AB168 AudioRack

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Allen & Heath

The AB168 is a portable AudioRack, providing sixteen (16) XLR inputs and eight (8) XLR outputs when connected to a GLD-80 or GLD-112 mixer, or to an AR2412 AudioRack.  Featuring sixteen (16) mic preamps with Phantom Power indicators and eight (8) XLR line outs, AB168 runs on Allen & Heath's proprietary dSNAKE protocol.

The AB168 unit connects over a single Cat5 cable to the GLD mixer or to an 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 GLD system.

The rack'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.

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Manufacturer Allen & Heath

  • Sixteen (16) 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

Particular Specification
Dimensions (LxWxH) 411.45 x x 189 x 182.1mm
(16.19 x 7.44 x 7.16")
Weight 4.80Kg
XLR Mic/Line Inputs Balanced
Mic/Line Preamp Fully recallable
Input Sensitivity -60 to +15dBu
Analogue Gain +5 to +60dB, 1dB steps
Pad -20dB
Maximum Input Level +32dBu
Input Impedance >4kΩ (Pad out), >10kΩ (Pad in) 
Mic/Line Channel noise 20-20kHz, Direct Out @ unbalanced out
Mic EIN -127dB with 150Ω source
Unity gain (Pad in) -90dBu
Low gain (5dB, Pad out) -93dBu
Mid gain (30dB, Pad out) -89dBu
Mic/Line Channel THD+N 20-20kHz, Direct Out @ unbalanced out
Unity gain (Pad in) 0.005% -86dBu @ 1kHz, 0dBu output
Low gain (5dB, Pad out) 0.003% -89dBu @ 1kHz, 0dBu output
Mid gain (30dB, Pad out) 0.004% -88dBu @ 1kHz, 0dBu output

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