Focusrite RedNet MP8R

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  • Focusrite RedNet MP8R, up to 24-bit, 192kHz sampling rates with very low latency.
  • Eight-channel remote-controlled mic pre and A-D for Dante audio-over-IP networks.
  • Dual power supplies and network connections.
  • The maximum input of 28dBu allows versatile, universal input.
  • Automatic gain compensation.
  • Remote-controllable Gain, Phantom Power and High-Pass Filter from Yamaha CL and QL Series Consoles.
  • 20dB pad, HPF and polarity inversion per input.
  • 6-segment LED level meters.
  • Extensive remote control and signal metering from RedNet Control.
  • AES67 compliant.
Our price £3,220.00



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Focusrite RedNet MP8R


The Focusrite RedNet MP8R is an 8-channel remote-controlled microphone preamplifier and A/D for Dante audio-over-IP network. The MP8R has been developed from the RedNet 4 studio remote-controlled microphone preamp and incorporates input from leading live sound practitioners during its development. The MP8R provides you with a wealth of features that make it particularly applicable to the live sound/recording and broadcast environments and other workflows where reliability is paramount.


PSU and Ethernet Redundancy

The MP8R features dual Ethernet ports with locking etherCON connectors and several operating modes including daisy-chaining and redundancy confirmed by front-panel indicators. There are two separate power supplies with fault detection capabilities included, along with separate power input sockets (with retaining clips) on the rear of the unit. The state of each power supply is indicated both remotely and on the front panel. The MP8R features a rugged, road-worthy 1U rack-mountable exterior with the high internal build quality.


Award-Winning Preamps

The MP8R preamps represent the latest iteration of Focusrite’s award-winning mic preamp designs, with a pedigree that goes all the way back to the original Focusrite products of the mid-1980s. Fully keeping in pace with the latest developments in audio technology, Focusrite’s preamps of today offer lower noise, great dynamic range and better Common Mode rejection than ever before. The Preamps inside the MP8R offer an increased maximum input level of 28 dBu, with a 20dB pad, high-pass filter, polarity inversion and phantom power. Each preamp has a dual input impedance of 10K or 2.4 ohms, allowing you flexibility when running, multiple mic pres in parallel.


DSP Gain Tracking

The RedNet MP8R includes a sophisticated gain tracking ability, appearing as a 16-channel device on the network. The first eight channels being direct preamp feeds, while the remaining eight are automatically DSP level-compensated outputs sourced from the first eight. This architecture allows ‘splits’ such as monitor/FOH to be set up in the digital domain, permitting a solo engineer to control the analogue mic gain while a second receives an output level that is constant irrespective of the analogue mic gain setting.


Local or Remote Control

The preamps on the MP8R may be controlled remotely in a variety of ways including via the RedNet Control software package, Pro Tools and MIDI and OCA (Open Control Architecture). Additionally, the preamps can be operated from the MP8R front panel, where 6-segment level metering, numeric gain display and other indicators provide comprehensive monitoring of the unit’s operation.


High-Precision Conversion

Following the mic pres are eight channels of Focusrite’s legendary high-precision A/D converters which operate at up to 192kHz/24-bit with minimum latency. And offer you class-leading dynamic range and overall performance.


Full Dante Interoperability

Like the entire RedNet product range, the MP8R interoperates seamlessly and fully with any other Dante audio-over-IP network components and infrastructure. Patching and interconnection can be managed with the Dante control software.


3-Year Warranty

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


Key Features:

  • Built-in redundancy with dual power and network connections
  • Rugged roadworthy all-metal construction, high build quality, locking power and etherCON Ethernet connectors
  • Eight Focusrite remote-controlled preamps with enhanced input level capability, and dual input impedance to deliver maximum performance when one mic feeds single or multiple pres
  • Two outputs from each preamp: one direct and the other automatically gain-compensated to deliver a constant level
  • 20dB pad, HPF and polarity inversion per input
  • Operate locally, or remotely via RedNet Control software, Pro Tools, MIDI or OCA (Open Control Architecture – available 2015 via firmware update)
  • Precision low-latency conversion at up to 24-bit/192kHz, with best-in-class dynamic range and overall audio quality
  • 6-segment LED level meters; OLED display indicates input gain and system information
  • Compact 1U form factor
  • Total interoperability with other Dante products and networks

Microphone Inputs

  • Gain Range: 10dB to 65dB in 1dB steps
  • Type: Electronically Balanced, Zin = 2.4kO/10kO (Switchable); Inputs default to 2.4kO unpowered
  • Max. Input Level: 29dBu ±0.5; min gain with pad for 0dBFS, Rs = 150O
  • Min. Input Level: -46dBu ±0.5; max gain without pad for 0dBFS, Rs = 150O
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 40kHz ±0.1dB
  • THD N: -98dB (0.0012) @ -1dBFS, Rs = 150O
  • EIN: -129dBu A-Weighted (typical), Rs = 150O
  • Signal-To-Noise Ratio: 118dB A-Weighted (typical), Rs = 150O
  • Phantom Power: 48V, independently switchable per channel
  • Pad: -20dB, independently switchable per channel
  • HPF: -6dB @ 65 ± 3Hz, 12dB/Octave, independently switchable per channel


  • Input To Input: <-100dB 20Hz - 20kHz; minimum input gain

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

Rear Panel Connectivity

  • Mic Inputs: 8 x Female XLR
  • PSU: 2 x IEC Inputs with retaining clips
  • Network: 2 x etherCON NE8FBH-S, 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
  • Secondary PSU (B): 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 network slave, shows valid network lock.
  • Sample Rate: Orange LED for each: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, x2, x4
  • Pull Up/Down: Orange LED. Indicates that the unit is set to operate on a Dante pull up/down domain
  • Channel Signal Level: 6 level indicator LEDs for each channel
  • Channel Select Buttons: 8
  • Channel Function Controls: Info, Impedance, Pad, Phantom Power, HPF, Phase, Gain Encoder
  • Channel Display: Colour OLED. Displays Channel Name, Gain, Lock status, Channel Number, Gain Compensation status

Network Modes

  • Redundant: Allows unit to connect to two independent networks
  • Switched: Connects both ports to integrated network switch allowing daisy-chaining of devices


  • Height: 44.5mm/ 1.75"
  • Width: 482.6mm/ 19"
  • Depth: 394mm/ 15.51"


  • Weight: 5.75kg

Heat Performance

  • Operating Temperature: Operates at up to an ambient temperature of 50 degrees Celsius
  • Fan: Single Fan