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dLive brings together the best aspects of audio management systems and live mixing consoles to create a complete audio solution for today’s multi-purpose facilities. From background music and presentations through to large scale live performances, the dLive system handles every aspect of audio life for schools and colleges, houses of worship, arts centres and more. The comprehensive dLive range provides the installer with the toolkit to create scalable, distributed, integrated systems, plus the control options to suit everyone from the casual user to the experienced audio engineer.

Resources


 

dLive System Builder

The dLive System Builder helps you selecting and configuring a dLive system.

Application Examples


 

Large theatre

ProductQtyDescriptionTechnical Datasheet
dLive S7000236 faders, twin screen control surfaceDownload
dLive DM32132 in, 16 out MixRack with 128x64 processing matrixDownload
DX168416 in, 8 out portable ExpanderDownload
IP81Networkable remote controller with 8 motorised fadersDownload
dLive MixPad1iPad app for dLive control
ME-1140ch personal mixer with customisable layoutDownload
ME-500116 mono/st channel personal mixerDownload
Dante3Dante 64ch digital audio networking card
gigaACE1128ch 96kHz audio networking card

University / media college

ProductQtyDescriptionTechnical Datasheet
dLive C2500120 faders, single screen control surfaceDownload
DM32132 in, 16 out MixRack with 128x64 processing matrixDownload
SQ-5248ch digital mixer, 24 preamps, 25 fadersDownload
DX168116 in, 8 out portable ExpanderDownload
ME-1340ch personal mixer with customisable layout
Download
gigaACE2128ch 96kHz audio networking card
Dante1Dante 64ch digital audio networking card

Conference centre

ProductQtyDescriptionTechnical Datasheet
dLive C3500124 faders, twin screen control surfaceDownload
dLive C1500112 faders, single screen control surface, rackmountableDownload
DM01Compact 4U MixRack with 128x64 processing matrixDownload
DX168116 XLR Input / 8 XLR Output Portable DX ExpanderDownload
DX164-W616 in, 4 out wall-mount Expander
IP16Networkable wallplate controller, 1 rotary
DX Link14-port audio networking card for DX I/O expansion
gigaACE1128ch 96kHz audio networking card

System Components


 


dLive Surfaces

The Surface is a network controller for the MixRack, with the addition of built-in audio I/O and audio networking ports. There are several sizes available, offering different numbers of faders and screens, and redundancy options.
 dLive C1500dLive C2500dLive C3500dLive S3000dLive S5000dLive S7000
Surface
Faders122024202836
Touchscreen1x 12"1x 12"2x 12"1x 12"2x 12"2x 12"
Local Input6 mic/line, 2 AES6 mic/line, 2 AES6 mic/line, 2 AES8 mic/line, 2 AES8 mic/line, 2 AES8 mic/line, 2 AES
Local Output6 XLR line, 2 AES6 XLR line, 2 AES6 XLR line, 2 AES8 XLR line, 3 AES8 XLR line, 3 AES8 XLR line, 3 AES
Audio Networking Ports1x 128ch1x 128ch1x 128ch2x 128ch2x 128ch2x 128ch
Rack ConnectiongigaACE (single)gigaACE (single)gigaACE (single)gigaACE (redundant)gigaACE (redundant)gigaACE (redundant)
PSUInternal (single)Internal (single)Internal (single)Modular, hot swappable (redundant option)Modular, hot swappable (redundant option)Modular, hot swappable (redundant option)

dLive MixRacks

The MixRack is the heart of any dLive system. It houses the 96kHz XCVI processing core complete with audio I/O, control and audio networking ports. It is typically connected to a dLive Surface, but can also be controlled at the same time as or even without a Surface using a laptop or iPad, Allen & Heath IP remotes or third party controllers via TCP/IP.

There are many sizes of dLive MixRack available. All feature the same mix engine and differ only in the number of analogue I/O, I/O Port and redundancy options. All models can work with the full 128 channels by adding DX expanders or patching digital sources.
 CDM32CDM48CDM64DM32DM48DM64DM0
MixRack
Local Input32 mic/line48 mic/line64 mic/line32 mic/line48 mic/line64 mic/lineNone
Local Output16 XLR line24 XLR line32 XLR line16 XLR line24 XLR line32 XLR lineNone
Audio Networking Ports1x 128ch1x 128ch1x 128ch3x 128ch3x 128ch3x 128ch3x 128ch
Surface ConnectiongigaACE (single)gigaACE (single)gigaACE (single)gigaACE (redundant)gigaACE (redundant)gigaACE (redundant)gigaACE (redundant)
PSUInternal (single)Internal (single)Internal (single)Modular, hot swappable (redundant option)Modular, hot swappable (redundant option)Modular, hot swappable (redundant option)Internal, dual redundant

Audio Networking

Several audio networking options can be fitted to any I/O Port in an Allen & Heath dLive S Class or dLive C Class MixRack or Surface, be it for integration, audio networking, recording or digital splits.
 gigaACEfibreACEM-DanteWaves V3superMADIAESACE
Audio Networking
I/O Channels128x128128x12864x64128x128128x1284x6, 6x4, 0x10, 2x8 (4 variants)64x64
Sample Rate96kHz96kHz48kHz48/96kHz48/96kHz per Link pair44.1/48/88.2/96kHz48kHz
Connectors2x EtherCon2x EtherCon, 2x OpticalCon Duo2x EtherCon, 1x RJ453x EtherCon8x BNC, 4x SFP slots5x XLR2x EtherCon, 1x RJ45
Requires M-DL-ADAPTNoNoYesNoNoNoYes

DX Expanders

DX Expanders add remote I/O to a dLive system. With a choice of portable, wall-mount or modular formats, they can be connected directly to a dLive MixRack or Surface, or via a DX Hub or DX Link card for added flexibility and expandability. Up to 46 DX Expanders can be connected on a single dLive system, depending on configuration.
 DX168DX164-WDX32
DX Expander
Local Input16 mic/line16 mic/line< 32 mic/line or AES
Local Output8 XLR line4 XLR line< 32 XLR line or AES
CascadeYes (2 units)Yes (2 units)No
FormatPortable stageboxWall mount or floor mount for fixed installationModular, rackmountable
PSUInternal (single IEC)Internal DC 12V, IEC mains, or gland + screw terminalModular, hot swappable (redundant option)

Remote Control

A dLive system can be controlled via the dLive Director software, MixPad app, third party devices via TCP/IP, or using a range of dedicated, configurable remote controllers.
 IP6IP8IP1GPIO
Remote Controller
Local Control8x 60mm motor faders
22x SoftKeys
8x LCD displays
6x push n turn rotaries
18x SoftKeys
8x LCD displays
1x push n turn rotary
1x LCD display
8x GPI
8x GPO (N/O)
FormatFree standing, flush mount or mic standFree standing or flush mountWallplate (US or EU/UK standard)Half U, rack-mountable
PSUPoE or wall wartPoE+ or wall wartPoEPoE or wall wart