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Allen & Heath DT164-W Dante I/O Wallmount Expander
Allen & Heath DT164-W Dante I/O Wallmount Expander

Allen & Heath DT164-W Dante I/O Wallmount Expander

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MSRP: $4,199.00
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Increase your connectivity and enhance your capability with the DT164-with Dante I/O Wallmount Expander from Allen & Heath.

The DT164-W gives you 16 microphone preamps, complete with 96kHz converters for premium sound quality over Dante; 4 XLR line outputs; and Primary and Secondary Dante ports that allow you to daisy-chain or add redundancy using locking EtherCon connectors. Use this expander in combination with an SQ Dante or dLive 96kHz Dante card to add up to 16 units to an AHM-64, SQ, Avantis, or dLive system. (All external equipment and cards sold separately.)

The DT164-W comes with three power supply options. Get 100-230 volt of AC power from IEC, or swap the IEC mains power inlet out with a gland module and screw terminals for fixed installation. A DC 12V backup power supply is also provided.

This expander comes with DT Preamp Control, a Windows/macOS app that lets you control multiple DT expanders remotely and lets you use them with Dante-equipped third-party digital mixers and sound management systems. The DT164-W is also AES67 compatible.

The DT164-W’s wall-mount design is intended for permanent installation, while the reversible mounting frame offers the option to mount in-wall or on-wall depending on what best fits your setup. Use custom brackets (sold separately) to fit the unit into a standard NEMA box or mount it in a floor pocket (using the ACE Backstage 174SLBK stage pocket system, sold separately) for use on stage without getting in the way.

More about Dante

Developed by Audinate, Dante is a revolutionary, Ethernet-compliant audio networking technology that was designed specifically to meet the increasing demand for high-performance audio, particularly in live sound applications. Dante also allows for flexible routing and offers an affordable solution to computer recording. Dante uses a CAT5 cable and standard networking components to distribute multiple audio streams, plus integrates control data with sub-millisecond latency.

Allen & Heath DT164-W Features

  • Dante audio expander, 96kHz / 48kHz
  • Wall mount or dip trap installation
  • 16 mic preamps on XLR with Phantom Power status LEDs
  • 4 XLR Line Outs
  • Primary and Secondary Dante ports with locking EtherCon
  • Redundant or Switched mode
  • Direct preamp control from dLive, Avantis and SQ
  • 3 power supply options: 100-230V AC powered on IEC or screw terminal blocks, as well as 12V DC power
  • DC power can be used as redundant power supply
  • Can fit in a standard NEMA box (custom brackets required)
  • Compatible with ACE Backstage 174SLBK stage pocket system
  • AES67 compatible
  • Dante Domain Manager ready
  • DT164-W Dante I/O Wallmount Expander1
  • Mic/Line XLR InputsBalanced XLR, +48V phantom power
  • Mic/Line PreampFully recallable
  • Input Sensitivity-60 to +15dBu
  • Analog 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 EIN-127dB with 150Ω source
  • Analog XLR OutputsBalanced, Relay protected
  • Output Impedance<75Ω
  • Nominal Output+4dBu = 0dB meter reading
  • Maximum Output Level+22dBu
  • Residual Output Noise
    • -92dBu (muted, 20-20kHz)
    • -90dBu (muted, 20-40kHz)
  • Dante
    • Sample rate: 48kHz or 96kHz
    • Bit Depth: 24 Bit
    • Gain, Pad, 48v Control: Allen & Heath dLive, Avantis, AHM-64 or SQ system
  • Operating Temperature Range0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
  • Power
    • Mains Voltage Operating Range: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
    • Mains Power Consumption: 40W max
    • DC Input: 12V DC, 3A max
  • Dimensions and Weight8.25 x 3.5 x 8.25 inches, 7 lbs (210 x 87 x 210 mm, 3.2 kg)

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