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Allen & Heath DT168 Digital Stage Box- 16 in 8 out - Dante (SQ/Avantis/dLive)

Manufacturer: Allen & Heath
SKU: DT168
16 XLR Input / 8 XLR Output – 96kHz Dante Expander
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The DT168 provides 16 microphone preamps and 8 line outputs in a convenient stagebox form factor. Ideal for portable applications thanks to its rubber bumpers and handle, it can be deployed on stage or used as a drop-in expander in any SQ, Avantis, AHM-64 or dLive Dante network.

DT168 offers the acclaimed Allen & Heath preamps, complete with 96kHz converters for best-in-class sound quality over Dante, plus Primary and Secondary ports for daisy-chain or redundancy through secure EtherCon connectors.

Up to 16 units can be added to an AHM-64, SQ, Avantis or dLive system when equipped with an SQ Dante or dLive 96kHz Dante card.

DT Preamp Control software allows remote control of multiple DT expanders, and enables the use of DT expanders with Dante equipped 3rd party digital mixers and sound management systems.


  • Dante audio expander, 96kHz / 48kHz
  • Portable stagebox design
  • 16 mic preamps on XLR with Phantom Power status LEDs
  • 8 XLR Line Outs
  • Primary and Secondary Dante ports with locking EtherCon
  • Redundant or Switched mode
  • Direct preamp control from dLive, Avantis, AHM-64 and SQ
  • Remote control of preamps via DT Preamp Control software for integration with 3rd party systems
  • Optional 19-inch rack mount kit available
  • Rubber bumpers and carry handle
  • AES67 compatible
  • Dante Domain Manager ready


  • Mic/Line XLR 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: 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
  • Analogue 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)
  • Sample rate: 48kHz or 96kHz
  • Bit Depth: 24 Bit
  • Gain, Pad, 48v Control: Allen & Heath dLive, Avantis, AHM-64 or SQ system
  • Operating Temperature: 0 deg C to 40 deg C (32 deg F to 104 deg F)
  • Mains Power: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz, 40W max
  • Dimensions and Weight: W 410mm x D 190mm x H 185mm x W 4.6kg (16.1” x 7.5” x 7.3” x 10.1lbs)

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