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DT168

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16 XLR Input / 8 XLR Output 96kHz Portable DX Expander

The DX168 is a rugged, 96kHz portable expander for adding remote I/O to a dLive or SQ system.
Each DX168 features 16 mic preamps with independent Phantom Power LED indicators, plus 8 XLR line outs.

The DX168 connects via a single Cat5e cable to the dLive Surface, MixRack, SQ mixer or upstream DX168 via a secure EtherCon port. A second locking EtherCon port is provided for redundant connection to compatible hardware, or for daisy-chaining to a downstream DX168 for additional remote I/O.

The Expander's rugged design, with hard-wearing rubber bumpers, allows it to be placed directly on the stage floor during performances. Weighing in at just 4.8kg and featuring a sturdy carry handle, the DX168 offers the convenience and portability needed in rental, education, houses of worship and many other environments. An optional 4U rack mounting kit is available which allows installation in industry standard 19-inch racks.

With dLive
Up to 6 DX168 units can be connected directly to a dLive system - 4 via the MixRack and 2 via the Surface - allowing up to 96 remote inputs and 48 remote outputs in addition to those provided by the MixRack and Surface. More units can be connected via the dLive DX Link card or DX Hub.

With SQ
Two units can be daisy chained and connected directly to an SQ SLink port, with the optional SLink card for SQ enabling more connections. For a more distributed system, a DX Hub can handle up to 8 DX168 units which can be freely patched to the SQ's 48 input channels.

Features
• 16 Mic Preamps on XLR with Phantom Power status LEDs
• 8 XLR Line Outs
• Compatible with dLive S Class and dLive C Class hardware
• Cascade mode allows daisy-chaining of 2 DX168 Expanders for additional I/O
• Redundant DX connection to compatible dLive hardware
• Optional 19-inch rack mount kit available
• Plug and Play - no IP addressing required
• Compatible with CAT5e (or higher) cables of up to 100m
• Rubber bumpers
• Carry handle for easy transportation

Specifications
Inputs
XLR Mic/Line Inputs: Balanced, +48V Phantom Power
Mic/Line Preamp: Fully recallable
Input Sensitivity: -60 to +15dBu
Analogue Gain: +5 to +60dB, 1dB steps
Pad: -20dB Active PAD
Maximum Input Level: +30dBu (PAD in)
Input Impedance: > 4kΩ (Pad out), > 10kΩ (Pad in)
Mic/Line Channel Noise:

Mic/Line Channel noise 22-22kHz, Direct Out @ unbalanced out
Mic EIN: -127dB with 150Ω source
Unity gain (Pad in): -90dBu
Low gain (5dB, Pad out): -96dBu
Mid gain (30dB, Pad out): -90dBu

Mic/Line Channel THD+N: 22-22kHz, Direct Out @ unbalanced out
Unity gain (Pad in): 0.003% -88dBu @ 1kHz, 0dBu output
Low gain (5dB, Pad out): 0.002% -93dBu @ 1kHz, 0dBu output
Mid gain (30dB, Pad out): 0.003% -88dBu @ 1kHz, 0dBu output
Sample Rate: 96 kHz

Outputs
XLR Outputs: Balanced, Relay protected
Output Impedance: < 75Ω
Nominal Output: +4dBu = 0dB meter reading
Maximum Output Level: +22dBu
Residual Output Noise -92dBu (muted, 20-20kHz)

Mains Power: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz, 40W max
Dimensions: 410mm x 190mm x 185mm / 16.14" x 7.5" x 7.3"
Weight: 4.6 kg / 10.14 lb
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