The AB168 Portable Audiorack from Allen & Heath is a rugged audio interface stage box compatible with GLD and Qu digital mixing systems, and ideal for applications such as live sound and installations.
The unit features sixteen mic/line XLR inputs with pristine mic preamps and individual LED phantom power indicators, and eight XLR outputs. It connects to the mixer over a single Cat5 cable using the company's dSNAKE protocol, allowing for the inputs and outputs to be positioned at up to 393'/120m from the mixer. For larger systems, the expander port lets you daisy-chain an additional AB168 or AR2412 Audiorack, or interface with the ME personal monitor mixing system.
Made for life on the stage, this box is equipped with rubber bumpers for placing it horizontally or vertically on the floor during performances. Lightweight at just 10.6 lb, and featuring a sturdy carry handle, the AB168 is also designed for maximum convenience and portability.
The unit can also be rackmounted using an optional kit (available separately), and auto updates its firmware to synchronize with the GLD system.
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
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