ART SMS226 Speaker Management System

£489.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Product Ref: 33081

  • Versatile Speaker Configuration System
  • Digital Signal Processor with EQ
  • Allows for Multiple Speaker Configurations
  • Integrated Graphics Display
  • Auto-Feedback Suppression

ART SMS226 Speaker Management System

The ART SMS226 Speaker Management System is a rackmountable speaker management system which allows you to optimize virtually any live sound system configuration. With two inputs and 6 outputs the SMS226 can be connected to a range of configurations such as 2 x 3, 2 x 2 + sub, 1 x 4, 1 x 5 or 1 x 6. Additionally the SMS226 includes a microphone input and DSP processor offer innovative effects such as graphic EQ, feedback suppression, RMS compression and peak limiting.

Product Ref: 33081

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DSP Stereo Processing

The ART SMS226 Speaker Management System incorporates a powerful digital signal processor featuring graphic EQ, RMS compressor, noise gate, phase and feedback suppression allowing you to optimize your sound system set up. Furthermore the DSP also delivers mono processing blocks such as crossover filters, delay, parametric eq, limiter and level controls for fine tuning and tweaking. The Graphic EQ can be quickly configured using the Auto-EQ function and the included APEX 220 measurement microphone, however the front panel XLR microphone input does allow you to connect an external measurement microphone of your own choice if you prefer.

PC Connectivity

The SMS226 features a front panel user interface which includes a graphic LCD and an array of mute switches to provide quick and easy control over your audio. The SMS226 also includes a front mounted USB 2.0 connection to allow integration to PC computers. Once connected with the provided cable all of the adjustable functions can be remotely controlled as well as offering the ability to process presets and update software. All PC software and driver discs are included.

Efficient Design

The SMS226 features a durable, sturdy construction designed to fit in perfectly with any studio rack space. The sleek, efficient design occupies one studio rack unit, meaning the SMS226 is the perfect edition to even the smallest studio spaces which require advanced management of speakers and monitor systems.


  • Versatile Speaker Configuration System
  • Allows for 2 x 3, 2 x 2 +sub, 1 x 4, 1 x 5 or 1 x 6 Configurations
  • DSP processor provides Crossover, Graphic EQ, Parametric EQ, Gate, Feedback Suppressor, RMS Compressor and Peak Limiters
  • Auto-Feedback Suppression
  • Auto-Setup
  • Integrated Graphics Display
  • Setup Software and Updates Delivered via USB
  • Individual LED Meter and Mute on every Input and Output
  • System Muting on Power On/Off
  • Ground Lift Switch
  • Universal power supply


  • Inputs: 2 x XLR Balanced (Line), 1 x XLR Reference (Mic)
  • Outputs: 6 x Stereo XLR (Balanced)
  • Other Connections: USB 2.0
  • Input Level (Max): +20 dBu
  • Output Level (Max): +2 dBu (Balanced)
  • Frequency Response: 10 Hz to 20 kHz (+/- 1 dB)
  • Dynamic Range: >115 dB
  • Input to Output THD: Crossover Slopes: Btterworth, Bessel and Linkwits-Reily, (6dB to 24dB / Oct)
  • Power Requirements: 90 - 250 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 800 mA
  • Height: 1.75"
  • Width: 19"
  • Depth: 9"
  • Weight: 2.86 Kg