Step Up to Superior Stagebox Sound
Waves IONIC 16 delivers superb sound quality, with uncompromising punch and clarity in any live sound scenario. Built for excellence, IONIC is designed to elevate your sound and complement the already exceptional sonic performance of the Waves eMotion LV1 live mixer.
At the heart of IONIC 16 are Waves Signature Preamps—originally designed preamps with fully discrete analog circuits, delivering maximum headroom, lightning-fast transient response, and an incredibly low noise floor, plus your choice between pure preamp sound and added rich harmonic enhancement per input.
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Unmatched Preamp Performance with Waves Signature Preamps
The key to IONIC 16’s sound are the newly designed Waves Signature Preamps: fully discreet, high-end analog circuits, designed to handle any signal you throw at them with full confidence. The gain structure is meticulously designed to deliver a wide dynamic range and handle bigger signals, with practically no restraints. The result is plenty of headroom, transients that do not clip, and an extremely low noise floor—for an incredibly clean, punchy sound.
Give Sources Timeless Analog Warmth
Waves Signature Preamps deliver a rich, full-bodied sound usually found only in high-end mixing consoles, without compromising any of the punch or clarity, using its analog modeled HMX harmonic enhancer. The harmonic enhancer can also be turned on or off per input, with ‘off’ providing a more neutral sound.
Crystal Clear Outputs with Extra Headroom
Whether you are powering stage wedges that compete with the drummer, a full rack of in-ears transmitters, or a PA system of any size or quality, IONIC’s twelve powerful outputs and two independent headphones outs deliver super-clear results with plenty of headroom.
Seamless Integration with the eMotion LV1 Live Mixer
IONIC 16 provides seamless connectivity to any eMotion LV1 system, ensuring quick and easy setup without wasting time on manual configurations. IONIC’s control panel is available in the LV1’s device rack, letting you control various parameters in your preamps and outputs directly from the mixer, without missing a beat.
Get More Out of Your Stage Mics
The preamp section’s analog impedance selector allows you to choose the mic reaction you want. Choose between a classic 2kΩ and a modern 7kΩ, for greater sonic flexibility.