Allen & Heath - DX012 - 12 XLR Output Analogue/AES Portable DX Expander


Need to get more out of your system? DX012 provides remote output expansion for SQ, Avantis and dLive.


Perfect for feeding IEM systems and amplifier racks, DX012 offers both analogue and AES digital output options in a compact 1U form factor.


Each DX012 provides 12 XLR outputs, configurable as:

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


The DX012 connects via a single Cat5e cable to the dLive Surface, dLive MixRack, Avantis mixer, SQ mixer or upstream DX expander 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 DX expander for additional remote I/O.




  • Compatible with SQ, Avantis and dLive systems
  • 12 XLR Outputs:
    • 1-4 Analogue Line Out
    • 5-8 Analogue Line out or AES Digital out (switchable)
    • 9-12 Analogue Line out or AES Digital out (switchable)
  • AES outputs globally switchable between:
    • 44.1kHz
    • 48kHz
    • 88.2kHz
    • 96kHz
  • Cascade mode allows daisy-chaining of up to 2 DX Expanders on each DX port
  • Redundant DX connection to compatible hardware
  • 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
  • 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

Allen & Heath DX012 - 12 XLR Output Analogue/AES Portable DX Expander

    • Inputs 
      • XLR Mic/Line Inputs: Balanced, +48V Phantom Power 
        • Mic/Line Preamp: Fully recallable
        • Input Sensitivity: -60 to +15dBu
        • Analogue Gain: +5 to +60dB, 1dB steps 
        • Pad: -20dB Active PAD 
        • Maximum Input Level: +30dBu (PAD in)
        • Input Impedance: >4kΩ (Pad out), >10kΩ (Pad in)
      • Mic/Line Channel noise: 22-22kHz, Direct Out @ unbalanced out
        • Mic EIN: -127dB with 150Ω source
        • Unity gain (Pad in): -90dBu
        • Low gain (5dB, Pad out): -96dBu
        • Mid gain (30dB, Pad out): -90dBu
      • Mic/Line Channel THD+N: 22-22kHz, Direct Out @ unbalanced out
        • Unity gain (Pad in): 0.003% -88dBu @ 1kHz, 0dBu output
        • Low gain (5dB, Pad out): 0.002% -93dBu @ 1kHz, 0dBu output
        • Mid gain (30dB, Pad out): 0.003% -88dBu @ 1kHz, 0dBu output
    • Outputs
      • XLR Outputs: Balanced, Relay protected
        • Output Impedance: <75Ω
        • Nominal Output: +4dBu = 0dB meter reading
        • Maximum Output Level: +22dBu
        • Residual Output Noise: -92dBu (muted, 20-20kHz)
      • Operating Temparature: 0 deg C to 35 deg C (32 deg F to 95 deg F)
      • Mains Power: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz, 20W max
    • Dimensions and Weight
      • Width x Depth x Height x Weight
      • 410mm x 190mm x 185mm x 4.6kg (16.1” x 7.5” x 7.3” x 10.1lbs)


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