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RedNet D16 AES

16-channel AES3 I/O for Dante audio networks

RedNet D16 AES is a 1U 19in rack-mount interface featuring 16 channels of AES/EBU connectivity to and from a Dante audio network, with Ethernet redundancy for maximum network reliability. Perfect for bridging between digital consoles, power amplifiers or any other AES3 equipped audio equipment and a Dante network, RedNet D16 AES has a Sample Rate Convertor (SRC) on each input pair allowing instant operation with any AES3 source. Word Clock and Digital Audio Reference Signal (DARS) connections provide synchronisation with a wide range of hardware, while S/PDIF I/O allows the integration of equipment such as CD or solid state recorders/players.

RedNet D16 AES with Ethernet Cable

Key Features

16 Channel RedNet AES3 Interface for Dante Network
AES3 connectivity allows connection of external converters, effects units, mixing consoles or any other AES3 equipped audio equipment to the Dante audio network

Ethernet Redundancy
Dual rear-panel Ethernet connectors (primary and secondary connectors) allow maximum network reliability with seamless switchover to a standby network in the unlikely event of a network failure. The ports can alternatively be used to daisy-chain additional units.

Sample Rate Conversion on all input channels
SRC allows external equipment to run at any sample rate, irrespective of the sample rate or clocking of the Dante audio network

1U Chassis
Compact design allows maximum functionality in minimum rack space, with a full 16 channels of I/O in 1U. RedNet D16 AES features the standard trademark red anodised front panel

Input and Output on XLR as well as DB25
RedNet D16 provides two 8-channel AES59 combined I/O DB25 connections. In addition, a pair of XLR3 connectors duplicates channels 1 & 2

XLR Input for DARS or Digital Audio
The rear panel XLR input connector can either be used as a DARS input or as a traditional AES3 audio input, replacing channels 1–2 of the DB25 inputs

S/PDIF
S/PDIF input and outputs are provided on RCA connectors; ideal for connecting CD players or solid-state recorders. The input replaces channels 3 & 4 in the DB25 connector while the output can be assigned to replicate any adjacent odd/even output pair

Word Clock
Word Clock I/O on BNC connectors allows synchronisation of the Dante network  to house clock, or syncing external equipment to the Dante network

Remote routing and control
RedNet Control software allows full routing and control from your audio computer system via a software control panel – no hardware patching required

RedNet D16 AES and PCIe Card

About RedNet

RedNet is Focusrite’s range of modular audio over IP interfaces that harnesses the power of Audinate’s tried and tested Dante digital audio networking protocol to bring studio quality sound to any modern audio application.

Designed with multiple audio applications in mind – from live sound to multi-room recording studios, from houses of worship to audio distribution installations, and from post-production to broadcast environments and anything in between – RedNet provides a comprehensive range of Dante-enabled audio interfaces that can be used to expand I/O channel count, interface digital components, and/or bridge between Pro Tools|HD, MADI or AES environments and a Dante audio network.

Due to their modular design, RedNet units can be integrated into any existing Dante eco-system, or can be pieced together to form a brand new digital audio network.

Incorporating Focusrite’s most advanced AD/DA conversion to date, rock-stable JetPLL clocking and premium multi-layer board circuitry, RedNet demonstrates Focusrite's philosophy that ‘Sound is Everything’. With every design detail meticulously engineered, RedNet provides some of the most transparent and pristine audio quality available – with the added benefit of Dante's revolutionary networking capabilities.