Las Vegas, NV (April 14, 2015)—At NAB, Focusrite announced that its MP8R 8-channel remote-controlled mic pre and the D16R AES interface are now shipping.
Interoperable with any other Dante-compatible units, these new RedNet interfaces are designed for live sound and broadcast applications, due to their power supply and network-redundancy, locking Ethernet connectors and compact 1U form factors.
Launched in 2012, Focusrite's RedNet range was one of the first to adopt the Dante audio-over-IP network as the infrastructure for a range of products. Since then, RedNet has become applied to a diverse range of audio applications, from theme parks to opera, from studio to major live events.
RedNet MP8R is an 8-channel remote controlled mic pre and A/D, with redundant power and networking. Based on the RedNet 4 mic pre and developed following approaches from various international live sound companies, RedNet MP8R has a maximum input level of 28dBu, polarity invert, 20dB pad, and dual input impedances. Each pre feeds two channels to the network: one a direct feed and the other automatically DSP gain-compensated for a fixed signal level—ideal for many multiple-user workflows. The selectable input impedances of 10 kΩ and 2.4 kΩ are useful for controlling the load seen by the mic when running multiple pres in parallel.
RedNet D16R features 16 channels of AES/EBU connectivity to and from a Dante audio network, with redundant power and networking. Intended for bridging between digital consoles, power amplifiers or any other AES3-equipped audio equipment and any Dante network, RedNet D16R includes Sample Rate Conversion (SRC) on each input pair, for instant operation with any AES3 source. Word Clock and Digital Audio Reference Signal (DARS) connections provide synchronization with a wide range of hardware, while S/PDIF I/O allows the integration of equipment such as CD or solid state recorders/players.