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NEW PRODUCT: Focusrite RedNet A16R

Focusrite have announced the latest addition to their Dante-networked RedNet range, the A16R. Presented in a rugged, 1U all-metal enclosure, the Focusrite RedNet A16R offers 16 channels of high quality, Dante-networked A/D and D/A conversion, with network and PSU redundancy

Focusrite RedNet A16R

Presented in a rugged, 1U all-metal enclosure uniform with other products in the RedNet range, appropriate for fixed installation in engineered audio and communications systems, RedNet A16R provides 16 channels of analogue input and output with high quality A-D and D-A digital conversion at up to 119dB dynamic range, plus two channels of AES/EBU digital I/O, to and from the Dante network.

RedNet A16R offers conversion at standard rates – 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.45 and 192kHz at 24-bit resolution, with pull-up/down capability. Electronically-balanced analogue audio is input and output on DB-25 connectors wired to AES59 specifications, and internal signals are balanced throughout. Inputs and outputs may be configured for either +18dBu or +24dBu alignment.

In addition, two channels of AES/EBU I/O with sample rate conversion are provided on XLR3 connectors. The clock source for the unit may be internal, or external via Word Clock or DARS (the latter via the AES XLR input). RedNet A16R also outputs Word Clock.

Sample rate and operating levels are selected remotely from software on a Mac or Windows PC. Comprehensive front-panel LEDs include PSU and network status, sample rate and per-channel tri-colour (red-amber-green) signal level indication. Green ‘signal present’ indicators are provided for the AES/EBU I/O, and three Clock Source indicators show Internal, Word Clock and DARS.

RedNet A16R features power and network redundancy, with two separate universal (100–240V) PSUs including IEC connectors with retaining clips, plus dual network interfaces on locking etherCON connectors, which can be set remotely to Redundant or Switched (daisy-chain) mode.

Focusrite edNet A16R - Key Features

  • 16 channels of high-quality line-level analogue I/O
  • 24-bit precision Focusrite conversion up to 192kHz
  • 119dB dynamic range, flat from 20Hz – 20kHz, +/-0.05dB
  • Internally balanced throughout
  • Dante-based remote-controlled audio-over-IP connectivity
  • Dual power supplies and network connections with full power and network redundancy including locking connectors for maximum reliability
  • Word Clock I/O and DARS for increased flexibility plus an additional two channels of AES/EBU I/O
  • Analogue I/O to AES59 standard on DB25 connectors
  • Comprehensive front-panel indicators
  • Software-based routing and control – no hardware patching required
The RedNet A16R is expected to start shipping in the summer of 2016.