The DX168 is a rugged, portable expander for adding remote I/O to a dLive S Class or dLive C Class system.
Each DX168 features 16 mic preamps with independent Phantom Power LED indicators, plus 8 XLR line outs. Up to 6 DX168 units can be connected 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.
The DX168 connects via a single Cat5e cable to the dLive Surface, MixRack 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.
16 Mic Preamps on XLR with Phantom Power status LEDs
8 XLR Line Outs
Compatible with dLive S Class and dLive C Class hardware
Up to 6 DX168 units can be added to a dLive system for 96 inputs / 48 outputs
Cascade mode allows daisy-chaining of 2 DX168 Expanders for additional I/O (requires firmware 1.60 or higher)
Redundant DX connection to dLive S Class 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
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: 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
BMic/Line Channel THD+N: 22-22kHz, Direct Out @ unbalanced out BUnity gain (Pad in): 0.003% -88dBu @ 1kHz, 0dBu output BLow gain (5dB, Pad out): 0.002% -93dBu @ 1kHz, 0dBu output BMid gain (30dB, Pad out): 0.003% -88dBu @ 1kHz, 0dBu output