RedNet A8R adds eight remote-controlled analogue channels in and out to any Dante audio-over-IP network. The product includes full power supply and network redundancy in a compact, rugged 1U enclosure, and is specifi cally designed for applications where high levels of reliability and specifi cations are required. These fundamental design considerations make RedNet A8R suitable for live sound and broadcast applications as well as educational and recording studio operation. Featuring Focusrite's precision 24-bit A-D and D-A conversion, RedNet A8R delivers superb audio performance with 119dB dynamic range at standard sample rates up to 192kHz, with pull up/down.
RedNet A8R is a 1U bi-directional Network Audio Interface providing eight analogue inputs and eight analogue outputs, plus an additional two channels of AES/EBU I/O - including sample rate conversion on the input, the XLR input socket for which may alternatively be used for DARS. Supporting both internal and external clocking, Word Clock in and out are also provided on BNC connectors.
Analogue inputs and outputs are converted with precision Focusrite A-D and D-A conversion technology to and from 24-bit digital signals, at user-selectable standard sample rates of 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz and 192kHz with pull-up and pull-down capability. Jet PLLr technology is employed to minimize conversion jitter. All analogue inputs and outputs offer a frequency response of 20Hz-20kHz ±0.05dB, with a dynamic range of 119dB A-weighted.
The analogue inputs and outputs are electronically-balanced and provided on 25-way female DB25 connectors wired to the AES59 standard, with internal signals fully-balanced throughout. The inputs and outputs may be confi gured remotely for either +18dBu or +24dBu operation.
Rear-panel dual etherCON locking Ethernet ports are provided, accepting standard RJ45 connectors, and offer full network redundancy. RedNet A8R may be operated in Redundant or Switched mode: in the latter case the unit can be used with a single Ethernet connection and additional devices may be chained from the secondary connector. In Redundant mode, in the event of a network failure the unit switches automatically, without signal loss, between Primary and Secondary connections. Dual independent power supplies are also included, and the unit will switch automatically between supplies in case of a failure. Retaining clips are provided for the power cables.
LED front panel indicators display the status of PSU A/B and Network Primary/Secondary connections, Sync Source, Pull Up/Down and Lock status, Sample Rate, AES/EBU I/O, and Input/Output Signal Levels.
RedNet A8R features a sturdy 1U industrial enclosure designed for installation in audio and communications systems.