A&H Launches Portable Audio IO Rack

AB168 is compatible with both the Qu and GLD mixer ranges      20/06/14

Allen & Heath has launched the AB168 portable audio IO rack. Suitable for live or installation applications, AB168 is designed primarily as a stage box for live performance, providing a direct connection to the main mixing system.

Featuring 16 mic preamps with Phantom Power indicators and 8 XLR line outs, AB168 runs on Allen & Heath's proprietary dSNAKE protocol and is compatible with both the Qu and GLD mixer ranges, complementing Allen & Heath's existing 19 inch rack IO dSNAKE products, the AR2412 and AR84.

Adding an AB168 to a Qu or GLD system allows the user to position some or all I/O up to 120m from the mixer. The unit connects over a single Cat5 cable to the Qu/GLD mixer or 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. As with Allen & Heath's other dSNAKE products, the device also auto updates its firmware to synchronise with the system.

A&H say that the rack's rugged design, including rubber bumpers, renders it highly roadworthy and allows it to be placed on the stage floor during performances. The unit can also be rack mounted for installation purposes.

Pricing and Availability:
TBC

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