Allen & Heath AB168 Portable AudioRack 16x8 Audio Interface Stage Box for Qu Digital Mixing Systems

$1,099.00
PA SKU # AH AB168 MFR # AH-AB-168 UPC # 6938122241381
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  • Product Highlights
  • 16x Mic Preamps with Phantom Power
  • 8x XLR Line-Level Outputs
  • For GLD, Qu, ME Digital Systems
  • Can Be Positioned Up to 393' from Mixer
  • dSNAKE Protocol Over Cat5
  • Expander Port
  • Rugged with Rubber Bumpers, Carry Handle
  • Rackmountable with Optional Kit

16 XLR Input / 8 XLR Output Portable AudioRack

AB168 is a portable AudioRack, providing 16 XLR inputs and 8 XLR outputs when connected to a GLD-80 or GLD-112 mixer, or to an AR2412 AudioRack.

Featuring 16 mic preamps with Phantom Power indicators and 8 XLR line outs, AB168 runs on Allen & Heath's proprietary dSNAKE protocol.

The AB168 unit connects over a single Cat5 cable to the GLD mixer or to an AR2412 AudioRack via a secure dSNAKE EtherCon port. A second EtherCon port is provided for daisy-chaining to another AB168 box or connection of a ME personal mixing system. AB168 auto updates its firmware to synchronise with the GLD system.

The rack's rugged design, including rubber bumpers, renders it highly roadworthy and allows it to be placed on the stage floor during performances. Weighing in at just 4.8kg and featuring a sturdy carry handle, AB168 is also designed for maximum convenience and portability. An optional rack mounting kit is also available.
  • Portable solution for live sound and installations allows the inputs and outputs to be positioned at up to 393'/120m from mixer, over a single Cat5 cable
  • Compatible with GLD and Qu digital mixing systems, AR2412 AudioRack, ME systems
  • 16 x mic/line XLR inputs with pristine mic preamps and individual LED phantom power indicators
  • 8 x XLR line outputs
  • dSNAKE connection with locking EtherCon port
  • Expander connection with locking EtherCon port for daisy-chaining units or connecting to ME personal monitor mixing system
  • Lightweight (at 10.6 lb) with carry handle for easy transportation
  • Rubber bumpers and sturdy construction for life on the stage
  • Optional rackmount kit available separately
  • Inputs
  • XLR Mic/Line Inputs
  • Mic/Line Preamp: Balanced, fully recallable
  • Input Sensitivity: -60 to +15 dBu
  • Analog Gain: +5 to +60 dB, 1 dB steps
  • Pad: -20 dB
  • Maximum Input Level: +32 dBu
  • Input Impedance: > 4 kOhms (pad out), > 10 kOhms (pad in)
  • Mic/Line Channel Noise
  • (20 Hz to 20 kHz, direct out at unbalanced out)
  • Mic EIN: -127 dB with 150 Ohms source
  • Unity Gain, Pad In: -90 dBu
  • Low Gain, 5 dB, Pad Out: -93 dBu
  • Mid Gain, 30 dB, Pad Out: -89 dBu
  • Mic/Line Channel THD+N
  • (20 Hz to 20 kHz, direct out at unbalanced out)
  • Unity Gain, Pad In: 0.005%, -86 dBu at 1 kHz, 0 dBu output
  • Low Gain, 5 dB, Pad Out: 0.003%, -89 dBu at 1 kHz, 0 dBu output
  • Mid Gain, 30 dB, Pad Out: 0.004%, -88 dBu at 1 kHz, 0 dBu output
  • 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: -91 dBu (muted, 20 Hz to 20 kHz)
  • General
  • Compatibility
  • GLD, Qu digital mixing systems
  • AR2412 AudioRack
  • Ports
  • 1 x dSNAKE port for CAT5 cable link to mixer or AR2412 rack
  • 1 x Expander port for CAT5 cable link to connect additional AB168 rack
  • Power: 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz, 20 W maximum
  • Operating Temperature: 32 to 95° F / 0 to 35° C
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 16.2 x 6.1 x 7.4" / 41.1 x 15.4 x 18.9 cm
  • Weight: 10.6 lb / 4.8 kg
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