The RedNet D64R 64-Channel MADI-Dante Bridge from Focusrite allows large-scale digital systems, such as audio consoles and conversion systems, to send multiple channels of audio over a single interface. RedNet D64R provides the link between a Dante Ethernet-based audio system and any MADI / AES10 setup. D64R supports up to 64 channels of both coaxial and optical MADI interfaces and is completely bi-directional, allowing the use of any Dante components including RedNet's high-quality interface products with a MADI system, or MADI components with a Dante system.
D64R features a sample rate converter (SRC) on each input and output allowing interfacing between MADI and Dante irrespective of the sample rate at which either system is operating. A Dante network can be connected to MADI-based digital consoles, computer cards, converters, and much more. In addition to both coax and optical MADI interfaces, RedNet D64R provides Word Clock in and out.
Dual Ethernet ports are provided, with locking etherCON connectors and several operating modes including daisy-chaining and redundancy confirmed by front-panel indicators. Two separate power supplies with fault detection capability are included, with separate power input sockets (including retaining clips) on the rear of the unit. Power status is indicated both remotely and on the front panel.
The D64R features a ruggedized, roadworthy engineered exterior and high internal build quality. In addition, it offers a compact 1U rack-mount form factor for a full 64 channels of I/O.
D64R bridges a MADI system and a Dante network – and, like the rest of the Focusrite RedNet range, it is fully interoperable with all other Dante network components. The bridging facility means that you can use RedNet's expanding range of high-quality audio interfaces to put analogue or digital I/O, as well as third-party Dante-compatible products, exactly where you need it – which is as close as the nearest Ethernet port. It also means that you can connect Dante components to digital mixing consoles, interfaces, and cards that use MADI.
Developed from the RedNet 6, Focusrite's D64R is a second-generation bridging module that can significantly expand the options and possibilities of both MADI and Dante networks.
Connects a MADI system and a Dante network seamlessly together. Connect Dante to digital mixing consoles, interfaces, and cards that use MADI; or extend a MADI system with RedNet's versatile, high-quality audio interfaces and connectivity – or any other Dante compatible devices.
Built-in redundancy with dual locking power and etherCON network connectors
Supports both coax and optical interfaces – connect simply to any MADI equipment
Slave either the Dante system or MADI streams to an external clock
Supports up to 64 channels of digital audio I/O at standard sample
rates (44.1/48 kHz) from a MADI system, 32 channels at 96 kHz, and 16 channels at 192 kHz.
Sample rate conversion (SRC) on each input and output, allowing MADI and Dante systems to operate simultaneously at different sample rates.
Operates at standard sample rates between 44.1 kHz and 192 kHz
D64R fully supports the MADI varispeed (56-channel) mode
Compact 1U form factor rack-mount module with the classic red aluminum faceplate
RedNet Control and Dante software allows remote routing and control from the audio computer system via a software control panel – no hardware patching required.
Focusrite D64R Specs
Connectors (Rear Panel)
2 x etherCON locking Ethernet connectors (compatible with standard RJ45 connectors)
2 x BNC Word Clock In and Out (with switchable 75 ohm termination on input)
2 x BNC MADI Coaxial In and Out
1 x Duplex-SC MADI Optical connector In and Out
2 x IEC power inputs (with retaining clips)
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, MADI, or from Dante Network Master
Ext. Word Clock Range: nominal sample rate ±7.5%
Sample Rate Conversion
Lock Range: 41 to 216 kHz (MADI)
Gain Error: -0.01 dB
Sample Rate Ratio Limit: 6:1
THD: -130 dB (typical)
THD + N: < -130 dB (0.00003%); 0 dBFS input
Latency: 43 to 192 samples (sample rate dependent)
Dynamic Range: > 139 dB (-60 dBFS method)
MADI Clock Sources: RedNet, MADI Input, and Word Clock
Electrical Standard: as per AES10:2008
Connector: BNC 75 ohm
Recommended Cable: 75 ohm characteristic impedance
Optical Standard: as per AES10:2008 (ISO/IEC 9314-3, FDDI, ANSI X3.166)
Recommended Cable: multi-mode, graded-index, 62.5 µm core, 125 µm cladding
Connector: Duplex-SC (Single Mode available from manufacturer)
Green LED power indicator
Network Status: Primary/Secondary/Locked
Sample rate: 44.1/48 kHz, x 2, x 4, Pull
Clock Source: Internal, MADI, Word Clock
MADI Input: Coax, Optical, Auto
Clock Source: SRC, RedNet, MADI Input, Word Clock
Signal: In, Out, Varispeed
2 x internal; IEC inputs, 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Apparent Power: 30 VA