Focusrite RedNet A16R 16-channel ethernet audio interface


16×16 channels of Dante-networked AD/DA conversion, with network and PSU redundancy

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16×16 line-level analog channels of Focusrite’s unique dual-path  24-bit/192 AD/DA conversion with redundant Dante Audio-over-IP network and dual power-supplies

Taking its cosmetic cues from the top-of-the-line Focusrite Red Range (a hallmark of world class studios for decades) to signify the position of the RedNet range in Focusrite’s hierarchy, the A16R interface adds 16 remote-controlled channels of analog line-level I/O to any Dante audio-over-IP network. From conception to creation, the A16R is purpose-built for applications that require rock-solid, long-term reliability, Focusrite’s RedNet A16R features redundant Dante network ports and dual switching power supplies to ensure rock-steady reliability for live sound and broadcast environments, as well as educational and recording studio operation. As audio professionals have come to expect from Focusrite, the RedNet A16R delivers impeccable audio quality thanks to the superb performance of Focusrite’s unique, dual-path, mastering-quality conversion.

 Focusrite RedNet A16R in one take:

  • 16 channels of precision 24-bit/192kHz conversion, 119dB dynamic range, flat analog I/O frequency response (±0.05dB)
  • Redundant universal PSUs and dual Switched or Redundant network ports
  • Internally balanced signals, ultra quiet input I/O
  • Word Clock or DARS (digital audio reference signal) sync, input sample rate conversion

INSIDE THE BOX—Focusrite RedNet A16R

High-quality, 24-bit/192kHz conversion

RedNet A16R offers 16 channels of high-quality 192kHz/24-bit A/D and D/A conversion with up to 119dB dynamic range (A weighted, -60dBFS method) that’s flat from 20Hz to 20kHz (±0.15dB), plus two channels of AES/EBU digital I/O, to and from the Dante network. RedNet A16R provides 24-bit conversion at 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192kHz sample rates (remotely selectable) and includes pull-up/down capability.  The RedNet A16R uses Jet PLL technology to minimize jitter. All analog inputs and outputs feature a flat frequency response of 20Hz-20kHz ±0.05dB, with a dynamic range of 119dB A-weighted (-60dBFS signal with 20kHz LP filter). The Focusrite RedNet A16R also features software-based routing and control, with no hardware patching necessary.

Redundant network and PSU (power supply)

RedNet A16R can operate in either Switched or Redundant mode. In Switched mode, the A16R can be used with a single Ethernet connection while additional devices can be chained from the secondary connector. These ports can be remotely configured between Switched (daisy-chain) and Redundant modes. In Redundant mode, the A16R switches between Primary and Secondary network ports automatically without signal loss. The RedNet A16R also includes dual independent universal (100–240V) power supplies. In the event of a failure, the unit will automatically switch between supplies to prevent any signal interruption..

Internally balanced signals

Electronically balanced analog inputs and outputs are provided on DB25 connectors, and are remotely configurable for 0dBFS= +18dBu or +24dBu signal levels. The A16R’s ultra low-noise input is further supported and enhanced by Focusrite’s unique dual-path, mastering-quality conversion, which maintains a balanced signal throughout the chain. The A16R parallel path summing conversion lowers noise and improves output level, resulting in an overall improvement in signal-to-noise ratio of 3dB.

Word Clock or DARS synchronization

In addition to the analog I/O, two channels of AES/EBU I/O are provided on XLR connectors, with sample rate conversion on the input. The clock source for the unit may be internal, or external via Word Clock or DARS (Digital Audio Reference Signal) (via the XLR input). DARS is particularly useful in scenarios where separate word clock signals are not available or practical, and outputs digital black, making it useful for synchronizing audio and video. RedNet A16R also outputs Word Clock. Word Clock I/O allows devices
to synchronize with the network, or alternatively, the Dante network to an external clock.

OUTSIDE THE BOX— Focusrite RedNet A16R

Front Panel display

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.

 Rear-panel I/O

RedNet A16R comes with two separate PSUs, which include dual IEC connectors with retaining clips, dual etherCON locking Ethernet ports accepting standard RJ45 connectors, 2x DB-25 analog input and output connectors wired to AES59 standard, BNC in and out Word Clock connectors, and XLR M/F AES/EBU connectors.

Focusrite RedNet A16R key features:

  • 16 channels of high-quality line-level analog I/O
  • 24-bit precision Focusrite conversion up to 192kHz
  • 119dB dynamic range, flat from 20Hz–20kHz, +/-0.15dB
  • Internally balanced throughout for ultra low-noise operation
  • Dante-based remote-controlled audio-over-IP connectivity
  • Dual power supplies and network connections with full power and network redundancy, including latching connectors for maximum reliability
  • Word Clock I/O and DARS for increased syncing flexibility, plus an additional two channels of AES/EBU I/O
  • Analog I/O to AES59 standard on DB-25 connectors
  • Comprehensive front-panel indicators
  • Software-based routing and control—no hardware patching required

About RedNet

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 new and versatile range of products. Since then, RedNet has become increasingly popular for a diverse range of audio applications, from theme parks to opera, from studio to major live events. RedNet is known for quality and reliability, due its redundancy capabilities, as well as being exceptionally simple to operate.

If you’re looking to capture and transmit the highest quality audio, you need to cast a wide RedNet. For more information, call or chat with your Westlake Pro sales consultant or system integrator today.

Focusrite RedNet A16R Specifications:


  • Analog line inputs: 16
  • Connector: 25-way female DB25 x2, wired to AES59
  • 0dBFS reference levels: +18 or +24dBu (switchable)
  • Frequency response 20Hz – 20kHz ±0.05dB
  • THD+N < 0.001% un-weighted; -1dBFS input, 20 Hz – 22 kHz
  • Dynamic range: 119dB; A-weighted with -60dBFS signal, 20kHz low-pass filter Converter dynamic range: 120dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 119dB; A-weighted, 20Hz – 20kHz


  • Analog line outputs: 16
  • Connector 25-way female DB25 x 2, wired to AES59
  • 0dBFS reference levels: +18 or +24dBu (switchable)
  • Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz, ±0.15 dB
  • THD+N: < 0.001% un-weighted; -1dBFS input, 20Hz – 22kHz
  • Dynamic range: 119dB; A-weighted (-60dBFS method)
  • Converter dynamic range: 120dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 119dB; A-weighted, 20Hz – 20kHz


  • Input or Output to Input: < -90 dB (all other channels at 0dBFS)
  • Input or Output to Output: < -100 dB (all other channels at 0dBFS)



Additional information

Weight 11 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 19 × 2 in
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