Allen & Heath bolsters mixer ranges with IO rack

AUTHOR: Inavate

Allen & Heath has launched the AB168 portable audio IO rack, designed to act as a stage box and provide direct connection to the main mixing system.

It features 16 mic preamps with Phantom Power indicators and 8 XLR line outs and runs on Allen & Heath’s proprietary dSNAKE protocol.

It is compatible with the Qu and GLD mixer ranges. 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.