The Focusrite RedNet A16R, has been announced at Winter NAMM 2016. The A16R is the latest addition to Focusrite’s RedNet range of Dante-based audio-over-IP interfaces. It comes in a 1U all-metal enclosure to match the other products in the series and features 16 channels of network-connected 24-bit, 192kHz A/D-D/A conversion, 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 I/O connectivity. Word Clock I/O connections are available 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.
Focusrite AR16R Key Features
• 16 channels of high-quality line-level analogue 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 I/O and DARS for increased flexibility
• Analogue I/O to AES59 standard on DB25 connectors
• Comprehensive front-panel indicators
Focusrite tell us that the A16R will begin shipping in Summer 2016.