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RedNet A16R MkII

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16x16 analogue I/O with independent level control

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RedNet A16R MKII is a 16-channel analogue Interface for Dante networks, with two channels of AES3 I/O. Individual input and output channel level controls allow for precise adjustment of all I/O levels using RedNet Control. With two power supplies and primary and secondary etherCON network connectors, RedNet A16R MKII is perfect for critical-path applications in recording, post-production, live sound and broadcast. Built-in redundancy features allow for silent fail-over in the event of power or network outage, providing reassurance for system technicians.

Analogue inputs and outputs are connected through four rear-panel AES59-configured DB25 connectors, while an additional pair of AES3 I/O is provided through male and female XLR for added flexibility. The XLR input can accept DARS signals in addition to AES3. Word Clock I/O on BNC connectors allows external devices to clock to RedNet A16R MKII, or alternatively allows RedNet A16R MKII to act as a network clock grand master, synchronised to external input. RedNet A16R MKII is well suited to permanent installation and repeated strike and setup: all connectors lock and remain terminated even under stress, providing worry-free installation and peace of mind once situated in a rack. In addition, all Focusrite products come with a three-year warranty and award-winning customer support.

Key Features

  • 16-channel bi-directional analogue interface for Dante networks, with additional two-channel AES3 I/O.
  • Precision A-D and D-A conversion with 119dB dynamic range, flat from 20Hz - 20 kHz (+/- 0.15dB).
  • Individual input/output channel level control using RedNet Control software.
  • Dual PSUs with locking IEC inlets.
  • Dual locking etherCON connectors for Primary and Secondary network connections.
  • Power supply and ethernet redundancy with auto switchover in case of failure.
  • Front-panel LED indicators for PSU, network, sample rate, signal present and clock source status.
  • Sample rate conversion on the AES3 inputs allows external equipment to run at any sample rate.
  • Analogue I/O on four AES59 standard DB25 connectors.
  • Digital I/O on a pair of XLR connectors (AES3).
  • Rear panel XLR connector can either be used as a DARS input or as a traditional AES3 audio input.
  • BNC connectors for Word Clock input and output.
  • Compact 1U chassis allows maximum functionality in minimum rack space.
  • AES67 and AES70 compliant.
  • SMPTE ST 2110 compliant when used with Dante Domain Manager (sold separately).
  • Full operability with Focusrite RedNet and Red interfaces, plus all Dante devices from hundreds of manufacturers.
  • Remote control with RedNet Control, and route via Dante Control.

16x16 AES3 I/O with independent level control

The RedNet A16R MkII is a 16-channel bi-directional AES3 interface for Dante® networks. The 1U rackmount device features individual input and output channel level controls, allowing for precise calibration and control of all input and output levels using RedNet Control. RedNet A16R MkII features power supply and Ethernet redundancy with auto switchover in case of failure.

Various connection options make RedNet A16R MkII a flexible addition to any Audio-over-IP system. A pair of DB25 multipin connectors each connect eight channels of AES3 I/O into and out of the interface, while XLR and RCA ports enable two-channel AES3 and S/PDIF connections, respectively, to be made.

Sample rate conversion on every input enables external equipment to operate at different sample rates, and DARS signals are accepted on the XLR connector. Word Clock I/O on BNC connectors allows synchronisation to house clock, or syncing external equipment to the Dante network.

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Line inputs
  • 0 DBFS Reference Levels+18 or 24dBu (switchable)
  • Frequency Response20Hz – 20kHz ± 0.1dB
  • THD+NLess than -100dB (0.001) unweighted, 20Hz – 20kHz; -1dBFS input
  • EIN-96dBu A-Weighted (typical)
  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio120dB A-Weighted (typical)
  • Converter Dynamic Range120dB A-Weighted (typical), 10Hz – 20kHz
Line outputs
  • 0 DBFS Reference Levels Outputs18 or 24dBu (switchable)
  • Frequency Response Outputs20Hz – 20kHz ± 0.1dB
  • THD+N OutputsLess than -100dB (0.001) unweighted, 20Hz – 20kHz; 23dBu input
  • Noise In Presence Of Signal-94dBu A-Weighted (typical)
  • Dynamic Range118 dB A-Weighted (typical)
  • Converter Dynamic Range Output120dB A-Weighted (typical), 10Hz – 20kHz
Digital input sample rate converters
  • Sample Rate Range32kHz to 216kHz
  • Gain Error-0.3dB
  • Dynamic Range InputsGreater than 138dB
  • THD+N InputsLess than -130dB (0.00003)
  • Latency11 to 45 samples (network and sample rate dependent)
Digital performance
  • Supported Sample Rates44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz (-4 / -0.1 / 0.1 / 4.167) at 24 bit
  • Clock SourcesInternal or from Dante Network Master
  • External Word Clock RangeNominal sample rate ±7.5
Rear panel connectivity
  • Line Inputs2 x DB25 connectors
  • Line Outputs2 x DB25 connectors
  • Channel Count2 x 2 AES/EBU channels
  • Input (Optional DARS)1 x Female XLR (Switchable with analogue input channels 15 and 16 at quad rates)
  • Output1 x Male XLR (Duplicate of analogue output channels 15 and 16 at quad rates)
  • Word Clock Input1 x BNC 75O port (switchable termination)
  • Word Clock Output1 x BNC 75O port
  • PSU2 x IEC Inputs with retaining clips
  • Network2 x EtherCON NE8FBH, also compatible with standard RJ45 connectors

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