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Allen & Heath DX168 Audiorack (AH-DLIVE-DX168) 96 KHz I/O Expander

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  • DX168 Audiorack I/O Expander
  • Power cable
  • 1-Year limited warranty

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ANH-DX168
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AH-DLIVE-DX168

The DX168 is a rugged, portable expander for adding remote I/O to a dLive or SQ system.

Each DX168 features 16 mic preamps with independent Phantom Power LED indicators, plus 8 XLR line outs. Up to 6 DX168 units can be connected to a dLive system — 4 via the MixRack and 2 via the Surface — allowing up to 96 remote inputs and 48 remote outputs in addition to those provided by the MixRack and Surface.

The DX168 connects via a single Cat5e cable to the dLive or SQ Surface, MixRack or upstream DX168 via a secure EtherCon port. A second locking EtherCon port is provided for redundant connection to compatible hardware, or for daisy-chaining to a downstream DX168 for additional remote I/O.

The Expander’s rugged design, with hard-wearing rubber bumpers, allows it to be placed directly on the stage floor during performances. Weighing in at just 4.8kg and featuring a sturdy carry handle, the DX168 offers the convenience and portability needed in rental, education, houses of worship and many other environments. An optional 4U rack mounting kit is available which allows installation in industry standard 19-inch racks.

Features:

  • 16 Mic Preamps on XLR with Phantom Power status LEDs
  • 8 XLR Line Outs
  • Compatible with dLive S Class, dLive C Class and SQ hardware
  • Up to 6 DX168 units can be added to a dLive system for 96 inputs / 48 outputs
  • Cascade mode allows daisy-chaining of 2 DX168 Expanders for additional I/O (requires firmware 1.60 or higher)
  • Redundant DX connection to dLive S Class hardware
  • Optional 19-inch rack mount kit available
  • Plug and Play — no IP addressing required
  • Compatible with CAT5e (or higher) cables of up to 100m
  • Rubber bumpers
  • Carry handle

Specifications for the Allen & Heath DX168 Audiorack

{ "Inputs" : { "XLR Mic/Line Inputs" : ["Balanced, 48 V phantom power", { "Mic/Line Preamp" : "Fully recallable", "Input Sensitivity" : "-60 to 15 dBu", "Analogue Gain": "5 to 60 dB, 1 dB steps", "Pad" : "-20 dB active pad", "Maximum Input Level" : "30 dBu (pad in)", "Input Impedance" : ">4 kOhms (pad out), >10 kOhms (pad in)" } ], "Mic/Line Channel Noise" : ["22 Hz to 22 kHz, direct output at unbalanced output", { "Mic EIN" : "-127 dB with 150 Ohm source", "Unity Gain (Pad In)" : "-90 dBu", "Low Gain (5 dB, Pad Out)" : "-96 dBu", "Mid Gain (30 dB, Pad Out)" : "-90 dBu" } ], "Mic/Line Channel THD+N" : ["22 Hz to 22 kHz, direct output at unbalanced output", { "Unity Gain (Pad In)" : "0.003% -88 dBu at 1 kHz, 0 dBu output", "Low Gain (5 dB, Pad Out)" : "0.002% -93 dBu at 1 kHz, 0 dBu output", "Mid Gain (30 dB, Pad Out)" : "0.003% -88 dBu at 1 kHz, 0 dBu output" } ] }, "Sample Rate" : "96 kHz", "Outputs" : { "XLR Outputs" : "Balanced, relay protected", "Output Impedance" : "<75 Ohms", "Nominal Output" : "4 dBu = 0 dB meter reading", "Maximum Output Level" : "22 dBu", "Residual Output Noise" : "-92 dBu (muted, 20 to 20 kHz)" }, "General" : { "Operating Temperature" : "32 to 95?F / 0 to 35?C", "Mains Power" : "100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz", "Power Consumption" : "40 W maximum", "Dimensions" : "16.1\" x 7.5\" x 7.3\" / 41cm x 19cm x 18cm", "Weight" : "10.1 lb / 4.6 kg", "Packaging Info" : { "Package Weight" : "17.35 lb", "Box Dimensions (LxWxH)" : "23.3\" x 13.1\" x 13.1\"" } } }

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