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NAMM 2016: Focusrite unveils RedNet A16R Interface

NAMM 2016: Focusrite unveils RedNet A16R Interface
Colby  Ramsey

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22 January 2016: By Colby Ramsey

The Dante-based audio-over-IP interface provides 16 channels of network connected analogue I/O.

The latest addition to Focusrite’s range of Dante-based audio-over-IP interfaces, the RedNet A16R, has been revealed at The NAMM Show 2016.

The A16R features 16 channels of network-connected 24-bit, 192kHz A-D/D-A conversion, and offers line level analogue audio in and out with full network and power supply redundancy.

Analogue inputs and outputs are accessed via four rear-panel DB25 connectors wired to AES59 specification, while two XLR connectors provide additional AES 3/AES 11 (digital audio/DARS) I/O connectivity.

Word Clock I/O connections are made via BNC sockets and permit switchable termination. Dual network connections are provided on locking etherCON connectors and the dual PSU power inputs include cable retaining clips.

The A16R operates at standard sample rates up to 192kHz, 24-bit, including pull up/down, with sample rate and operating levels selected remotely via host computer software. The unit offers a dynamic range of 119dB A-weighted, A/D and D/A, with a frequency response of 20Hz-20kHz ±0.15dB.

Front panel indicators include triple-colour LED level indication along with sample rate, clock source, PSU and network status indicators.

The A16R will begin shipping Summer, 2016.

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