Focusrite RedNet D16 AES

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16-channel AES3 I/O for Dante audio networks

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16-channel AES3 I/O for Dante audio-over-IP networks with independent sample-rate conversion selectable on each input

Focusrite RedNet D16 AES is the perfect solution to send and return outboard effects, bridge between consoles, power amps, or any AES-equipped gear. Featuring 16 channels of AES/EBU connectivity to and from Dante audio networks, RedNet D16 has SRC (Sample-rate Conversion) on each input pair allowing plug-and-play operation with any AES3 source. Along with Pull Up and Pull Down operation, RedNet D16 includes Word Clock I/O and DARS (Digital Audio Reference Signal) for synchronization with a wide variety of external sources and hardware. Focusrite has also thoughtfully included S/PDIF I/O in the D16 to allow the integration of playback devices, such as CD players or solid-state recorders/players. For maximum reliability in critical live settings, the Focusrite D16 has a twin, the D16R, which features redundant power supplies and Ethernet connectors with auto switch-over in case the unexpected should arise.

Focusrite RedNet D16 AES in one take:

  • 16 Channel bi-directional RedNet AES3 Interface for Dante Networks
  • Sample-rate conversion on the fly, pull up/down operation, Word and DARS clocking
  • RedNet Control and Dante control software

INSIDE THE BOX—Focusrite RedNet D16 AES

The Focusrite RedNet D16 AES provides 16 channels of AES/EBU I/O over Dante network, via two standard 8-channel DB-25 connectors. Additionally, channels 1 and 2 are also available on a pair of XLR connectors, which are software selectable and can be used as an alternative source.

Sample-rate conversion (SRC), Word Clock, and DARS sync

 SRC—The D16 AES’s sample-rate conversion allows external equipment to run at any sample rate, allowing plug-and-play operation with any AES3 source. SRC can be switched in or out separately for each input channel pair. (For sources that are not using current system clock as a reference signal, SRC should be switched in.)

Pull Up/Down—RedNet D16 AES is able to operate at a specified pull-up or pull-down percentage, which is selectable in the Dante Controller application. The D16 AES can accommodate sample rates from 44.1kHz to 192kHz with -4%/-0.1% pull down, and +0.1%/+4.167% pull up at 24 bits.

Word/DARS clocking‑The RedNet D16 AES will automatically lock to a valid network master via its Dante connection, or can be chosen as the network master. Word Clock in allows sync between the Dante network and house word clock, while the dedicated XLR input may also be used as a clock source when fed with either AES/EBU or DARS (Digital Audio Reference Signal), which is a digital black signal that can be used on equipment where multiple Word Clock outputs are not available or practical.

RedNet Control software

RedNet Control and Dante control software provide routing and control from your computer audio system via a software control panel, which eliminates the need for hardware patching. RedNet Control displays the status of the RedNet D16 AES and any other RedNet units the system, with an image representing each hardware unit. Each input and output channel has a virtual signal indicator with five states represented. Other functions, such as clock source and output, sample rate converters, and RCA output source can all be selected from the control software.

Focusrite RedNet D16 AES key features

  • 16 Channel bi-directional RedNet AES3 Interface for Dante Networks
  • Sample-rate conversion allows external equipment to run at any sample rate
  • Compact 1U chassis allows maximum functionality in minimum rack space
  • Two 8-channel AES59 combined I/O DB-25 connections, plus a pair of XLR3 connectors duplicating channels 1 and 2
  • Rear panel XLR input connector either be used as a DARS input or as a traditional AES3 audio input
  • S/PDIF input and outputs provided on RCA connectors; ideal for connecting CD players or solid-state recorders
  • Word Clock I/O on BNC connectors allows synchronization of the Dante network to house clock, or syncing external equipment to the Dante network
  • RedNet Control and Dante control software allow routing and control from your audio computer system via a software control panel—no hardware patching required

OUTSIDE THE BOX—Focusrite RedNet D16 AES

The RedNet D16 AES front-panel display has a set of LEDs to confirm network status, sample rate, clock sources, and signal presence on both input and output. The rear panel has primary and secondary network ports and IEC power connector with retaining clip. I/O includes 2 x DB-25 connectors (AES59 Combined I/O / Tascam Digital), male and female XLR (AES), 2 x RCA S/PDIF in and out, 2 x BNC Word Clock in and out.

 Focusrite RedNet D16 AES is the professional’s way to send and return effects, bridge between consoles, power amps, or any AES-equipped gear. For more information, call or chat with your Westlake Pro sales consultant today.

 

Focusrite RedNet D16 AES specifications:

  • Sample Rate Range: 32 to 216kHz
  • Gain Error: -0.3dB
  • Dynamic Range: > 138dB (-60dBFS method)
  • THD + N: < -130dB (0.00003%); 0dBFS input
  • Latency: 11 to 45 samples (network and input sample rate dependent).
  • Supported Sample Rates: 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz (-4% / -0.1% / +0.1% / +4.167%) at 24 bit
  • Clock Sources: Internal, Word Clock, DARS, AES input 1-2, AES input 9-10 or from Dante Network Master.
  • External Word Clock Range: Nominal sample rate ±7.5%
  • Height: 44.5mm/ 1-3/4″
  • Width: 482.6mm/ 19″
  • Depth: 263mm/ 10-5/16″
  • Weight: 3.84kg / 8.5 lb.
  • Power: Internal, 100-240V, 50/60Hz, consumption 30VA

 

Additional information

Connection Type

Ethernet

Attribute: Manufacturer Part Number

FOCREDNETD16AES

Work Clock

Yes

Sample Rate

192kHz

Pro Tools HD

No

Bit Depth

24-bit

Converters

AES3 / Rednet

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