Allen & Heath AB-168 Portable AudioRack Stage Box
Allen & Heath AB168 Portable AudioRack Stage Box
Allen & Heath AB168 Portable AudioRack Stage Box Details
Allen & Heath AB168 Portable AudioRack Stage Box is a portable remote AudioRack for use with the Allen & Heath GLD and Qu series in live and installation settings.
Featuring 16 mic preamps with Phantom Power indicators and 8 XLR line outs, AB168 runs on Allen & Heathâ??s proprietary dSNAKE protocol and is compatible with both the Qu and GLD ranges.
Adding an AB168 to a Qu or GLD system allows some or all I/O to be positioned 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. AB168 auto updates its firmware to synchronise with the system.
The rackâ??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.
Allen & Heath AB168 Portable AudioRack Stage Box Features
- 6 Mic Preamps on XLR
- Compatible with GLD and Qu
- Phantom Power LED per Input
- 8 XLR Line Outs
- dSNAKE Connection with locking Ethercon port
- Additional locking Ethercon port for daisy chaining / ME personal mixing system
- Rubber bumpers
- Carry handle
- Optional rack mount kit available
Allen & Heath AB168 Portable AudioRack Stage Box Downloads
- AB168 Portable AudioRack User Guide / Owners Manual (PDF)
- AB168 Portable AudioRack Weights & Dimensions (PDF)
- AB168 Portable AudioRack Technical / Specification Sheet (PDF)
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I use this with either my QU PAC to expand to 32 channels or my QU16 as stage box. I love not having to mess with 16 xlr channel inputs - I can just connect cat5 cable and I'm done. Physical size is perfect - I just place in front of or behind drums. Also extends number of mixes which is helpful if more than 3 stereo mixes are required for iem or wedges. Great buy.