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    mhiland
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    Hi all. I have a QU-24 board installed in my church. We have two separate stage areas and are considering purchasing two AR84s to increase our available inputs and using a dsnake to ease the wiring requirements. My question is: Can we connect multiple AR84s to a single board by running multiple cat5e cables to a router/switch, and then into the QU-24?

    Thanks,

    Matt

    #61795
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    Andreas
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    dSnake boxes may only be chained through the expander port, an AR84 is always end of the chain. You’ll need an AB168 or AR2412 for the first box.

    #61797
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    [XAP]Bob
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    Given the price difference it might be same to get a single larger stage box, and run analogue between the stages?

    Run some cat5 as well, and you can be flexible later.

    All depends on the church layout though…

    #61798
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    mhiland
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    Thanks y’all! Are these boxes heat resistant? Could I run analog from the stages up to a box in the attic, and the cat5 back to the board?

    #61803
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    airickess
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    I don’t know how accessible your attic is, but I would always recommend that a patch box be readily accessible. So if your attic isn’t readily accessible then I wouldn’t recommend putting a stage box in it.

    #61807
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    The temperature specs are probably on the A&H site, but electronics always last better when kept cool.

    In theory there is no issue with having the stage box hidden and two analogue multicores run out to convenient locations – but if there is an issue it makes it harder to find…

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