The DX164-W is a wall mountable expander that adds remote I/O to a dLive, Avantis or SQ mixer, or to the AHM-64 audio matrix processor.
Each DX164-W features 16 mic preamps with independent Phantom Power LED indicators, plus 4 XLR line outs.
The Expander’s design allows for wall mount operation or, alternatively, installation in a stage “Dip Trap” making it perfect for fixed installations.
Up to 6 DX164-W units can be connected to a standard dLive system – 4 via the MixRack and 2 via the Surface – allowing up to 96 remote inputs and 24 remote outputs in addition to those provided by the MixRack and Surface. Up to 46 units can be added to a dLive system via a DX Link card or DX Hub (808 analogue inputs, 224 analogue outputs).
The DX164-W connects via a single Cat5e cable (Ethernet based Layer 2) to the dLive Surface, MixRack, DX Hub or upstream DX164-W / 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 DX164-W or DX168 for additional remote I/O.
Two units can be daisy chained and connected directly to an AHM-64 SLink port. Up to 8 DX164-W units can be added to an AHM-64 system via a DX Hub and freely patched to the 64 input channels.
Two units can be daisy chained and connected directly to an Avantis SLink port. Up to 16 DX164-W units can be added to an Avantis system via DX Link card and/or DX Hubs.
Two units can be daisy chained and connected directly to an SQ SLink port, with the optional SLink card for SQ enabling more connections. For a more distributed system, a DX Hub can handle up to 8 DX164-W or DX168 units in any combination, which can be freely patched to the SQ’s 48 input channels.
Designed for Wall Mount or Dip Trap installation
16 balanced Mic Preamps on XLR
Phantom Power LED per Input
4 balanced XLR Line Outs
Locking EtherCon ports
Daisy chain or redundant audio connection
Can fit in a standard NEMA box (custom brackets required)
Compatible with ACE Backstage 174SLBK stage pocket system
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