Focusrite RedNet A16R MkII

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  • Focusrite RedNet A16R MkII, 16 channels of high-quality line-level analogue I/O for Dante Audio-over-IP networks.
  • Individual input/output channel level control and calibration are available in +/- 1db increments via digital trim fader with mute and dim functions.
  • 24-bit precision conversion up to 192kHz, 119dB dynamic range, flat from 20Hz - 20kHz, +/-0.15dB
  • Software-selectable +24dBu or +18dBu level alignment.
  • AES67, AES70 and SMPTE 2110 compliant.
  • Dual power supplies and network connections with full power and network redundancy including locking connectors for maximum reliability.
  • Word Clock I/O and DARS input for increased flexibility plus an additional two channels of AES3 I/O.
  • Analogue I/O to AES59 standard DB25 connectors, comprehensive front-panel metering and indicators.
  • RedNet Control remote monitoring software with a powerful graphic user interface.
Our price £3,389.00



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Focusrite RedNet A16R MkII


The Focusrite RedNet A16R MkII is a 16-channel analogue interface for Dante networks. The A16R MkII features two channels of AES3 I/O and precision A-D and D-A conversion provides you 119dB of dynamic range, flat from 20Hz - 20kHz (+/- 0.15dB). Individual input and output channel level controls allow for precise adjustment of all I/O levels using the RedNet Control. The A16R MkII also features two power supplies with primary and secondary EtherCON network connectors. The RedNet A16R MkII is perfect for critical-path applications in recording, postproduction, live sound and broadcast applications. Finally, the RedNet A16R MkII features built-in redundancy that allows for silent fail-over in the event of power or network outage, giving system technicians added reassurance.


Input and Outputs

Analogue inputs and outputs on the A16R MkII are connected through four rear-panel AES59 standard DB25 connectors, while an additional pair of AES3 I/O is provided to you through male and female XLR for that added flexibility. The XLR input can accept DARS signals in addition to AES3. Word Clock I/O on the BNC connectors allows for external devices to clock to the RedNet A16R MkII, or alternatively allows the RedNet A16R MkII to act as a network clock grandmaster, following an external input.


Perfect for permanent or on-the-move applications

The Focusrite RedNet A16R MkII is perfectly suited for both permanent installations and repeated strike and setup, all the connectors lock and remain terminated even under stress, providing a stress-free installation and peace of mind once situated in a rack.


3-Year Warranty

With all Focusrite products, you’ll benefit from a 3-year warranty, and award-winning customer support.


Key Features:

  • 16-channel bi-directional analogue interface for Dante networks, with an additional two-channel AES3 I/O.
  • Precision A-D and D-A conversion with 119dB dynamic range, flat from 20Hz - 20 kHz (+/- 0.15dB).
  • Individual input/output channel level control using RedNet Control software.
  • Dual PSUs with locking IEC inlets.
  • Dual locking etherCON connectors for Primary and Secondary network connections.
  • Power supply and Ethernet redundancy with auto switchover in case of failure.
  • Front-panel LED indicators for PSU, network, sample rate, signal present and clock source status.
  • Sample rate conversion on the AES3 inputs allows external equipment to run at any sample rate.
  • Analogue I/O on four AES59 standard DB25 connectors.
  • Digital I/O on a pair of XLR connectors (AES3).
  • The rear-panel XLR connector can either be used as a DARS input or as a traditional AES3 audio input.
  • BNC connectors for Word Clock input and output.
  • Compact 1U chassis allows maximum functionality in minimum rack space.
  • AES67 and AES70 compliant.
  • SMPTE ST 2110 compliant when used with Dante Domain Manager (sold separately).
  • Full operability with Focusrite RedNet and Red interfaces, plus all Dante devices from hundreds of manufacturers.
  • Remote control with RedNet Control, and route via Dante Control.

Line Inputs

  • 0 DBFS Reference Levels: +18 or 24dBu (switchable)
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz ± 0.1dB
  • THD+N: Less than -100dB (0.001) unweighted, 20Hz – 20kHz; -1dBFS input
  • EIN: -96dBu A-Weighted (typical)
  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio: 120dB A-Weighted (typical)
  • Converter Dynamic Range: 120dB A-Weighted (typical), 10Hz – 20kHz

Line Outputs

  • 0 DBFS Reference Levels Outputs: 18 or 24dBu (switchable)
  • Frequency Response Outputs: 20Hz – 20kHz ± 0.1dB
  • THD+N Outputs: Less than -100dB (0.001) unweighted, 20Hz – 20kHz; 23dBu input
  • Noise In Presence of Signal: -94dBu A-Weighted (typical)
  • Dynamic Range: 118 dB A-Weighted (typical)
  • Converter Dynamic Range Output: 120dB A-Weighted (typical), 10Hz – 20kHz


  • Input To Output or Input: Less than -100dB unweighted, 20Hz – 20kHz; 23dBu input
  • Output To Input or Output: Less than -100dB unweighted, 20Hz – 20kHz; -1dBFS input

Digital Input Sample Rate Converters

  • Sample Rate Range: 32kHz to 216kHz
  • Gain Error: -0.3dB
  • Dynamic Range Inputs: Greater than 138dB
  • THD+N Inputs: Less than -130dB (0.00003)
  • Latency: 11 to 45 samples (network and sample rate dependent)

Digital Performance

  • 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 or from Dante Network Master
  • External Word Clock Range: Nominal sample rate ±7.5

Rear Panel Connectivity

  • Line Inputs: 2 x DB25 connectors
  • Line Outputs: 2 x DB25 connectors
  • Channel Count: 2 x 2 AES/EBU channels
  • Input (Optional DARS): 1 x Female XLR (Switchable with analogue input channels 15 and 16 at quadrates)
  • Output: 1 x Male XLR (Duplicate of analogue output channels 15 and 16 at quadrates)
  • Word Clock Input: 1 x BNC 75O port (switchable termination)
  • Word Clock Output: 1 x BNC 75O port
  • PSU: 2 x IEC Inputs with retaining clips
  • Network: 2 x EtherCON NE8FBH, also compatible with standard RJ45 connectors

Front Panel Indicators

  • Primary PSU (A): Green LED. Illuminates when an AC input is applied and all DC outputs are present
  • Primary Network: Green LED. Indicates that a network connection is present on the primary port when in redundant mode
  • Secondary Network: Green LED. Indicates that a network connection is present on the secondary port when in redundant mode
  • Network Locked: Green LED. When the unit is following network grandmaster, shows valid network lock
  • Sample Rate: Orange LED for each: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, x2, x4
  • Pull Up/Down: Orange LED. This indicates that the unit is set to operate on a Dante pull up/down domain
  • AES/EBU Signal Indicators: 2 I/O signal indicator LEDs
  • Clock Source: Orange LED for each

Network Modes

  • Redundant: Allows unit to connect to two independent networks
  • Switched: Connects both ports to integrated network switch allowing daisy-chaining
Connectivity Word Clock, Dante, AES|EBU