AR2412 vs AB168

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  • #80854
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    aden
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    Hi Guys,

    Looking at the prices for the AR2412 and ab168, it appears that the 168 is more expensive.

    However, the 2412 has more IO. Going with the 2412 over the 168, am I missing out on anything?

    Cheers!

    #80856
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    Scott
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    No, that about sums it up other than the AB168 is portable drop box that can optionally be rack mounted (kit needed), and the AR2412 is a rack mountable box.

    #80857
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    aden
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    Great. Thanks Scott. I actually have the 168, and someone offered a swap for a 2412 as that suits their workflow better. Just so happens that I would prefer it racked.

    Just wanted to check I wasn’t falling for a bad deal.

    Much appreciated.

    #80858
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    Roy
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    Yeah I noticed this as well. I think these prices must have changed recently as when I bought my AB168 it was cheaper.

    #80869
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    debzdoodle
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    Are you sure you are not looking at the new DX168? The AB168 is still cheaper than the AR2412 according to all sources online.

    #80871
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    aden
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    I’ve not checked every single online retailer but I usually use Thomann as a baseline and the ab168 is more expensive on there. It’s not considerably more expensive (€977 vs €929).

    #80874
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    garyh
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    I believe the AR2412 predates the qu series. Weren’t they originally made for the gl series?

    #80875
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    aden
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    Yes, some are branded as GLD.

    #80876
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    debzdoodle
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    Here in the USA the AB168 lists for $1099, the AR2412 lists for $1399 and the new DX168 lists for $1699 at all the main US Allen & Heath dealers.

    #80877
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    aden
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    Very interesting!

    #80919
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    Barryjam
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    I’ve been told that this is a pricing anomaly error in the translation from pounds to euros and dollars for the 2412 on that one site. I suspect it might be corrected soon. Might be a good time to jump on it and see if they will honor it. The sites can only show MAP, and i’m told that any ideas of any other explanation (discontinued, replacement coming, etc.) are just rumors.

    Then again, I’ve certainly been wrong before. As recent as today, on another question!

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