Allen & Heath AH-DX168 16 x 8 Stage Box with dLive 96kHz mic preamps, 96kHz

Vendor: Allen & Heath
Description Allen & Heath AH-DX168 16 x 8 Stage Box with dLive 96kHz mic preamps, 96kHz The DX168 is a professionally designed rugged, 96kHz portable expander intended for use in adding remote I/O...
$1,299.00 $1,699.00
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Allen & Heath AH-DX168 16 x 8 Stage Box with dLive 96kHz mic preamps, 96kHz

The DX168 is a professionally designed rugged, 96kHz portable expander intended for use in adding remote I/O to a dLive, Avantis or SQ system, or to the AHM-64 audio matrix processor.

Each DX168 comes featuring 16 mic preamps that comes along with independent Phantom Power LED indicators, plus 8 XLR line outs.

The DX168 is connecting with the use of a single Cat5e cable to the dLive Surface, MixRack, SQ mixer, Avantis mixer or upstream DX168 by using a secure EtherCon port. A second locking EtherCon port is made 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 that comes along with hard-wearing rubber bumpers, is allowing it to be placed directly on the stage floor during performances. It weighs just 4.8kg and features a sturdy carry handle, the DX168 is professionally designed offering the convenience and portability needed in education, rental, houses of worship and many other environments. An optional 4U rack mounting kit is created available which is designed for allowing the installation in industry standard 19-inch racks.

With dLive

Up to 6 DX168 units are possible to be connected directly to a dLive system – 4 with the use the MixRack and 2 with the use of the Surface – this allows up to 96 remote inputs and 48 remote outputs in addition to those provided by the MixRack and Surface. More units are possible to be connected with the use the dLive DX Link card or DX Hub.

With Avantis

Two units are possible to be daisy chained and connected directly to an Avantis SLink port. Up to 16 DX168 units are capable to be added to an Avantis system with the use of the DX Link card and/or DX Hubs.

With SQ

Two units are possible to be daisy chained and connected directly to an SQ SLink port, that comes along with the optional SLink card for SQ enabling more connections. For a more distributed system, a DX Hub are capable to handle up to 8 DX168 units which are possible to freely be patched to the SQ’s 48 input channels.

With AHM-64

Two units are possible to be daisy chained and connected directly to an AHM-64 SLink port. Up to 8 DX168 units are possible to be added to an AHM-64 system with the use of a DX Hub and freely patched to the 64 input channels.

Features

  • 16 Mic Preamps on XLR with Phantom Power status LEDs
  • 8 XLR Line Outs
  • Compatible with dLive S Class and dLive C Class hardware
  • Cascade mode allows daisy-chaining of 2 DX168 Expanders for additional I/O
  • Redundant DX connection to compatible dLive 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

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
0 to 35 deg. C (32 to 95 deg. F)
Mains Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption
40W maximum
Dimensions
16.1 x 7.5 x 7.3" (40.89 x 19.05 x 18.54cm)
Weight
10.1 lbs (4.58kg)