Focusrite has added the RedNet A16R 16-Channel Analog I/O to its range of Dante-based audio-over-IP interfaces. Packaged in a rugged, 1U all-metal enclosure, it features 16 channels of network-connected 24-bit, 192kHz A/D-D/A conversion and line-level analog audio in and out with full network and power supply redundancy. RedNet A16R carries on the legacy and exceptional sound quality of its predecessor, the RedNet 2 sixteen-channel I/O unit.
Analog 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-color LED level indication along with sample rate, clock source, PSU and network status indicators and features include:
- 16 channels of high-quality line-level analog I/O with 24-bit conversion up to 192kHz
- 119dB dynamic range, response flat from 20Hz – 20kHz, ±0.15dB
- Dante-based remote-controlled audio-over-IP connectivity
- Dual power supplies, with full power and network redundancy including locking connectors for maximum reliability
- Word Clock and AES I/O for increased flexibility
- Analog I/O to AES59 standard on DB25 connectors
- Comprehensive front-panel indicators
The A16R will begin shipping summer 2016. Here are all the tech specs.