The RedNet A16R MkII from Focusrite is a 16-channel analogue interface for Dante networks, with two channels of AES3 I/O. Precision A-D and D-A conversion provides 119dB of dynamic range, while 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, the RedNet A16R MkII interface is great 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 added reassurance for system technicians.

The RedNet A16R MkII is designed for both permanent installation or to be installed and removed as needed. All connectors lock and remain terminated even under stress, providing worry-free installation and peace of mind once situated in a rack.

Now comes with Brainworx bx_console Focusrite plug-in
This awesome plug-in recreates the analog signal paths of Focusrite’s revered ISA 110 and ISA 130 modules, which were a part of the Focusrite Studio Console. Designed and coded by the DSP geniuses at acclaimed software house Brainworx, the bx_console Focusrite VST/AU/AAX plug-in for Mac and PC faithfully captures the sound, feel and styling of the original iconic hardware.

If you purchased any Red, RedNet or ISA solution from January 2020 on, you will have the plug-in available in your Focusrite account as long as you’ve registered your product.

  • 16 channels of high-quality line-level analog I/O for Dante Audio-over-IP networks
  • Individual input/output channel level control and calibration available in +/- 1db increments via digital trim fader with mute and dim functions
  • 24-bit precision conversion up to 192kHz
  • 119dB dynamic range, flat from 20Hz – 20kHz, +/-0.15dB
  • Software-selectable +24dBu or +18dBu level alignment
  • AES67, AES70 and SMPTE 2110 compliant
  • Dual power supplies and network connections with full power and network redundancy including locking connectors for maximum reliability
  • Word Clock I/O and DARS input for increased flexibility plus an additional two channels of AES3 I/O
  • Analog I/O to AES59 standard DB25 connectors
  • Comprehensive front-panel metering and indicators
  • RedNet Control remote monitoring software with powerful graphic user interface
  • 3-year manufacturer's warranty
Input / Output Trim
  • Input Trim: -78 to 0dB in 1dB steps (per channel)
  • Output Trim: -78 to 0dB in 1dB steps (per channel)
Line Inputs
  • All measurements taken at +24dBu reference level, Rs = 50 Ohm 
  • 0dBFS Reference Levels: +18 or +24dBu (switchable)
  • Frequency Response: 20h–20kHz ± 0.1dB
  • THD + N: <-105dB (0.0005623%) unweighted, 20Hz–20kHz; -1dBFS input
  • EIN: -95dBu 'A'-Weighted (typical)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 119dB 'A'-Weighted (typical)
  • Converter Dynamic Range: 120dB 'A'-Weighted (typical), 10Hz–20kHz
Line Outputs
  • All measurements taken at +24dBu reference level, RL = 100 kOhm 
  • 0 dBFS Reference Levels: +18 or +24dBu (switchable)
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz–20kHz ± 0.1dB
  • THD + N: <-100dB (0.001%) unweighted, 20Hz–20kHz; +23dBu input
  • Noise in Presence of Signal: -94dBu 'A'-Weighted (typical)
  • Dynamic Range: 118dB 'A'-Weighted (typical)
  • Converter Dynamic Range: 120dB 'A'-Weighted (typical), 10Hz–20kHz
  • Input to Output or Input : <-100dB unweighted, 20Hz–20kHz; +23dBu input
  • Output to Input or Output: <-100dB unweighted, 20Hz–20kHz; -1dBFS input
Digital Input Sample Rate Converters
  • Sample Rate Range: 32kHz to 216kHz
  • Gain Error: -0.3dB
  • Dynamic Range: >138dB
  • THD + N: <-130dB (0.00003%)
  • Latency: 11 to 45 samples (network and sample rate dependent)
Digital Performance
  • Supported Sample Rates: 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz (-4% / -0.1% / +0.1% / +4.167%) at 24-bit
  • Clock Sources: Internal, Word Clock, DARS or from Dante Network Master.
  • External Word Clock Range: Nominal sample rate ±7.5%
  • Rear Panel Connectivity
Analog Inputs
  • Line Inputs: 2 x DB-25 connectors
Analog Outputs
  • Line Outputs: 2 x DB-25 connectors
  • Channel Count: 2 x 2 AES3 channels
  • Input (optional DARS): 1 x Female XLR (Switchable with analogue input channels 15 and 16 at quad rates)
  • Output: 1 x Male XLR (Duplicate of analogue output channels 15 and 16 at quad rates)
Word Clock
  • Word Clock Input: 1 x BNC 75 Ohm port (switchable termination)
  • Word Clock Output: 1 x BNC 75 Ohm port
PSU & Network Connections
  • PSU: 2 x IEC Inputs with retaining clips.
  • Network: 2 x etherCON NE8FBH-S, also compatible with standard RJ45 connectors (Accomodates rugged etherCON NE8MC*. Does not intermate with Cat 6 cable connector NE8MC6-MO and NKE65* cable)
Front Panel Indicators
  • Primary PSU (A): Green LED. Illuminates when an AC input is applied and all DC outputs are present.
  • Secondary PSU (B): Green LED. Illuminates when an AC input is applied and all DC outputs are present.
  • Primary Network: Green LED. Indicates that a network connection is present on primary port when in redundant mode. When in Switched mode, a valid network connection at either Primary or Secondary network port will cause this LED to illuminate.
  • Secondary Network: Green LED. Indicates that a network connection is present on secondary port when in redundant mode. Not used in switched mode.
  • Network Locked: Green LED. When unit is network slave, shows valid network lock. When unit is network master, shows lock to internal clock.
  • Sample Rate: Orange LED for each: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, x2, x4.
  • Pull Up/Down: Orange LED. Indicates that the unit is set to operate on a Dante pull up/down domain.
  • Channel Signal Level: 16 Input and 16 Output tri-state signal level LEDs: Green LED (> -42dB), Orange LED (> -6dB) and Red (> 0dB)
  • AES3 signal indicators: 2 I/O signal indicator LEDs (one input, one output). Green LED illuminates >-127dBFS
  • Clock Source: Orange LED for each: Internal, Word Clock and DARS
Network Modes
  • Redundant: Allows unit to connect to two independent networks.
  • Switched: Connects both ports to integrated network switch allowing daisy-chaining of devices.
  • PSU: 2 x Internal, 100-240V, 50/60Hz, consumption 30W
Heat Performance
  • Operating Temperature: Operates at up to an ambient temperature of 50 degrees Celsius
  • Fan: Two-step Dual Fans which increase in speed when reaching temperatures towards 50 degrees ambient temperature
All Focusrite products are built to the highest standards, and are designed to provide many years of reliable performance. In the event of a Manufacturing Defect becoming evident during the warranty period, Focusrite will ensure that the product is repaired or replaced free of charge. The warranty for any product purchased on or after the 1st January 2018 is a period of 36 months from the date of original purchase. The warranty period for products purchased on or prior to the 31st December 2017 is 24 months from the date of original purchase.

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