Allen & Heath AB168

Digital Stagebox for GLD and Qu

  • 16 Mic XLR preamps
  • 8 XLR line outputs
  • Phantom power LED
  • Ethernet input/output
  • Optional rack kit: Article nr 344400

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Stagebox Yes
Module No
Cable No

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versatile extension

Benjamin22, 17.12.2017
Used this with my QU-16 on tour . 5 different venues in 8 days. Easy to set up and it was very versatile with monitors. With the 50m digital cable it saved space and weight compared to a standard "snake"
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Handy, thoughtful, very useful

Frank604, 02.06.2017
For all those who have an A & H Qu digital console, the question arises whether a digital multicore system does not offer a meaningful extension of the possibilities.
When I considered this for me, the question was whether it should be the AR2412 or the AB168. Sure, a few more tracks to the mixer are not wrong, but in other respects one of the reasons for a digital desk and a multicore system is the "portability".
I did not want to drag a rack. The wireless receivers are already close to the desk anyway and so my choice fell on the AB168.
I find it very pleasing how fast the technology starts: turn on, a few seconds later everything is like the Soundcheck the previous day. Also the displays for phantom power saved my (active) DI boxes some (empty) batteries: I had forgotten with two channels, the 48V. On the AB168 it occurred to me with the cable plug. :-)
Sure, the case is not sufficiently stable to slide around in the truck, but for jazz and chamber music, where the things are transported in the car and less rugged handling is usual (also with my condensation microphones), the AB168 is sufficiently stable and saves space and weight, If no extra case is required. All in all: Very good.
Unfortunately not cheap; Nevertheless: For me it is a suitable solution for my needs.
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