamps, mesh heads, cymbals and drum accessories
  • Stools
  • Headphones
  • Microphones
  • Cables
  • Mats
  • Accessories


Terms and Conditions

As of the 1st September 2010 all Roland products come with a one year manufacturer’s warranty, which can be extended to three years (five years for Boss compacts, LX, HP and HPi Pianos purchased from 01/06/12) if you register your product with us within 90 days of purchase. Once you register, you’ll be issued with your unique registered user number.

The extended warranty applies only to products bought from authorised dealers of Roland UK Ltd and Eire. This warranty and technical support does not extend to any products bought from outside the UK, or from any UK-based company other than authorised dealers of Roland UK Ltd. If you are considering buying an instrument from outside the UK then read our consumer warning.

When you register your product for warranty with Roland UK, you must provide purchase information including the serial number, which is then checked to determine if the unit was sourced through us. If the unit’s serial number is not recognised by our system, you will be referred back to the retailer from whom you bought the unit. If the serial number is recognised, the registration is completed and you will be issued with a unique registered user number, which you can use to contact our customer service team, access our free technical support service, or return a product for repair.

Any products not registered within 90 days of purchase and requiring a repair in the second and third year of ownership will attract a £30 administration fee per product. There is no additional charge if paying by credit card.

*Please note that the free warranty that Roland offers is non-transferrable

Accessing Technical Support

Registered Users may contact our technical support team by logging your enquiry via MyRoland.

Whenever you require technical support, all instances of technical support are logged on your individual record, together with your warranty details and any other relevant information which you may view through your own personal account at My Roland.

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