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Focusrite RedNet A8R Offers Eight Channels of Analog I/O, with Redundancy

Focusrite introduces its RedNet A8R (price TBA), adding eight channels of analog I/O to its RedNet line of Dante-based audio-over-IP interfaces. In keeping with other modules in the series, RedNet A8R features a single-rackspace enclosure, and offers high quality, network-connected analog input and output with precision 24-bit, 192kHz AD/DA conversion, along with full network and power supply redundancy. 

Access to the eight channels of analog I/O is provided via dual rear panel DB-25 connectors wired to standard AES59 specification, while two XLR connectors provide two channels of AES/EBU digital I/O. Word clock I/O connections are made via BNC sockets and include switchable termination. Dual network connections are provided on locking etherCON connectors and the dual power supplies’ IEC power sockets include cable-retaining clips. 

RedNet A8R operates at standard sample rates up to 24-bit/192 kHz, including pull up/down, with sample rate, operating levels and other features configured remotely via software running on the host computer.

The unit is said to have a dynamic range of 119dB A-weighted, A/D and D/A, with a stated frequency response of 20 to 20k Hz ±0.15dB.

Front panel indicators include tricolor LED level indication for each channel along with sample rate, clock source, PSU and network status indicators. 

RedNet A8R will ship during the summer of 2016.

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