ISE 2016: Focusrite Showcases Latest Addition to Dante-based Audio-Over-IP Interfaces

RedNet A16R, on show for the first time in Europe at ISE 2016, is the latest addition to Focusrite’s popular range of Dante-based audio-over-IP interfaces. Presented in a rugged, 1U all-metal enclosure uniform with other products in the series, the A16R features 16 channels of network-connected 24-bit, 192kHz A/D-D/A conversion, and offers high quality, line level analogue audio in and out with full network and power supply redundancy.

PrintAnalog 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.

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
  • Analog I/O to AES59 standard on DB25 connectors
  • Comprehensive front-panel indicators

The A16R will begin shipping Summer, 2016.