Focusrite Introduces RedNet A8R Eight-Channel Interface

I/O Joins Line of Dante-Based Audio-Over-IP Interfaces
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Focusrite
(booth C9145) announces the introduction of its RedNet A8R, 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 rugged yet elegant 1U enclosure, and offers high quality, network-connected analog input and output with precision 24-bit, 192kHz A-D/D-A conversion, along with full network and power supply redundancy.

Access to the eight channels of analog I/O is provided via dual rear-panel DB25 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 192kHz/24-bit, including pull up/down, with sample rate, operating levels and other features configured remotely via software running on the host computer. 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 tri-color LED level indication for each channel along with sample rate, clock source, PSU and network status indicators.

Key Features
•Eight channels of high-quality line-level analog 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/cable clips 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

RedNet A8R will ship during the summer of 2016. For more information, go to http://www.focusrite.com/rednet.

For further information, head to www.focusrite.com or contact:
USA: Hannah Bliss +1 (310) 322 5500 // Hannah.Bliss@focusrite.com
Robert Clyne +1 (615) 662-1616 // robert@clynemedia.com

About Focusrite
The Focusrite brand was established in 1985 and the founding principles of the company were to develop products that sounded more musical, in addition to just measuring well – today, we still carry these founding principles forward in our class-leading and award-winning designs. We measure our success by the success of you, our clients, and you will find Focusrite product prominent in professional and project studios throughout the world. Based just outside of London, we work with the best design talent throughout the world to bring you the tools to enhance the way you work. Our product is made with pride and principle in a highly automated ISO 9002 factory with significant level of test by engineers who themselves are musicians and understand the part our product plays in your process.