LEA Professional Connect 168D 160W 8-channel Power Amplifier with Dante

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 LEA Professional Connect 168D
 LEA Professional Connect 168D
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LEA Professional Connect 168D 160W 8-channel Power Amplifier with Dante

With up to 160 watts of power per channel under its belt and enough bells and whistles to fit practically every setup imaginable, the LEA Professional Connect 168D 160W 8-channel Power Amplifier is a certified showstopper. Its eight channels can handle 80 watts per channel at 2 ohms and 160 watts at 4 and 8 ohms, with direct hi-Z and lo-Z options to work with different impedances. This Internet of Things-enabled (IoT-enabled) power amp features plenty of connectivity options to interface with other systems, with its own web browser UI as well as built-in Wi-Fi and ethernet to keep you online at all times. You also get Audinate's Dante networking system onboard for even more I/O options, seamlessly integrating with Dante's Domain Manager software. The Connect 168D also utilizes a 96kHz DSP processor with a 32-bit core and sample rate converters, infinitely configurable to fit your work style with crossovers, parametric EQs, and output delays for fine-tuning your sound to perfection.

IoT-enabled power amp with a wealth of connectivity options

Sweetwater is proud to carry the Connect 168D, part of LEA Professional's groundbreaking Connect series of IoT-enabled pro-quality power amps. Adding this network to the Connect 168D makes it easier than ever to connect to other systems for quick and easy data exchanging. You also get a built-in Wi-Fi access point along with an ethernet port for fast, reliable internet wherever you are.

Highly customizable onboard DSP maximizes your sonic potential

Not only does the Connect 168D come stock with a powerful 96kHz DSP processor — LEA Professional made sure to provide you with plenty of customization options to tailor this power amp to any situation. A routable input matrix, impressive 48dB/octave IIR filters, an 8-band parametric EQ per channel, and more are at your disposal, with up to 100ms of output delay and real-time load monitoring to round out this formidable power amp's DSP offerings.

Streamline your setup with Dante

Thanks to its use of Audinate's industry-leading Dante protocol, it's easier than ever to send digital signals with near-zero latency. Dante (Digital Audio Network Through Ethernet) sends uncompressed, multichannel audio signals through an integrated Ethernet port, with a single Cat 5e or Cat 6e cable eliminating the need for long analog cable runs. This means that, wherever you are, you can utilize the building's preexisting Ethernet network to send signals from anywhere inside the building. A simple software panel hosted on either a computer or device connected to the network handles all of the patching and routing. For venues and studios that sometimes run miles of cabling, Dante is an absolute game changer.

LEA Professional Connect 168D 160W 8-channel Power Amplifier Features:

  • 8-channel power amplifier with up to 160W per channel
  • Direct hi-Z and lo-Z options for full compatibility with different impedances
  • Smart Power Bridge allows you to bridge channels and double the power without eliminating a channel
  • IoT-enabled power amp with built-in Wi-Fi access point and ethernet port
  • Built-in web browser-based user interface works with all devices — no additional software is necessary
  • 96kHz DSP processor with 32-bit core and sample rate converters
  • Integrated Dante protocol sends uncompressed audio signals over Ethernet, eliminating the need for cumbersome analog cables
  • Analog fully routable input matrix maximizes customization options
  • Up to 48dB/octave IIR filters, 8-band parametric EQ per channel, and 100ms output delay per channel
  • Real-time load monitoring

Tech Specs

Number of Channels: 8
Power Class: Class D
Watts/Side @ 8 ohms: 160W
Watts/Side @ 4 ohms: 160W
Watts/Side @ 2 ohms80W
70V/100V Output: 160W
Inputs: 8 x 3-pin Euroblock
Outputs: 8 x 2-pin Euroblock
Data I/O: 1 x Ethernet, 2 x RJ45 (Dante control)
Cooling SystemFront to Rear Variable Speed Fan
DSP: Yes
Filters: Yes
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
THD: 0.1%
Rack Spaces: 1U
Height: 1.75"
Width: 19"
Weight13.4 lbs.
Manufacturer Part NumberCONNECT 168D

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