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Allen & Heath DX012 XLR 12-Output Audio Expander
Allen & Heath DX012 XLR 12-Output Audio Expander

Allen & Heath DX012 XLR 12-Output Audio Expander

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MSRP: $1,899.00
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Get more out of your sound system with the DX012 XLR 12-Output Audio Expander from Allen & Heath. This expander opens up myriad output options, both analog and AES digital—all while packing that connectivity in a small, 1U build that’s easy to integrate into any size setup, both portable and permanent installation. The DX012 is the perfect expansion gear for any use where you need to add more outputs, ranging from feeding in-ear monitoring systems to amplifier racks.

For applications where you simply need more output connectivity, the DX012 delivers 12 additional XLR outputs that can be configured to fit your specific use:

  • 12 analog line outputs
  • 8 analog line outputs + 4 stereo AES outputs
  • 4 analog line outputs + 8 stereo AES outputs

The DX012 is designed to provide remote output expansion and is compatible with Allen & Heath’s SQ, Avantis, and dLive series mixers, as well as for the AHM-64 audio matrix processor. Easily connect your DX012 with a single Cat5e cable to a dLive Surface, dLive MixRack, AHM-64 matrix processor, Avantis mixer, SQ mixer.

Alternatively, you can use one of the expander’s secure EtherCon ports to link an upstream DX expander. (All external gear sold separately.) The DX012 comes with a second locking EtherCon port: employ redundant connection to compatible hardware for increased security and reliability. You can also use Cascade daisy-chain to downstream up to 2 DX expanders on each port for even more remote I/O that gives you even more scope for your application.

The DX012 audio expander is designed for effortless plug-and-play connectivity. Simply plug in compatible equipment and get to work, without the hassle of IP addressing.

Allen & Heath DX012 Features

  • Compatible with SQ, Avantis and dLive systems
  • Cascade mode allows daisy-chaining of up to 2 DX Expanders on each DX port
  • Redundant DX connection to compatible hardware
  • Rack-mounted (1u) or shelf/floor operation
  • Plug and Play – no IP addressing required
  • Compatible with CAT5e (or higher) cables of up to 100m
  • Locking EtherCon ports
  • Multiple DX012 can be added to a system:
    • Up to 16 DX012 units can be added to a SQ system
    • Up to 16 DX012 units can be added to an Avantis system
    • Up to 46 DX012 units can be added to a dLive S Class system
    • Up to 22 DX012 units can be added to a dLive C Class system
    • Up to 8 DX012 units can be added to an AHM-64 system
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  • Digital Outputs: AES3 2 Ch XLR, 2.5V balanced, terminated 110Ω
    • Sample Rate: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
  • Analog XLR Outputs: Balanced, Relay protected
    • Output Impedance: <60Ω
    • Nominal Output: +4dBu = 0dB meter reading
    • Maximum Output Level: +22dBu
    • Residual Output Noise: -95dBu (22Hz-22kHz)
    • THD+N: -98dB (0dBu, 1kHz)
  • 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: 35W max
  • Dimensions and Weight (W x D x H)
    • Unboxed: 19” x 1.9” x 8.5”, 6.5lbs (482.6 x 48.2 x 214.7 mm, 2.95kg)
    • Boxed: 23.6” x 13.2” x 5.9”, 9lbs (600 x 335 x 150 mm, 4.1kg)

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Allen & Heath DX012 XLR 12-Output Audio Expander

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