The RedNet D16R 16-channel AES3 I/O for Dante Audio over IP Networks from Focusrite is a 1U, 19" rack-mount Dante interface featuring16 channels of AES/EBU connectivity to and from the Dante audio network. The D16R is suitable for bridging between digital consoles, power amplifiers, or any other AES3-equipped audio equipment and any Dante network.
The RedNet D16R includes SRC (Sample Rate Conversion) on each input pair allowing plug-and-play operation with any AES3 source. Word Clock I/O and DARS (Digital Audio Reference Signal) connections allow synchronization with a wide range of external sources and hardware, while S/PDIF I/O allows the integration of equipment such as CD, digital, or solid state recorders/players.
The D16R features PSU and Ethernet redundancy, with dual locking etherCON Ethernet ports provided with several operating modes, including daisy-chaining and redundancy confirmed by front-panel indicators.
Furthermore, the RedNet unit is fitted with two separate power supplies with fault-detection capability, with separate power input sockets (with retaining clips) on the rear of the unit. Power supply status is indicated both remotely and on the front panel. Additionally, the unit features a rugged, roadworthy exterior and high internal build quality. In addition, it offers a compact 1U rack-mount form-factor for a full 16 channels of I/O.
Two DB25 connectors each provide eight channels of combined I/O to the AES59 standard, allowing speedy interconnection with other DB25-connected or XLR-based equipment by use of standard DB25 to XLR cables. The rear-panel XLR female input can be used either as a DARS sync source for the Dante system, or as an AES3 audio source replacing input channels 1-2 on the DB25 connectors.
16-channel bi-directional RedNet AES3 Interface for Dante Networks
Power supply and Ethernet redundancy with auto switchover in case of failure, and locking
etherCON network connectors.
Sample rate conversion allows external equipment to run at any sample rate
Compact 1U chassis allows maximum functionality in minimum rack space
Two 8-channel AES59 combined I/O DB25 connections, plus a pair of XLR3 connectors duplicating channels 1 & 2
Rear-panel XLR input connector either be used as a DARS input or as a traditional AES3 audio input
S/PDIF input and outputs provided on RCA connectors; ideal for connecting CD players or solid-state recorders
Word Clock I/O on BNC connectors allows synchronization of the Dante network to house clock, or syncing external equipment to the Dante network
RedNet Control and Dante control software allow routing and control from your audio computer system via a software control panel - no hardware patching required
An XLR male socket provides a duplicated AES3 outlet for output channels 1-2.
The RCA S/PDIF input can similarly replace input channels 3-4 of the DB25 connectors, while the S/PDIF output can replicate any adjacent odd/even pair of the 16 output channels.
Two etherCON network connectors on the rear of the unit allow two modes of operation.
They can be used either as a primary/redundant network interface, allowing seamless switchover in the case of network failure, or as a daisy-chain port allowing the connection
of multiple units.
The front panel provides status information for the unit, such as clock source, sample rate,
primary and secondary network connection, and power supply status, in addition to signal
presence for each of the AES3 pairs.
All the clocking and input/output options of RedNet D16R AES are remotely-controlled
by the RedNet Control software application for Mac and Windows.
Focusrite D16R Specs
Connectors (Rear Panel)
2 x etherCON Network locking Ethernet connectors (compatible with standard RJ45 connectors)
2 x BNC Word Clock In and Out (with switchable 75 ohm input termination)
2 x RCA Phono S/PDIF In and Out*
*Input replaces DB25 channels 3 & 4, output assignable to any adjacent odd/even pair of channels
1 x XLR male AES3 (AES/EBU); output duplicates DB25 outputs 1 & 2
1 x XLR female AES3 (AES/EBU); input for DARS or inputs 1 & 2
2 x DB25; 8 x channels of AES59 (AES/EBU) per connector (16 channels total)
2 x IEC power inputs (with retaining clips)
Sample Rate Converter
Input Sample Rate Range: 32 to 216 kHz
Gain Error: -0.3 dB
Dynamic Range: > 138 dB (-60 dBFS method)
THD+N: < -130 dB (0.00003%); 0 dBFS input
Latency: 11 to 45 samples (network and input sample rate dependent)
Supported Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4,192 kHz
Clock Sources: local or from network master device
Local Clock Sources: Internal, DARS, Word Clock, Input 1-2, Input 9-10
External Word Clock Range: nominal sample rate ±7.5%
Green LED power indicator
Network Status: Primary/Secondary/Locked
Sample Rate: 44.1/48 kHz, x 2, x 4, Pull
Signal Presence: in and out, one LED per two channels
Clock Source: Word Clock, DARS, Input 1-2, Input 9-10, Internal
2 x internal; IEC inputs, 100 - 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Apparent Power: 30 VA