Allen & Heath DX168 16 XLR Input / 8 XLR Output 96kHz Portable DX Expander
The DX168 is a rugged, 96kHz portable expander for adding remote I/O to a dLive, Avantis or SQ system, or to the AHM-64 audio matrix processor.
Each DX168 features 16 mic preamps with independent Phantom Power LED indicators, plus 8 XLR line outs.
The DX168 connects via a single Cat5e cable to the dLive Surface, MixRack, SQ mixer, Avantis mixer 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.
Up to 6 DX168 units can be connected directly 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. More units can be connected via the dLive DX Link card or DX Hub.
Two units can be daisy chained and connected directly to an Avantis SLink port. Up to 16 DX168 units can be added to an Avantis system via DX Link card and/or DX Hubs.
Two units can be daisy chained and connected directly to an SQ SLink port, with the optional SLink card for SQ enabling more connections. For a more distributed system, a DX Hub can handle up to 8 DX168 units which can be freely patched to the SQ’s 48 input channels.
Two units can be daisy chained and connected directly to an AHM-64 SLink port. Up to 8 DX168 units can be added to an AHM-64 system via a DX Hub and freely patched to the 64 input channels.
Allen & Heath DX168 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
Allen & Heath DX168 Specifications:
XLR Mic/Line Inputs: Balanced, +48V Phantom Power
Mic/Line Preamp: Fully recallable
Input Sensitivity: -60 to +15dBu
Analogue Gain: +5 to +60dB, 1dB steps
Pad: -20dB Active PAD
Maximum Input Level: +30dBu (PAD in)
Input Impedance: >4k Ohm (Pad out), >10kOhm (Pad in)
Mic/Line Channel noise: 22-22 kHz, Direct Out @ unbalanced out
Mic EIN: -127dB with 150Ohm source
Mic/Line Channel THD+N: 22-22 kHz, Direct Out @ unbalanced out
XLR Outputs: Balanced, Relay protected
Output Impedance: < 75 Ohm
Nominal Output: +4dBu = 0dB meter reading
Maximum Output Level: +22dBu
Residual Output Noise: -92dBu (muted, 20-20kHz)
Operating Temperature: 0 deg C to 35 deg C (32 deg F to 95 deg F)
Mains Power: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz, 20W max