The Allen & Heath AB168 is a portable remote AudioRack for use
with the Allen & Heath GLD and Qu series in live and installation
Featuring 16 mic preamps with Phantom Power indicators and 8 XLR line
outs, AB168 runs on Allen & Heath’s proprietary dSNAKE protocol
and is compatible with both the Qu and GLD ranges.
Adding an AB168 to a Qu or GLD system allows some or all I/O to be positioned
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.
A second EtherCon port is provided for daisy-chaining to another AB-168
box or connection of a ME personal mixing system. AB-168 auto updates
its firmware to synchronise with the system.
The rack’s rugged design, including rubber bumpers, renders it
highly roadworthy and allows it to be placed on the stage floor during
performances. Weighing in at just 4.8kg and featuring a sturdy carry handle,
AB168 is also designed for maximum convenience and portability. An optional
rack mounting kit is also available.