S-8/S16 Switch

S-8/S-16 Wheatstone Switches

The Wheatstone S-8 and S-16 are high speed central routing cores that link multiple studios with your technical operations center. Each of their links can handle 64 secure bi-directional data paths with embedded control signals, allowing you to centralize shared audio resources and wiring in your TOC.

The S-8 and S-16 switches operate autonomously with no external PC required other than for initial setup and source naming. Once configured, the PC can be disconnected and the system runs standalone.

Installation is simple and quick (just CAT-5 cables interconnect I/O & Mix Engine cages), making expansion easy. The switch is capable of 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz or external sync operation.  An Ethernet link handles administrative tasks, and a CLOCK port allows synchronization to an external master clock.

The S-8 is a 512 x 512 audio router core, whereas the S-16 is 1024 x 1024 audio router core.  

The units can also be configured in a dual-redundant configuration with redundant links between the cores and the I/O & Mix Engine cages.

We make 16, 24, 32, 40, and 48-port versions. Each port has capacity of 64 x 64 channels plus logic.


  • Single rack space
  • Secure audio network
  • High speed network connects studios and operation centers
  • 8 network ports for audio I/O
  • 44.1 or 48kHz or external sync operation
  • Capable of switching 512 signal and control
  • Centralizes shared resources and wiring in TOC
  • Accepts analog and digital formats
  • Secure 64-channel bi-directional data paths with embedded control
  • Unrestricted backplane data path
  • No external PC required for continuous operation

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