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ISE 2019: Allen & Heath to unveil Dante enabled products

The products are created to enhance dLive and SQ installations, live shows, and broadcast systems, and include two new Dante I/O expanders and two Dante option cards

Allen & Heath, presenting at ISE 2019, booth 7K-200, will be revealing a host of new Dante enabled products, including portable and wall-mount I/O solutions for installation, and two new Dante option cards.

All of Allen & Heath’s latest Dante releases are AES67 compatible and Dante Domain Manager ready.

The DT168 provides 16 mic preamps and eight line outputs in a stage box form factor. Ideal for portable applications with its rubber bumpers and handle, DT168 can be deployed on stage or used as a drop-in expander.

The DT164-W offers 16 mic preamps and four line outputs in a wall-mount design for permanent installation, and the reversible mounting frame allows for both in-wall and on-wall mounting. The unit also fits in a standard 12×12” NEMA box or equivalent, or can be mounted in a floor pocket for stage use. Its IEC mains power inlet can be replaced with a gland module and screw terminals for fixed installation, and a DC 12V backup supply is also supplied.

Both DT168 and DT164-W include Allen & Heath’s acclaimed preamps, complete with 96kHz converters for good sound quality over Dante, plus Primary and Secondary ports for daisy-chain or redundancy through EtherCon connectors. Both new products are compatible with Allen & Heath’s DM and CDM MixRack / MainFrames, as well as SQ series mixers.

“DT168 and DT164-W respond to requests from consultants and integrators for Dante connectivity that breaks out of the conventional rackmount format,” commented Allen & Heath installation product manager, Martijn Verkerk. “Whether it’s I/O in the walls and floors or portable units that can be quickly deployed wherever needed, users can now benefit from Allen & Heath audio quality and Dante flexibility throughout the facility.”

Also new are two Dante cards for the Allen & Heath flagship dLive system, offering 64×64 and 128×128 channels respectively of 96kHz Dante audio (switchable to 48kHz). These options respond to user demand for a high channel count, a high sample rate Dante solution in recording, virtual soundcheck and digital split applications.