Allen & Heath DT168 16x8 Dante/AES67 Audio I/O Expander

BH #ALAHDT168 • MFR #AH-DT168
Allen & Heath DT168 16x8 Dante/AES67 Audio I/O Expander
Key Features
  • Compatible with dLive and SQ Series
  • 16 Low-Noise Mic Preamps via XLR Inputs
  • Individually Selectable Phantom Power
  • Internal 32-Bit / 96 kHz Converters
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The Allen & Heath DT168 is a 16x8 Dante/AES67 audio I/O expander offering tight integration with dLive and SQ Series mixers for live stage applications such as houses of worship, concert venues, and theaters. It features 16 low-noise microphone preamps and eight line outputs, all on balanced 3-pin XLR connectors. 48V phantom power is selectable per input while 16 LEDs indicate the phantom power status for all inputs. 32-bit / 96 kHz converters deliver the detailed audio quality and high resolution that modern productions demand.

The primary and secondary etherCON ports boast a locking mechanism to prevent accidental disconnection and allow simple hookup to your Dante or AES67 audio network. Directly control gain, pad, and phantom power settings for the DT168's preamps via your dLive or SQ mixer. The built-in carry handle and rubber bumpers ensure simple transport and stage-friendly operation.
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Allen & Heath AH-DT168 Overview

The Allen & Heath DT168 is a 16x8 Dante/AES67 audio I/O expander offering tight integration with dLive and SQ Series mixers for live stage applications such as houses of worship, concert venues, and theaters. It features 16 low-noise microphone preamps and eight line outputs, all on balanced 3-pin XLR connectors. 48V phantom power is selectable per input while 16 LEDs indicate the phantom power status for all inputs. 32-bit / 96 kHz converters deliver the detailed audio quality and high resolution that modern productions demand.

The primary and secondary etherCON ports boast a locking mechanism to prevent accidental disconnection and allow simple hookup to your Dante or AES67 audio network. Directly control gain, pad, and phantom power settings for the DT168's preamps via your dLive or SQ mixer. The built-in carry handle and rubber bumpers ensure simple transport and stage-friendly operation.

16 mic/line inputs and eight line outputs in a convenient stagebox form factor
Acclaimed Allen & Heath preamps with 96 kHz converters
Primary and secondary locking etherCON ports
Can be deployed on stage or used as a drop-in expander in any dLive or SQ Dante network
Supports operation in redundant mode for simultaneous connection to primary and secondary Dante networks or in switched mode for daisy-chaining Dante expanders or configuring a digital split between FOH (Front of House) and monitor mixers
Add up to 16 units to an dLive or SQ system when equipped with an SQ Dante or dLive 96 kHz Dante card (all available separately)
Gain, pad, and phantom power settings are controllable from dLive or SQ mixers
16 phantom power status LEDs
Compatible with AES67
Ready for Dante Domain Manager
Built-in carry handle and rubber bumpers make the DT168 ideal for portable applications
19" rackmount kit available separately

Allen & Heath AH-DT168 Specs

Inputs16 x 3-Pin XLR Female Mic/Line Inputs (Balanced)
Outputs8 x 3-Pin XLR Male Line Outputs (Balanced)
Network Ports2 x Locking etherCON
Bit DepthConverters: 32-Bit
Dante Stream: 24-Bit
Sample Rates48 kHz or 96 kHz
Phantom Power+48 VDC, Individually Selectable via dLive or SQ Mixer
Pad-20 dB, Active
Gain Range+5 to +60 dB in 1 dB Steps
Input Sensitivity-60 to +15 dBu
Maximum Input Level+30 dBu (Pad In)
Maximum Output Level+22 dBu
Nominal Output+4 dBu = 0 dB Meter Reading
Input ImpedancePad In: >10 kOhms
Pad Out: >4 kOhms
Output Impedance<75 Ohms
Mic/Line Channel NoiseMicrophone EIN: -127 dB with 150-Ohm Source
Unity Gain (Pad In): -90 dBu
Low Gain (5 dB, Pad Out): -96 dBu
Mid Gain (30 dB, Pad Out): -90 dBu
Residual Output Noise-92 dBu (Muted, 20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Mic/Line Channel THD+NUnity Gain (Pad In): 0.003%, -88 dBu at 1 kHz, 0 dBu Output
Low Gain (5 dB, Pad Out): 0.002%, -93 dBu at 1 kHz, 0 dBu Output
Mid Gain (30 dB, Pad Out): 0.003%, -88 dBu at 1 kHz, 0 dBu Output
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Power Consumption40 W Maximum
Power Requirements100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz via 3-Pin IEC Connection
Dimensions (W x D x H)16.1 x 7.5 x 7.3" / 41.0 x 19.0 x 18.5 cm
Weight10.1 lb / 4.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight13.605 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21.9 x 12.5 x 12.3"
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