I am confused about the specifications for the S16 and the X32. I see numbers waved around such as 96 channels over AES50. Yet the X32 seems to only have the ability to address 32 XLR inputs.
So what does that mean if an S16 is connected to an X32?
1a.. Do I now have 32 XLR builtin + 16 XLR extenal = 48 total XLR inputs?
1b. And if so, how do I address those additional 16 ports since the console itself only seems to have direct control over 32 channels via the 1-16 / 17-32 buttons?
2a. Or do the S16 ports overlay / replace the X32 ports such that setting the S16 to 1-16 makes it replace ports 1-16 on the X32, and no additional ports are provided from the snake?
2b. If this is the case are ALL 16 ports on the back of the console automatically replaced, by the S16, or is it possible to select only a subgroup of console channels to replace, such as say replace 1-5 using the S16, but still use 6-16 on the X32 input panel?