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User Manual
DIGITAL SNAKE S16
I/O Box with 16 Remote-Controllable MIDAS Preamps,
8 Outputs and AES50 Networking featuring
KLARK TEKNIK SuperMac Technology
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DIGITAL SNAKE S16 User Manual
Table of Contents
Important Safety Instructions....................................... 3
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Important Safety
Instructions
Legal Disclaimer.............................................................. 3
Limited warranty............................................................. 3
1. Introduction................................................................ 4
2. Callouts........................................................................ 4
3. Hookup Diagrams....................................................... 5
4. Configuring the S16.................................................... 9
4.1 Standard Operation.......................................................... 10
4.2 Cascaded Operation......................................................... 10
5. Standalone Operation............................................. 12
6. MIDI Communication............................................... 12
7. Specifications............................................................ 13
Terminals marked with this symbol carry
electrical current of sufficient magnitude
to constitute risk of electric shock.
Use only high-quality professional speaker cables with
¼" TS or twist-locking plugs pre-installed. All other
installation or modification should be performed only
by qualified personnel.
This symbol, wherever it appears,
alerts you to the presence of uninsulated
dangerous voltage inside the
enclosure - voltage that may be sufficient to constitute a
risk of shock.
This symbol, wherever it appears,
alerts you to important operating and
maintenance instructions in the
accompanying literature. Please read the manual.
Caution
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not
remove the top cover (or the rear section).
No user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to
qualified personnel.
Caution
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock,
do not expose this appliance to rain and
moisture. The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping
or splashing liquids and no objects filled with liquids,
such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized
or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades
with one wider than the other. A grounding-type plug
has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide
blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the
provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an
electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or
pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles,
and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11. Use only attachments/accessories specified by
the manufacturer.
12. Use only with the
cart, stand, tripod, bracket,
or table specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with
the apparatus. When a cart
is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus
combination to avoid
injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way, such as power supply cord or plug
is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen
into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed
to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has
been dropped.
15. The apparatus shall be connected to a MAINS socket
outlet with a protective earthing connection.
16. Where the MAINS plug or an appliance coupler is
used as the disconnect device, the disconnect device shall
remain readily operable.
Caution
These service instructions are for use
by qualified service personnel only.
To reduce the risk of electric shock do not perform any
servicing other than that contained in the operation
instructions. Repairs have to be performed by qualified
service personnel.
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with dry cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
LEGAL DISCLAIMER
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND APPEARANCES
ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE AND
ACCURACY IS NOT GUARANTEED. BEHRINGER,
KLARK TEKNIK, MIDAS, BUGERA, AND TURBOSOUND
ARE PART OF THE MUSIC GROUP (MUSIC-GROUP.COM).
ALL TRADEMARKS ARE THE PROPERTY OF THEIR
RESPECTIVE OWNERS. MUSIC GROUP ACCEPTS NO
LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSS WHICH MAY BE SUFFERED
BY ANY PERSON WHO RELIES EITHER WHOLLY OR
IN PART UPON ANY DESCRIPTION, PHOTOGRAPH
OR STATEMENT CONTAINED HEREIN. COLORS AND
SPECIFICATIONS MAY VARY FROM ACTUAL PRODUCT.
MUSIC GROUP PRODUCTS ARE SOLD THROUGH
AUTHORIZED FULLFILLERS AND RESELLERS ONLY.
FULLFILLERS AND RESELLERS ARE NOT AGENTS OF
MUSIC GROUP AND HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO AUTHORITY
TO BIND MUSIC GROUP BY ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
UNDERTAKING OR REPRESENTATION. THIS MANUAL
IS COPYRIGHTED. NO PART OF THIS MANUAL MAY
BE REPRODUCED OR TRANSMITTED IN ANY FORM
OR BY ANY MEANS, ELECTRONIC OR MECHANICAL,
INCLUDING PHOTOCOPYING AND RECORDING OF ANY
KIND, FOR ANY PURPOSE, WITHOUT THE EXPRESS
WRITTEN PERMISSION OF MUSIC GROUP IP LTD.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
© 2013 MUSIC Group IP Ltd.
Trident Chambers, Wickhams Cay, P.O. Box 146,
Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
LIMITED WARRANTY
For the applicable warranty terms and conditions
and additional information regarding MUSIC Group’s
Limited Warranty, please see complete details online at
www.music-group.com/warranty.
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DIGITAL SNAKE S16 User Manual
1. Introduction
DIGITAL SNAKE S16 User Manual
3. Hookup Diagrams
The S16 Digital Snake is a 16-in, 8-out stagebox that features AES50 networking
with KLARK TEKNIK SuperMac technology. Designed with multiple scenarios in
mind, the S16 works equally well as a stand-alone pair for use with analog mixing
consoles, or as part of the trio of BEHRINGER’s digital mixing solution along with
the X32 digital mixer and P16 personal monitoring system.
The 16 MIDAS-designed XLR inputs are fully programmable and remotecontrollable from the X32. 8 balanced XLR outputs provide ample sends to
the stage for mains and monitoring. The front panel also allows the level and
phantom power to be controlled for all inputs and outputs, accompanied by
an 8-LED meter and 7-segment display. The currently selected channel can be
monitored via 1/4" headphone jack with level control.
Dual AES50 jacks allow transmission of all audio and MIDI data to the FOH X32
with a single Ethernet cable, and also allow up to 3 S16s to be cascaded for
maximum channel count. In this scenario, 48 bidirectional audio channels at
24-bit / 48 kHz can be transferred on just one CAT5 line between FOH and stage,
including 48 analog inputs from stage, 24 analog outputs on stage as well as the
16 Ultranet channels, MIDI data and head amp remote control.
Common connections
An additional Ultranet output provides the 16 channels for use with BEHRINGER’s
P16 personal monitoring system via Ethernet cable, allowing each musician
to dial in their own custom mix from the stage. A pair of ADAT ports can carry
additional sends to the stage beyond the 8 analog outputs, or split the 16 inputs.
Lastly, a USB jack allows for future firmware updates.
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2. Callouts
DI Box
(2)
(1)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6) (7) (8) (9)
(10)
(11)
XM8500
HPX6000
(12)
(13)
Keyboard
(14)
(15)
(16)
(17)
(18)
(1) PHANTOM LEDs light when the 48 V button is engaged for a particular channel.
(2) MIDAS-designed mic/line inputs accept balanced XLR male plugs.
(3) GAIN button, when pressed and held, displays the currently selected
mic input’s gain setting, which may then be adjusted using the
SELECT/ADJUST knob.
(4) DISPLAY shows the selected channel number, its gain setting, or the sample
rate in Snake Master configuration.
(5) NETWORK LINK LEDs light red to indicate the AES50 ports are connected
but not synchronized, and light green to indicate they are connected
and synchronized.
(6) 48 V button sends phantom power to the currently selected mic input,
indicated by a lit button when active.
(7) STATUS LEDs show the operation mode of various features. See the Operation
Mode Chart for details. The HA LOCKED LED indicates that preamp gain
adjustment has been blocked by the controlling X32. To unlock, open the X32
Setup/Global page and un-check the General Preference ’Lock Stagebox’.
(8) CONFIG button, when pressed and held, allows the device’s operation
mode to be adjusted by the SELECT/ADJUST knob. See Operation Mode Chart
for details.
(9) SELECT/ADJUST knob scrolls through the 16 channels, adjusts the gain
of the currently selected input, and changes the operating mode.
Push repeatedly to scroll Inputs, Outputs, P16 channels, ADAT outputs,
and Stage (only in Snake Master mode).
(10) LED METER displays the signal level of the currently selected channel.
(11) MONITORING LEVEL knob adjusts the level of the PHONES output.
(12) XLR outputs accept balanced XLR female plugs.
(13) POWER switch turns the unit on and off.
(14) USB input accepts a USB type-B plug for firmware updates via PC.
(15) AES50 ports allow connection to a SuperMAC digital multichannel audio
network via shielded Cat-5e Ethernet cable with terminated ends.
This allows connection to digital mixers or cascading of multiple S16 units.
(16) ULTRANET port sends 16 channels to a Behringer P-16 personal
monitoring system.
(17) ADAT OUT jacks send AES50 channels 17-32 to external equipment via optical
cable, or split the local 16 inputs for direct ADAT recording.
(18) MIDI IN/OUT jacks accept standard 5-pin MIDI cables for MIDI communication
to and from an X32 console.
F1320D active monitor
B215D active speaker
B1800D PRO
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Rear panel connections
Cabling for all AES50 connections
between X32 and S16 stageboxes:
- Shielded Cat-5e cables only
- Ethercon terminated cable ends
- Maximum cable length 100 meters (300 feet)
S16 as standalone snake
On-stage slave S16 in Standard mode
FCB1010 MIDI pedal
P16-D
F1320D active monitor
VIEW
VIEW
VIEW
VIEW
VIEW
VIEW
VIEW
VIEW
VIEW
VIEW
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P16-D
F1320D active monitor
FCA1616 interface
P16-M
FOH S16 in Snake Master mode
VIEW
Rear panel view
X32
ADA8000
Front panel view
Out 1-8
(via S16)
to mixer inputs
Sends to stage
P16-M
SX2442
Out 9-16 (via ADA8000)
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4. Configuring the S16
By using the CONFIG button and SELECT/ADJUST knob, the S16 can be configured
to suit many different applications. The STATUS LEDs indicate the current settings.
By holding the CONFIG knob while turning the SELECT/ADJUST knob, you can
scroll through all 10 configuration options. See the Operation Mode Chart for the
routing details of each configuration setting.
Linking two S16 units
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When using multiple S16 units, activating SN(ake) MASTER mode on one unit
allows that unit to control the preamp gain of the second unit. An S16 set to
SN MASTER will also dictate the overall clock synchronization (44.1 or 48 kHz).
This is useful when using a pair of S16s as a standalone digital snake (16 x 16)
or a 32-channel mic preamp via ADAT. See the ’Standalone Operation’ section
for details.
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X32
IN 1-16
The OUT +8 and OUT +16 options shift the XLR outputs for use with multiple
S16s. For example, if a connection scenario involves 3 daisy-chained S16s,
the first unit will carry AES50 channels 1-8. The second unit should be set to
OUT +8 so that its analog outputs carry channels 9-16, and the 3rd S16 should be
set to OUT +16 so that its analog outputs carry channels 17-24. This way you can
provide up to 24 return signals to the stage. Alternatively, you may also use the
same block of 8 output signals on a set of distributed S16 stageboxes.
SPLITTER mode routes the 16 local analog inputs directly to the ADAT outputs and
P16 output. This is useful when using the S16 as a standalone snake where the
P16 monitor mix cannot be adjusted from an X32 console. Additionally, the S16
can be used as a high-quality mic preamp that sends the 16 inputs to an interface
or computer with an ADAT card for recording purposes. When SPLITTER mode
is off, the ADAT outputs carry AES50 channels 17-32 and the P16 output carries
channels 33-48.
OUT 1-8
DIGITAL SNAKE S16 Operation Mode Chart
Seq.
IN 17-32
OUT 9-16
OUT 25-32
OUT 17-24
ADA8000
Note: The signals on both S16 units (Out 1-8 and 9-16) and both ADA8000 units
(Out 17-24 and 25-32) are fully defined on the X32’s ’Routing/AES50 Output’ page.
The second S16’s outputs must be set to Out +8 on the unit itself.
ADA8000
LED
SN MASTER
sync clock
LED
SPLITTER
1 (default)
AES50 (console)
2
AES50 (console)
3
AES50 (console)
4
AES50 (console)
on
5
AES50 (console)
on
6
AES50 (console)
on
LED
OUT +16
LED
OUT +8
on
on
7
on
48 kHz (int)
8
on
44.1 kHz (int)
9
on
48 kHz (int)
on
10
on
44.1 kHz (int)
on
on
on
XLR analog
out 1-8
ADAT
out 1-8
ADAT
out 9-16
P-16 Ultranet
out 1-16
= AES50-A,
ch01-ch08
= AES50-A
ch09-ch16
= AES50-A
ch17-ch24
= AES50-A,
ch01-ch08
= AES50-A
ch09-ch16
= AES50-A
ch17-ch24
= AES50-A,
ch01-ch08
= AES50-A,
ch01-ch08
= AES50-A,
ch01-ch08
= AES50-A,
ch01-ch08
= AES50-A
ch17-ch24
= AES50-A
ch17-ch24
= AES50-A
ch17-ch24
= Local In
01 - 08
= Local In
01 - 08
= Local In
01 - 08
= AES50-A,
ch01-ch08
= AES50-A,
ch01-ch08
= Local In
01 - 08
= Local In
01 - 08
= AES50-A
ch25-ch32
= AES50-A
ch25-ch32
= AES50-A
ch25-ch32
= Local In
09 - 16
= Local In
09 - 16
= Local In
09 - 16
= AES50-A
ch09-ch16
= AES50-A
ch09-ch16
= Local In
09 - 16
= Local In
09 - 16
= AES50-A
ch33-ch48
= AES50-A
ch33-ch48
= AES50-A
ch33-ch48
= Local In
01 - 16
= Local In
01 - 16
= Local In
01 - 16
= AES50-A
ch01-ch16
= AES50-A
ch01-ch16
= Local In
01 - 16
= Local In
01 - 16
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4.1 Standard Operation
The S16 is in Standard (default) mode when all the configuration STATUS LEDs
on the front display are off. This is useful for using the unit as a digital snake
along with the X32 console to conveniently transfer 16 channels from the
stage to FOH, and send 40 total channels back to the stage. The sends to the
stage are arranged as AES50 channels 1-8 which appear on the 8 analog XLR
OUTPUTS, AES50 channels 17-24 and 25-32 which appear on the ADAT OUTPUTS,
and AES50 channels 33-48 appearing at the P16 OUTPUT. The specific routing
of the AES50 channels can be configured on the X32.
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Signals sent from the X32 to the stage are seen the same on all S16 units in the
chain. AES50 channels 1-8 will appear on the XLR OUTPUTS of each unit.
To achieve maximum output to the stage, the 2nd and 3rd units in the chain
must have their physical OUTPUTS set to OUT +8 and OUT +16 respectively.
4.2 Cascaded Operation
To make use of the S16’s full potential, up to 3 units can be cascaded to allow
48 channels of bidirectional audio. Any AES50 signals cascaded from one S16’s
port A to another S16’s port B are automatically shifted up 16 channels,
allowing the last S16 in the chain to transmit all audio channels to and from the
stage via its AES50-A port. The X32 Routing home page allows selection of the
incoming AES50 signals that can be connected to the channel processing.
The routing of the audio sent from console to stage box can be adjusted on the
X32 Routing AES50 pages, respectively.
The following chart details the signal flow to and from the stage when
using 3 S16 units.
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7. Specifications
5. Standalone Operation
The S16 does not necessarily need to be used in conjunction with the X32 console.
A pair of S16 units can be linked to send 16 channels to and from the stage,
providing a high-quality digital snake that can work with any analog mixer.
In this scenario, a master S16 will be placed at FOH near the main mixing console,
and the other on the stage (see ’S16 as standalone snake’ hookup diagram).
The FOH unit must be set to SN MASTER mode so that it can control the preamps
of the unit on stage. All sends from FOH to the stage can be connected to
INTPUTS 1-8 on the ’master’ S16, which will appear at the on-stage unit’s XLR
OUTPUTS. Connect all the sound sources from the performers to INPUTS 1-16 of
the on-stage S16. Channels 1-8 will appear at the ’master’ S16’s XLR OUTPUTS and
channels 9-16 will appear at the ADAT OUTPUT. Connect the ADAT 9-16 OUTPUT to
an ADA8000 or similar preamp to provide analog XLR outputs. The outputs from
the ’master’ S16 and the ADA8000 can be connected to any sort of main console
for mixing, analog or digital.
Note - when using a pair of S16 units as a standalone digital snake,
the master unit at FOH is able to control the mic gains of the unit(s) on stage.
However, in order to do so, one must press the SELECT/ADJUST button on
the master unit so that the display reads “St 1”.
For recording applications, a single S16 can also be used as a high-quality mic
preamp. Connect the sound sources to the INPUTS 1-16, and send those channels
via ADAT to an interface or ADAT card installed in your computer. For this scenario,
the S16 must be set to SPLITTER mode.
6. MIDI Communication
The S16 head amp gain and phantom power settings can be controlled remotely
via MIDI whenever it is used standalone, independent from X32 console products.
Note: The S16 will only accept MIDI controls when its preamps are not controlled
via AES50 already. Connection to an X32 series console or another S16 in SN
Master mode will always inhibit reception of preamp related MIDI commands.
The standard channel for transmit/receive of MIDI controls is 1. MIDI channel 2 is
used when the SN slave unit is to be controlled via the SN Master unit.
TRANSMIT / RECEIVE
Value
Channel
Select
CC #
SN MASTER “In 1-16” (FOH)
80…95
96…111
0…19
0, 127
1
1
SN MASTER
“St 1-16” (Stage)
80…95
96…111
0…19
0, 127
2
2
-
-
-
80…95
96…111
0…19
0, 127
1
1
SN SLAVE
Ext Sync w/o
AES50 preamp control
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Description
Controls local head amps of master unit
Gain In 1-16, -2.5…+45 dB, 2.5 dB steps
48V Phantom 1-16 on/off
Controls remote head amps of slave unit
Gain In 1-16, -2.5…+45 dB, 2.5 dB steps
48V Phantom 1-16 on/off
No MIDI transmission or reception when
controlled by SN Master or X32 console
Gain In 1-16, -2.5…+45 dB
48V Phantom 1-16 on/off
Note: The string 0xEE, 0x7E, 0x7E can be sent for testing if an S16 is
communicating via MIDI. The response would be 0xEE, 0x7E, 0x7F when
MIDI inputs and outputs of S16 are connected to the test interface.
Processing
Indicators
A/D-D/A conversion
24-bit @ 44.1 / 48 kHz,
(Cirrus Logic A/D CS5368, D/A CS4385) 114 dB dynamic range
Networked I/O latency 1.1 ms
(stagebox in > console processing* >
stagebox out)
Display
4-digit, 7-segment, LED
Front status LEDs
AES50-A, red/green
AES50-B, red/green
HA Locked, red
SN Master, green
Splitter, orange
Out +16, orange
Out +8, orange
Meter
Sig, -30 dB, -18 dB, -12 dB, -9 dB,
-6 dB, -3 dB, Clip
Rear panel
Splitter mode, orange
Connectors
XLR inputs, programmable mic preamps, designed by MIDAS
16
XLR outputs
8
Phones outputs, 1/4" TRS
1 (mono)
AES50 ports, SuperMAC
2
P-16 connector, Ultranet (no power supplied)
1
MIDI inputs / outputs
1 /1
ADAT Toslink outputs (2x 8 Ch)
2
USB type B, rear panel, for system updates
1
Mic Input Characteristics
Power
Switch-mode autorange power supply 100-240 V (50/60 Hz)
Power consumption
45 W
Physical
Dimensions
482 x 225 x 89 mm (19 x 8.9 x 3.5")
Weight
4.7 kg (10.4 lbs)
*) incl. all channel and bus processing, excl. insert effects and line delays
DesignMIDAS
THD + noise, 20 dB gain, 0 dBu out
< 0.006 % A-weighted
Input impedance XLR, unbal. / bal.
5 kΩ / 10 kΩ
Non clip maximum input level, XLR
+23 dBu
Phantom power, switchable per input 48 V
Equivalent input noise level, XLR (input shorted)
-128 dBu
CMRR, XLR, @ 20 dB gain (typical)
> 70 dB
CMRR, XLR, @ 40 dB gain
> 80 dB
Input/Output Characteristics
Frequency range, @ 48 kHz
sample rate, 0 dB to -1 dB
10 Hz - 22 kHz
Dynamic range, analog in to analog
out (typical)
106 dB
A/D dynamic range, preamp and
converter (typical)
109 dB
D/A dynamic range,
converter and output
108 dB
Cross talk rejection @ 1 kHz,
adjacent channels
100 dB
Output level, XLR, nom./max.
+4 dBu / +21 dBu
Output impedance, XLR, unbal. / bal. 75 Ω / 75 Ω
Phones output impedance / level
40 Ω / +25 dBm (mono)
Residual noise level, XLR and TRS
-87 dBu A-weighted
AES50 is created and owned by the Audio Engineering Society. ADAT is a registered trademark of
inMusic Brands, Inc. Toslink is a registered trademark of Toshiba Corporation. Cirrus Logic is a trademark
of Cirrus Logic, Inc.
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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS
COMMISSION COMPLIANCE
INFORMATION
DIGITAL SNAKE S16
Responsible Party Name:
MUSIC Group Services US Inc.
Address:
18912 North Creek Parkway,
Suite 200 Bothell, WA 98011,
USA
Phone Number:
+1 425 672 0816
DIGITAL SNAKE S16
complies with the FCC rules as mentioned in the following paragraph:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Important information:
Changes or modifications to the equipment not expressly approved by MUSIC Group
can void the user’s authority to use the equipment.
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