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Focusrite’s Dante audio-over-IP interface

Paddy Baker 3 February 2016
Focusrite’s Dante audio-over-IP interface

RedNet A16R is the latest addition to Focusrite’s range of Dante-based AoIP 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 line level analogue audio in and out with full network and power supply redundancy.

Analogue 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, while dual power supplies, with full power and network redundancy, include locking connectors for maximum reliability.

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 to 20kHz (±0.15dB).

Front panel indicators include triple-colour LED level indication along with sample rate, clock source, PSU and network status indicators.

The A16R will begin shipping in summer 2016.

Stand: 7-Q214

www.focusrite.com

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