A 96 kHz audio expander from Allen & Heath, the GX4816 provides high-input-count remote expansion for SQ and dLive* mixing systems (both sold separately).
*Note: dLive compatibility due in Firmware V1.9
Every GX4816 comes loaded with 48 dLive mic preamps that include independent Phantom Power LED indicators, as well as 16 XLR line outputs. In addition, 2 DX ports are available for connecting up to 4 DX Expanders for further input/output expansion. Connection to a ME Personal Mixing System is also possible via the DX2 socket.
These units connect using a single Cat5e cable to an SLink socket on a SQ, or to a gigaACE audio network card (both sold separately) on a dLive system.
Connection to DX Expanders and the ME Personal Mixing System is also via Cat5e cable.
(48) Mic Preamps on XLR with Phantom Power status LEDs
(16) XLR Line Outs
96 kHz operation
DX1 Port – compatible with a single DX32, or up to 2 DX168/DX164-W expanders
DX2/ME Port – compatible with a single DX32, up to 2 DX168/DX164-W expanders, or an ME personal monitoring system.
Compatible with SQ and dLive (firmware 1.9 onwards) systems
Multiple GX4816 can be added to a system:
Up to 2 GX4816 units can be added to a SQ system
Up to 5 GX4816 units can be added to a dLive S Class system
Up to 3 GX4816 units can be added to a dLive C Class system
Note: additional GX4816 units sold separately.
Rack-mounted (5u) or shelf/floor operation
Plug and Play – no IP addressing required
Compatible with CAT5e (or higher) cables of up to 100m
Locking EtherCon ports
Mic/Line XLR Inputs Balanced XLR, +48V phantom power Analogue XLR Outputs Balanced, Relay protected
Mic/Line Preamp Fully recallable Output Impedance <75Ω
Input Sensitivity -60 to +15dBu Nominal Output +4dBu = 0dB meter reading
Analogue Gain +5 to +60dB, 1dB steps Maximum Output Level +21dBu
Pad -20dB Active PAD Residual Output Noise -95dBu (muted, 22Hz-22kHz)
Maximum Input Level +30dBu (PAD in)
Input Impedance >4kΩ (Pad out), >10kΩ (Pad in)
Mic EIN -127dB with 150Ω source
Per socket, internal or external phantom power
sensing, triggered at 24V
Mains Voltage Operating
100-240V AC, 50/60Hz Operating Temperature Range 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Width x Depth x Height x Weight
GX4816 481.6 x 255 x 229.5 mm x 8kg
(18.9” x 10” x 9” x 17.6lbs)
GX4816 (boxed) 560 x 385 x 310 mm x 10kg
(22” x 13.3” x 12.2” x 22lbs)