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16in / 8out 48kHz Expander

16in / 8out 48kHz Expander

AB168 is a 48kHz portable remote AudioRack for use with Qu, Avantis and SQ mixers, and with AHM audio matrix processors.

16 Mic Preamps

+60dB of gain, Phantom Power indicators and -20dB pad for line level sources.

8 XLR Line Outs

Balanced, relay protected line outputs on XLR.

Expander Port

For daisy-chaining 2 compatible Expanders or connection to ME personal mixers.


No configuration required, just connect to your mixer and you’re ready to go. Firmware updates are handled automatically by the mixer.

Built To Last

Ready for the Stage

The Expander’s rugged design, with hard-wearing rubber bumpers, allows it to be placed directly on the stage floor during performances. Weighing in at just 4.8kg and featuring a sturdy carry handle, the AB168 offers the convenience and portability needed in rental, education, houses of worship and many other environments. An optional 4U rack mounting kit is available for installation in 19-inch racks.

Maximum Flexibility

Put It Where You Need It

The AB168 can be placed up to 100m away from the mixer for maximum flexibility of positioning. The unit connects over a single Cat5 cable to the mixer or upstream Expander. A second port is provided for daisy-chaining to another compatible expander or for connection to a ME personal mixing system.

Connect to the ME Personal Mixing System

The AB168 can connect directly to our ME Personal Mixing System via the Expander port, giving musicians the power to control their own monitor mix.

Compatible with

Compact Digital Mixers


SQ delivers pristine 96kHz audio and class-leading 0.7ms latency with processing and FX add-ons from our flagship dLive system.

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Compact Digital Mixers


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Audio Matrix


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Downloads and Documents

The latest Firmware, documents, specifications and downloads, as well as useful links to support, all in one place


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