AudioPressBoxAPB-D116 R-D

Active 19″ rack, Audio Press Box Drive Unit, 1 LINE Input, 1-channel Dante Interface, 16 Line/MIC Outputs, 1 buffered Output for up to 3 AudioPressBox expanders

1-channel active drive unit features 1 Analogue and DANTE input with high-quality digital-to-analogue converter. You can switch between Line or Dante input, depending on your needs.

It offers 16 Line/MIC Level Outputs on the front and one output for expanders on the rear.

Front outputs are balanced and individually transformer isolated with selectable output level for each output.

You can expand the number of outputs with AudioPressBox expanders with up to 24 additional Line/MIC outputs per channel.

As is AudioPressBox standard, you can use our signal processing like high-pass filter and compressor with limiter to achieve the perfect audio signal for all connected journalists.

APB-Dante products uses Power over Ethernet (PoE). Power can be provided through the Ethernet cable from a PoE-capable network switch, or from a separate PoE injector.

PoE Power Consumption: < 2 Watt 



  • 1 Balanced LINE Input – XLR / 6.3mm JACK
  • 1-channel DANTE input with high-quality digital-to-analogue converter
  • You can switch between Line or Dante input, depending on your needs.
  • 16 High quality balanced, individually transformer isolated outputs
  • Each Output is switchable between MIC or LINE level
  • Switchable High-Pass filter for each Input channel
  • Switchable Compressor and Limiter for each Input channel
  • 1 separately buffered Output that can drive 3x APB-008 or 1x APB-024 Output expanders
  • Maximum drive capacity is 24 Line/MIC Outputs.
  • Total maximum of 16+24 Line/MIC Outputs.

CAUTION– If using a PoE injector, it must be IEEE 802.3af compliant. Use of a non-compliant PoE injector can terminally damage the device and may void the warranty.

1 LINE Input, 1 ch. Dante in, 16 line/mic out
Audio Press Box APB-D116 R-D
Type 1 in 16 out
Groups 1
Input section
Inputs 1
Input connectors Balanced, XLR / 6.3 mm JACK, RJ45-Dante
Max. input level Line: +32/+2 dBu
Phantom Voltage 48V
Input Impedance >5kOhm
Output section
Outputs 16 Line/MIC level, 1 buffered output for expanders (max 24 Line/MIC outputs)
Output connectors Balanced, XLR
Nominal Output Level +6dBu (front outputs)
Maximum Output Level +20dBu (no load)
+14dBu (600Ohm)
Output impedance Mic: 220 Ohm Line: 600 Ohm
Transformer isolated outputs Yes (each output)
SNR 86dB at 0dB Gain
78dB at +20dB Gain
Frequency Response 20/160Hz (?lter) to 36kHz/-3dB (front outputs)
Controls Input gain, Dante switch, High-pass ?lter, Compressor, Output PAD
Indicators Input clip, Dante, Output level, Gain reduction, Power
Power Supply 24V DC, 1A external adaptor
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2 RU, 480x135x90mm
Weight 3410 g


HPF HPF (High Pass Filter) This button helps to avoid distributing low-end rumble like a microphone handling noise or pops. You have 2 options – full range or 160Hz low-cut frequency. The one you choose depends on the sound, you want to filter out.
COMP COMP (Compressor/Limiter operation button) To provide perfect output signal without clipping or distortion, you can switch the Comp button ON. If you switch this OFF, signal in output could contain signal clipping or distortion.
16x TRANSFORMER Transformer Separately transformer isolated outputs.
Driver 1x24 1 buffered expander output for AudioPressBox expanders.
24V 24V DC Power Supply
Dante 1-channel Dante interface

Active AudioPressBox and drive unit in rack, Dante

  • Product Code: APB-D116R-D
  • U.O.M: ea

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