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Flexible stereo monitoring for Dante networks from Focusrite at ISE

The RedNet AM2 stereo audio monitoring unit combines headphone and line outputs for flexible monitoring of signals sourced from the Dante network.

The latest in a line of Dante AoIP products from Focusrite, RedNet AM2 features a quarter-inch front-panel headphone socket plus a pair of balanced line outputs with male XLR connectors mounted on the rear panel, which can be used for loudspeaker monitoring and other applications. RedNet AM2 is planned to ship in Spring 2016.

Focusrite says the headphone socket delivers significant audio output power, sufficient to drive even high-impedance headphones at substantial levels.

Fitted with non-slip feet, the AM2 is designed to either sit securely on a flat surface or be mounted on top of a mic stand using a standard 3/8in BSW threaded bush in the base. It features a ‘road-worthy’ aluminium extrusion-based enclosure.

The unit includes a two-channel Dante receiver based around the Ultimo hardware, allowing up to 24 bit, 96kHz operation. Two large volume control knobs are provided for headphone and line output levels; the latter also features a mute button with associated LED. Other indicators show the presence of power, network and signal.

The AM2 can be powered either via PoE or via the 12V DC input barrel connector – a universal power supply is included. Dual etherCON connectors are included to connect the network and to daisy-chain to additional network devices.

Stand: 7-Q214