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SL16.4.2 vs SL16.4.2AI
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tonygraham
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There's a SL 16.4.2 being offered to me for £800. I've just realised that most of what I've been reading up on is about the AI version of the desk.

Can anyone tell me what is be loosing out on if info for the standard 16.4.2 as opposed to the AI.

I want to control my FOH and Aux mix via iPad. I'm currently thinking that I can plug a wireless router into the Ethernet port, setup a private network and away I go. But I fear that this may be a feature of the AI only?
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Someone asked the exact thing a week or so ago. Did you search the forum first?
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Wireless control is possible with the first generation 16.4.2 too, but you'll have to connect it to a computer/laptop thru firewire to do it. The iPad app for remote control is basically the same as for the newer 16.4.2AI. But

where the 16.4.2 is still an awesome mixer, it is at the end of its development. Don't expect any new functionality (by free firmware upgrade) to be added.

The AI on the other hand is still a toddler expected to learn new tricks fast, the integrated computer is more capable than what its predecessor had under the hood, and it is family to a whole new product line of mixers and speakers expected to link thru utp cables or even wireless.

So with the 16.4.2 you get a road proven mixer which is what it is, with the 16.4.2AI you get the promise it will be that and more.

PS. PreSonus has a trade-in program for gen 1 mixers. So for the balance you can take your chances with the 16.4.2 (make sure it is 100% functional and looks presentable) and go the trade-in route if you feel you're missing out on something essential.
tonygraham
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Thanks man,

I'll search the forum for the other thread as well.
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The trade in program closes today...
 
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